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Khalil A. Cassimally

London, England
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  popular science, soccer, journalism, africa: science and community, culture, technology

Ironic Twitter handle. First person to walk inside​ a sea urchin. Community Project Manager: @ConversationUK. Previously: NPG.

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Biography

Khalil A. Cassimally is the community manager of Nature Education and SciLogs.com. He's also a science blogger. As part of his BSc (Hons.), he studied in Malaysia and Melbourne where he completed a full-time research year in developmental neuroscience. Currently, he's back in his native tropical ...

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@notscientific — 4,157 followers, 38,839 tweets

What's the scientific way of asking: "how long does sex normally last?" "What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time?" FYI: Average time for each couple (n=500) ranged from 33s to 44min. That’s an 80-fold difference.  http://bit.ly/2mLI0e3 
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What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Google Drive/Docs, Evernote and a variety of apps which I use in the cloud for image editing...

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

I wrote a story about Chagos, an island in the Indian Ocean, which had its inhabitants deported so it could be used as a military base.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Stick to it and pitch a lot. Don't get discouraged. Be genuinely happy for friends who make it and you'll have great support.