Gregory Cochran

Gregory Cochran

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.


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Come on in, the Plague Is Fine

Oct 08 2014

People are afraid of Ebola, and they have a right to be"€”but they also need to understand it.   Ebola is a highly dangerous viral

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Paranoid About Asteroids

Feb 16 2013

A meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk around 9:20AM local time Friday. First there was a fireball brighter than the sun, followed by

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Thawing out the Neanderthals

Jan 27 2013

If Harvard geneticist George Church gets his way, we may be seeing Neanderthals in the not-so-distant future"€”without having to first drink a quart of Old