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Fiona MacDonald (CEO) is an award-winning journalist and digital convert. A zoologist by training, she's written for publications such as Popular Science, GQ, Australian Geographic, Cosmos, Marie Claire and The Sydney Morning Herald. She's been involved with ScienceAlert since 2007. @fionajmacdonald

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Chris Cassella (Founder & COO/CFO) is an ex-Microsoft programmer and failed neuroscientist turned science communicator who is a strong proponent of Facebook as a platform to inspire and engage young people with science. He founded ScienceAlert Pty Ltd in 2007. @darwinsguppie

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Signe Dean (Editor) is a science and health journalist with a passion for debunking stories. Her work has been featured in Australian Geographic, National Geographic, SBS, Science Illustrated, and other outlets. Previously she was the launch editor of SBS Science. @nevertoocurious

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Peter Dockrill (Senior Writer) is an award-winning writer and the former Online Editor of APC and TechLife. He's also the technology columnist for Money magazine.

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Michelle Starr (Senior Writer) is an award-winning journalist with over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining the Science Alert team, she spent seven years as a tech and science reporter at global tech website CNET. She can't resist stories about corvid intelligence.

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Jacinta Bowler (Community and Partnerships Manager) is a science writer with a background in genetics and microbiology. Her work has been published by the ABC, SBS Science, Brisbane Times and The Sydney Morning Herald.  @jacinta_bowler

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Mike McRae (Staff Writer) has been writing science and developing educational resources for over a decade. He's been a writer for the CSIRO's Double Helix and ECOS publications, and is the author of Tribal Science: Brains, Beliefs, and Bad Ideas (University of Queensland Publishing). @tribalscientist

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Carly Cassella (Staff Writer) is a science writer with a background in neuroscience and a passion for evidence-based everything. Her work has been published in Australian Geographic, The Huffington Post and Farrago magazine. @carlycassella

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Tessa Koumoundouros (Editorial Assistant) is a science writer with a Masters in Science Communication and a background in zoology and genetics. Tessa's contributed behind the scenes at The Conversation and the Climate Council and has been published by Lateral Magazine. @tesskou

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David Nield (Guest Writer) is a freelance journalist who has been writing about science and technology for more than 10 years. His work can be seen on The Guardian, Gizmodo, TechRadar, Digital Trends and numerous other places. @davidnield