If I’ve learned anything from science fiction, it’s that Earth’s destruction is imminent. Worse, it’s probably our fault.Forget scientists and politicians—imaginative science fiction authors have detailed at great length all the various ways pollution and climate change could go very, very wrong for humanity. And if there’s anyone I trust, it’s sci-fi authors. From robots to the Internet to invisibility cloaks, they’ve been right too many times to ignore....more
I am so excited about Sharktopus vs. Mermantula, I can hardly wait.I keep calling it Shartopuss or Sharktopolis, but that’s because I’m me, and words don’t come out right sometimes. It’s my brain’s way of saying it’s smarter than me.I still occasionally say: "cup-o-my-chino" instead of cappuccino, but I blame that on my unsophisticated upbringing in a town where cows mooed at us during football games.(Ok, it wasn’t that bad, it was called “Champion Township” after all.)...more
I have loved Ender's Game and all the Ender books by Orson Scott Card. My husband read the books to me over a good span of time. The character of Ender was so complex and intriguing as was Card's visions of the future. There was great humanity in the books. Well, now I am at it again. I am reading (this time to myself) Pathfinder, the first book about Rigg and Ram, also well developed characters. This time we are colonizing, and have colonized another planet. There is much time travel in this series, and you have to keep your wits about you....more
Are you a fan of Continuum? If not, I'm here to convert you.
First, check out this extended preview of season 3, episode 1. It's from Showcase, the Canadian source of the show. The series is set in Vancouver. It appears on SyFy in the U.S, where season 3 just began airing.
Harvard scientists have figured out how to use DNA as a storage device, putting 5.5 petabits of data into one gram of DNA. I had to read a handful of articles before one finally answered the burning question: HOW DOES IT WORK? How do you take bits and put them into human genetic material? It's such an abstract concept I just couldn't wrap my head around it. ...more
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