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Bridget Alex - Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow 2016



Bridget Alex
Harvard University, Human Evolutionary Biology & Anthropology
Fellowship Sponsor:  AAAS
Fellowship Site: Discover Magazine


I finished a PhD in Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard in May of 2016.  My dissertation focused on using radiocarbon dates to better understand the timing and nature of interactions between our modern human ancestors and Neanderthals.  I work on archaeological excavations primarily in Israel, Serbia, and Poland.  Check out my academic website for more on that. In the academic year 2016-2017 I will be a post-doc at Harvard, teaching for the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.  In summer of 2016, I'm proud to be writing for Discover Magazine as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.

Published @DiscoverMagazine during Fellowship

6/30/2016          Baby Cadavers Were Prized by Victorian Anatomists 

7/07/2016          Designer Super-Smeller Mice Could Detect Explosives, Disease

7/13/2016          Blame Your Subpar Fitness on That Neanderthal DNA

7/14/2016          Biodiversity Below 'Safe' Levels? Ecologists Disagree

7/27/2016          Your Nose MAy Have Drugs in it, the Antibiotic Kind

8/11/2016          Yes, Some Greenland Sharks Are Old, but 400 Years Old?!

8/25/2016          Neanderthal vs Neandertal