The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award Lecture
Carl Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times, national correspondent for STAT, and three-time winner of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. He has written 13 books about biology and medicine and hundreds of features for magazines such as The Atlantic, National Geographic and Scientific American.
Are humans causing the planet to get hotter? Do vaccines cause autism? Did our species evolve 300,000 years ago? Scientists have answered these questions (yes, no, yes), yet these subjects and many others are now fiercely contested, in some cases by government officials. This talk will explore the current state of science reporting, including some hopeful innovations that may bring more understanding to the public about how the world works.