Over the holiday period we welcomed back Canadian neutrino chemist and Flame Challenge winner Steve Maguire. You may remember him from such twitter accounts as RealScientists (first appearing back in April 2014) and @sciencenotscary.
Steve told great and terrible jokes! (you can decide which one this is)
Rocks, being silicon-based, are immune to flowers and chocolate.
(Look, it can't all be A-material.)
— realscientists (@realscientists) December 15, 2016
And talked a lot about Star Trek (and we agree this is quite nerdy, even by our standards).
Full disclosure: I obsessively nerded a bit myself and contributed some clarifications to their list of Trek-chemicals.
— realscientists (@realscientists) December 14, 2016
Also neutrinos, lots of neutrinos! uh…
Neutrino vodka would start out as peach flavoured, but by the time your drank it, it would be a three-fruit cocktail. https://t.co/RnmOVH6CNB
— realscientists (@realscientists) December 12, 2016
And once again, Steve kindly shared his Real Scientists reflections with us.
What (if anything) did you differently this time around?
I didn’t really change much. I might have had fewer pictures and other multimedia, but that wasn’t a conscious choice.
Did you notice any difference in the interactions compared with your last curation?
The torrent of notifications was higher this time, but the audience responded about the same.
What were the highlights? Were there any lowlights?
I thoroughly enjoyed all of it. I can’t think of any bits that stood out higher than the rest, and there were definitely no lowlights.
Thanks once again Steve from all of us here at RealScientists HQ. If you missed anything from his return, the tweets are all collated at the following link.