Ian Tattersall

Ian Tattersall is Curator Emeritus, Division of Anthropology, at the American Museum of Natural History, and with Rob DeSalle co-curated the Museum’s Hall of Human Origins. The author lives in New York City.

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Recent Stories

Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

Frog hoppers piercing plants with their mouthparts produce negative pressures exceeding a megapascal. 

An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.

Astronomers have detected a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time.