Scientists Share Amusing Stories About How Their Work Makes Them Look Like Criminals

It seems life as a scientist can lead to being caught in some compromising positions.
Jessica Miley
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A scientist is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as ‘a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.’ But being a scientist can take many forms from the typical lab work to building robots.


But no matter what field of science you are in, the science community looks out for each other. Sharing with each other the highs and lows of a life in science. Celebrating successful research outcomes and supporting one another when things don’t go quite so right.

Like the times you need to reassure the public, you are definitely a scientist and not a serial killer. Over the last few days, scientists have been sharing moments in their careers when they have had to explain in a tiny bit more details what they were doing as to avoid being seen as total freaks or worse, criminals.

Using the hashtag #SerialKillerOrScientist, experts from all fields have been sharing their stories on social media. We have collected some of the best.