About The Authors

Science Me is a blog run by Rebecca Casale and Pete Casale, a couple of science hoodlums in New Zealand.

Hello, I'm Rebecca, the official face of Science Me. I'm a former journalist who flipped a leaf in 2016 to study Zoology and become a science writer.

I'm excited about evolutionary biology and the massive spectrum of science therein. Genetics and genomics, evolution by natural selection, the chemistry of life, biogeography, population dynamics, species emergence, sexual selection, bacteria, plants, viruses and all the life you've ever seen - ever.

This is my sixth website. I rather enjoy making them, and if I can scrape together an income doing so then it makes a viable career for me. Hooray. My most popular content-based website receives 4 million visitors per year. Now I'm driving ahead with Science Me with a similar ambition.

If you're wondering why you're here at all, here's a handy overview: Why Science? It briefly explains why science is the best available source of knowledge to humanity. The purpose of this site, then, is to ruffle up your science feathers and get you thinking rationally and creatively. I want to help you see the world through this empirical lens, where vast inspiration awaits.

So far there are 26 long-form articles for you to devour. I have many more in the pipeline, with time to write them being the only limiting factor. However, I don't do all this alone; I'm also the proud owner of a part-time Pete.

Pete is a web designer and UX (user experience) specialist. He also studies part time degrees in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as contributing to Science Me through articles, illustrations, and diddling with the website code.

Pete and I share common interests in science and philosophy. Every week we have hypothetical debates on his comedy podcast series Schemey Pete's Scenarios. We also share a couple of kids: Fox (6) and Kea (0). That last revelation should explain why there hasn't been much activity on the blog for the last three months, but normal service will resume one day soon.

Becky, Pete, Fox

If you're a scientist, student, journalist, publisher, millionaire, or anyone else who wants to help develop Science Me, you can drop us an email or connect with me on LinkedIn. Or don't! Free will is an illusion.

Elsewhither, visit our article archives and get your science on. Immediately! Post haste! Pronto! Etc.