My name is Michelle (aka civiltalker), and I’m restarting this blog so I can share all kinds of interesting things that I think other people will also find interesting. That’s about it really. But if you want more about what you might find here…
I’m a post-doctoral researcher who works on atmospheric chemistry, so there is likely to be posts about the atmosphere. There probably won’t be many posts on chemistry though, as I’m not a chemist. I’m more likely to post on astronomy, as I’m an astrophysics graduate and more importantly, there’s so many pretty pictures to share.
Mainly, I want to write about interesting science, but I will also post other stuff that I think is worth sharing: technology, politics,
cooking (anything related to cooking will end up on my other blog, Experiments of a culinary chemist), cake decorating, travel (mainly geologically interesting places), music, gaming, science fiction, boating and finally, the internet stalwart that is amusing video clips.
The name of the blog (starshaped) has a loose connection to the astronomy themed posts, and is the name of a Blur song on Modern Life is Rubbish. No prizes if you know where civiltalker comes from.