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Natalie Angier
Pulitzer-prize winning science writer for the NYTimes and author of Woman, The Canon and other books.
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Natalie Angier Apr 19
My latest piece for the New York Review of Books, on Tim Flannery's excellent "Europe: A Natural History."
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Natalie Angier Apr 15
April in Paris Whom can I run to What have you done to my heart
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Natalie Angier Apr 15
Cliché Today: Because--. eg., Because science. Because evolution. Because I don't feel like writing a complete sentence that expresses what I'm trying to say and this seems like a hip shortcut with built-in subtext.
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Natalie Angier Apr 11
It's too jargony for everyday use, but I just learned a term I love: polytocous, which means "producing more than one egg or young at a time." The best part is, with its stress on the second syllable, it sounds like either a political act or a Roman emperor.
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Natalie Angier Apr 11
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Natalie Angier Apr 4
The giant emperor moth: like a bat doing mardi gras.
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Natalie Angier Apr 3
Don't you hate salons that arbitrarily charge women more for a haircut than they do men, regardless of hair length, thickness, unruliness, etc.? The next time I go to one of these joints, I'm signing in as Nate, and I dare them to challenge me.
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Natalie Angier Apr 2
My daughter, reading (and hating) Joseph Heller's Catch-22: "So much discussion of women's breasts and thighs I swear to god you could replace every instance of a woman with the word 'chicken' and it would make sense."
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Natalie Angier Apr 1
Replying to @sylviaheisel
I'm game. You can send me more info by email: angier58@comcast.net
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Natalie Angier Mar 31
To close out Women's History month, this interesting tidbit: In 1872, suffragist & Wall Street tycoon Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for president. Her running mate? Frederick Douglass.
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Natalie Angier Mar 31
I wish Wall Street would leave unicorns where they belong – in the Cloisters.
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Natalie Angier Mar 29
The Eurasian spoonbill. It doesn't get any better than this.
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Natalie Angier Mar 28
I've written about Gorongosa Nat'l Park in Mozambique. I LOVE that place. Well, Greg Carr & his team of superheroes there have been working nonstop on relief efforts since Cyclone Idai hit 2 weeks ago. If anybody ever deserved a Nobel Peace Prize, it's that group.
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Natalie Angier Mar 20
Replying to @ATQueens
Sure, Pelosi could be elevated to the presidency, as could a female VP who outlives the man who so graciously selected her as his running mate. But to win outright in our deeply flawed electoral system? I don't see it, and the polls aren't comforting.
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Natalie Angier Mar 20
Replying to @angier58
Think I'm too pessimistic? Ruth Graham in Slate: "Just months after Americans elected a record number of women to Congress, polls suggest that all the female presidential candidates put together have captured less than one-quarter of Democratic votes."
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Natalie Angier Mar 20
I was chatting with a female Nobelist yesterday, a boomer like me. We agreed we probably wouldn't see a woman win the U.S. presidency in our lifetime, and damn if either of us could say why.
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Natalie Angier Mar 18
How to pronounce Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's surname? Some have suggested "boot edge edge," but, listening to the guy himself, I'd say "boot a judge" is a little closer to the mark.
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Natalie Angier Mar 14
If you're baking a pie for pi day, make it a lemon meringue. 3/14 is also Einstein's birthday, & nothing says Al like some frothy white topping.
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Natalie Angier Mar 8
The Girl Scouts who sold me cookies last month asked me to donate a box to our troops. I said yes. Hey Jane Chastain: are you trying to deprive our brave warriors of their Thin Mints & Tagalongs?!
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Natalie Angier Mar 7
Q: Which of these two tables would more easily fit through a narrow door? A: It doesn't matter - they're the same size. If you don't believe me, do what I did, and measure them.
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