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ملخص كتاب كوكب من الفيروسات - كارل زيمر :: A Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer

بودكاست خير جليس

على الرغم من أنها تعد من أصغر الكائنات الحية المعروفة لدى العلماء، إلا أن الفيروسات قد تشكل خطرًا يشل كوكب الأرض بشكل تام. يقدم كارل زيمر في كتابه "كوكب من الفيروسات" نظرة في عالم الفيروسات الخفي، أشهرها فيروس الأنف الشهير الذي قد يعود عمره إلى مائة مليون عام، مع جولة في تاريخ صراع البشر مع الأمراض الفيروسية، والدروس التي يمكن أن نأخذها للمستقبل.

6mins

15 Apr 2022

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Evolution of COVID-19 with Carl Zimmer

Macmillan Learning Podcasts

Podcast from Carl Zimmer, New York Times columnist and coauthor of Evolution: Making Sense of Life, talks about COVID-19 as a study in evolution.

13mins

14 Mar 2022

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7: Carl Zimmer- Rebuilding Trust in Science & Medicine

The Minor Consult

Facing an era when science is on trial and attacked like never before, Dean Lloyd Minor speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist and author Carl Zimmer.  Their discussion explores how leaders can address declining public trust in science and the medical establishment, the challenge of successfully communicating complex and critical scientific information, and how to bolster healthy dialogue between governments, scientific institutions, and the general public.

44mins

12 Mar 2022

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Jorge Fontevecchia entrevista a Carl Zimmer - Enero 2022

Periodismo Puro, con Jorge Fontevecchia

Jorge Fontevecchia con el periodista y escritor estadounidense Carl Zimmer

58mins

4 Feb 2022

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163. Beth Shapiro with Carl Zimmer: The Perks of Meddling with Nature

Town Hall Seattle Science Series

Human beings are extraordinary meddlers. We’ve been shaping the world around us since the last ice age, and the longer we’re around, the better we become at resetting the course of evolution. From domesticating animals to CRISPR, a revolutionary new gene-editing tool that garnered a Nobel Prize in 2020, humans haven’t stopped tinkering and probably never will. There’s an understandable nervousness around human interference; what are we potentially destroying, or at least mucking up, when we tamper with nature? In her new book, Life as We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined — and Redefined — Nature, Biologist Beth Shapiro argued that meddling is the essence of what humans do to survive and thrive. Hunting, hybridizing plants, domesticating animals, and conserving the living things around us are all forms of intervention, none of which are new to us. With that in mind, Shapiro made the case to free ourselves from fear of obtrusion and instead become better meddlers. In turn, we may find opportunities to maintain and improve biodiversity — and our own livelihoods. Beth Shapiro is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz. She has appeared on National Geographic, Discovery, and the BBC, and has written for the Financial Times and Observer. She is the author of the award-winning book, How to Clone a Mammoth. Carl Zimmer is the science columnist for the New York Times and a frequent contributor to magazines including The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Scientific American. His award-winning books include Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive and She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Power, Perversion, and Potentials of Heredity. Buy the Book: Life as We Made It: How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined—and Redefined—Nature from Third Place Books Presented by Town Hall Seattle. To become a member or make a donation click here. 

1hr 2mins

18 Jan 2022

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What It Means To Be Alive with Carl Zimmer

RadioWest

It seems an obvious question: What is life? But science writer Carl Zimmer says the answer to it is far more complicated than it appears at first glance.

51mins

19 Aug 2021

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TWiEVO 70: On Life's Edge with Carl Zimmer

This Week in Evolution

Carl Zimmer joins Nels to talk about science writing, science communication, viruses, and his new book, On Life’s Edge. Host: Nels Elde Guest: Carl Zimmer Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiEVO Links for this episode On Life’s Edge by Carl Zimmer Time stamps by Jolene. Thanks! Science Picks Nels – Remembrance of Dick Lewontin Carl – From telomere to telomere: the transcriptional and epigenetic state of human repeat elements Music on TWiEVO is performed by Trampled by Turtles Send your evolution questions and comments to twievo@microbe.tv

1hr 21mins

3 Aug 2021

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Carl Zimmer: "Life's Edge," Extreme Lifeforms & the Origins of Life | #21

Mind & Matter

Nick talks to science writer and NYT columnist Carl Zimmer about his new book, "Life's Edge: The Search For What It Means To Be Alive." They discuss the scientific quest to understand life: what is it, how does it arise, and how might scientists identify it elsewhere in the universe? They also discuss Carl's approach to science writing, including where he draws inspiration and what his writing process looks like. USEFUL LINKS:Download the podcast & follow Nick at his website[www.nickjikomes.com]Support the show on Patreon & get early access to episodes[https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes]Sign up for the weekly Mind & Matter newsletter[http://eepurl.com/hFlc7H]Try MUD/WTR, a mushroom-based coffee alternative[https://www.mudwtr.com/mindmatter]Discount Code ($5 off) = MINDMATTEROrganize your digital highlights & notes w/ Readwise (2 months free w/ subscription)[https://readwise.io/nickjikomes/]Start your own podcast (get $20 Amazon gift card after signup)[https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1507198]Buy Mind & Matter T-Shirts[https://www.etsy.com/shop/OURMIND?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1036758072&section_id=34648633]Connect with Nick Jikomes on Twitter[https://twitter.com/trikomes]​​​Learn more about our podcast sponsor, Dosist[https://dosist.com/]ABOUT Nick Jikomes:Nick is a neuroscientist and podcast host. He is currently Director of Science & Innovation at Leafly, a technology startup in the legal cannabis industry. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University and a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/nickjikomes)

1hr 27mins

7 May 2021

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Carl Zimmer on Defining Life

The Book Review

In his new book, “Life’s Edge,” Carl Zimmer asks the modest questions: What is life? How did it begin? And by what criteria can we define things as “living”? On this week’s podcast, Zimmer, a science columnist for The Times, talks about just how difficult it can be to find answers.“There are actually philosophers who have argued that maybe we should just try not to define life at all, in fact; that maybe we’re getting ourselves into trouble,” Zimmer says. “If you look for a definition of life from scientists, you will find hundreds of them; hundreds of published definitions that are different from each other. And every year a new one comes out, or maybe two, and they just keep going. there was a paper I read not too long ago that said that there are probably as many definitions of life as people who are trying to define life.”Paulina Bren visits the podcast to discuss her new book, “The Barbizon,” an account of the storied hotel for women that first opened in 1928.“It went through all sorts of incarnations,” Bren says. “This hotel really follows in so many ways not just the history of women in the 20th century, but truly the ups and downs, the history, of New York.”Also on this week’s episode, Elisabeth Egan and John Williams talk about what people are reading. Pamela Paul is the host.Here are the books discussed in this week’s “What We’re Reading”:“Visitors” by Anita Brookner“Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley“I Am, I Am, I Am” by Maggie O’Farrell

57mins

2 Apr 2021

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'Life's Edge': Science Writer Carl Zimmer's Search For What It Means To Be Alive

On Point

Scientists to this day can’t define what life is. For every definition, there’s an animal, a plant -- something that breaks the rules. So how does science answer that? Writer Carl Zimmer joins Meghna Chakrabarti to explore the borderlands of life.

44mins

1 Apr 2021

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