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Carl Zimmer Carl Zimmer is the author of several popular science books and writes frequently for the New York Times, as well as for magazines including The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, Popular Science, and Discover, where he is a contributing editor. Carl's books include Soul Made Flesh,, Parasite Rex and Evolution: The Triumph of An Idea. His latest book is Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins. Please send newsworthy items or feedback to blog-at-carlzimmer.com.
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."Children Learn by Monkey See, Monkey Do. Chimps Don' t "
The New York Times, December 13, 2005


."A Pair of Wings Took Evolving Insects on a Nonstop Flight to Domination "

The New York Times, November 29, 2005


."From the Mouths of Lizards Spew Clues to the Origin of Snake Venom "
The New York Times, November 22, 2005


."In Give and Take of Evolution, a Surprising Contribution From Islands"
The New York Times, November 22, 2005


."Down For the Count "
The New York Times, November 8, 2005


."The Neurobiology of the Self "
Scientific American, November 2005


."Can Chimps Talk? "
Forbes.com, October 24, 2005


."DNA Studies Suggest Emperor Is Most Ancient of Penguins "
The New York Times, October 11, 2005


."The History of Chromosomes May Shape the Future of Diseases "
The New York Times, August 30, 2005


."Building a Virtual Microbe, Gene by Gene by Gene "
The New York Times, August 16, 2005




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"...among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters, heaved the colossal orbs. He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates called him mad."
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January 14, 2005
Like the Elections, Except in Outer SpaceEmail This EntryPrint This Entry
Posted by Carl Zimmer
Unscrewing the Inscrutable has been updating progress of the Huygens probe as it screeches towards the surface of Titan. So far (8:20 am) it still seems to be going well. The first real data will come later this morning. Of course, the really exciting stuff for us bio-freaks will come in a few months. Correction: 9:52 am: Unscrewing--not Screwing. Insert your foul joke here.

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Joseph Poliakon on January 14, 2005 02:20 PM writes...

Let's hope Huygens keeps going well and doesn't get "cross-threaded."

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