The Staple of the Pharaohs

How far would you go to test a theory, readers? Scientists these days range from the overly cautious to the far too curious. Whether the man in today’s post falls into the latter camp is up for debate, since he seems to have survived his experiment. In August of this year, Seamus Blackley baked bread … Continue reading The Staple of the Pharaohs

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Beware the Lightning…

Lightning is a simultaneously intriguing and terrifying natural phenomenon. It is at once beautiful to the eye but horrifying in its effects on humanity. Nothing brings this home to man more than the numerous people wounded or killed by lightning strikes around the world every year. A recent study of lightning’s effects on non-living matter … Continue reading Beware the Lightning…

The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

Following up on the post which appeared two weeks ago, today we will focus on the format which writers ought to use when submitting a manuscript to a publication. The specific type of manuscript under discussion here is that of the short story or novelette. But since there is little difference between that preferred format … Continue reading The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

The Reality of the Human Soul: How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Prove its Existence

Clone Commander Wolffe and his Wolfpack. One of the items which the Star Wars prequels failed to properly utilize was the Old Republic’s clone troopers. While the writers in the Clone Wars TV series did an admirable job of developing said replicant soldiers as characters, their focus derailed earlier points made by the authors who … Continue reading The Reality of the Human Soul: How Sci-Fi and Fantasy Prove its Existence

Testing 1, 2, 3 – SpaceX and the Hopper Prototype

Take a look at SpaceX’s latest experimental rocket, readers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aChE86D0c_A SpaceX Successfully Tests Hopper Prototype By David Grossman Jul 26, 2019 After multiple delays, SpaceX was finally able to achieve liftoff on its "hopper," a prototype for its next-generation Starship reusable spacecraft on Thursday night. While the flight was a brief one, lasting between 15 and … Continue reading Testing 1, 2, 3 – SpaceX and the Hopper Prototype