Ever wondered why water dissolves salt, why the sky is blue or why opened drinks lose their fizz?
So do we, because we are far from being experts in anything related to science.
On the bright side, we are very enthusiastic about science, and we are willing and open to learn new stuff together with you guys. From posting weird facts about humans and the animal kingdom, scouring the internet for intriguing statistics and performing wacky experiments in our home laboratory, we will try to do a little bit of everything.
Please do keep in mind that we are not rocket scientists, so as far as the home experiment side of our project is concerned, some of our endeavors will fail miserably. But failure is the stepping stone to success, we hope that our content will become a valuable source of information for people who like the idea of learning about science.
I’ve always had a knack for science, even as a little girl I experimented with whatever I could find in the fridge or pantry – vinegar, baking soda, oil, ink, you name it, I mixed it. However, even though biology, physics, and chemistry were my partners in crime, my deeply rooted hatred for math ultimately lead me to pursue an education, and later on a career in Humanities.
Apart from constantly filling up my house with science paraphernalia (science for dummies, of course, but who says it’s not as fun as the real deal?) and basically cosplaying real scientists at work with household ingredients, I can also be found working on a new, more intricate, cosplay (the geek has to be complete, doesn’t it), reading or rereading Gaiman, Poe, and Tolkien, attending book launches, book fests, book readings (you get the gist), or climbing mountains (and I have a pretty impressive rock collection to attest that).
How was letsgetsciencey.com born you ask? Well, as time went by and I started collecting science kits for kids – and gathering plenty of frustration for not always picking the best ones – I realized that my passion for science and my continuous love affair with writing are the perfect ingredients for my most ambitious experiment yet – a website dedicated for all those who want to unravel the mysteries of science.
Even though I’m far from being (or ever becoming) a rocket scientist, there’s something about science that I’ve always felt drawn to. I started slowly, watching hours upon hours of Discovery documentaries about space. I still remember hearing all that science talk about the moons of Jupiter and Neptune’s mass, not understanding a single thing and still loving every second of it.
To the bafflement of my more savant friends, who spent their youths in laboratories, I’ve always been more partial to the ‘’weird’’ part of science, like what happens when you microwave stuff that shouldn’t be microwaved, and what happens when you combine different household items and chemicals. This is basically why this website exists – to celebrate the light part of science. And if the articles and experiments created after days of scouring the internet for information will convince one of our younger readers to pursue a career in actual science, even better.
I’m a Latina marine biologist and conservationist who studies Chondrichthyans (sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras). I’m the founder of The Fins United Initiative, a program that teaches you about diverse sharks and the people who study them!
You may have seen me on Shark Week where I got bit by a crocodile or watched my TEDx talk on Youtube about sharks, female scientists, and why they’re more alike than you think.
Speak Spanish? You may have heard me on my Spanish podcast, ConCiencia Azul, where I promote more inclusion and diversity in marine science around the world.