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Jules Bristow
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Small lives of the turning year
I've recently been lucky enough to make a friend who feels as passionately about reptiles as I do about insects, who understands the urge to complain about Tumblr photoshops and sympathizes with my complaint that they used THE WRONG TYPE OF MAGGOT in the pe...

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Natural History: not just for boys!
Hat tip to Marianne for bringing this to my attention. As a child I was lucky enough to grow up close enough to London's Natural History Museum to be regularly handed a Sainsburys carrier bag full of Capri Sun and small plastic cheeses, packed on a school b...

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Way not to encourage an interest in entomology
I spent much of today helping out a Rothamsted's schools open day,
talking about work being done on mosquito repellents. Some of the kids
were gratifyingly engaged, some were more interested in shrieking,
taking photos of each other and playing sardines...

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So much science communication fail today
A helpful guide for anyone looking to communicate research or research priorities: Don't use a transphobic slur because you think it makes a flippant headline . Not only is it offensive, it's also not appropriate to apply the term "gender" to non-human anim...

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Ticked off at the news
Today I heard the sad news that the Borreliosis and Associated Diseases Awareness UK charity is ceasing operation as a charity due to lack of funds. We in the UK are comparatively lucky in vector-borne disease stakes, able to enjoy the great outdoors withou...

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Go hug a bug!
I recently attended an event organised by a group of open-minded, environmentally conscious people. I realise that makes it sound like a sex party but I assure you it wasn't, I'm being deliberately vague because this isn't a complaint about a specific perso...

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I'm OK!
I'm both flattered and a little embarrassed that a few people have been checking to see what happened to me after discovering that I've left Twitter.  Just to reassure all my Tweeps that I'm fine, I just really need to focus on finishing and submitting my t...

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