ScienceSkepticism

Are Flying Cars the Future of Transport?

No, and you should know by now that they aren’t. There’s been a headline just about every year you’ve been alive that someone has built a flying car and it’s going to revolutionize the way we travel. It never does. It never will. This has very little to do with technological …

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GeekeryScienceScience FictionUncategorized

Life Signs Detected

I love good sci-fi. Hell, I love bad sci-fi, but sometimes I make the mistake of thinking too much about it and then I start to get grouchy. Today I’m grouchy about detecting life. In almost any space-faring sci-fi story, there is a moment when someone pushes a button, looks …

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Fiction

A Few (well, 90+) of my Favorite Books

Hello, I would like to talk about books! pic.twitter.com/BQiDHmhtUS — Emily 💖💜💙 (@seelix) June 5, 2017 It doesn’t take much to convince me to talk about books, so I figured I would jump in to the “one like = one favorite book” meme going around Twitter. I figured I’d get …

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CosplayCraftingGeekeryScience Fiction

Making a Replica Discovery Combadge

I was pretty whiny about the costumes in Star Trek: Discovery last week. There is a part of the uniform that I didn’t talk about at all, though: the combadge. The original series didn’t have combadges, but crests that showed their department on the ship: command, operations or science. The …

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CosplayGeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Discovery – Throwing Down the Gauntlet to Cosplayers

The costumes in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series are as baffling as they are beautiful. I imagine the artistic director found out that people liked to make replica star trek costumes and took it as a challenge. “We’ll not be having that,” they said. “We’ll have no pajama shirts or polyester jumpsuits …

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Jose Luis Hernandez Mendoza discussing his theories and work with Frank Lloyd Wright at his suite in the Hotel del Prado, Mexico.
DesignEvents

150 Years of Doing It Wright

Were humans significantly longer-lived than we currently are, today we would be celebrating the 150th birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Unfortunately (or perhaps not, this particular human was problematic AF), today’s commemorative celebrations must go on without the man himself. If you’re looking to celebrate the architecture, design, …

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GeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Optimism

Star Trek: Discovery, set to be released this fall, has entered the wild speculation stage of production. There’s a trailer that tells us just enough for denizens of the internet to get angry about. There are a lot of women and not a lot of white folks, and there are some …

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FictionWriting

Harry Potter and the Unexpected Obsession

A while ago, I wrote about some of the aspects of the Harry Potter that I took issue with and how I accidentally wrote a novel in an attempt to make a Harry Potter story without so much abuse and poor teaching. Well, I’ve just released a second novel set in the Harry Potter …

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