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Written by Jonathan Chase for the latest Astrobiology Magazine European Edition (AMEE) – the Nordic Invasion.

Jon is an early career researcher in science communication. Multi-talented, Jon has undergraduate degrees in both Aerospace Engineering, and Science and Science Fiction. As a post-graduate practitioner in communicating science, Jon is actively involved in a number of science communication activities. His main focus is on exploring new and alternative methods of engaging the public with science, and demonstrating the various ways that science impacts upon our knowledge of the world.

Jon’s approach is light-hearted, informative, and entertaining. It uses ‘rap’ in story form. Just as science fiction narrative comments on the world through a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science lens, rap comments on the world through a ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ emotional lens.

Jon even addressed comments that remind us that Kool Keith and Sir Menelik perfected that space shit 12 years ago.

Cheers for the post David. glad you found it of interest. Oort Kuiper.

To Mike the kid: Octagonecologyst was one of my favorite albums back in the day; cutting edge and inspirational. I have other styles that you might like more but nothing yet as blockbusting as Kool keith.

Sir Menelik spits pretty fast over hip hop, but i reserve those speeds for drum n bass. He is also American and i’m British. We need to promote and represent the UK Hip Hop scene, however I can see what you mean. I don’t have a UK DJ Shadow but Check out ‘DJ Risk1’ on Myspace for Hip Hop; or ‘The Silent Coup’ for drum n bass.

My stuff as Oort Kuiper is intended to communicate science educationally. Watch that space for more stuff in the coming months. Thanks again for your interest. Oort kuiper (