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Ed Yong
Science writer at The Atlantic. Author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, a New York Times bestseller on animal-microbe partnerships.
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Ed Yong 16h
This is a fascinating story about scientists using fake GPS-enabled turtle eggs to track poachers in Costa Rica.
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Lili Loofbourow 17h
Replying to @Millicentsomer
he used to "assail". he "reasserted." he "ripped into" folks, conducted "multifront wars." now? he "squabbles." this last is 100% more true, but it took SO LONG to lose verbs we confuse with "good writing" while they secretly do all kinds of sneaky work misrepresenting power.
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Lili Loofbourow 17h
for months, Trump's conduct got described w/words & metaphors that connoted virile-warrior-might. it was ludicrous. it drove me bananas. (wrote about it, in fact, cuz those metaphors betray our lizard-brain instincts re: power: ). But this? This is correct.
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Sarah Zhang 18h
In the 19th century, cities got sewers, households got bathrooms, and psychiatric hospitals got hydrotherapy. I wrote about the history of using showers to treat mental illness
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Ed Yong 19h
Replying to @EveAinsbury
I don't really watch any, but Blue Planet II?
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Ed Yong 20h
This is a smart angle on the CRISPR baby story, by , who's been doing some really great work at Wired.
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Ed Yong Dec 10
<wraps cookie dough in romaine lettuce and smokes it while driving>
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Ed Yong Dec 10
Very excited about Christie's book on the science (and pseudoscience) of athletic recovery. It's a superb work of critical science journalism on a topic that was *way* more fascinating than I had expected. I really hope you all give it a look.
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Ed Yong Dec 10
Replying to @edyong209
This reminds me that my favorite typo so far in the CRISPR baby story (not in this piece) has been "rouge scientist." A rouge scientist might violate a shit-ton of ethical and scientific norms, but they'll look *fabulous* while doing it.
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Ed Yong Dec 10
"In other words, you could say that He [Jiankui] is as much a product of the community of science as he is in violation of it." Very smart piece from
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Graham Coop Dec 8
Listening to & talking about CRISPR while making lunch. Managed to spill oil from sardines on my laptop keyboard. Some rubicons cannot be uncrossed.
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Ed Yong Dec 10
The tungara frog sings a sexier song in urban environments. It's another example of how some animals are adapting to city life in unexpected ways.
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N. K. Jemisin Dec 10
For white supremacists who need schooling, by the author of 1491...
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Ed Yong Dec 7
"When they go low, we go high... I sometimes wonder if the people who often cite that quote have a full understanding of the emotional toll it takes on people of color to have to constantly absolve the racism directed at them."
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Ed Yong Dec 7
Well, *animals* makes no sense for other planets, so what the hell kind of bullshit taxonomy is Thanos playing with?
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Ed Yong Dec 7
Replying to @AdamRutherford
Also, presumably everything loses half its microbiome. Which could be fine, could be not.
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Ed Yong Dec 7
Replying to @AdamRutherford
Isn't it 50% of all *living things*? So 50% of all crops have gone too. I feel like very rare things will probably go below sustainable levels, but most things are okay?
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Jamil Smith Dec 7
Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test fiasco is not the “But her emails!” of the 2020 race. It is not a “minor story treated like a major crisis.” It is worth reporting on, talking about, and learning from. I wrote about it for .
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Amy Maxmen Dec 7
My latest piece on reveals a surprise epidemiologists revealed in the data: Children are getting infected at their trusted health centers. Responders did not see this sooner because patients are not or cannot reveal their histories.
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Ed Yong Dec 7
Replying to @alilikewhoa
I feel like I could have read and enjoyed any of these at 11.
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