J.R. Minkel

JR Minkel holds a master's degree in science and environmental reporting from New York University and a B.S. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University, where he dabbled in zebrafish genetics.
From 2006 to 2008 he covered space and physics for ScientificAmerican.com. His freelance work has appeared in Scientific American, Popular Science, New Scientist, Discover, IEEE Spectrum, and The Scientist. From January to June 2008, he amused his colleagues by standing while he worked.


Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe

Instant Egghead Guides

J.R. Minkel & Scientific American, with a Foreword by George Musser, Jr.

Whether you're a fan of Scientific American’s wildly popular 60-Second Science Podcast or just curious about science, you’re going to want to dust off your Dad’s telescope and warm up your particle accelerator after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in The Instant Egghead Guide to the Universe.