“A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak’s first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said.” That’s a pretty standard lead-in for a news story, pitched at the level of a newspaper-reading adult. But it’s a long, rather complex sentence, and a […]
Author Archives: Annie Murphy Paul
Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer; the author of two previous books, The Cult of Personality and Origins; and the creator of the popular Brilliant Blog. A contributing writer at Time magazine, Paul also contributes to the New York Times Magazine, Slate, Forbes.com, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. A graduate of Yale College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Paul is currently a fellow of the New America Foundation and has just completed a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University.