Score
Title
9439
Megathread: 2017 Hurricane Season
47
Earthquake Megathread
5027
Nutrition Facts: Why is sodium listed instead of salt?
5
If NASA's mission to Mars is successful, will Mars become American Territory?
6
How heavy is fire? If something catches on fire is it heavier or lighter?
9952
Duck fat melts at 57 degrees Fahrenheit. So on a 90 degree day, is a living duck's fat just... sloshing around?
15
How does deodorant work?
15
What gas is inside of unopened peppers? Or is it just air?
6
How much Asteroid mining/extra mass until it has an impact on earth's orbit?
1
What is a kilowatt hour, and why do electric companies charge based on this instead of kilowatts?
4
Why is drinking milk after spicy foods better than drinking water?
192
If natural fruit juices contain large amounts of sugar, why do we only seem to refine sugars from a select few plants (sugarcane, sugar beets) instead of from fruits in general?
152
What have we learned from Cassini's dive into Saturn so far?
78
Why do hospitals have heart clinics specifically for Women? Aren't all hearts the same?
279
How does computer memory work when the computer is turned off?
45
Do ape's toenails grow slower than their fingernails, like humans?
8399
What have been the implications/significance of finding the Higgs Boson particle?
1
If we want to colonise mars, why don't we colonise it first with Cyanobacteria and then plants in order to create a habitable atmosphere?
97
Can microwaves work without using water molecules to heat up food?
7
Why does the fourth power show up in the Stefan–Boltzmann law?
7
When I scratch a piece of metal, do small amounts of atoms break off from it?
5
Do lactose intolerant people absorb the same amount of calories from milk as regular people?
3
What has kept land animals from evolving to enormous sizes, i.e. the size of a mountain?
14
How do they prevent the ISS from crashing into satellites and space junk?
29
Do small songbirds - a finch, say - ever get stung by bees/ wasps? If so, is it typically fatal?
45
It's been about 5 years since the Mochizuki's ABC Conjecture proof was originally published. What's its current status?
1
How do vaccines fail?
8
Does Quinine glow even after you remove it from a black light?
7
Can we forecast the northern and/or southern lights?
240
On a planet with more than 1 sun, what would a rainbow look like?
6
What can layers and swrils in rock indicate?
5
How do insects protect their eyes from direct sunlight?
4
Why can't you count the number of things touching you in a certain spot?
216
We are carbon based life forms, however, is it possible for life to be based off another element?
124
Is there a maximum size for a raindrop?
6
In a coronary bypass surgery, why do doctors use veins instead of arteries? Is there an advantage to this?
2110
Are there any challenges for parasites living in animal blood?
14
How real is the threat of human extinction by gamma ray bursts?
3
What happens when wind / a fluid is put through a T-shaped tube, where the bottom of the T is closed off, but the two sides are open? What happens to the fluid in the closed, vertical tube?
46
Is learning another language simply additive to your mother tongue, or is the second language "separate" in your brain?
8
What is actually happening when an electric current flows through an a salt solution or a molten salt?
3
How can Burning wood (carbon) generate UV radiation?
1 jebus0 Username: /u/jebus0 General field: Physics Specific field: Particle Physics Theory (High Energy Physics) Particular areas of research include the Standard Model, beyond the Standard Model, dark matter, quantum field theory. Education: PhD in physics, currently professor of physics Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/71uou2/what_have_been_the_implicationssignificance_of/dne6b0n/) (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/71uou2/what_have_been_the_implicationssignificance_of/dndzlva/) https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/70rkvn/how_many_axioms_are_there_in_physics/dne6qm7/
1 BassPhisherman Username: /u/BassPhisherman General Field: Applied Mathematics Specific Field: Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Turbulence Particular areas of research include: coherent structures, pattern formation, high performance computing Education: BS in Mathematics, BS in Physics, Applied Math PhD candidate
1 AngryGofer Username: /u/angrygofer General Field: Biology Specific Field: Human Biology Particular areas of research include virology, immunology, physiology, molecular biology. Education: Human Biology B.S. and current Human Biology M.S. student. Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xpk7u/what_determines_the_boiling_and_freezing_points/dmhywbb/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xtr3s/if_the_symptoms_of_an_illness_are_typically_the/dmjc0f0/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6x4c74/do_our_skin_cells_or_liver_cells_contain_the/dmhzn7w/
1 chthonicutie Username: /u/chthonicutie General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Geology Particular areas of research include: remote sensing of and interpretation of planetary surface landforms; geochronology using zircons; historical geology. Education: BS in geology; currently a MS student. I have worked in a federal geochronology lab for over a year. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6z8b77/were_cyclones_more_powerful_when_the_earth_was/dmtnogq/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1a3bm0/did_top_gear_really_find_the_source_of_the_nile/c8txcbr/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6z8b77/were_cyclones_more_powerful_when_the_earth_was/dmuaqwv/)
1 meta4our Username: /u/meta4our General field: Chemistry Specific field: Polymer Science (polymer chemistry and rheology) Particular areas of research: additive manufacturing, photochemistry, classical materials science. Thermoset chemistry. Education: PhD in Polymer Chemistry, currently a scientist at a major materials science company. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zbp6u/does_traditional_soap_disintegrate_after_a_while/dmw9hxu/?context=3) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zfku9/how_are_plga_nanoparticles_produced/dmvh1vj/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ygbd7/do_all_solids_have_a_triple_point/dmxpa6u/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xnq8d/why_do_some_things_burn_and_some_things_melt/dmxpumt/)
1 Xaydon Username: /u/Xaydon General field: Physics. Specific field: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Particular areas of research: Quantum transport / Quantum computation. (Transport through quantum dots, majorana fermions, parafermions, topology. If it's worth mentioning, my work is usually computational not analytical.) Education: MSc in Condensed matter physics. 1st year PhD student. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ppbya/what_process_does_a_quantum_computer_undergo_at/dkrchez/?context=3), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6s565s/how_come_imaginary_fucntions_can_be_used_to/dlaitgm/?context=3), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6s2hp3/how_much_of_981ms2_is_caused_by_the_rotation_of/dlafk2y/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ybzip/how_do_electrons_have_energy_to_constantly_move/dmokf65/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/quantum/comments/6z0t94/misusing_of_quantum_physics/dmrpa06/?context=3) (Last one is not in AskScience, but relevant)
4 Steuard Username: /u/Steuard General field: Physics Specific field: High energy theory/String theory Areas of interest: Dualities and generalized geometry (particularly doubled geometry), as well as physics pedagogy. Education: Ph.D. in Physics; tenured professor and department chair. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6yuv1w/is_everything_that_we_know_about_black_holes/dmqg898/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/44wt4n/zeroth_derivative_is_position_first_is_velocity/cztvmk5/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2515i9/would_the_force_of_gravity_be_weaker_on_the_side/chcwkmw/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3itz6k/is_it_heat_or_hot_air_that_rises/cujywcx/).
3 mrbgso Username: /u/mrbgso General Field: Planetary Sciences, Physics Specific Field: Physical Oceanography, Ocean Climate Particular areas of interest include the interaction of tropical cyclones with the ocean climate system, climate modeling, geophysical fluid dynamics, processes modulating El Niño-Southern Oscillation Education: PhD in Oceanography with a sub-disciplinary focus in physical oceanography Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6yd0zr/when_a_storm_like_irma_is_at_sea_whats_happening/dmnczn8/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3a9yur/askscience_ama_series_were_the_crew_of_robert/csbft6m/
4 QuirksNquarkS Username: /u/QuirksNquarkS General field: Physics, Astronomy Specific field: Observational cosmology, radio astronomy, 21 cm line intensity mapping Particular areas of interest include calibration of radio interferometers, large-scale structure of the universe, gravitational and primordial non-Gaussianities, inflation, Dark Energy, classical information theory and Bayesian inference, high performance computing, ... Education: MSc in theoretical physics, fourth year PhD student in physics. Comments: Faraday cages [[1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uowln/do_radios_work_in_faraday_cages_could_you/dluknsd/)] [[2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uowln/do_radios_work_in_faraday_cages_could_you/dlukwxg/)], singing wine glasses [[3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2jzj1h/when_rubbing_a_wine_glass_with_a_finger_to/clghmkq/)], quantum computing [[4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/17thd4/what_are_some_currently_unsolvable_mathematical/c88oz88/)], the missing baryons problem [[5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/60vmp8/is_there_more_intergalactic_matter_than_galactic/dfak4a1/)], universal expansion rate inhomogeneity [[6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6wii04/is_the_universe_expanding_faster_and_faster_at/dm9msq6/?context=3)]
1 cmdrPublicStaticVoid General Field: Computer Science Specific Field: Cyber Security I have a B.Sc in Computer Science. My focus has been in Cyber Security. I worked on the ANTPQ-36/37/Sentinel systems in the Army, when couple with my B.Sc I am well versed in digital and analog signals, software and hardware applications, IOT devices, programming, logic, cyber security, and hardware/software Troubleshooting/Debugging. I am doing a presentation this Fall at the ACM Conference in November on the applications of Machine Learning within the realm of Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). I am also currently working on research into Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS). I haven't notice any need for any of my expertise yet but in the event that I am needed I would be happy to help. Example question: Arguments aside on whether quantum computing is possible or not, what sorts of cyber security issues would arise from data being stored in a quantum superposition? https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/66zram/arguments_aside_on_whether_quantum_computing_is/ -Chris
1 WazardHarry Username: /u/WazardHarry General Field: Astronomy Specific Field: Instrumentation Particular Area of Research: Currently working on an astrograph system for space surveillance. Also developing an ultrafast three channel photometer for study of fast transient astronomical events. Education: BS in Physics and Computer Science, currently a PhD student in Astronomy Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6w3idv/would_we_be_able_to_see_the_earthgenerated/dmbbzvh/?st=j6zxc2bb&sh=9b037f65) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6qmog5/how_likely_is_an_asteroid_impact_occurring_soon/dkzsw0b/?st=j6zxc89x&sh=61dcaa6b) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6qr8kw/is_the_range_of_gravity_infinite_is_the_earth/dkzrkez/?st=j6zxccx0&sh=dc1cc526)
3 tbonesocrul Username: /u/tbonesocrul General field: Engineering Specific field: Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer and Combustion Particular areas of research: Worked on developing heat transfer models for use in Computational Fluid Mechanic simulations with relation to Internal Combustion Engines. I was in a research group that focused on numerical turbulent combustion so I have a lot of experience in the foundations of fluids, heat, and combustion. I currently work in R&D in the automotive industry performing various structural, thermal, and fluid simulations. I'm interested in pretty much anywhere fluid flow happens, I've studied wind power, climate models, and turbo machinery. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6vyqtc/why_does_cigarette_smoke_swirl_in_continuous/dm43zks/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6tj8k1/what_determines_the_colour_of_a_flame/dllpgf0/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aqoej/when_you_combine_2_liquids_at_different_ratios/dhgqavn/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/6dbz83/what_would_a_wind_farm_look_like_after_50_years/di1o20o/?context=3) [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6b6ym9/can_wind_turbines_use_up_all_wind_energy_in_a/dhl00fd/) EDIT: forgot my Education: BS in MechE (2013), MS in MechE (2015), Partial PhD studies (left to pursue R&D)
3 Radiatin I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but I saw no rule saying otherwise. I do data science and economic analysis, with a BS in economics, and an MBA. My research mostly centers around creating computational models of phenomenon relating to the areas of behavioral finance. So I don't have an MS, but I am technically a professional 'scientist' in the area of economics, and my peers typically have PhDs and MSs. Does this qualify me for being able to have flair given I submit the appropriate application or not so much?
5 contact_fusion Username: /u/contact_fusion General Field: Astrophysics Specific Field: Magnetohydrodynamics Particular Areas of Research: Star Formation. Magnetized turbulence, scientific supercomputing, submillimeter polarimetry, fluid mechanics. Also work on impact diversion of asteroids and x-ray interactions with high-Z materials. General areas of interest include astronomy, physics, planetary science, and applied mathematics, especially extreme (high energy density) physics. Education: B.S. Physics/Mathematics (2013); M.S. Astronomy (2015); current astrophysics Ph.D. student nearing graduation. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uvhh8/why_did_the_radiation_from_hiroshima_not_last_as/dlvzyxp/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v43l5/what_causes_neutron_degeneracy_to_break_down_when/dlxm418/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uh5or/how_vulnerable_are_we_to_a_large_solar_flare/dlthl41/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6vbc1i/how_does_the_rotation_of_an_earthlike_planet/dlz5h42/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v7ge3/does_a_neutron_stars_temperature_factor_into_its/dlze60k/)
3 DrWYSIWYG Username: /u/DrWYSIWYG General field: Medicine Specific field: Clinical trials in medicine Areas of interest include designing clinical trials in psychiatry and other chronic diseases. Education: MD, former surgeon, currently employed in design and execution of pharma sponsored clinical trials Recent comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6urta8/is_it_possible_to_have_a_reverse_placebo_effect/
4 MpVpRb Username: /u/MpVpRb General field: Engineering Specific field: Software, Embedded systems and realtime control Particular areas of experience include software, systems, electronic design, mechanical design and fabrication Education: BS in Applied Physics and Information Science, UCSD, 1976 Comments: http://mp-m-and-e.com/Engineering.htm
11 bencbartlett Username: /u/bencbartlett General field: AMO Physics Specific field: Quantum Physics | Quantum Information Particular areas of research currently include simulating realistic (error-prone) quantum networks and designing error correction schemes for them. Will likely transition to more experimental work soon. Education: BS, physics and computer science, Caltech. 1st year PhD student, applied physics, Stanford. I also have /r/science flair. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5zorv7/psr_j17482446ad_is_the_fastest_know_pulsar_at_716/dezvl9a/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5qd53t/does_reflection_actually_happen_only_at_the/dcyc45e/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3jyvry/is_there_a_bulge_in_earths_atmosphere_constantly/cutk59s/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aa6zj/if_water_has_mass_and_surface_tension_what_is_the/dhd4tc4/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/59l2ox/what_is_the_fastest_theoretical_speed_a_planet/d99ido8/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5lpmll/how_much_of_the_worlds_air_is_trapped_in_bubble/dbxo64k/), [7](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5qbpn6/is_it_in_any_way_possible_to_reverse_a_black_hole/dcy7ct1/), [8](https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2bs4t4/eli5if_you_got_in_a_plane_and_started_flying_flat/cj8cpuj/), [9](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/68wtjg/are_all_the_planets_in_our_solar_system_rotating/dh25xgk/), [10](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5r21kg/physics_the_hadron_collider_is_27kms_in_size_my/dd4khqm/), [11](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5uaflw/when_photons_blueshift_while_they_approach_a/ddt7efq/), [12](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2rjidb/if_i_made_a_giant_wheel_and_spun_it_at_100rpm_how/cngsozq/), [13](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/69b6cm/if_you_can_convert_kinetic_energy_into_heat/dh5kwg5/), [14](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/50jajp/is_the_sum_of_every_number_between_1_and_2/d74iuqt/), [15](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4z7ajy/i_there_a_maximum_strength_for_a_permanent_magnet/d6tjpju/), [16](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aggz5/is_there_any_theory_to_predict_the_likely/dhetxea/), [17](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6evv9t/does_the_thermal_mass_of_glassware_cause_stirred/didwkgy/), and about 100 more comments in /r/askscience
1 0 jebus0 Username: /u/jebus0 General field: Physics Specific field: Particle Physics Theory (High Energy Physics) Particular areas of research include the Standard Model, beyond the Standard Model, dark matter, quantum field theory. Education: PhD in physics, currently professor of physics Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/71uou2/what_have_been_the_implicationssignificance_of/dne6b0n/) (https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/71uou2/what_have_been_the_implicationssignificance_of/dndzlva/) https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/70rkvn/how_many_axioms_are_there_in_physics/dne6qm7/
1 0 thagr8gonzo Username: /u/thagr8gonzo General Field: Medicine Specific Field: Speech-Language Pathology Particular areas of research include communication & speech disorders, dysarthria, bi- and multilingualism, and psychology of language Education: B.A. in Spanish, B.S. in Chemistry, currently in M.S. Speech-Language Pathology program Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/713piv/can_someone_with_reading_aphasia_read_in_braille/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/70rjko/why_can_humans_make_such_a_wide_range_of_vocal/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zwt9h/how_do_humans_recognize_individual_frequencies_in/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6u5pa6/if_hearing_loss_is_tied_to_hairs_in_the_internal/) [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6y84v0/i_am_fluent_in_spanish_english_and_french_and_im/) [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6k6m44/researchs_say_that_for_each_language_you_speak/)
1 0 BassPhisherman Username: /u/BassPhisherman General Field: Applied Mathematics Specific Field: Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Turbulence Particular areas of research include: coherent structures, pattern formation, high performance computing Education: BS in Mathematics, BS in Physics, Applied Math PhD candidate
1 0 AngryGofer Username: /u/angrygofer General Field: Biology Specific Field: Human Biology Particular areas of research include virology, immunology, physiology, molecular biology. Education: Human Biology B.S. and current Human Biology M.S. student. Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xpk7u/what_determines_the_boiling_and_freezing_points/dmhywbb/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xtr3s/if_the_symptoms_of_an_illness_are_typically_the/dmjc0f0/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6x4c74/do_our_skin_cells_or_liver_cells_contain_the/dmhzn7w/
1 0 chthonicutie Username: /u/chthonicutie General field: Planetary Sciences Specific field: Geology Particular areas of research include: remote sensing of and interpretation of planetary surface landforms; geochronology using zircons; historical geology. Education: BS in geology; currently a MS student. I have worked in a federal geochronology lab for over a year. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6z8b77/were_cyclones_more_powerful_when_the_earth_was/dmtnogq/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1a3bm0/did_top_gear_really_find_the_source_of_the_nile/c8txcbr/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6z8b77/were_cyclones_more_powerful_when_the_earth_was/dmuaqwv/)
1 0 meta4our Username: /u/meta4our General field: Chemistry Specific field: Polymer Science (polymer chemistry and rheology) Particular areas of research: additive manufacturing, photochemistry, classical materials science. Thermoset chemistry. Education: PhD in Polymer Chemistry, currently a scientist at a major materials science company. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zbp6u/does_traditional_soap_disintegrate_after_a_while/dmw9hxu/?context=3) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6zfku9/how_are_plga_nanoparticles_produced/dmvh1vj/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ygbd7/do_all_solids_have_a_triple_point/dmxpa6u/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6xnq8d/why_do_some_things_burn_and_some_things_melt/dmxpumt/)
1 0 Xaydon Username: /u/Xaydon General field: Physics. Specific field: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Particular areas of research: Quantum transport / Quantum computation. (Transport through quantum dots, majorana fermions, parafermions, topology. If it's worth mentioning, my work is usually computational not analytical.) Education: MSc in Condensed matter physics. 1st year PhD student. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ppbya/what_process_does_a_quantum_computer_undergo_at/dkrchez/?context=3), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6s565s/how_come_imaginary_fucntions_can_be_used_to/dlaitgm/?context=3), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6s2hp3/how_much_of_981ms2_is_caused_by_the_rotation_of/dlafk2y/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6ybzip/how_do_electrons_have_energy_to_constantly_move/dmokf65/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/quantum/comments/6z0t94/misusing_of_quantum_physics/dmrpa06/?context=3) (Last one is not in AskScience, but relevant)
4 0 Steuard Username: /u/Steuard General field: Physics Specific field: High energy theory/String theory Areas of interest: Dualities and generalized geometry (particularly doubled geometry), as well as physics pedagogy. Education: Ph.D. in Physics; tenured professor and department chair. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6yuv1w/is_everything_that_we_know_about_black_holes/dmqg898/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/44wt4n/zeroth_derivative_is_position_first_is_velocity/cztvmk5/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2515i9/would_the_force_of_gravity_be_weaker_on_the_side/chcwkmw/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3itz6k/is_it_heat_or_hot_air_that_rises/cujywcx/).
3 0 mrbgso Username: /u/mrbgso General Field: Planetary Sciences, Physics Specific Field: Physical Oceanography, Ocean Climate Particular areas of interest include the interaction of tropical cyclones with the ocean climate system, climate modeling, geophysical fluid dynamics, processes modulating El Niño-Southern Oscillation Education: PhD in Oceanography with a sub-disciplinary focus in physical oceanography Comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6yd0zr/when_a_storm_like_irma_is_at_sea_whats_happening/dmnczn8/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3a9yur/askscience_ama_series_were_the_crew_of_robert/csbft6m/
4 0 QuirksNquarkS Username: /u/QuirksNquarkS General field: Physics, Astronomy Specific field: Observational cosmology, radio astronomy, 21 cm line intensity mapping Particular areas of interest include calibration of radio interferometers, large-scale structure of the universe, gravitational and primordial non-Gaussianities, inflation, Dark Energy, classical information theory and Bayesian inference, high performance computing, ... Education: MSc in theoretical physics, fourth year PhD student in physics. Comments: Faraday cages [[1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uowln/do_radios_work_in_faraday_cages_could_you/dluknsd/)] [[2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uowln/do_radios_work_in_faraday_cages_could_you/dlukwxg/)], singing wine glasses [[3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2jzj1h/when_rubbing_a_wine_glass_with_a_finger_to/clghmkq/)], quantum computing [[4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/17thd4/what_are_some_currently_unsolvable_mathematical/c88oz88/)], the missing baryons problem [[5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/60vmp8/is_there_more_intergalactic_matter_than_galactic/dfak4a1/)], universal expansion rate inhomogeneity [[6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6wii04/is_the_universe_expanding_faster_and_faster_at/dm9msq6/?context=3)]
1 0 cmdrPublicStaticVoid General Field: Computer Science Specific Field: Cyber Security I have a B.Sc in Computer Science. My focus has been in Cyber Security. I worked on the ANTPQ-36/37/Sentinel systems in the Army, when couple with my B.Sc I am well versed in digital and analog signals, software and hardware applications, IOT devices, programming, logic, cyber security, and hardware/software Troubleshooting/Debugging. I am doing a presentation this Fall at the ACM Conference in November on the applications of Machine Learning within the realm of Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). I am also currently working on research into Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS). I haven't notice any need for any of my expertise yet but in the event that I am needed I would be happy to help. Example question: Arguments aside on whether quantum computing is possible or not, what sorts of cyber security issues would arise from data being stored in a quantum superposition? https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/66zram/arguments_aside_on_whether_quantum_computing_is/ -Chris
1 0 WazardHarry Username: /u/WazardHarry General Field: Astronomy Specific Field: Instrumentation Particular Area of Research: Currently working on an astrograph system for space surveillance. Also developing an ultrafast three channel photometer for study of fast transient astronomical events. Education: BS in Physics and Computer Science, currently a PhD student in Astronomy Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6w3idv/would_we_be_able_to_see_the_earthgenerated/dmbbzvh/?st=j6zxc2bb&sh=9b037f65) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6qmog5/how_likely_is_an_asteroid_impact_occurring_soon/dkzsw0b/?st=j6zxc89x&sh=61dcaa6b) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6qr8kw/is_the_range_of_gravity_infinite_is_the_earth/dkzrkez/?st=j6zxccx0&sh=dc1cc526)
3 0 tbonesocrul Username: /u/tbonesocrul General field: Engineering Specific field: Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer and Combustion Particular areas of research: Worked on developing heat transfer models for use in Computational Fluid Mechanic simulations with relation to Internal Combustion Engines. I was in a research group that focused on numerical turbulent combustion so I have a lot of experience in the foundations of fluids, heat, and combustion. I currently work in R&D in the automotive industry performing various structural, thermal, and fluid simulations. I'm interested in pretty much anywhere fluid flow happens, I've studied wind power, climate models, and turbo machinery. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6vyqtc/why_does_cigarette_smoke_swirl_in_continuous/dm43zks/) [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6tj8k1/what_determines_the_colour_of_a_flame/dllpgf0/) [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aqoej/when_you_combine_2_liquids_at_different_ratios/dhgqavn/) [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskScienceDiscussion/comments/6dbz83/what_would_a_wind_farm_look_like_after_50_years/di1o20o/?context=3) [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6b6ym9/can_wind_turbines_use_up_all_wind_energy_in_a/dhl00fd/) EDIT: forgot my Education: BS in MechE (2013), MS in MechE (2015), Partial PhD studies (left to pursue R&D)
3 0 Radiatin I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but I saw no rule saying otherwise. I do data science and economic analysis, with a BS in economics, and an MBA. My research mostly centers around creating computational models of phenomenon relating to the areas of behavioral finance. So I don't have an MS, but I am technically a professional 'scientist' in the area of economics, and my peers typically have PhDs and MSs. Does this qualify me for being able to have flair given I submit the appropriate application or not so much?
6 0 contact_fusion Username: /u/contact_fusion General Field: Astrophysics Specific Field: Magnetohydrodynamics Particular Areas of Research: Star Formation. Magnetized turbulence, scientific supercomputing, submillimeter polarimetry, fluid mechanics. Also work on impact diversion of asteroids and x-ray interactions with high-Z materials. General areas of interest include astronomy, physics, planetary science, and applied mathematics, especially extreme (high energy density) physics. Education: B.S. Physics/Mathematics (2013); M.S. Astronomy (2015); current astrophysics Ph.D. student nearing graduation. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uvhh8/why_did_the_radiation_from_hiroshima_not_last_as/dlvzyxp/), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v43l5/what_causes_neutron_degeneracy_to_break_down_when/dlxm418/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6uh5or/how_vulnerable_are_we_to_a_large_solar_flare/dlthl41/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6vbc1i/how_does_the_rotation_of_an_earthlike_planet/dlz5h42/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v7ge3/does_a_neutron_stars_temperature_factor_into_its/dlze60k/)
3 0 Sciex Username: /u/Sciex General field: Medicine Specific field: Veterinarian, Veterinary Science Areas of interest: Companion/small animal medicine, general biology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, behavior/psychology Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), BS in Animal Biology Recent comments: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v64sk/why_are_humans_more_susceptible_to_allergies_than/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v6388/how_do_felines_know_when_they_are_fighting_or/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v5upl/are_humans_the_only_species_that_can_get_a_tan/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6v5rhr/is_there_a_difference_in_nutrition_between_a/ https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6vhq8i/how_do_antibiotics_work/
3 0 DrWYSIWYG Username: /u/DrWYSIWYG General field: Medicine Specific field: Clinical trials in medicine Areas of interest include designing clinical trials in psychiatry and other chronic diseases. Education: MD, former surgeon, currently employed in design and execution of pharma sponsored clinical trials Recent comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6urta8/is_it_possible_to_have_a_reverse_placebo_effect/
5 0 MpVpRb Username: /u/MpVpRb General field: Engineering Specific field: Software, Embedded systems and realtime control Particular areas of experience include software, systems, electronic design, mechanical design and fabrication Education: BS in Applied Physics and Information Science, UCSD, 1976 Comments: http://mp-m-and-e.com/Engineering.htm
10 0 bencbartlett Username: /u/bencbartlett General field: AMO Physics Specific field: Quantum Physics | Quantum Information Particular areas of research currently include simulating realistic (error-prone) quantum networks and designing error correction schemes for them. Will likely transition to more experimental work soon. Education: BS, physics and computer science, Caltech. 1st year PhD student, applied physics, Stanford. I also have /r/science flair. Comments: [1](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5zorv7/psr_j17482446ad_is_the_fastest_know_pulsar_at_716/dezvl9a/?utm_content=permalink&utm_medium=user&utm_source=reddit&utm_name=frontpage), [2](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5qd53t/does_reflection_actually_happen_only_at_the/dcyc45e/), [3](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/3jyvry/is_there_a_bulge_in_earths_atmosphere_constantly/cutk59s/), [4](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aa6zj/if_water_has_mass_and_surface_tension_what_is_the/dhd4tc4/), [5](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/59l2ox/what_is_the_fastest_theoretical_speed_a_planet/d99ido8/), [6](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5lpmll/how_much_of_the_worlds_air_is_trapped_in_bubble/dbxo64k/), [7](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5qbpn6/is_it_in_any_way_possible_to_reverse_a_black_hole/dcy7ct1/), [8](https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/2bs4t4/eli5if_you_got_in_a_plane_and_started_flying_flat/cj8cpuj/), [9](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/68wtjg/are_all_the_planets_in_our_solar_system_rotating/dh25xgk/), [10](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5r21kg/physics_the_hadron_collider_is_27kms_in_size_my/dd4khqm/), [11](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/5uaflw/when_photons_blueshift_while_they_approach_a/ddt7efq/), [12](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2rjidb/if_i_made_a_giant_wheel_and_spun_it_at_100rpm_how/cngsozq/), [13](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/69b6cm/if_you_can_convert_kinetic_energy_into_heat/dh5kwg5/), [14](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/50jajp/is_the_sum_of_every_number_between_1_and_2/d74iuqt/), [15](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/4z7ajy/i_there_a_maximum_strength_for_a_permanent_magnet/d6tjpju/), [16](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6aggz5/is_there_any_theory_to_predict_the_likely/dhetxea/), [17](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/6evv9t/does_the_thermal_mass_of_glassware_cause_stirred/didwkgy/), and about 100 more comments in /r/askscience