Coming to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from Blade Runner is an interesting experience, given the drastic changes in tone (the glitzy corporate overpopulation of Blade Runner vs. the post-apocalyptic depression of Do Androids Dream?). Shaking the dust of
I’ve thought a lot about the title of this book, even before I read it. Reportedly, the translators couldn’t figure out what it meant, so the international versions use the title The Music of Silence. This is most unfortunate, because
I’ve been away so long my domain name lapsed. Seriously, who does that? Anyway, season 10 of Writing Excuses is being structured as a master class in writing, so I’m going to follow along and post my homework here. Homework
To anyone paying attention, it must be apparent that I am not a good blogger. I do not blog regularly. I do not stay with one topic for longer than a few weeks, and even those few weeks become less
There is a parasitic worm that invades insects’ bodies, then vomits up a terrifying bacteria that, upon leaving the worm, transforms from a mostly-benign Bruce Banner to a terrifying Incredible Hulk. Once transformed, the bacteria liquifies the insect and fights off any rival bacteria, while it’s partner-in-crime–the worm–sucks up the insect’s juices.
What causes the change? A single piece of DNA called a “madswitch” (technical term).
For days the science world (or, more specifically, the physics world) has been aflutter. It was announced that, early this morning, CERN would announce the findings of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) regarding the Higgs boson. And they did, and the news is about as good as anyone could expect it to be.
That bump at about 125 GeV? That indicates the presence of a new particle, and this particle, so far, fits the properties of the hypothesized Higgs boson.