SciBabe is run with love by Yvette d’Entremont while she patiently awaits her admission into Starfleet Academy or Hogwarts. She’s long looked at the alternative medicine and pseudoscience movements with a skeptical eye. However, when Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, took a swipe at her Pumpkin Spice Lattes? It was a call to arms.
You just don’t mess with a native Bostonian’s PSL.
The site was launched on facebook in August of 2014 and Yvette was surprised and happy with the site’s early success. The formula of busting pseudoscience with a combination of real science and dirty jokes is pure Yvette. After her first piece of professional writing, The Food Babe Blogger Is Full of Shit, went massively viral in April 2015, SciBabe became a full time job. Yvette has been speaking, writing, and occasionally making goofy videos to help inform audiences about what science is and what it isn’t with her trademark brand of goofball humor.
Yvette holds a B.A. in theatre, a B.S. in chemistry (Emmanuel College in Boston), and an masters degree in forensic science with a concentration in biological criminalistics (Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England). She worked for eight years as an analytical chemist and her favorite laboratory instrument is the GC 7890A. She currently runs SciBabe full time and resides in Southern California. Views expressed on this site are her own.
SciBabe is not to be confused with Science Babe, the lovely, talented, and brilliant physicist named Deborah Berebichez (though they would make a great science-comedy duo together one day). If you are looking for her, please click here (and you should, she’s fabulous).