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Bug Gwen
Works at Purdue Department of Entomology
Attended Uniramia University
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Entomologist, Writer, Nerd.
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Insect Punditry, Entomology
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  • 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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Gwen Pearson, Bug Girl, Bug G. Membracid
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Entomologist. Educator. Writer. Nerd.
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Gwen is the Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue Department of Entomology. She also is a writer for WIRED Science.

#entomology
#insects
#science
#agriculture

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Blogging about bugs since before you were born. I write for WIRED!
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  • Uniramia University
    Entomology
  • Homoptera High School
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I talked to some ant nerds about Ant-Man! 
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Because an alternate spelling for “scientist” is “p-e-d-A-N-T”
So true. So. True.
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Looks like the clock is ticking for G+!
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EXPLETIVE! Someone beat me to publishing this story--my version is only 1/2 written.  Well done!
He’s no Captain America, but Ant-Man has a few things going for him. Like Iron Man, the superhero in Marvel’s forthcoming Ant-Man movie uses a super-powered suit. And Ant-Man’s suit lets him shrink to half an inch in height—while growing in strength! He has a special helmet that lets him...
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Well tell that to Kirby and Lee 50 years ago, when the character was created..
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Today in Things I Could Not Make Up If I Tried:
Fox News pundit Todd Starnes spoke at the Faith and Freedom Conference last Saturday in order to warn his Christian comrades that a war is coming. Starnes argued that if “our Founding Fathers&rd
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Guess he hasn't read the New Testament lately...   Congrats to the USA for joining the list of many other countries legalizing marriage for all. 
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In which I have a bit too much fun with my topic.
This tiny insect lurks in the nests of termites, farting on their unsuspecting prey.
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+Bug Gwen - "If a few extra termites are caught in the backdraft, ..." - yes, I'd say you had some fun with this one!

Kidding aside, it's actually pretty fascinating. 
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Wondering what books to look for this summer? Sorted.
A preview of some great fiction and non-fiction books published this summer
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Today in unusual criminal records.....
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Cant he just use a regular bow and arrow, like other respected dentists!?!?!?
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Immediate opening; working with a cool bug person.   (Not a CEO; that's the page title, sorry.)
Search Jobs. Enter key word(s), make selections, and click on 'Search'. Restore all of the default values by clicking on 'Clear'. Key Word(s): Agency: ** Any **, Appeals Court, Appellate Tax Board, Asian American Commission, Berkshire Community College, Board of Bar Examiners, Boston Water and ...
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Idiotic move by Governor Scott to eliminate the budget of this important lab.
Locked behind fencing, security key pads and chambers with interlocking doors, researchers from the University of Florida are working with exotic insects from around the world.
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Also want to add, that if this facility does close it would make Florida liable for a host of invasive species complaints from our surrounding states if they start having issues. Also Florida farmers and agricultural interests are pretty outraged by this and they have a LOT of political pull in the state. Fingers crossed, I can give you guys an update when we hear something.
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Everything about this. EVERYTHING.
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It was a good day. Photo by Alexey Kljatov (original: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chaoticmind75/5737116175/ )
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Racist flags coming down in capitols across the south, ACA and marriage equality in SCOTUS, I'd say its been a good week! :)
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How to write a great first sentence: Exhibit A. "The owner of Napoleon's penis died last Thursday in Englewood, New Jersey"
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Makes me sad for King Tut.
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