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The personal side of science
22 May
10:05

The personal side of science

How do snails, shooting stars and science fiction books all relate to physics? They’re just a few examples of where Fermilab scientists and other guest speakers drew inspiration for a recent edition of The Story Collider. “Stories underlie a lot of what we do as scientists, whether we know it or…

As my dreams changed, my goal to tell stories that move people always remained
22 May
2:24

As my dreams changed, my goal to tell stories that move people always remained

This essay was originally published as a guest column in The Cross Creek Chronicle, a magazine featuring writing from Pinellas County School students.  I can’t really remember a time when I didn’t want to tell stories that moved people. The earliest memory I have of putting that impulse into practice…

Hunting for Frankenstein Amid Switzerland’s Melting Glaciers and Nuclear Bunkers
22 May
6:45

Hunting for Frankenstein Amid Switzerland’s Melting Glaciers and Nuclear Bunkers

Most people visit the Swiss Alps to ski or hike, maybe to launder money. British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews went to find Frankenstein. Author Mary Shelley dreamed up her legendary science fiction tale while staying near the Alps, and their snowy peaks serve as a backdrop for the story. Dewe…

New local writer on top sci-fi shortlists
21 May
11:02

New local writer on top sci-fi shortlists

When the shortlists for the Hugo and Nebula, two of the biggest awards in science fiction and fantasy, were announced earlier this year, one name came out of nowhere. While most sci-fi writers wait their whole lives to make either of those lists, young Singaporean Vina Jie-Min Prasad not only…

‘(Dis)Ability’ anthology, compiled and edited by Hopkins senior, explores stories by and about people with disabilities
21 May
3:18

‘(Dis)Ability’ anthology, compiled and edited by Hopkins senior, explores stories by and about people with disabilities

By Mary Zajac / Published May 21, 2018 Emily Dorffer is a firm believer in the transformational power of fiction. During a class she took in 2016 called Philosophy and Disability, she witnessed her nondisabled classmates’ well-meaning but hesitant attempts to discuss disabilities. Dorffer, a senior Writing Seminars and English…

Spokane sci-fi/fantasy writer wins publication, trip to LA and more
20 May
4:05

Spokane sci-fi/fantasy writer wins publication, trip to LA and more

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Remains of an Ancient Civilization Discovered on Mars by NASA’s Planet Surveyor
20 May
8:23

Remains of an Ancient Civilization Discovered on Mars by NASA’s Planet Surveyor

Outlines of a House, Church and Graveyard, Helmet and Statue of a Giant Frog. Photographs released by NASA’s Australian Deep Space Monitoring facility, reveal the presence of an ancient settlement on Mars. Looking much like Roman ruins, the settlement is complete with outbuildings, a statue of a giant frog, and…

A New Hope, Ambiguously
20 May
12:44

A New Hope, Ambiguously

MAY 19, 2018 IN VANDANA SINGH’S short story “Ruminations in an Alien Tongue,” a character thinks: “I am myself and yet not so. I contain multitudes and am a part of something larger; I am a cell the size of a planet, swimming in the void of night.” Such movement…

How Agents of SHIELD Changed the Timeline To Save The World
19 May
5:00

How Agents of SHIELD Changed the Timeline To Save The World

Advertising [x] by Thomas Bacon – on May 19, 2018 in SR Originals Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 has come to a triumphant close, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team has successfully changed the timeline. It seems time isn’t fixed after all; it is, as Jemma Simmons notes, an ever-changing, beautiful thing. Season…

Someone Needs To Save The Expanse, Immediately
19 May
9:07

Someone Needs To Save The Expanse, Immediately

I have some bad news if you’ve created a perfume that has a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough. That’s exactly how Hasbro describes the scent of Play-Doh, a smell that many of us associate with out…