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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!
Education
  • Uniramia University
    Entomology
  • Homoptera High School
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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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Written by a colleague who was In The Room When ISH Went Down.
Before Nobel Prize-winning biologist Tim Hunt cast off his sexist comments as an “attempt at humor,” he told his co-panelist something else entirely.
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June 10 deadline; must live in one of the communities served!
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Don't miss this great story from Ed Yong.
What it’s like to watch a komodo dragon get dissected
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Think this is a necropsy - the word 'autopsy' is used only for human beings.  Amazing images here. 
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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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I Sniffed An Ant And I Liked It.
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But could you eat them in a salad with walnuts? Or on crackers with a smear of lavender honey?
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You can have too much of a good thing.
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Whoa. That is super strange. I'll let them know! 
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Groan at the name. And also the price! Gin made from ants.
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As limited run alcoholic beverages go, that's not a completely insane price.

However, I'm not sure anyone who has accidentally aspirated a bit of formic acid would really be into this and I imagine limited appeal outside of ant people.
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