Science Sushi: 2017 In Overview

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Science Sushi: 2017 in Overview

From Christie Wilcox |
December 31, 2017 11:00 pm

It is the time of the year where I return and see what has occurred over the past 365 days in the life span of this site. So far in 2017…

…I’ve posted    articles

…that received over five hundred thousand  perspectives

…from  countries/territories

…with    remarks

My most viewed post of the year wasn’t actually mine–it was that amazing guest article by Jake Buehler about the way 30 Meters Down completely neglected in its portrayal of dive science. Next in line was my Toxinology 101 article on what scientists mean when they use the words “venom” and “toxin”. A few blasts from the past performed well–y’ all were interested if dolphins become high pufferfish (likely not), exactly what it feels like to die by boomslang sting, and if mushrooms can make you orgasm (again( probably not). Other top ten articles include the way the venom of brown snakes gets stronger as they age, how a shark lived with a hole through its own body for more than a year, also the inquisitive science of s*x.

My words found their way across the interwebs to a complete suite of outlets. You may find me talking about , crab-mimicking cuttlefish for Hakai Magazine, also ravenous box jellies of their future for New Scientist. I confessed among my dumbest lab mistakes within this piece for   SELF on why you actually, really should not look in an eclipse. Additionally, I wrote about the surprising way thorns may have developed  to  Quanta, also talking of pokey things, bioGraphic‘s design group turned my post about venomous weapons into a  breathtaking work of art. I also dug deep into the discussion regarding biodiversity’s benefits for Undark. But my personal favorite was my post to get National Geographic how many scientists at Mississippi used 6 heaps of d**d tribes to simulate mass extinction events, permitting them to study their consequences on the ecosystem.

I also had a significant year past the interwebs. I had a number of articles published in print-only magazines, with different pieces   in Hana Hou! . In  August, my very first publication,  , went to paperback!

2017  has been a demanding year in many ways, but it’s been one of   trememdous joy. I stumbled on a new experience once I moved back to the mainland, trading the bright beaches of Oahu to the royal forests of Washington. I started a new job working as an editor and writer for SciShow, which I’m enjoying immensely. And, last but certainly not least, I must fulfill my  incredible daughter, Bianca, last June, also she has been bringing unbelievable amounts of joy into my life since.

Thanks to all you who read this blog: Let us keep this bio-nerdy celebration going all through 2018!

Fireworks picture  (c) Mark Wooding, in  Wikipedia

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