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Why did you become a scientist? Researchers speak out with #IAmAScientistBecause

Since Sunday, scientists have been tweeting science's praises under the hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause. Biologists, physicists, geologists, and others proclaimed why they love the work they do and what events inspired them to become scientists. They shared their insatiable curiosity, their love of solving puzzles, and their awe for the natural world. They highlighted the exciting places they get to go and the neat tools they get to use. We round up a few of our favorites below.

Why are you a scientist? Tweet to us at @NewsFromScience.