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Kate Lewis, Ph.D.

I studied for my BSc Zoology degree in Swansea University, UK in 2009 and competed my PhD in Agriculture in 2014 at Aberystwyth University, UK. I'm passionate about science, in particular zoology. I've worked in research for over 10 years. This work is usually broad and extensive. It has involved finding solutions to problems associated with farming, antibiotic resistance, animal and human nutrition, and reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change. I have had the pleasure of working both in the UK and overseas. My most enjoyable project to date, has been working along the African Rift Valley. I love talking about these topics and trying to convey my enthusiasm for them through scientific writing. Writing for Smore Magazine allows me to do that.

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How Does Climate Change Affect Plants and Animals?

Table of Contents What is Climate Change? Climate change is affecting our planet in many different ways, including global warming. The rate at which the Earth’s temperature has increased over the past 100 years has risen rapidly. This is mostly due to the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels. Volcanic eruptions, …

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Can Dogs Smell Sickness?

The Medical Power of a Dog’s Sniff

Table of Contents The Medical Power of a Dog’s Sniff You probably already know that dogs have an excellent sense of smell. As soon as you open a tin of biscuits, your pet dog comes running! Humans have about 5 million scent receptors, but dogs have 220 million. Their sense of smell is 10,000 times …

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The Medical Power of a Dog’s Sniff

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Adult Deer Tick, Ixodes scapularis. Ticks are an example of a parasite. They live off another

Zombie Parasites

Meet The Parasites That Turn Their Hosts Into Zombies

Table of Contents What are parasites? There are a whole range of organisms that live as parasites. This means that they live off another organism. We are familiar with some common parasites. These include ticks, fleas, and worms in our guts. There are some parasites that control the brain of their host. They turn that …

Zombie Parasites

Meet The Parasites That Turn Their Hosts Into Zombies

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