Carl Zimmer is the author of Life’s Edge: The Search of What it Means to Be Alive and She Has Her Mother’s Laugh (Dutton, 2018). He’s also a science columnist for the New York Times. He’s based in New York, New York.
What Does It Mean To Be Alive?
Science writer Carl Zimmer explores the complicated search for a definition of life.
The Mysteries In Our Genes
A writer ponders his own genetics and history.
What We Know—And Don’t Know—About Human Heredity
What does heredity actually mean? Carl Zimmer finds out in his book ‘She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.’
Documenting the Oldest Living Things in the World
In her new book of photography, “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” artist Rachel Sussman documents the oldest continuously living organisms on the planet.
What Happens When Scientists Get It Wrong?
When a controversial paper comes out, skeptical scientists can attempt to replicate the study. But how many scientists have the time–and money–to police bad science?