I'm Chels. I blog about science, art, tennis, and my adventures in journalism. Officially, I'm a Science Writer at Brookhaven National Lab and I blog for them, too. Unofficially, I'm pretty awesome.

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Fingerprints. Seashells. Sparkly nail polish. I know I’m in a weird mental place when a closeup snapshot leaves me marveling at even the most mundane things. Wow, I’m really just in my head this morning at the beach.

Chelsea, do you know the song See You In Hell by Grim Reaper?
Justin, during the opening scene of Blade Runner.


A new hair color and a new car can do wonders for your attitude.

I’m gonna miss those golden locks when he inevitably shaves or dyes them back to normal. 

(via garyschroeder)


This image cannot be real. (It is.)

Just a dozen folks hangin’ out near a nuclear bomb test. Regular Tuesday. 

It’s funny you should say that. As we were leaving the building for our little drive, I said it felt like we were in high school and cutting class. 

Gary is from another time. That hat, the Polaroid camera, the Corvette. He’s like an Instagram filter come to life.

Gary has a stunner of a car — a 1972 Stingray — and he took me on a ride around the Lab this morning.

Evening work by candlelight. It’s terrible to be working this late but it’s wonderful to be doing it outside on a warm summer evening with the crickets keeping me company.

My feet were in some cool spots last week: 

  1. A superconducting radio-frequency cavity test center
  2. The line that marks out a future high-energy x-ray beamline
  3. The crazy 70s-esque foyer of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  4. A mine 300 feet beneath the earth where neutrinos are created and measured

Someone left watermelon wine coolers at our house and we made a lemon lime and seltzer spritz. I’m out in the garden pretending I’m in paradise.

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