Benedict James Carey|
March 3, 1960
San Francisco, California, United States
Los Angeles Times|
The New York Times
|Spouse(s)||Victoria von Biel|
Carey was born on 3 March 1960 in San Francisco, and graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in mathematics in 1983. In 1985 he enrolled in a one-year journalism program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and in 1987 joined the staff of San Francisco-based medical science magazine Hippocrates.
From 1997 he worked as a freelance journalist in Los Angeles, before securing a position as the health and fitness writer for the Los Angeles Times. A 2002 article on the health effects of drinking eight glasses of water a day won a University of Missouri Lifestyle Award.
Since 2004 Carey has worked as a science and medical writer for The New York Times.
He is the author of three science/math adventures for middle-schoolers, one called "Island of the Unknowns," "The Unknowns", and "Poison Most Vial" . He has also written a book about learning science titled "How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens."
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