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Tom Houslay
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Thanks Tom was waiting to hear if the Starlings had turned up this year.
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Groovy GIF of flailing hummingbird legs as it tries to land- http://i.imgur.com/pF0NVBb.gif   -- and smoother landing: http://i.imgur.com/rGwIJwP.gif  
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I'm doing my bit for the internet with this low-quality video of a jumping spider doing a poo. ENJOY.
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Snort. Something I've never seen live or online before. 
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Having reached the heady heights of our 50th episode, we managed to get the fantastic David Quammen on our podcast! David is an incredible science writer who has authored books on topics including viruses, evolution, and Darwin; he also writes for magazines such as National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Harper's... not only that, but he is amazingly nice and interesting and funny! So, you should definitely check out this episode...

You can find the second part here: https://plus.google.com/104991113639562905445/posts/AW3t6EB23tW

If you'd rather listen without the pain of seeing our excited little science faces, head over to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ua/podcast/breaking-bio/id542398755
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I have some tiny new houseguests, which are helping take my mind off my current thesis woes...  mainly by being incredibly AWESOME
As my thesis is making me indescribably miserable, here's a brief interlude for something more fun: my new pets! I have some delightful new creatures in my home, which are helping to stop me from s...
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Red kites (Milvus milvus) swooping in for some meat at the Argaty feeding station in Doune, Scotland
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Is this the feeding station near stirling? Was thinking of going and just wondered what the setup is like?
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The newest episode of +Breaking Bio Podcast features researcher Magdalena Sorger telling us about weird career moves and studying ants across the globe! Be prepared for tales of exploding ants, trapjaw ants, and more... and check out her website http://theantlife.com/ for videos and amazing macro photography from her stints in places like Borneo, Costa Rica, Ethiopia...
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Finally, after years of cajoling, my supervisor has created a lab website! Go there to find out about our research, and the other activities going on in the lab...
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A quick post on the excitement of finding fungus on honeymoon, and a rubbish attempt to make a David Attenborough meme...
I am continuing to make extremely slow progress in sorting through the thousands of photos that I took in Borneo over the summer, but thought I would highlight something I found on a walk in Danum ...
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  • University of Stirling
    PhD candidate, sexual selection, 2010 - 2014
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I mostly think about insect sex... mostly.
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I am an evolutionary biologist, having received my PhD (entitled 'Causes of adaptive differences in age-dependent reproductive effort') from the University of Stirling in 2014.

I write about science - focusing on life history evolution, sexual selection, and mating systems (concentrating on insects and invertebrates) - at http://tomhouslay.com

I take photographs of wildlife and post them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhouslay or https://500px.com/tomhouslay

I also co-host a science podcast called 'Breaking Bio'.

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Cambridge
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Stirling - Glasgow - Lancaster - Manchester - Basel - San Diego - Nottingham - Bridge of Weir