Author Archives: claireainsworth

About claireainsworth

I'm a science journalist with a background in developmental biology. I've been writing about science for a decade now--after working as a reporter and editor at New Scientist and Nature, I am now a freelance journalist specialising in biology features. I blog about all the cool stuff I simply couldn't fit into the stories I write for print.

Who’s for port and ecosystem? The secret life of cheese

Having survived the festive season dinner party circuit, here’s my top tip for killing the conversation stone dead: point out to your host/ess that part of your dinner is not only still alive, but is in fact a teeming ecosystem. … Continue reading

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