Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times, where his “Matter” column appears every Thursday in the Science Times. He began his career at Discover, where he served for four years as a senior editor. Since then, he has written for a wide range of publications, including National Geographic, The Atlantic, Wired, and Scientific American. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Kavli Journalism Award, and in 2007 he won the National Academies Communication Award. Zimmer has written a dozen books, including Parasite Rex and Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea. He appears frequently on Radiolab and teaches writing at Yale.

Recent Posts

January 4, 2015 in Biology

Can Hermaphrodites Teach Us What It Means To Be Male?

If there is a simple lesson about sex that the vinegar worm can teach us, it's that sex is never simple.
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February 4, 2013 in Biology

Darwin’s Birds Get New Look

The new work supports Darwin’s original claim that all pigeon breeds descend from the rock pigeon.
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