A warm welcome to the Curious Meerkat newsletter for November!
Welcome to the Curious Meerkat newsletter for October.
The summer is finally drawing to a close, and it’s time for the September Curious Meerkat Newsletter!
This month I finally published the first part of my new series, “There’s No Such Thing as Natural“, looking at genetically modified organisms and the connotations of the word “natural”.
Welcome to this month’s Curious Meerkat Newsletter.
This month I wrote a short piece on Chinese tree shrews, which have evolved a slightly different receptor on their tongue that allows them to eat large quantities of spicy food.
This month I’ve been working on a book proposal, which has been keeping me very busy, as well as a couple of blogs that will also be comedy sets!
I wrote a short piece about social immunity in acrobat ants.
This month I’ve been away in California, so I’ve been less productive than usual. Back to normal for April! But I did finish the article I promised you last month, about social medicine in ants, which was a lot of fun to write.
I’m looking for interesting new blog topics for 2018, so please send me your science questions!
Greetings from snowy London!
Over the last month I’ve been working on some really cool articles for Curious Meerkat – one I’d hoped to publish before the end of Feb but you’ll have to wait a few more days! I’ve also been working more on my upcoming podcast, and a very special series of blogs and videos for Curious Meerkat coming later this year.
I’ve been even more busy in my freelance work, writing several pieces on the Amazon – deforestation, dams and carbon emissions – for Mongabay.
Please don’t forget to send me your questions to answer in my blog posts, and also any comments / suggestions you have for the blog!
Thanks for reading!
I must apologise to anyone who has been trying to visit the Curious Meerkat site recently. I’ve had a nightmare with web hosting migration this month, but I’m pleased to say it’s all finished now and the site is back up and running for good!
In between sorting that out and doing some live gigs, I’ve managed to publish a piece I’ve been wanting to write for ages, clarifying what the word ‘bug’ really means.
Expect loads more content next month!
Ps – I’m also working on some other exciting projects this month in different mediums – watch this space for vlogs and podcasts later this year!
So you might have noticed I missed last month’s newsletter. I’ve been suffering with poor health recently and it slipped my mind to write the editorial, which, I’d forgotten, triggers the newsletter to send. But nevermind, it would have been quite a sparse newsletter anyway. This month I’ve managed to publish the articles I’d hoped to last month, but just didn’t finish in time. I’ve been busy planning lots of new content for 2018, which I’m so excited to tell you about… but all in good time.
This month we’ve had a great guest post from Emily Folk about elephant poaching, entitled: “Why are we so obsessed with Ivory?”.
I’d love to know what you think about the newsletter, or any of my articles – feel free to drop me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or add your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the post. And don’t forget you can send me your science questions to blog about – simple, complex, silly, a little bit out there – I want to here them all.
Thanks for reading