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Bug Gwen
Works at Purdue Department of Entomology
Attended Uniramia University
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The HPV vaccine is a life saver. Literally. Expect the paper claiming otherwise to be retracted soon. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/critics-assail-paper-claiming-harm-cancer-vaccine 
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An absolutely brutal, beautiful must read. ESPECIALLY for white folks.
I do not know what kind of America I will wake up to November 9. But I know that the future of America does not hinge on Election Day. What happens to the U.S. will be the cumulative effect of a Trump campaign that has mainstreamed bigotry and is now mainstreaming – or at least severely playing down – white supremacist violence.
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<3 <3 The best insect video. YUUUGE.
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Here's your body horror of the day: do NOT play with baby raccoons. Ever. (The roundworms go to your brain. )


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I used to catch them with twinkies in have-a-heart cages then move them from the occupied areas out to more rural places. Now I'm not allowed to transfer them, the state prefers them euthanized.
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Were you planning on sleeping tonight? I can fix that.
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When David Duke and the Klan thinks one of your appointees is going to advocate White Nationalist policies THAT IS NOT OK. 
White nationalist leaders are praising Donald Trump's decision to name former Breitbart executive Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, telling CNN in interviews they view Bannon as an advocate in the White House for policies they favor.
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I vote this the best tweet of the evening "She destroyed not one, but two remotes trying to turn off the debate" :D
This is Lucy. She destroyed not one, but two remotes trying to turn off the debate. 11/10 relatable af. Embedded image. 6:03 pm - 19 Oct 2016. 2164 Retweets3466 likes. Reply to @dog_rates. Replies. nathanual morandin. 14m. nathanual morandin @bobafett45671. @dog_rates @fwitter_usage and she ...
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Teachers! Science news for students is a great resource, and this week they are running a series on women in science
Boys and girls both study science in high school, but men still outnumber women in research jobs.
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New video from my friend +Phil Torres! Love it!
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Awesome to see recognition of some of the great work being done. http://undark.org/article/science-sexism-sexual-harassment-journalism/
Covering sexism and sexual harassment in the sciences and academia may not yet be a full-fledged beat for journalists, but it's getting there.
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Entomologist. Educator. Writer. Nerd.
Introduction

Gwen is the Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue Department of Entomology. She also is a writer for WIRED Science.

#entomology
#insects
#science
#agriculture

Bragging rights
Blogging about bugs since before you were born. I write for WIRED!
Education
  • Uniramia University
    Entomology
  • Homoptera High School
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Work
Occupation
Entomologist, Writer, Nerd.
Skills
Insect Punditry, Entomology
Employment
  • Purdue Department of Entomology
    Outreach Coordinator, 2015 - present
  • WIRED.com
    Bugologist, 2013 - present
    I write stuff about insects.
  • Get Your Nature Geek On
    Thinkomancer, 2010 - 2014
    Independent consultant/freelancer with a focus on building websites for scientists and nature centers.
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Other names
Gwen Pearson, Bug Girl, Bug G. Membracid