Following up on yesterday's post, here's a little more about Mika McKinnon in her own words.

I'm a new recruit. Although I've been a regular io9 reader, I never participated in the comments side of things before, so I'm making all sorts of n00b mistakes like double-posts and typos in the titlebars. Thank you for being patient with me!

As a bit of an intro: I'm a disaster-specialist, working on anything from the beginning & end of the universe to prosaic landslides that will squish you in your sleep. When I'm not doing that or this, I consult for the scifi film industry, and write longer-form pieces about how science is used in entertainment over at Physics Today.

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We'll see if I make it by the end of 90 days , or if I'll be shooed out to make room for someone new. ;)

Make sure you check out her posts if that sort of stuff interests you.