Category Science

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Through the Future Lens: Kids

Children are the future, as the song says, but what does the future hold for them? The future is going to change how we raise kids, for certain. It’ll change how we have kids, too.  Maybe we’ll even get to a point where it’s par for the course for men to be pregnant—that’ll be something […]

Future Tech & Plot Bunnies

This is going to be super quick – I forgot I was going to be in a hotel room this morning, prior to going to an NHL hockey game (my first live playoff game). Last week on Facebook, I came across these links (and I can’t for the life of me remember who posted them […]

Aliens who are what they eat

When creating aliens, I look for inspiration right here on Earth. I just celebrated my “Don’t Panic” birthday (42) this month, and I’m still discovering new and weird animals to inspire me. This isn’t a recent scientific article, but it’s new to me. The Elysia chlorotica is therein described as a “lurid green sea slug” […]

When Science meets Cthulhu

I think I promised you another nonsense blog, right? I’m still on a crazy deadline, although I did manage to make the move across the country (cat as carry-on & all) with only minor mishaps. Thanks to my lovely husband, who found this link for my blog, ensuring I could devote more time to my […]

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar – Coming 2014

“A heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Intrigued yet? Christopher Nolan, of Inception and Dark Knight fame, recently revealed that his next project is the sci-fi film, Interstellar (previously set to be directed by Steven Spielberg.)All we know so far is that Matthew McConaughey is set to star and the movie […]

Einstein and Pizza π

Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879, 134 years ago. (Oh! Rearrange those numbers and what do ya got?) With such an auspicious birthday, 3.14, he went on to help develop the atomic bomb, the theory of relativity, and received the Nobel Peace Prize. I wonder. When he worked on all those equations in his mountains […]

Space Age Clothing

It’s blog day again! I’m in trouble! Between trying to finish my manuscript (supposed to be 40K, is now 57K and NOT DONE YET) and dealing with… ugh, so many problems related to the sale of our house, I’m slowly losing my mind. Just when I was starting to panic, though, I saw this link […]

Science Fiction Stuff I Am SO Ready For

It’s been an amazing run, over the last hundred years or so, of inventions and technological  advancements. Even so, there are a few things I am impatiently awaiting. 1.  The Teleporter: It’s amazingly difficult to get my kids off to school on the bus every morning. One refuses to wear winter gear even in the […]

Jaq's Harp

DNA tracking is now. Not the future.

If you read or write dystopian fiction, you may have considered whether or not big brother is watching. Or rather, what might happen in the future if we really did have a world-wide breakdown and the government became oppressive in all the evil, totalitarian ways of nightmares. Well, not to add to the paranoia of […]

Spot the Future

When Anah was a kid at camp, she used to go out at night with her friends and search the sky for satellites. Far up north in Canada, there were a few that looped low enough to be seen as silver streaks moving through the night. Several years ago, Dianne went to an Iridium Watch […]


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