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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
After 10 years in academia, evolutionary biologist Joseph Milton staged a daring breakout with only a PhD certificate and a selection of multi-coloured Eppendorf tubes to his name, and a wild half-crazed look in his eyes.
Perhaps unfortunately, his metaphorical escape tunnel led directly to yet another university where he studied science journalism for a year before being lucky enough to write for the Financial Times, New Scientist and Nature.
After a short period incarcerated in a maximum security job as a financial journalist, he recently escaped to the more pleasant shores of the UK Society of Biology, where he is assistant editor of The Biologist and the Journal of Biological Education.
He also likes cats. Follow Joseph Milton on Twitter