Gregory Cochran

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Gregory Cochran grew up in a small town in Illinois, picked up a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Illinois, and worked for years in aerospace, mainly on advanced optics and laser systems. He later segued into evolutionary genetics and anthropology. He collaborates with Henry Harpending (University of Utah): and they put out a book in 2009 about the recent evolutionary change in humans: The 10,000 Year Explosion.


The Take

Come on in, the Plague Is Fine

Come on in, the Plague Is Fine

October 08, 2014

People are afraid of Ebola, and they have a right to be—but they also need to

Environmental Snafus

Paranoid About Asteroids

Paranoid About Asteroids

February 16, 2013

A meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk around 9:20AM local time

Modest Proposals

Thawing out the Neanderthals

Thawing out the Neanderthals

January 27, 2013

If Harvard geneticist George Church gets his way, we may be seeing Neanderthals