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About Us
Chris Cassella   
Wednesday, 17 May 2006

ScienceAlert is the first and only website to cover the whole of Australasian science and to present its announced research outcomes to the public for free. Besides providing the latest news from Australasian universities and research institutions, the service provides quality feature articles and opinions from qualified Australasian scientific and science writers and a specialised scientific jobs directory.

ScienceAlert partners Julian Cribb and Chris Cassella recognized that more and more people get their science news online. However, the science news presented on traditional news websites is profiled to appeal to a general audience and is dominated by stories from the United States and Great Britain, the main sources of English-language science news.

Their aim in setting up ScienceAlert was to both publicise Australasian scientific outcomes more widely and to encourage Australasian research institutions and funding agencies to share more of their achievements by providing a free outlet for them to do so.

We hope you agree that ScienceAlert has achieved this aim and make it one of your regularly visited web sites.

-- The ScienceAlert Team

Julian Cribb (Founding Editor) is one of Australia’s most experienced science communicators and journalists with over 8000 published articles, Julian founded ScienceAlert to share Australasian science with a global and national audience. His latest book, The Coming Famine explores the question of whether we can feed humanity through the mid-century peak in numbers and food demand.

Chris Cassella (Managing Director) is an ex-Microsoft programmer and erstwhile neuroscientist turned science communicator who is a strong proponent of Facebook as a platform to inspire and engage young people around the world with science.

Gabriela Munoz (Senior Editor) is the former editor of Australian Science Illustrated and an experienced editor and writer who has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years. She believes in the power of storytelling and thinks digital networked media will allow for new ways of making science accessible to everyone.

Fiona MacDonald (Editor) is the former assistant editor of Cosmos science magazine who is passionate about making science accessible to a broad audience and writing about the ways research can improve our lives.

Becky Crew (Contributing Editor) is the author of Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals (NewSouth Press) and an award-winning science blogger with the Scientific American Blog Network. She is the former online editor of Cosmos science magazine.

Dr. Carin Bondar (Video Host/Producer) is a biologist in population ecology from the University of British Columbia.  She is an online writer, blogger, host and producer with Scientific American, Science Alert and Earth Touch Productions. Her web series 'Wild Sex' (on the unique world of the evolution of sexual behavior) has amassed over 3 million views in its first three months online. In addition, she is a television host for Discovery International, Discovery Canada and National Geographic Wild.

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