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Carl Zimmer

Columnist, New York Times & Author, Life's Edge

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Carl Zimmer is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is the author of Life's Edge and writes the Matter column for The New York Times. He also frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American. He is a three-time winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Journalism Award, among a host of other awards and fellowships.

When: 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

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Scheduled Appearances

Science & Health

The Meaning of Life and Death

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 1:00pm

If you are human, you are going to die. Death is the inevitable price we pay for being alive. But humans are getting better at pushing back our expiration date.We talk with two authors; one focused on the scientific work to define life, and another who explores our efforts to extend our lives. WATCH NOW

 

Featuring: Carl Zimmer , Andrew Steele, Halli Benasutti

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