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Nature News work placement

I’m halfway through a 3 week internship with the Nature News team and am absolutely loving it! I’ve been attending meetings, going to media briefings and writing. Here are links to my articles on the Nature site so far: News … Continue reading

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The Big Bang Science Fair

Yesterday I helped out on the Society of Biology’s stand at the Big Bang Fair at London’s ICC ExCeL. The fair is the biggest of its kind, designed to inspire young people about science and engineering. I spent the day … Continue reading

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“Bitch gave me cancer”: The curious ‘tail’ of a contagious canine cancer

What do you get when you cross an STD with cancer? Probably the worst disease imaginable, or so you would think; but such an infection does actually exist in dogs. Rather ominously called Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour (CTVT), the disease … Continue reading

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I believe in fairies

Before you begin to think I’ve completely lost it, let me explain. A far cry from the magical, mischievous creatures of folklore, the Fairyfly is actually a type of parasitic wasp. Although they might not have much success against Tinkerbell … Continue reading

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Friendly gut bacteria improve sex life

Sorry to disappoint guys, but this currently only apply to flies; imagine if all it took to spruce things up a bit was a daily Yakult… Perhaps they wouldn’t have to spend so much on advertising… Anyway, you’ve probably never … Continue reading

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