- Not Exactly Rocket Science
I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (19 September 2015)
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From me at the Atlantic:
This piece on dead, dying, and resurrecting trees is quintessential Helen Macdonald: nature writing suffused with poetry; the world around us, and the emotions it provokes within us.
Love this piece. Ostensibly about whether an ancient plague was Ebola, but actually about how we’d even tell. By Simon Davis
Really good piece on a continuing study on the evolution of lung cancer, by Henry Scowcroft
Remember that paper on the Holocaust, epigenetics, and how stress cascades across the generations? It’s rubbish. Read this excellent piece by Ewan Birney on what it means and doesn’t mean.