"Stumbling to Infation"
Alan Guth is working on a fairly typical research paper, when he accidentally makes a huge discovery about the origin of the universe.
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Holes in the Net
After a terrible loss, science writer Carl Zimmer goes to report from the South Sudan, surrounded by the world's deadliest parasites.
“I became a real aficionado of the strangest, most extreme parasites out there... I felt like, if we're all going to die, you might as well look at the most amazing ways that that happens.”
Science writer
Carl Zimmer is a columnist for the New York Times. He's the author of a dozen books, including Parasite Rex and Evolution: Making Sense of Life. He has won prizes for his writing from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Zimmer has appeared on radio shows such as This American Life and Radio Lab.
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