Posts by Coral

Science Affliction #11

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 | 0 comments

Here’s your weekly science stuff! Number 1 is a bit of depressing news on the global warming front. We may see a complete collapse of the Arctic sea ice shelf within four years. To cheer you up a bit from that, number 2 is a look at several plants in an MRI. Very awesome! Number 3 is a story about how we may find a better pain killer in the most unlikely place, a black mamba’s mouth. The world really is just awesome. In number 4, French bees invade a Mars factory, eat some M&Ms and then produce blue honey. No, that’s not fiction, I promise. Number 5 is all about how yo...

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Science Affliction #10

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Let’s get right to the science. 1) Some of you may remember my rant from last year denouncing the Council of Europe’s stance on wireless emissions (if not, here’s a link). Today’s first story from ScienceDaily is yet another study that shows no correlation between wireless and the supposed health problems some people say they cause. 2) A bit of cool mad sciencery that will hopefully help explain how life came about on our pretty blue marble. 3) Enjoy this stunning time lapse video of Joshua Tree National Park that was posted at io9. 4) Warp Drive? Why yes, I’ll...

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My New Gig

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 | 2 comments

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be writing articles (hopefully on a regular basis) for HBO Watch, a fan-run community website for HBO shows and mini-series. Since I’m kind of an HBO show fangirl, I figured it was a good way to work on my non-fic writing and also get some bylines out in the world somewhere other than my own website. My first article ever, a reading list for True Blood fans who are in withdrawal while the show is on hiatus, was put up last week while I was on vacation. Along with True Blood, I’ll also be writing articles for the upcoming American Gods...

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Science Affliction: Rebooted

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 | 4 comments

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but some recent news has convinced me that I should start it up again. When Curiosity landed on Mars I stayed up way too late into the night to make sure the cutest little laser-wielding robot ever landed safely.What I remember most was what one of the folks in the JPL said right after they confirmed a safe landing, “Let’s see where our Curiosity takes us.” Cheesy as hell, sure, but it gave me goosebumps. I’m not sure if I’ve said it on here, but to my mind curiosity is the most underrated human trait. I...

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Review of Working for the Devil

Posted by on Aug 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved this book, with a capital L. In fact, I wish I had more stars today. I found this gem via the Dark Urban Fantasy Blog: http://www.darkurbanfantasy.com/ So much good here, I barely know where to begin. Dante Valentine is a great heroine, maybe one of my favorites of all time. She’s foul-mouthed, sassy, and doesn’t take crap from anyone. That occasionally makes her a little hard-nosed, but the way her character is built up makes that fitting. Her relationships are frequently hostile and always amusing....

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