General writing. Interview after being awarded the Packard Fellowship (2016). Selection to Popular Science’s 2016 ‘Brilliant 10’ list, and a nice write up with backstory. Life’s secrets sought in a snowflake. Quanta Magazine, picked up by Wired. Press coverage for ‘T6SS-mediated killing drives phase separation and coopearation Vicious microbial warfare helps bacteria evolve cooperation, New Scientist Cholera bacteria stab and poison enemies so predictably, GA Tech News Killing off rivals makes for happy families, bacteria study finds, Phys.org This week in Microbiology podcast. (Starts at 19:40. Really detailed and excellent!) NSF Discovery Files.  Press coverage for ‘Origin of multicellular evolvability How yeast go multicellular, Nature Research Highlight How yeast go multicellular, Scientific American Briefing (cover) One gene may drive leap from single cell to multicelluar life, New Scientist One gene to create us all: Single mutation in DNA may have been responsible for evolution of multicellular life, Daily Mail Mysteries of snowflake yeast may reveal clues to the evolution of multicellular life, IMA Fungus Press coverage for ‘Ratcheting the evolution of multicellularity How did multicellular life evolve?, Astrobiology Magazine Press coverage for Chlamydomonas multicellular life cycle Algae takes first leap towards multicellularity, New Scientist Scientists solve major piece in the origin of biological complexity, Science Daily Press coverage for ‘Tempo and mode of multicellular adaptation Watching bodies evolve, Carl Zimmer’s National Geographic blog Bigger isn’t always better, New Scientist Press coverage for ‘Experimental evolution of multicellularity Yeast Experiment Hints at a Faster Evolution From Single Cells, The New York Times Test Tube Yeast Evolve Multicellularity, Scientific American (Blog here) Yeast suggest speedy start for multicellular life, Nature Evolving Multicellularity, The Scientist Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory, Wired Selfless yeast sheds light on origins of multicellular life, Wired UK How I became we, which became I again, Not Exactly Rocket Science Mother of all mergers, University of Minnesota U's yeast: Revolutionary evolution, The Star Tribune Biologists Replicate Key Evolutionary Step in Life on Earth, NSF (also featured in the Jan/Feb issue of Current) Researchers evolve a multicellular yeast in the lab in 2 months, Ars Technica Biologists Replicate Key Evolutionary Step, ScienceDaily Scientists create multicellular life using gravity and pressure, The State Column Yeast Evolves to Multicellular Variety in 60 Days in the Lab, The Hindi Yeast experiment suggests rapid start for multicellular life, Daily Journal Hedges Single celled yeast evolve to form multicellular snowflakes, Science Fare Making Life Multicellular (streaming, MP3), Quirks and Quarks on the Canadian Broadcasting Service Yeast study yields insights into the origin of multicellular life, TheBiotechnology Institute, UMN Evolving yeast sheds light on life’s rise, The Minnesota Daily Non-English press Der erste Schritt zum Mehrzeller: Bildung von Kolonien, Die Presse De microbe à multicellulaire en… deux semaines!, leSoleil Gist wordt rap meercellig, Scientas.nl Die fixe Evolution, dradio.de (listen to the radio piece) Based on presentations at conferences (pre-publication) Evolutionary time travel’ Science. Lab yeast make evolutionary leap to multicellularity’, New Scientist Multicellular life arises in a test tube’, Science News Other media Why multicellularity matters’ video segment, a piece of a larger interview explaining the project. News Evolution of multicellularity, bet hedging and microbial cooperation