Interview of Kent Wayne

  We interviewed Kent Wayne, author of the "Echo" trilogy, a science fiction dystopia. Within the story, there will be giant robo-suits, swords, and something akin to the Force. His work is very military, as he spent 10 years serving.  He calls himself the Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha based on the subject material of his writing.... Continue Reading →

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Interview of Aaron Daniel Behr

We had the opportunity to interview Aaron Daniel Behr about being a writer. His book "The Husband" is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Website: http://aarondanielbehr.com/ Synopsis of "The Husband" Insults play on repeat in The Husband’s brain. He has been bullied and abused. An affair by The Wife, the one person The Husband... Continue Reading →

Patreon Announcement

If you don't know, Patreon is a website where creatives (artists, musicians, writers, podcasters, animators) can get paid for their work. They offer levels, billed monthly, as low as one dollar, and incentives for each level. Having customers forces you to deliver on your promises. Another writer mentioned that he was looking into it and... Continue Reading →

Sci-Faiku

You know what a haiku is, everyone's favorite poem behind a limerick because they are short and make you think or feel, and bonus points for making you laugh. They follow the 5-7-5 syllable scheme. Of course you know what sci-fi is, science fiction, that place between science and completely made up but plausible fantasy... Continue Reading →

#vss365 Roundup for May

Cover image by picoloro123 If you don't know (and where have you been, under a rock?? Just kidding.) VSS stands for Very Short Story. In fact, this story has to fit in one (recently increased character count) Tweet. There are daily prompt words for these Very Short Stories, so to play along, you write a... Continue Reading →

Telomerase – Breakthroughs begin with small steps

  Picture caption: Telomerase (bottom structure), a complex of proteins and RNA, adds DNA to telomeres (green caps), the ends of chromosomes (blue X’s). The telomeres shorten when cells divide. This week biologists got a better look at telomerase using cryo-electron microscopy to view this enzyme residing deep inside certain cells. It's function is to... Continue Reading →

Could Dragons Have Breathed Fire?

Dragons are always pinned and penned as mythical creatures, beasts of fancy fought by knights, honored by Chinese Monks, and ridden by Vikings. No one has see a dragon skeleton, though this dinosaur fossil is pretty close. Nature has provided some clues as to possible ways a dragon might actually breathe fire. Pyrophoric molecules burst... Continue Reading →

Update: TESS

Just a quick note that TESS has had a few thruster boosts as planned to propel it into the correct orbit. Another burn next week will be timed to occur as TESS reaches its new apogee, followed by two additional perigee maneuvers that will fine-tune the satellite’s trajectory and set up for a flyby of... Continue Reading →

Alan Bean

The fourth man to walk on the moon, alongside the third man Pete Conrad, Alan Bean first went into aboard Apollo 12 and was the lunar module pilot. However, he worked at NASA for years sitting on his flight experience and bragging about his intelligence without a flight assignment. "Pete [Conrad], who knew me from... Continue Reading →

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