We are four National Geographic bloggers who are obsessed with everything from dinosaur fossils to the latest advances in brain science. Ask Us Anything!
Greetings! We blog at Phenomena, hosted by National Geographic.We are, in alphabetic order:
--Virginia Hughes. I write about the human side of science, from the way genetic testing is portrayed in the press to the development of brain implants that may one day treat deafness and seizures. proof
--Ed Yong. I write Not Exactly Rocket Science, a blog about the awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky world of science, from bees that sense the electric fields of flowers, to microbes that ride hurricanes, to the alligator's bungee penis. proof
--Carl Zimmer. I write The Loom, and write for places like the New York Times and National Geographic. Although all biology obsesses me, parasites have lodged themselves particularly firmly in my brain. proof
At 2 pm ET, 3/14, we are gathering at NG Headquarters (except for Ed, in London), where we will be ready to answer your questions. Ask us anything!
Update: 4 pm ET: We've got to go off to take care of stuff (reporting, talks, taming pterosaurs). We'll make our way back this evening to answer more questions. Thanks again for joining us!