Who Runs This Blog?



Becky Casale is a freelance writer and undergraduate science student. She has been writing and editing for 15 years and is very keen on sharing thought-provoking ideas.

Welcome, entity! Come a little closer, will you?

Planet Earth

Closer...

New Zealand

Closer...

Peninsula

Are you using Google Maps?

House Roof

Good! That's my roof.

Living Room

Getting really close. Now, slow down otherwise you'll--

Hair Under Microscope

Mmm. Scalpy.

Becky Casale

Hi. Welcome to my blog.

I know what you're thinking. Why is Donald Trump still president? When will a safe COVID vaccine be released? Is reading this the best use of my time? Where are my pants?

I'm largely unqualified to answer your very important questions. But I can offer you science musings such as: Will Teleporters Destroy Your Soul? and No Because We Have No Souls and Are Simply Biological Machines and How Do Jellyfish Have Sex? (An inexplicably popular article, you pervs.)

But first, how did we get here today? Since we wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for my career history, I guess we'll start there.

After leaving school I fell into stock market admin and later trained on the job as a financial journalist in London. It was kind of interesting but also deathly stressful and money-oriented. Who knew?

Seeking an escape, I moved to New Zealand and became a freelance writer. I did my time writing micro-copy, sales letters, technical reports, medical brochures, and so on. Then I had a much better idea.

I started to build websites. I built five websites in five years, writing about my interests from lucid dreaming to Shetland Sheepdogs. This happy turn of events exposed my work to millions of website visitors while helping me refine my writing.

Time passed. I sold my sites and turned my attention to science writing. I dream of following the footsteps of Isaac Asimov and authoring science and science fiction books. To that end, I'm studying a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Creative Writing.

Science Me, then, is a sandbox for me to practice and refine my science writing, as well as build an audience for a future publisher. If you enjoy what you read here, then I'm stoked. It's a win-win-win-win-win. Win.

At home, I have two hilarious goofball children, Fox and Kea. I live in the burbs in north Auckland. From my bedroom window where I write, I can see three beaches and a volcano. I realise I am very lucky to live such a majestic life.

I hope you stick around for this ride. Follow (and star!) me on Facebook and Instagram to see new articles. You can also email me if you'd like to work together on something sciencey.

Lastly, since my cartoons suck, here's an actual picture of me and Fox.

Becky Casale