Paul Salopek’s Seven-Year Science Project

Perhaps you have already been following reporter Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden project, a seven-year attempt to follow the migration patterns of early humans as they radiated outward from East Africa’s Great Rift Valley across Europe and Asia to the New World. Perhaps you already follow him as he details his preparations for the trip on Twitter and have found your throat enveloped by the haggard claw of envy as you picture how much of the next seven years you’ll spend sitting in front of a desk as this intrepid journeyman fulfills the deepest longing of your once-adventurous heart. If you have not yet heard of it, however, you are in for a true delight; as the Nieman Lab reports, Salopek will be broadcasting narratives from his journey every 100 miles or so. More »

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