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Bug Gwen
Works at Purdue Department of Entomology
Attended Uniramia University
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The Daily Fail is the absolute worst of the web. I've had my stuff stolen and mangled by them. Please, don't read them or give them traffic.
On July 11 of last year, I arrived to work at the MailOnline newsroom in New York City and saw Keith Poole, our managing editor, standing outside smoking a cigarette. Even from a hundred yards away, it was clear that Poole—a generally pleasant Englishman who was the managing editor of the Daily Mail at the time—was agitated. It didn't take a detective to figure out why.
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Love it! An extension to change "manned" to "crewed" and "unmanned" to "robotic". It's not that hard, people.
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Scott Walker’s budget proposal to delete the requirement that universities report sexual assault cases has not only turned students against him, but also his Republican attorney general.
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The next big thing in Erectile Dysfunction treatment is ... maybe GMO spider venom.
How far would you go for a bigger and better erection?
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Spiderman's new super-power. 
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In which I pick my favorite horrifying insect sexual practices.
Oh Humans. You think you're getting freaky? You know nothing.
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This is where Alien franchise makes sense...
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Don't panic! But don't hang out with rats either.
The first survey of New York City Rats in 90 years finds some have fleas that can carry plague. But don't panic.
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Fascinating.  Gold stars to the researchers in the crawl spaces...
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A bill making it easier to prosecute teachers and school administrators for distributing materials deemed harmful to minors passed the Kansas Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 56 removes a provision from current statute that protects schools against such prosecution. It keeps the protection in place for universities, museums and libraries.
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A lot of people have been asking me about this invention. Beekeepers seem split 60/40 between hoax and has possibilities. Note that it will only work at high temperatures--like the inventors experience regularly in Australia.   #bees  
Turn the crank, the honey flows. Turn the crank back and the bees start over.
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Did you recognize any of those apiary experts in the YouTube clip? It seems legit.
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A neat reminder that the way we perceive the world may not be accurate :)
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Oh My.  (title is incorrect; these are Japanese hornets, not killer bees.)
Suzumebachi, a bee-themed bar in Fukuoka, Japan, is known for its poisonous hornet booze. I wanted to try it out, but the result is not for the faint of heart.
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ZOMG! Designs for 3-D printing your ants are out! #3Dprinting  
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Entomologist, Writer, Nerd.
Skills
Insect Punditry, Entomology
Employment
  • Purdue Department of Entomology
    Outreach Coordinator, 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
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Entomologist. Educator. Writer. Nerd.
Introduction

Bug G. Membracid is the pseudonym of entomologist Gwen Pearson. She wrote online for many years under this name, since as a state employee her ability to rant, rave, and discuss insects using her real name was limited.

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

#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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