About The Author

About The Author

Becky Casale is a writer who loves a bit of the ol' science.

Welcome, entity! Come a little closer, will you?

Planet Earth

Closer...

New Zealand

Closer...

Peninsula

Are you using Google Maps?

House Roof

Good! That's my roof.

Living Room

Getting really close. Now, slow down otherwise you'll--

Hair Under Microscope

Mmm. Scalpy.

Becky Casale

Hi. Welcome to my blog.

I know what you're thinking. Will COVID ever go away? Is reading this the best use of your time? Where are my pants?

I'm largely unqualified to answer your very important questions. But I can offer you science musings such as: Will Teleporters Destroy Your Soul? and No Because We Are Biological Machines and How Do Jellyfish Have Sex? (An inexplicably popular article, you pervs.)

Science Fact and Science Fiction

Many scientists love science fiction because it's a natural extension of the thing they do best: asking questions. How much can we genetically modify our bodies? What would it be like to colonise another planet? Will we ever be able to see into the past—or the future? If these questions have you frothing at the mouth, you're a scientist too.

I think I caught the bug when I read Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park when I was 13. There's a lot more science in the book than made it into the movie. Read it if you haven't. And the sequel. It's about genetics, chaos theory, ethics, and belligerent monsters who look like dinosaurs.

The "what if" questions posed by science fiction grow in significance every year. We live in a time when technology is accelerating at an eye-watering pace and things once considered wildly futuristic are now actually happening. As I write, long-distance quantum teleportation is in the science press, using entangled photons to create a quantum internet.

This is what I'm all about. I cover science fact right here, while drafting a science fiction novel which may or may not ever see the light of day. Everything I do is a work in progress, just like humanity itself. A weird and chaotic science experiment set on a little blue dot.

At Home

I live in Auckland in New Zealand with my partner Pete and our two children, Fox and Kea. It's a million miles 11,000 miles from the life I grew up in back in England. I've been here for 14 years and can safely say that once you get used to the comparative lack of consumerism, it's paradise.

Outside of work, I like to read, draw, play chess, and talk philosophy. According to 16Personalities, I'm an INFP. One of the biggest challenges in my life has been learning to parent while retaining a sense of self. No-one can really warn you about that until it happens.

Yesterday I heard my two-year-old daughter splashing around in the bathroom. I went in to discover she'd done a poo and was sloshing it around the toilet with her bare hands. That has nothing and everything to do with what my life looks like nowadays.

Thanks for wanting to know a little about me, I'm truly humbled. I hope you enjoy my posts and perhaps even tell a friend about one. You can always sign up to my super secret email list to be notified of new articles.

I'll see you soon, likely on the live webcam link I've just set up on your device. Just kidding. No! Yes? NO. Yes...?

No?

Becky Casale

Me and Fox having a bit of a day on Earth