About Rebecca Casale
Welcome, entity! Come a little closer, will you?
Are you using Google Maps?
Good! That's my roof.
Getting really close. Now, slow down otherwise you'll--
Hello. My name is Rebecca. Thanks for letting me be the voice in your head.
It's quite roomy in here, isn't it? And I see you have some questions. Will COVID ever go away? Is reading this the best use of your time? Where are my pants?
I'm largely unqualified to answer your very important questions. But I can offer you select musings like What Does DNA Do? and What is Schrodinger's Cat? and How Do Jellyfish Have Sex? (An inexplicably popular article, you pervs.)
Science Fact and Science Fiction
A lot of scientists love science fiction because it's a natural extension of what they do best—asking questions.
If these questions have you frothing at the mouth, you're a scientist at heart too.
I caught the science bug when I read Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park when I was 13. I got hooked on the genetics, ethics, chaos, and the practical consequences of creating belligerent monsters that look like dinosaurs.
The "what if" questions posed by science fiction grow in significance every year. Technology is accelerating at an eye-watering pace, and things once considered wildly futuristic are now a reality. As I write, long-distance quantum teleportation is in the science news, using entangled photons to develop a quantum internet.
This is what Science Me is all about. Understanding the nature of stuff so we can ask the right questions. Everything I do here is a work in progress, just like humanity itself. A weird and chaotic science experiment set on a little blue dot.
I live in Auckland in New Zealand with my partner Pete and our two children, Fox and Kea. It's
a million miles 11,000 miles from the life I grew up in back in England.
Over the years I've been a financial journalist, a medical proofreader, and a blogger. I've founded and sold a handful of content-based websites. As you can see from my posts, I'm slowly learning digital illustration.
I'm a fan of science fiction, science fact, podcasts, and chess. They keep me sane when I find my two-year-old sloshing her poo around the toilet with her bare hands. [Update: she's now three and doing much more grown-up things like layering ice blocks on my face while I sleep.]
I'm most keen on genetics and evolution and am halfway through a BSc in Biology. This tends to bias the topics I write about, but I do try to get stuck into technology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and philosophy when the opportunities arise.
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