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Here are links to all the articles I had published online during my time at COSMOS Magazine, October/November 2011.

Apologies for messy link-posting, I had made up neat links for all of them but they refuse to show up on the post! Will edit when I work out what I’ve done wrong!

News Stories

Monday, 7 November 2011:
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4939/why-obese-people-regain-weight-after-dieting

Thursday, 10 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4950/hagfish-revealed-be-slime-weilding-predators

Wednesday, 16 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/4983/even-fish-reap-health-benefits-massage

Thursday, 24 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5017/spiders-use-chemical-weapon-deter-predators

Friday, 2 December 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5044/koala-chlamydia-vaccine-trials-look-positive

Profiles

Thursday, 10 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/profile/4952/controlling-cravings

Tuesday, 15 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/profile/4975/reading-earth

Monday, 21 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/profile/4999/the-lizard-man

Thursday, 1 December 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/profile/5039/filming-ocean-blue

Intern Blog Entries

Thursday, 3 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/blog/4927/span-class%E2%80%9Dcap%E2%80%9D-blog-first-span

Thursday, 10 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/blog/4955/brain-food-and-dinofish

Wednesday, 16 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/blog/4979/fanatical-about-fish

Wednesday, 23 November 2011: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/blog/5005/end-era-or-well-a-month

It’s my final night in Sydney and while I haven’t been very good at blogging here (Manly has awfully slow internet) – I have been blogging at cosmosmagazine.com through my internship.

I’ve learned a lot since week one, and I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that I can do anything.

I kinda already knew this, but successfully completing a month at a science magazine and publishing several successful stories proved that if I could write about science (my most worstest subject at school), I could write about anything!

Luckily, I didn’t have to learn much in the way of chemistry or physics, because I think I may have struggled there… But I did get a chance to indulge my love of weird animals and the crazy shit they get up to by writing endless articles (including one 1000+ word feature) on animal behaviour. I think it’s safe to say I m a right old expert at animals now and could pretty much become David Attenborough’s successor tomorrow…

 

 

I also conquered my fear of Macs (following a string of virus-infected Apple computers in my high school years) and almost (key word: almost) mastered Sydney public transport! I got myself places I didn’t even think were on the public transport radar!

I did a bit of learning at a travel magazine during this past week… Although, oddly enough, it made me miss writing about science… Whoda thunk it? I used to run for the hills the moment science was mentioned!

I did a little shopping – I bought like one top and a dress – but somehow my suitcase seems MUCH heavier than when I left Perth and I am going to struggle with it tomorrow morning. I wonderwhat scientists say about the mass of suitcases based on how they are packd? Either way, I suck at packing and not everything wants to fit as nicely as it did when I left Perth.

Speaking of my West Coast home, I missed Perth, mostly because Sydney rained almost every day I was here, whereas Perth has been wonderfully warm and sunny.

I’m going to leave it here for now, I have to be up in a few hours and I am le tired from a HUGE weekend! But you can check out my work at the Cosmos Magazine website and look out for me in the Feb/March issue of the magazine!

p.s. I also made heaps of awesome friends!