Natural Habitat: Ed Yong

In our Natural Habitat series, we invite science writers to share their working spaces—offices, spare bedrooms, coffee shops, hammocks—and the accoutrements that help them do their best work. (If you’d like to nominate your office to be featured at Natural Habitat, let us know.)

Here, we visit the working lair (and local pub and deer-filled park) of Ed Yong, London-based freelance science journalist and creator of the award-winning blog Not Exactly Rocket Science. (Caution for those with small children hovering: Ed has a bit of a potty mouth midway through. Just a bit. It’s mild. The kids’ll be fine.)


  1. Kendall Powell says:

    Yeah, no need to be a potty mouth Ed. I have done the same thing at coffee shops for 9 years and I figured out that I easily spend between $45-70 a month on caffeine and snacks. Assuming all the other laptops there do the same, we cover our share!

    The other potty talk, well, that just made me laugh.

  2. Oh fine, Just fine. *All* our friends’ avatars are showing on the Tweetdeck. But is mine? It is not.


  3. I don’t know, depending on how often you go to that pub to slowly sip a coffee for four hours, it may end up paying for your share of the bandwidth usage. I’d be more concerned with you calling a monkey what is clearly a young ape.

  4. Ed swears? Ow, my freakin’ ears!