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Karl Gruber

I am a scientist with a Master of Science from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour at the University of Minnesota, and a versatile science communicator.

Reviewing the primary literature and writing a clear and concise articles is an ability now embedded in me, as I have been doing this since I started working in the research realm, more than 10 years ago.

I am comfortable working with strict deadlines and working under pressure. I have experience writing for various audiences, as seen from my articles from National Geographic, Science Now, New Scientist and The Munich Eye, aimed at lay audiences. Then my articles from Lab Times, The Lancet, GEN, and The Pain Research Forum, provide good examples of work aimed at more educated audiences. From these writing experiences you can see I have a strong commitment to meet deadlines and a great capacity to understand complex topics and produce clean, high-quality articles.

I have also served as a reviewer for PLoS One and Journal of Heredity, and I currently work as a freelance Academic Editor for Cactus Communications, where I edit articles aimed at peer reviewed journals. I also have experience writing research grants and peer reviewed papers, since my time as a Bachelor student. Finally, I currently work (pro bono) as the Science and Technology Editor for The Munich Eye, where I am in charge of the content of this section. In this role, I identify relevant articles from the primary literature, assign articles and edit the work of freelance writers and publish their work on a daily basis at our online presence at www.themunicheye.com. For the print edition, besides the content, I also manage the outline of the articles that go into print. TME is currently on hold due to re-structuring.

Male Black Widow Spiders “Twerk” to Avoid Being Eaten by Females

Male black widow spiders shake their booties to send friendly messages to females—and avoid getting eaten, a new study says.

Animal Without a Brain Can “Sneeze,” Surprising Study Shows

They don’t exactly say achoo, but sponges can “sneeze,” according to a new study.

Dogs Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dogs preferentially align themselves facing north or south to do their business, a new study says.