A few days ago I reached the end of my manuscript for my upcoming book about heredity, which I've tentatively called She Has Her Mother's Laugh. Of course, I'm not quite done: there are still a few [Fill in really complicated stuff here] markers that I'm going to have to attend to. Nevertheless, it is a huge relief to type those three letters. In future emails, I'll send updates on the book: the cover, the official publication date next year, talks, reviews, Instagrams of uses as doorstops and paperweights, etc.
Since the last Friday's Elk, I've written a few columns for the New York Times:
3. The Industrial Age has altered the planet in many ways. It has changed the chemistry of the atmosphere, acidified the ocean, and raised the average surface temperature by about 2 degrees F since 1880. A new study shows that by pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, we've also accelerated the photosynthesis of plants worldwide.
--On the talk front, last week I joined a panel of scientists and journalists at Yale for an event called "Truth in the Internet Age: Science Under Siege.” You can watch the video here.
I've got a few more talks falling into place in the next few months. Details to come for all of these...
Finally, I wanted to send out another reminder about "Thread," a four-day storytelling workshop in June at Yale. I'll be joining a pretty great crew of journalists, podcasters, and multimedia machers. Join us!
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