If the word “scientist” conjures a near-sighted nerd in a lab coat, you may be spending too many late nights watching the SyFy channel. A recent movement on Twitter using the hashtag #iamscience is enabling scientists from all over the world to share their pictures, tell their stories, and show off their particular science to the world at large.

Voila. What a lovely concept. This certainly brings back fond memories of fighting in vain against S. Cerevisiae cells.

What inspiring backstories too.

It sure separates the true stories from the common stereotypes and media portrayals. It highlights the realities and perhaps hopefully incite some passion and belief in young minds.

Science rocks. I miss it.

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