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Lesley Evans Ogden

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Vancouver, BC
Freelance Science Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  obesity, science, evolution, ecology, sustainability, nutrition, fitness, wildlife, animal behaviour, environment, health, archaeology, paleontology, green energy, discrimination, transportation

Award-winning freelance science journalist | Chasing fascinating, unusual, fun & thought-provoking science stories | Nature Environment Behaviour Health

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Biography

Always on the look-out for the unique and unexplored angles of science, I love turning up stories that are unexpected, thought-provoking, quirky, or amusing.

I developed a love for science and natural history as soon as I could walk, picking up snakes and caterpillars and pushing them around in ...

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@ljevanso — 1,653 followers, 6,693 tweets

RT @PopSci: More evidence that the dinosaurs were super unlucky with regards to that whole asteroid thing… https://t.co/3VsDvgZ2Ha
RT @CCG_GCC: See this neat icebreaking job? As much as we would to take credit for it, it’s actually the result of currents push… https://t.co/HJ1U38c8Hu
I've been a caterpillar fan since I was a kid. These caterpillar videos by Samuel Jaffe for @biographic are great...  http://ow.ly/jCr330hIY2b 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Commissioned to write a feature article for a magazine during my PhD - on the issue of migratory birds colliding with buildings and windows.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I've seen ancient rock art depicting such a device. To admit to having used one would be to reveal one's advanced age.

How is social media changing news?

It's allowing more rapid turnover of information, and accelerated response: a double-edged sword in a world overwhelmed with misinformation.

MIT Science Journalism Bootcamp Fellowship

2013 - Science Journalism
Fellowship to attend a 2-day workshop at MIT on Medical Evidence.