Who exactly am I, and what makes me qualified to talk about science?
My name is Rachel Alenius-Thalhuber. My maiden name (Alenius) is pronounced like the word “miscellaneous”- hence the name of the blog. I am a 26-year old woman living in Fort Worth, Texas and working on her Ph.D. in biology. I study the reintroduction and conservation of Texas horned lizards, but I’ve dabbled in a lot of different scientific fields. My background spans a pretty wide field of computer programming, genetics, chemistry, math, physics- it’s a lot.
That being said, I plan to use this blog to explore the science of a wide variety of topics, including:
- How to care for orchids (based on their ecology)
- My holy grail skincare products and the science behind them
- I have ADHD. What does that mean?
- Why science says you should walk more
- How to make naturally carbonated soda using the science of fermentation
- What you need to know about antibacterial products
- And so, so much more.
Like life in general, I’m not sure where this blog will take me, but I hope you’ll join me for the ride!