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Carl Zimmer: Viruses Are Planetary Forces
The frontier of biology these days is the genetics and ecology of bacteria, and the frontier of THAT is what's being learned about viruses. "The scien...
June 11, 2012
Are Antibiotics Causing a Microbiome Mass ...
Martin J. Blaser, MD, in conversation with Wired's Carl Zimmer about his book 'Missing Microbes' and the paradox of antibiotics and extinction of good...
November 14, 2013
Putting the Virus to Work
Popular science writer and blogger Carl Zimmer surveys the history of the virus, predicts its future and comments on its implications.
October 28, 2012
How Virus Infections Affected the Human Ge...
Science journalist Carl Zimmer explains how viral infections throughout history have affected the human genome. Viruses make up "about 8 or 9 percent"...
June 19, 2012
How to Kill Viruses Through Mutation
Science Writer Carl Zimmer, talks about lethal mutagenesis, as in how to kill viruses through mutation.
May 25, 2010
Is MERS The New SARS?
Carl Zimmer, a science writer and author of the book 'A Planet of Viruses,' joins HuffPost Live to discuss where the MERS virus originated and what so...
May 28, 2013
HuffPost Live Highlights
The Changes in Brain Speed
Science Writer Carl Zimmer, explains why the speed of thought varies across the brain.
May 21, 2010
How Parasites Alter the Course of Evolutio...
Science Writer Carl Zimmer, talks about the creatures that make themselves at home in our bodies.
May 25, 2010
How to Name Different Parasite Species
Science Writer Carl Zimmer, has had a species of tapeworm named after him. It is an honor, he says, that almost everyone on earth could conceivably sh...
May 20, 2010
Spectacular Image Shows The Birth Of A Pla...
A team of astronomers is examining a system of newly forming planets, thanks to an image captured by an incredibly powerful radio telescope.
November 06, 2014
How We Know So Much About Planets That Are...
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the densest exoplanet yet, but how can we determine the mass of a planet that is so far away?
February 20, 2015
Why Doesn't Earth Have Rings?
Early this week, scientists discovered a super Saturn, which got us thinking: Why doesn't Earth have rings?
January 30, 2015
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