Who are you? How old are you? Where are you from?

I’m Lauren, a twenty-year-old collection of organic molecules currently living in Australia.

Are you a scientist? Do you have any degrees?

Does a degree in fun count?

But seriously, I have no official qualifications as a scientist yet. I have a creative arts degree with a major in English and creative writing, and right now I’m in my first year of a second undergrad degree in science (majoring in physics!).

Are you religious?

No. Here’s why, and here’s a disclaimer

What do you think about… / Can you write about… / Can you explain…

I love getting questions, but they so often ask things I’ve already written about. It could save us both time if you quickly google “sciencesoup black holes" or "sciencesoup Richard Feynman" or whatever before you ask, just to check—and then if it doesn’t look like I’ve written about it, go for it, and I’ll see what I can do! 

How can I get in contact with you?

You can message me here on tumblr, or you can email me.

I messaged you but haven’t received a reply yet.

Often I have to pick and choose the most interesting questions to answer because I just don’t have time to answer them all—I really wish I did, but unfortunately I am a human being and not a science-machine (and I do actually exist outside of the internet. Weird, I know).