Date(s) - March 06, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Ed Yong blogs with a mission: to ignite excitement for science in everyone, regardless of their education or background. Whether he’s exploring a possible resurrection for extinct mouth-birthing amphibians or skewering media misunderstandings of hyped hormones like oxytocin, Ed Yong has a gift for illuminating the beauty (or controversy) in difficult and complex topics.
The award-winning blog Not Exactly Rocket Science (hosted by National Geographic) is the epicenter of Yong’s formidable web and social media presence. In its posts, he tackles the hottest and most bizarre topics in science journalism. When not blogging, he also finds time to contribute to Nature, Wired, Scientific American and many other web and print outlets. He is also the author of the book I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, which will be for sale at the event. This first book is about the amazing partnerships between microbes and animals.