How stereotype threat drives some women to quit science. Don’t read the comments. Instead, read this book for a fantastic discussion of gender-based stereotypes.

Yet another imported species (potato weed) destroying a native Australian animal population.

How science journalism can be improved.

Scorpion venom might help fight MRSA.

Cordyceps fungus sold as aphrodisiac helps transform local economies. I’ll be using an anamorph of Cordyceps in my research, but I don’t think I’ll be able to build a house with the proceeds.

How a recent challenge of explaining “flame” to 11 year olds highlighted faults in science communication.

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