Posts Tagged ‘science’

Deep Roots

Posted: 7th November 2016 by onyxhawke in Colonization, Series, Uncategorized
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This should be the start of a series on one of my favorite ideas in science fiction, and the major factors that go into it. In my extremely humble opinion we don’t see this explored enough in writing, and not much talked about in television and film. There are a ton of fun things that […]

One thing that makes me put down a book or a submission is a world where the behavior of the inhabitant doesn’t bear any resemblance to what you can expect of people as a whole with a their cultural history. The Pearl Harbor attack affected the American psyche because it was the first attack on […]

Given the recent nonsense, I’m going to start this collection off with something that should make you smile and is entirely work safe: And football being the only sport worth watching that’s actually being played right now (Thank Jeremy Jacobs and Gary Bettman!!) The DC character I think should be next up for a major […]

Mental Health

Posted: 14th December 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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One of the, if not the biggest problems with our society (Western society as a whole) is that it has become unnaturally dichotomous. There is good. There is evil. There is no other category. There is sane. There is crazy. Good = Sane. Evil = Crazy. While I certainly despise gray goo in literature, in […]

2012-11-24So you need to chart the heavenly vista for your opus magnus? Not a new concern. Try this. A little remind that not all things are improved with quantity. What do you mean you need to know where the stars are before you can draw them? Blasphemous thought! If you haven’t heard of Kelvin Doe, […]

A woman with two uteri, gave birth not long ago to two babies, one developed in each uterus. Yes, this is rare. A space saving, water craft you can put in your closet and still have room for shoes. It’s not quite George Jetson’s foldup car, but a kayak that compacts neatly is still pretty […]

Life as we know it is built out of DNA. DNA is composed of four nucleic acids. They pair up and construct short sections of three to grow into everything we know. Humans, rabbits, star fish, hummingbirds, spiders, all the same tiny pieces arranged differently. Guanine, Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine all appear in amounts that are […]

Because Facebook needs another way to suck you into wasting more time: Behold the Video Chat App Airtime. Selling your wares at the local con? Here’s a tip. Possible answer to why some people just can’t lose weight. Imagine constructing a virus for bio-warfare on this idea… From the category of “Scum of the earth” […]

One of Saturn’s moons, the one named for the Olympians predecessors, appears to have some lakes at the equator, which surprises the scientists. Religion and freedom prove that nothing is truly free. Ukrainian bears and vodka are having a parting of the ways. I wonder how they got them to admit they had a problem? […]

A friend showed me this link http://mars-one.com/ Mars One will if they succeed be not just the first humans to set foot on the Red Planet but the first colonists. Their plan is to have the first four Terrans put down roots on Mars in ten years. In waves of four they currently plan to […]

Baldassare Castiglione is your noble of the day. He’s also one of those charming renaissance men. He wrote a book called The Courtier. An interesting quote: The courtier must be; noble, skilled at war, a good dancer, an excellent conversationalist, moderate at all times, graceful, elegant, good with his hands, artistic. More debate on Pluto’s […]

I’m not a city boy, never have been and unless I get on the wrong side of some demonic force, I hope never to be. One of the unadulterated joys of living someone place you can see the sky is seeing the sky.  Nature’s mobius-strip of light, and multidimensional map of the universe. The moon […]

This is possibly the most important discovery in biology since DNA itself. In very short it may give us some of the answers to why genetic variation within and between species can create so many similarities and differences. For example the black fur in canines is believed to have originated in domestic (prehistoric) animals, and […]

Question of The Day: Updated

Posted: 27th February 2012 by onyxhawke in Question of the Day
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Is it just plain silly, or delightfully ironic that someone has post a manual on how to get nasal decongestant out of meth? It is probably just as easy to find meth in some places, and unlike sending your kid to the corner store for an effective cold medicine where they couldn’t show the goobermint […]

Earth Like Planet

Posted: 19th May 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The/a first "earth like‘ planet has been confirmed (at least as well as can be done without a visit). It’s just about twenty light years away. So assuming reasonable comfort to get their and that you could take say 125lbs of cargo with you. Would you go? What would you take? I’d go, even if […]

News: Sale

Posted: 13th April 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Two weeks ago it was Irene Radford, last week it was James Enge with the announcements. This week, as he broke through his Facebook Fan Page it is Dave Freer’s  turn. The vital statistics: Two books to Pyr. A new steampunk universe called The Drowned Empire. The first entitled Cuttlefish follows the events of a […]

For the math geeks and curious writers.

Posted: 15th February 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Enjoy, or have your eyes cross…

QOTD: Speciation of the Humans variety

Posted: 5th May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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So, what do we think of the possibility, or probability of the current human species being the launch pad for a concurrent race of genetically distinct sentients? In an undisturbed natural state it takes isolation, time and differences in social behaviors for species to emerge. Theoretically, with the way humans are able to isolate themselves […]

More Brain Fodder!

Posted: 2nd May 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Love how strange: Mating Intelligence: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/index.php?term=20061221-000001&page=6 Marriage != higher happiness: http://www.psychologytoday.com/rss/pto-20030318-000002.html Celebrated failure…. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7380365.stm Interspecies sex (Seen before the 300 links in my flist) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7379554.stm The Virgin Jawsy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6681793.stm Silk, light, and sex… http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7378196.stm

Brain Fodder!!

Posted: 13th February 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Today we feed the brain. Tough Clothes http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7038686.stm Power Suits http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7241040.stm Hot air car? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7241909.stm Interstellar hotspot http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080103.wsaturn0103/BNStory/Science/home Whole lotta sweat http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080205.wsptgator4ptr/BNStory/Science/home That’s just batty http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7243502.stm Don’t be stupid http://madmikein08.com/stupid.html