By Ruth Harris We all come face to face with them, those pesky glitches, oopsies, OMGs and WTFs that ruin a story, turn a reader off, guarantee a slew of one-star reviews—and kill sales. Beta readers will often point them out. Editors are professional fixers, always on the lookout for booboos. You will realize them […]Read more "Plot Holes & Pot Holes"
By Tess The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is reportedly exploring the possibility of creating 3D printed lunar habitats on the moon. The space agency joins NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and Russia in the race to settle on the Earth’s only permanent natural satellite. Long has the idea of settling on the moon appealed to humans, but […]Read more "Indian Space Agency: Moon-Domes"
A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun’s surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows. The work highlights the role of the Sun’s magnetic landscape, or topology, in the development of solar eruptions that can trigger space weather events around Earth. The scientists, led by Tahar Amari, an […]Read more "Sun’s Magnetic Cage Stopped Solar Eruption"
Blood Red Road by Moira Young My rating: 3 of 5 stars Read for the Women of Genre Fiction Challenge and the Apocalypse Now! Challenge. Method of the world’s destruction: ??? (not a clue) I ended up with this book because I bought it (and its two sequels) for my stepdaughter, who gave it back […]Read more "Book Review: Blood Red Road by Moira Young"
By Alexandra Ossola Elements with atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118 have been added to the periodic table. The new elements were added after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) reviewed scientific studies published by teams of researchers in the United States, Japan, and Russia. The committee deemed that the researchers had “met […]Read more "Four New Elements Added to Periodic Table"
By Karen Hertzberg Just like food, your writing needs spice. Keep these tips in your cupboard to take your writing from bland to scrumptious. About a year ago, I got interested in cooking. For most of my adult life, I’d been making things like spaghetti with sauce from a jar, macaroni and cheese complete with […]Read more "9 Easy Tips That Will Improve Bland Writing"