head-shotBob Holmes is the author of FLAVOR: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense (W.W. Norton, 2017). Bob currently writes and edits as a contributor to Knowable Magazine. Before that, he spent 25 years at New Scientist. He has also written for magazines including ScienceHealthUSNews & World Report, and National Wildlife, and for the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers. He holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and his interests range widely through sensory science, evolution, anthropology, behavior, astrobiology, and life sciences.





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