Intro

Dec. 28th, 2016 11:20 pm
rambl3: masked bear (masked bear)
[personal profile] rambl3
Greetings Earthlings!

I'm posting my intro as a separate thread because things seem to be rather quiet around here and the last post I see in this thread is from a few years ago....

So hi! I'm a rambling bramble bear. I'm from New York but have been many places and will be many more. I always enjoyed science class back in grade school and have been mediocre at it. In the future I would like to get a degree in some sort of (applied?) science.
When I'm not science-ing I enjoy everything about music and (vegetarian friendly) food and First Nation culture.

I would also like to mention that there's a great "cult" (forum group) on VampireFreaks called ScienceWorld that you may be interested in. It's about everything related to all aspects of science (and math!). There's news and discussions, forum games and contests.
The sibling cult to that is Opensouria_Internetion which is about all things related to technology, copyright/etc laws, GNU/Linux & other OSes, open source software and hardware, hacks/mods/DIY... you name it.
yvi: a mouse on top of test tubes (Science - Mouse)
[personal profile] yvi
Since this community has now existed for over a week and already has over 60 subscribers, how about an introduction thread? I will likely repeat this a few days/weeks after the star of open beta, but it can't hurt to do it now as well.

Anyway, hi, I am your geeky neighborhood moderator/maintainer. You can call me Yvi. I am 25 years old and am just beginning my Master thesis at a German university. I officially study Biology and also have a Bachelor's degree in that, but haven't seen the insides of a lab in a while - I'd probably break everything in sight. Instead, I work at the intersection of Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Biology, spending most of my time looking a sequences and scripting (as shown by the fact that I just created [community profile] python...)

My personal interests are a bit wider, though. I am interested in most aspects of Biology (evolutionary, neuro, developmental, etc.) and also very interested in Physics and Astronomy. My non-fiction book shelf is very full :) I also have about two dozen blogs with a scientific content on my Google Reader and spend too much time reading it.

So if you want to, tell us a bit about where you're from, what you are doing, what you are interested in etc.
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[personal profile] dracodraconis
I'm more of a researcher than a scientist, working on standards for 3D imaging systems, but still have a fascination with science. I've turned my journal into a random collection of articles that I pick up from a variety of science feeds, mostly in medicine, environmental science, space, robotics, archeology, and material science among others. I have a doctorate in engineering and a degree in mathematics, and used to work as a statistician in food science and veterinary epidemiology in the 1990s before going into engineering. 
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[personal profile] ex_beautyofgr925
Hi, I thought this looked like a good place to start. I've introduced myself elsewhere as a 29 year-old environmental scientist. I work in air quality, doing a variety of tasks - in office, I can't boast of a lab - including regulation, enforcement, permitting, and inventory projects. A fair bit of research and data processing, at least of late. I decided on an environmental career because I had a love of biology, chemistry, and physics -- and here's one field that ties them all together nicely.

My science-based interests aren't solely tied to my career, though. I am an amatuer astronomer and have been playing around with Stellarium a lot lately (I had to share that software - it's awesome!)

As for online science bloggers, I have a real love for the Science-Based Medicine bloggers (I created a feed called "sciencebased_med_feed" for that, but I haven't yet figured out how to link to that correctly) and Bad Astronomy, of course, particularly since both of those sites regularly encourage skepticism.

Anyway, nice to meet you! I hope this community will be a great place to share articles and have interesting discussions.

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