Top Science Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/science The latest Science IAmA's collected from Reddit ScienceIamA elephant scientist AMA on World Elephant Day! http://www.topiama.com/r/6299/iama-elephant-scientist-ama-on-world-elephant-day We are Solar Team Twente, a group of 19 students who took a break of a little over a year from our studies in order to build the world’s most efficient solar car. Also, here we are with our solar car and bonus points for finding our mascot in the 360 view of our car and race team.

Our car will be partaking in the biennial World Solar Challenge in Australia, which will be held again this year in October (8-15 October for those wondering). There are multiple classes and we’ll be competing in the Challenger Class, which we like to call the F1 of solar car racing. This basically means that we built a single seat efficiency masterpiece built according to regulations set by the organization.

The team consists of a management team, communications team and technical team and basically functions like a small business, except we don’t get paid ;). We are also proud of the fact that we do almost everything ourselves; from designing, building and testing the solar car to securing all funds and in kind sponsoring and even our own management and public relations. As you would expect we have a great variety of study backgrounds, but let’s not give away everything just yet!

Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper AMA introduction without proof. The image is a little bit outdated (oops sorry), but the guy on the right is clearly so ugly that he can only be me. The two people in the image are also your hosts for this AMA. I, Luc, am one of the aerodynamicists of the team, while Gearte Nynke (good luck pronouncing that) is our communications manager. You can ask us anything you want. Questions could be about the car or other technical aspects, but also about our motivations to join the project or any other aspect of the project you can think off. Don’t be shy, Ask Us Anything!

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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalIamA(n) intensive care nurse in a level 1 trauma hospital. I have experience with every specialty except burns. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6291/iaman-intensive-care-nurse-in-a-level-1-trauma The Exploratorium is a playful learning laboratory in San Francisco with 600+ interactive exhibits. Nicole Minor is the project director and producer for the museum's 2017 live stream of the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21st. Rob Rothfarb is the Exploratorium's eclipse live stream technical director. He created the museum's FREE Total Solar Eclipse app for iOS + Android. We’ve live streamed six solar eclipse events.

https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse

Thanks everybody! We had fun answering your great questions and hope you enjoy clear skies on eclipse day! Please join us online for our live coverage on our app and website, beginning at 9:00 AM PDT / 12:00PM EDT on August 21. If you're in the Bay Area and would like to come watch with us, we're having an eclipse viewing party at the Exploratorium starting at 9:00 AM. -Rob and Nicole

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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MedicalMy name is Travis. I am a Paramedic in Pennsylvania and 9 years ago today I donated my left kidney. In order to spread awareness and help reduce some fears of organ donation, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6256/my-name-is-travis-i-am-a-paramedic-in 9 years ago today, when I was a college student, I donated my left kidney to my oldest sister. I am also currently a Paramedic. Feel free to ask me anything! I will be checking in and out all day, answering questions until midnight tonight. I'll try to answer all of them or as many as I can.

If the mods want proof of my kidney donation, I can send them a link to a story my college paper did about it. I don't want to post it here since it mentions my sister' s name and I didnt ask if she wants to have her name out there.

Proof of being a paramedic: https://ibb.co/g1Aws5

Just a note, I created this account just for this AMA. I like having privacy online for various reasons.

Edit: Thanks to everyone who asked questions or dropped by. I apologize for any short answers, but I did 99% of this in an ambulance either while responding to a call (my partner was driving) or while walking out of the hospital after transferring care. I've had a busy day, so I'm going to go sleep. However, I hope I at least answered some questions and even if you don't want to be a living donor, at least consider being a deceased organ donor. For some fun statistics you can go here: https://www.donatelife.net/statistics/ There is a shortage of organ donors and this problem is a growing problem as more people suffer organ failure. Even as a paramedic, I see a lot of people with organ failure from sickness, disease, or trauma.

I hope everyone has a great night and God bless!

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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Arman Bitaraf, near-constant cast member of Japanese reality show "Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City" http://www.topiama.com/r/6259/ama-request-arman-bitaraf-nearconstant-cast My short bio: What's up Reddit?!

Over two years ago I left my home in New Jersey to embark on a five year, seven continent trek around the world. In Texas I adopted a dog, Savannah, and we’ve been walking together ever since. I’ve been walking for 687 days and have covered 9600 miles over fifteen countries. Currently I’m in Dublin, about to take on Europe and North Africa.

My previous AMA was a year ago and I was in Macará, Ecuador. From Ecuador I walked through desert for months (and nearly lost my mind), did ayahuasca in the Peruvian jungle, climbed to 15,000 feet to cross the Andes, and stumbled upon the Argentinian Carnival. After South America I took a ship to Antarctica where I took a plunge in the icy waters and kayaked beside humpbacks.

Savannah was four months old when I adopted her. When she was a pup I pushed her in my cart. Now she’ll walk thirty miles a day and still be running around at night. In Central and South America it was fairly easy crossing borders with her. To get her into Europe we spent a month in New Jersey doing her paperwork (which is easier now than it used to be apparently). I’ve spent nearly every minute of every day with her since adopting her. She’s my best friend and a great watch dog at night.

As to why I'm walking around the world, I had a friend, Anne Marie, who died at seventeen. I'd never been close to someone who died before. Her death reordered my understanding of the world. I suddenly saw life as something fragile and fleeting. I needed to make the most of the short time I had - I wanted adventure and to see the world. When I discovered Karl Bushby the idea of walking around stuck in my head. So from seventeen to twenty-six I kept The World Walk my aim. I went to college, worked, paid off loans, saved, then set off before I had too much responsibility. By twenty-six I had enough saved that if I lived frugally I could walk while still paying off my student loans for two years.

However, about a month before leaving, the owner of Philadelphia Sign reached out to me. He knew Anne Marie and wanted to support my walk. Now, Philadelphia Sign gives me enough money to see this thing through and donates a dollar a mile to AnneMarie’s scholarship fund. If you'd like to follow along I do my best to post photos daily and write a weekly blog post.

If you’d like to support the walk check out my patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/theworldwalk

Also, here's an infographic which shows some highlights of my first two years.

My Proof

Edit: That's it for me my friends! Thanks for all the support. I hope I was able to give you a better idea of what life is like walking 8 hours a day. All the best, Reddit!

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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceIamA Ex Lead NASA Engineer for the International Space Station AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6214/iama-ex-lead-nasa-engineer-for-the-international My name is Dane Jasper (/u/danejasper), and I co-founded Sonic in 1994, at a time when the “World Wide Web” was brand new, Linux had just been invented and avoiding dialup busy signals was the main customer issue. Today, Sonic is the largest independent ISP in Northern California. As a 20-year industry veteran, I've seen a lot of change, but I remain committed to the concept of alternative competitive broadband access services, which is why I’m fighting for net neutrality today.

Sonic firmly believes that internet providers should NOT be able to charge content creators -- like Netflix or CNET -- more money to stream their service, or have the ability to block others entirely. The internet should remain open and equal for all.

I’ll be sticking around to answer your questions on net neutrality and what’s at stake for you and everyone else who uses and loves the internet, amid the FCC’s plans to roll back current net neutrality regulations. Ask away!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/25jzwv38c19z.jpg

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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI'm Martin O'Leary and IamA scientist on Project MIDAS, which has been tracking the trillion-ton iceberg A-68 which just calved off the Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6224/im-martin-oleary-and-iama-scientist-on-project My short bio: Hey reddit! I was hit by a car while on my motorcycle 2 years ago and as a result I tore several of my nerves at the braquial plexus. I broke my radius and ulna, lost all movement in my right arm, and since then my life has changed forever.

In February 2016, after 6 months of fruitless therapy, I had nerve surgery in Mexico where 25cm (~10 in) of nerve was removed from my right leg to be inserted at the braquial plexus and several other points in my arm to promote nerve growth and regeneration.

Since then, I've been attending physical therapy daily and have seen veeeery slow changes over the course of this year. My doctor said that it will take about 3-4 years after the surgery for me to see what movement I will have for the rest of my life, but it all depends on how much work I put into my recovery.

In this time I have continued my bachelor's degree, struggled with depression, tried to continue pursuing my interests (especially music), and maintained an incredible relationship.

Ask me absolutely anything! :D

My Proof:

Sketch of the crash: http://imgur.com/a/0Qoro

Album of the crash: http://imgur.com/a/ETsYy

Pics of me today: http://imgur.com/a/ang5R

Reddit thread on r/motorcycles: https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/4bsj5j/hey_guys_i_made_a_post_about_a_bad_crash_i_was_in/?ref=share&ref_source=link

EDIT: Wow, the responses almost duplicated overnight! I'm answering questions today too.

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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am theoretical neuroscientist Dr. Edward Large, and I pioneered the theory that the brain entrains its oscillations to acoustic rhythms. Using recent discoveries, I invented a new way to visualize music. http://www.topiama.com/r/6181/i-am-theoretical-neuroscientist-dr-edward-large I am a survivor of a school shooting.

My name is Meaghan. I attended Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington from 2013-2015. I was born and raised in Washington state, before eventually moving to Charleston, South Carolina at the end of my Sophomore year.

The shooting happened during my Sophomore year. School was somewhat enjoyable at best for me, I never really liked school or even the social aspect of it. I constantly begged my parents to let me do online school, more so after the shooting though.

Despite all that, the kids I went to school with were people I grew up with, people that I had once made a connection with in the past. We were a pretty small community. I also had a solid group of friends at the time that I still talk to today. My classes weren't bad either, although geometry was a huge struggle. I liked my teachers, we were all pretty close. My school was laid back, not too tight on the rules and everyone generally got along pretty well.

The morning of the shooting was like any other. Wake up 10 minutes before school, my brother yelling up the stairwell telling me to get my ass in the car or he'd leave me. We lived about a mile from the school, so the ride was fairly short. We were probably listening to some shitty rap song as we zig-zagged across speed bumps and screeched into the parking lot a couple of minutes before class. I rushed to first period, English 2 Honors, and plopped down in my seat, late as always.

I don't remember that morning being much different from any other, class was the same as always. I trudged onto second period, some sort of computer class. That class wasn't interesting so I never paid much attention. Then third period, health class with one of my favorite teachers. Again, a normal day.

Our classes were shortened, since it was a half day. Our school had half days every Friday due to budget cuts. We weren't exactly the wealthiest community. After third period I had first lunch, I walked into the "small" lunchroom around 10:00 A.M and sat down, talking to my boyfriend at the time on the phone. My friends didn't have first lunch that day, so I sat alone, blabbering on the phone.

If I remember correctly around 10:20 A.M, the fire alarm went off. Everyone evacuated the building as expected. I remember laughing with one of my brothers friends, joking about how it was probably one of the seniors pulling a prank. Then I heard a bang. It sounded pretty far off, so I didn't think about it. Then I heard more... that was when fear finally settled in.

It all happened within a matter of minutes. At 10:24 A.M the first shot happened. I remember running like my life depended on it. I was aiming for the parking lot. A lot of my brothers friends were heading to their cars to leave, I so badly wanted to go with them. I wanted to go to safety. I wanted to go home.

I never made it to the parking lot. My limbs were heavy with the thought that someone I know might be dead. My heart hurt from beating so hard. I think I cried. I don't know. I just know that I was afraid. I still feel that fear today.

One of the Spanish teachers who shared a room with my first period teacher grabbed me so hard it knocked the wind out of me. I remember begging him to let me go, to let me go to my brothers friends. I had known them my whole life practically, they were my brothers too. I wanted my brothers to take me away from the horrific tragedy that had just occurred seconds ago.

He refused, and shoved me into the room and locked the door behind us. Standing there, in that room, the stench of fear was so tangible I still see it every fucking day. It was like my life was in slow motion. I scanned the room, kids were huddled in corners, shoved under desks. The air was so thick I thought I was choking. It felt like that room was 100 degrees. There was probably 50 or so students in a room meant for 25.

I found a spot under a large table right underneath the only window in that room. I looked to my left and there was a group of freshman girls huddled by the teachers desk. I remember one girl hysterically crying, swearing up and down that her best friend was dead. I think that's when It finally sunk in.

I smushed myself under that table between two guys I didn't know. I was still on my phone with my at-the-time boyfriend, and he swore up and down that he wouldn't hang up, that he would sit through this with me. Despite the disaster that relationship was, I will always remember him talking me through that entire experience and keeping me somewhat sane for the time being. I will forever appreciate that.

The texts finally started coming in from all of my family members. "Are you okay?" "Are you hurt?" I didn't really know how to respond, but I did. I was huddled under that desk for over two hours, watching the newscasts quietly with hushed voices thick with tears. The anxiety, the fear, that's all I could feel.

Finally, the police knocked on the door and demanded that we open up. They came in, guns raised and flipped on the lights. I remember standing up and covering my eyes only to be told to hold my hands high in the air. I trembled as a police man pointed his gun near me, my heart couldn't beat any faster in that moment. We were told to grab our cell phones only and to exit the room in a orderly, single filed line. We ran out of the room, flanked by policeman.

That first breath of fresh air wasn't refreshing. It was heavy, filled with sorrow and agony. We ran, and ran until we were escorted on a school bus and sent off to a church not far from the school. The ride there was a blur, and being there was one too. We had to sign our name in check in, and go out front to wait for our parents.

I'm not religious, but I do remember walking through that church and just hoping that someone would rid my body of the crippling anxiety I felt. It's still there, it never went away.

I hugged some of my teachers and cried with them, holding hands with people I hadn't spoken to in years and telling them that it'll all be okay. Eventually I was outside waiting for my mom behind a line of police tape. I saw her and she pulled me through the tape and hugged me so hard. I heard her sobs in my ear as she shook and petted my head. Her heart was absolutely broken, mine was too. I didn't know how to feel, I didn't cry with her, I wanted to. I just couldn't feel anymore. I lost a part of myself that day that I'll never get back.

We then retrieved my brother and my dad came to pick us all up, and we went home. At home I sat on the couch and watched the on-going news reports with my family. Nobody said a word. Later on that night I found out one of my childhood friend, Zoe, had died in the shooting. I didn't cry then either. I went up to my room and didn't come back out the rest of the night.

We had the next week off of school after the shooting. Our community really came together after everything. Nothing really helped my healing process though, it's still an on-going thing.

I now suffer from PTSD (diagnosed by a psycho-therapist). This shooting has affected my life in so many ways. Any loud noise sends my pulse skyrocketing. A book slamming on a desk, loud beeping sounds, alarms, fire trucks, police sirens, banging noises, all of this immediately sends me back to that initial moment when the fear struck me. I can't trust people.

The unpredictability of that day has forever traumatized me. I so badly want people in my life to understand that it's not their fault that I have an extremely hard time trusting. It’s not my fault. I am constantly hyper aware of my surroundings, I notice every little detail. My body is always tense, I don't know if I'll ever truly relax again. Anxiety is a daily thing, I'm not sure if it'll go away anytime soon.

I lost some of myself that day, and it was replaced with fear and anxiety and intense trust issues. As unfortunate as that is, it's who I am. I cannot tell you how many nights I have spent on the bathroom floor, crying, wheezing, hurting and just wishing that things were different. But they aren't, they never will be. The only thing I can do now is move forward.

I am a survivor of a school shooting.

I will always be afraid.

Proof:

Here is a picture of my school ID from that year ID

Here is a picture take by a news person of my mom hugging me after she found me mom and me

And here is a picture of me now holding my school ID me

Also here is the link to the Wikipedia article about the shooting. It's not proof, just added in case someone wanted to see it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville_Pilchuck_High_School_shooting

Please leave any questions you have, I'd love to try and answer them.

Thank you.

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AthleteiAMA with guy who waited tables, sold cars, bounced, painted houses, then fought in UFC, built a gym in Thailand, started a print factory and operates a news website. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6133/iama-with-guy-who-waited-tables-sold-cars-bounced Hey Reddit:

We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss

Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, “Resident Evil: Vendetta” will also be released in movie theaters nationwide on June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events. Tickets are available here

The film is on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18. Ask us anything!

Proof:

Matthew: https://i.redd.it/q3n6qy1l0r1z.jpg

Erin: https://i.redd.it/ckj9p1at0r1z.jpg

Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!

Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
CrosspostHi I'm Mike Hartley, and I'm running for Congress in Indiana's 5th District. AMA! [xpost /r/Political_Revolution] http://www.topiama.com/r/6129/hi-im-mike-hartley-and-im-running-for-congress-in Hey Reddit:

We're Matthew Mercer and Erin Cahill of Resident Evil: Vendetta, the action-packed third installment in the state-of-the-art CG animated franchise. Matt is returning as Leon S. Kennedy and we're introducing Erin's character Rebecca Chambers in this film! Follow us along with Chris Redfield (played by Kevin Dorman) as we aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Check out the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Fs5g-l0Bcss

Based on “Resident Evil™,” one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time, “Resident Evil: Vendetta” will also be released in movie theaters nationwide on June 19 for a special one-night event from Fathom Events. Tickets are available here

The film is on digital June 20 and on 3-Disc 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, 2-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD July 18. Ask us anything!

Proof:

Matthew: https://i.redd.it/q3n6qy1l0r1z.jpg

Erin: https://i.redd.it/ckj9p1at0r1z.jpg

Matt: Thank you guys so much for coming and asking such amazing questions!! This was an absolute BLAST. Can't wait for you all to see the movie in the VERY near future, and keep up with my shenanigans via twitter @matthewmercer, and instagram @matthewmercervo. Much love to you all!

Erin: You guys, ditto to what Matt said! It has been such a blast to talk to you all! I am a slow typer, so look out for our FB live chats (coming up soon: Http://facebook.com/residentevilvendetta ) and I can answer more then. Plus, you will get to see Matt and I rock out to Journey. (Not kidding, that happened today. Don't Stop Believing!) You can follow me on Twitter at ErinJ_Cahill, insta is ejcahill, and FB at ErinJCahill Fanpage. Thank you for being wonderful fans. Can't wait to know you all more. Don't get eaten until we meet again!!! xo

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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker. I'm a nuclear engineer with over 100 patents, and accidentally created the best selling water toy of all time. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6127/i-am-lonnie-johnson-inventor-of-the-super-soaker We will be departing from Brussels, Belgium on July 1st as a part of the Mongolia Charity Rally, and we will be driving 11,226 miles to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia all in the pursuit of delivering an ambulance to be used in rural Mongolia’s fledgling healthcare system. We purchased an Ambulance last week, and had it inspected by a mechanic. Besides a few minor issues, she’s almost prepped for the journey. Our tentative route is below. It currently takes us through 23 countries where 20 languages are spoken, and 16 different currencies are used. If you have any suggestions for places to go, things to pack, skills to learn, please let us know. Otherwise, ask away!

Ambulance Pics: http://imgur.com/a/VDOXl

Map Link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1z6OZelAjmG0or0FaG8_Np_eJ6_s&shorturl=1&ll=33.56433708701178%2C80.28338819999999&z=3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneSmallSteppe/

Website: http://www.onesmallsteppe.com/

Edit: Sorry for the slow responses, the new puppy required some attention http://imgur.com/a/gQdJB

Edit 2: Thanks for all the support guys. We'll try to answer the questions as soon as possible. I honestly didn't even think we would make it off the "new" page. I added the donation page for those who are interested. https://www.youcaring.com/onesmallsteppeandgohelpcharity-693232

Edit 3: Here is our playlist. Add some songs if you like! https://open.spotify.com/user/2g3n/playlist/4IaDXkaE85Kwju2Tgao5eE?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Edit 4: Due to numerous questions/comments, all donations and contributions we have received are going to a cash donation for the charity and towards the purchase price of the vehicle. All other expenses are coming out of our pockets.

Edit 5: Sorry guys, but it is getting pretty late here, and I've been at it for over 12 hours. I'll answer some more in the morning. Thanks for all the support!

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am a marine scientist. I'm on a boat right now in the Gulf of Mexico doing deep sea research with 9 science buddies (we'll all answer questions!). AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6092/i-am-a-marine-scientist-im-on-a-boat-right-now-in From Virginia, who ran this AMA

We're finished- thank you so much for your questions today! We had a lot of fun with this. Here are answers to some of the questions we got most often:

1) How to become a deep sea biologist: http://www.deepseanews.com/2009/03/so-you-want-to-be-a-deep-sea-biologist/, http://www.deepseanews.com/2011/11/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist-deep-sea-news-edition/, and check the newest questions for links to 3 threads in this AMA covering how to get positions on a boat like ours.

2) Phaw on everyone who asked a Titleist question today.

3) There is nothing that we will discover that's bigger than the squid, sharks, and whales we already know about. If there were, we would have seen evidence of it by now. No megalodon, no even-more-colossal squid. We know you want it to be true, but no. Just no.

4) You all are oddly interested in both how the internet and sex work while at sea. Satellite and it doesn't.

5) Yes, there is hope for a bright future and YOU can help our oceans be healthy. Contribute to citizen science on the oceans or even something where you log litter or plastic sightings on land, call your representative and tell them that you'd like them to support science funding and measures that curb our contributions to climate change, and most of all: regularly do something to remind yourself why we all care about and love our oceans. They are enchanting and worth fighting for.

Follow the rest of our cruise adventures at https://twitter.com/LUMCONscience. #Woodfall out- have a good night!

PS: My favorite part of this entire thing is probably this https://twitter.com/vgwschutte/status/868643084048977920

Hello Reddit.

I'm Dr. Craig McClain (http://craigmcclain.com/), a deep-sea biologist and the Executive Director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). I've participated in dozens of oceanographic expeditions taking me to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. I've been to the bottom of the ocean at 1 mile deep and have worked with remotely operated vehicles at 2.5 miles deep. I am a connoisseur and contributor of research on the body size of animals, including the Giant Isopod and Giant Squid. But my favorite research topic is the diversity of deep-sea invertebrates, especially snails, and the range of their often bizarre adaptations to the environmental extremes of the deep oceans.

I'm currently on a boat researching wood falls in the deep oceans; logs and whole trees that saturate with water and sink to the deep-sea floor. These wooden carcasses bring a rare commodity to the deep sea devoid of light and plants: food. On the seafloor, these wood falls are covered in unique marine invertebrates wholly adapted to eating wood.

I've got a whole team of people out here on the boat with me that you can also ask questions of. They are:

I am also the founder and chief editor of Deep Sea News (deepseanews.com), a highly popular ocean-themed blog written by marine scientists.

Looking forward to your questions on a life of science, living on a boat for two weeks with 20 other people, underwater robots, body size of marine animals, wood falls, crazy deep-sea creatures, and anything else you can think of. Ask Us Anything!

My Proof: https://twitter.com/DrCraigMc/status/867532477459574785

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Sat, 27 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I bring electricity to remote villages in Africa and got Eva Green to narrate my story. Samuel L. Jackson and other huge stars talked about it. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6044/i-bring-electricity-to-remote-villages-in-africa I have loved games all my life, made board games as a kid, started programming computer games in 1975 in college, then professionally since 1980. I was one of the first 10 employees at Lucasfilm Games/LucasArts, The 3DO Company, and Dreamworks Interactive. More recently I focused on Serious Games in education, health, training, and neuroscience, before becoming Google's Chief Game Designer for 4 years. I quit there last month to get back to my first love: making games people love to play, with cutting edge technology, new creative tech niques, and great collaborators.

Some games I've contributed to include the arcade game Sinistar, LucasArts games like their flight simulator line, as well as Graphic Adventures like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and Fate of Atlantis, The Dig, and the first two Monkey Island Games.

Here's a more complete (but still partial!) list: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1657/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/nx8rsfanqjvy.jpg

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Mon, 15 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment. Climate change, oceans, air pollution, green jobs, diplomacy - ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6028/i-am-erik-solheim-head-of-un-environment-climate I noticed an interview I did recently was on the front page. It was about the US losing jobs if it pulls out of the Paris Agreement. I hope I can answer any questions you have about that and anything else!

I've been leading UN Environment for a little less than a year now, but I've been working on environment and development much longer than that. I was Minister of Environment and International Development in Norway, and most recently headed the OECD's Development Assistance Committee - the largest body of aid donors in the world. Before that, I was a peace negotiator, and led the peace process in Sri Lanka.

I'll be back about 10 am Eastern time, and 4 pm Central European time to respond!

Proof!

EDIT Thanks so much for your questions everyone! This was great fun! I have to run now but I will try to answer a few more when I have a moment. In the meantime, you can follow me on:

Thanks again!

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Wed, 10 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Emily Calandrelli, an MIT Engineer who's an Emmy-nominated Science TV Host - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5991/i-am-emily-calandrelli-an-mit-engineer-whos-an Hey everyone! I'm Emily Calandrelli, an MIT engineer who came to be an Emmy-nominated science TV host.

I did my undergrad at West Virginia University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and got my Masters at MIT in AeroAstro and Tech and Policy. I'm the host and a producer of FOX's Xploration Outer Space and a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World. I recently created a children's science chapter book series – the Ada Lace Adventures.

I love finding creative ways to get people excited about science and tech - AMA!

Proof: https://twitter.com/TheSpaceGal/status/856578657573158912

EDIT: That's all for me, folks! Signing off now. Thanks for all your great questions. You all are the best. Till next time!

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA REQUEST] Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins. http://www.topiama.com/r/5977/ama-request-jensen-ackles-jared-padalecki-and By far my favorite tv show, let alone actors. But I won't tell who's number one. Erm Jensen. But this is My first AMA request, so go easy on me!

1.) How do you describe the opportunity to be able to be the faces of Supernatural?

2.) Did you have any "supernatural" experiences on set?

3.) If yes, did you hunt them? (I'll be disappointed if you didn't. People are at risk!!)

4.) What's your favorite episode and why?

5.) Jensen, what is your favorite pie?

Jensen Ackles: https://mobile.twitter.com/JensenAckles?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Jared Padalecki: https://mobile.twitter.com/jarpad?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Misha Collins: https://mobile.twitter.com/mishacollins

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 0:00:00 EDT