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Carl Zimmer

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About the Author

Carl Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for The New York Times, and has frequently contributed magazines such as The Atlantic, National Geographic, Wired, and Scientific American, among others. A frequent contributor to Radiolab, he is the author of numerous books about science, including Microcosm and Parasite Rex. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is professor adjunct at Yale University.
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