All posts tagged with profiles

Carl Sagan remembered

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Smithsonian is running a retrospective on the career of Carl Sagan, by writer Joel Achenbach (“Why Carl Sagan is truly irreplaceable”). The occasion is the u...

Tim White featured on Science Friday

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Last week, Science Friday posted a great video interview with paleoanthropologist Tim White. The interview is part of their “Desktop Diaries” series, in whic...

Josh Snodgrass profile

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The Scientist is running a profile of University of Oregon anthropologist Josh Snodgrass, who studies the biology of indigenous peoples of Siberia and Ecuado...

Profile of Deborah Blum

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The Guardian interviews my University of Wisconsin-Madison colleague and friend, Deborah Blum, on what inspires her to write about science: “Deborah Blum on ...

"We're not, as a whole, introspective"

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The Guardian has a profile of the “inventor of the pill”, who in his later years has turned to fiction as a novelist and playwright: “Carl Djerassi: ‘Scienti...

Dorothy Garrod remembrance

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Cambridge has produced an article about the accomplishments of archaeologist Dorothy Garrod, the first female professor in the institution: “The groundbreaki...

Richard Leakey profile

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The Associated Press profiles Richard Leakey: “Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history”. The article gives a bit of Leakey’s biography and discusses...

No paradigm will suffice

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John Horgan reminisces about his experience interviewing the philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn: “What Thomas Kuhn really thought about ‘scientific truth’”. ...

Spielke profile

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The New York Times has a long profile of developmental psychologist Elizabeth Spielke, whose work with babies has opened a window on early cognition (“Insigh...

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy interview

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Eric Michael Johnson has posted a wonderful and wide-ranging interview with Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: “Raising Darwins Consciousness: Sarah Blaffer Hrdy on the Evo...

Chris Henshilwood profile

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Nature News has an article written by Jeff Tollefson, which profiles archaeologist Chris Henshilwood and his work at Blombos, South Africa: “Human evolution:...

Rick Potts interview

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Discover magazine has interviewed Smithsonian paleoanthropologist Rick Potts, featured in a special “evolution” issue “How We Won the Hominid Wars, and All t...

He had a sufficiently high opinion of himself"

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Gina Kolata profiles Eric Lander, director of Harvard and MIT’s Broad Institute and advisor to President Obama, in the New York Times. It’s a good read for t...

Fogel profile

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The NY Times has a profile of economist Robert W. Fogel (“Technology Advances; Humankind Supersizes”). Fogel, along with other historical economists, has wor...

Hare/Woods interview

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The science page of the NY Times has a conversation with Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods. Woods’ new book is Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in...

LeGuin interview

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Claire Evans interviews author Ursula K. LeGuin. It’s mostly about LeGuin’s outspoken opposition to the Google copyright grab:

Sean Carroll interview on Cosmic Log

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Following after yesterday’s profile of Don Johanson, Alan Boyle interviews evolutionary geneticist Sean Carroll about his new book, Remarkable Creatures: Epi...

David Goldstein profile

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Nicholas Wade profiles Duke University geneticist David Goldstein in the current NY Times. This article covers several different topics that are worth commen...

Forensic facial reconstruction profile

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The BBC has a profile of forensic anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson, which has a nice little review of some new computerized facial reconstruction techniques:

Zeresenay Alemseged profile

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The San Francisco Chronicle has a nice profile of Zeresenay Alemseged, who has recently been appointed chairman of anthropology for the California Academy of...

Ajit Varki profile

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Reporter Bruce Lieberman profiles geneticist Ajit Varki in this week’s Nature. It’s a good summary of Varki’s work in sialic acid evolution, focusing on one ...

Buckminster Fuller profile in New Yorker

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An interesting profile of Buckminster Fuller in the current New Yorker, by author Elizabeth Kolbert. The occasion is a retrospective exhibition at the Whitne...

"I know them to be genuine"

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This is a great profile of Alan Mann, on the occasion of the new human evolution exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthrop...

Arno Motulsky profile

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It seems to be biomedical profile week in the NY Times, so in addition to the profile of Francisco Ayala, Claudia Dreifus presents a profile of Arno Motulsk...

Francisco Ayala profile

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Cornelia Dean writes a long profile of Francisco Ayala in today's Science Times. The occasion is the publication of his new book, Darwin's Gift to Science a...

Ralph Holloway profile

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Michael Balter wrote a nice "Scientist at Work" profile of paleoneurologist Ralph Holloway.

Jablonski profile

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Claudia Dreifus profiles biological anthropologist Nina Jablonski in today's NY Times. She has a new book out, Skin, A Natural History.

Bruce Lahn profile, ASPM followup

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Science this week has a long profile of Bruce Lahn, written by Michael Balter. What I find most remarkable is how some high-profile geneticists are willing ...

Mummy dearest?

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The Times Online has a short profile of Chris Stringer, with relation to the ancient Britain project. I just love the way it starts: