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  • Kaitlyn Maura
    Published about 13 hours ago
    I Love You but I Hate You: December 2019's Full Moon in Gemini

    I Love You but I Hate You: December 2019's Full Moon in Gemini

    On Thursday, December 12th, 2019, at approximately 12:12 AM EST (or in other words, just a little after midnight on the night of Wednesday, December 11th), we will have a Full Moon at 19'51 degrees Gemini, sign of the twins. Those of you who are into numerology might think it should be significant that we should have a Full Moon at 12:12 on 12/12. This Full Moon is an especially major one because it's the last of the year, before the Solar Eclipse on December 26th. Here's what to expect.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published about 13 hours ago
    'Star Trek' Legend René Auberjonois Dies Age 79

    'Star Trek' Legend René Auberjonois Dies Age 79

    Hollywood is in mourning with the loss of another great, René Auberjonois.
  • Shay Maruna
    Published about 16 hours ago
    My Favorite Constellation

    My Favorite Constellation

    Have you ever stopped to ponder the Universe? It’s overwhelming, really. One billion trillion stars, thirty billion planets, ten billion galaxies; and then there is me. One speck of dust in this great big cosmos. Today I found myself laying under the Colorado sky. Staring at the darkness as the stars blinked back at me and the moonlight kissed my cheeks goodnight. At three AM everyone in my little town of Erie had long been asleep. I looked to my left and there sat my dog Jax, he would have rather been asleep. Yet he sat with me under that clear night sky as I lost track of time and my restless mind jumped from one thought to another.
  • Lewis Jefferies
    Published a day ago
    Jodie Whittaker Confirms Return for Series 13 as Work on the Next 'Doctor Who' Series Begins

    Jodie Whittaker Confirms Return for Series 13 as Work on the Next 'Doctor Who' Series Begins

    After being off air for a year, Doctor Who will make an explosive return on New Year’s Day with a blockbuster two-part story. “Spyfall” written by current showrunner, Chris Chibnall, will be the first of ten episodes in Series 12. Chibnall has described episode one as the show’s “most lavish, location-filled, action-packed episode” they have ever done.
  • Cheryl E
    Published 2 days ago
    Loneliness Is One Reason People Ask for Prayer on Facebook

    Loneliness Is One Reason People Ask for Prayer on Facebook

    Prayer is described as communication to a supreme being or object of worship. Facebook, however is causing many to seek assistance from their social media friends, rather than going directly to the diety they want to intervene. There are many underlying reasons that people do this and one of them is loneliness. No one would ever admit this but when you see the same people posting day after day, patterns emerge from their writings. I am convinced that a lot of people seek Facebook to fill a void in their lives and they may not even realize it.
  • Don Feazelle
    Published 5 days ago
    G-Pa Is That a Unicorn?

    G-Pa Is That a Unicorn?

    Did you ever try explaining to a six-year-old what happened to the dinosaurs?
Staff Picks
  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published about a month ago
    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    It’s a crazy world we live in. We’re able to literally reach the stars, communicate from one end of the world to the other, and even create self-evolving machines. Technological advancement doesn’t seem to exhaust itself.
  • Tonya Moore
    Published 2 months ago
    Space Age Mermaid

    Space Age Mermaid

    Sulily sleeps suspended inside a transparent, cylindrical womb filled with luminous blue fluid. Her suit sticks to her body like a second skin and has knobby nodes that run up the length of her spine and end at the soft helmet's base at the back of her neck. From the center of the helmet, wires fan outward and upward, gathering at the control center at the top of the container. Her mouth and nose are covered by a breathing apparatus with a serpentine root that coils and stretches down to the base of the cylinder.
  • K.E. Lanning
    Published 2 months ago
    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    Review of 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood

    “Praise be!” It has been 34 years since the controversial, and even banned novel, The Handmaid’s Tale was published (1985), and on September 10, 2019, Margaret Atwood published its sequel, The Testaments. Her latest novel has already garnered critical praise and was named to the shortlist for the Booker Prize.
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 3 months ago
    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    It's very unlikely that we're alone in the universe. (That is, unless you think that something happened to everybody else.) There are a lot of possible scenarios that might play out when we finally meet E.T. Which ones are we most likely to experience? Read on...
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 4 months ago
    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    The Amazon Is on Fire but There Is Hope

    2019 has not been kind to the Amazon Rainforest with more than 40,000 fires across the region this year alone. Scientists from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research have determined that this year alone has seen the fastest rate of burning since the organization began a record-keeping survey on the health of the rainforest in 2013. In fact, the toxic smoke from the fires is so intense that many parts of Brazil now lay under darkness, and in some places, hours before the sun could even start setting.
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 4 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
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Art
  • Terri-lyne Gedanitz
    Published 4 months ago
    My Eyes

    My Eyes

    BANG!
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published 4 months ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Sabine Scott
    Published 4 months ago
    The Seven Laws of Origami

    The Seven Laws of Origami

    Akira Yoshizawa, a teenager in the nineteen-twenties, quit his factory job and proceeded to turn paper-folding into a fine art. Today, origami kits are common and consist of a booklet of instructions and a set of colored paper. The paper is two-sided with a different color on each side. The instructions, consisting of mostly of arrows and lines, are a part of a worldwide standard of visual language for origami that Akira pioneered. He also invented the wet folding technique, which allows for more sculptural interpretations.
Artificial Intelligence
  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published 7 days ago
    Is It Time to Demystify AI? - Google Thinks So

    Is It Time to Demystify AI? - Google Thinks So

    The talks about Artificial Intelligence are slowly but surely becoming more graspable for the regular person. This is in part caused by the increased adoption of AI to everyday technologies and the heated discussion about the involvement of technologies into every aspect of our lives.
  • HowToFind .com
    Published about a month ago
    Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Apocalypse

    Artificial Intelligence: Blessing or Apocalypse

    The scene is hard to forget. In a dystopian and devastated world, an army of robots fight men on the ground and air, resisting as best they can.
  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published about a month ago
    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    Is Face Recognition an Immoral Technology?

    It’s a crazy world we live in. We’re able to literally reach the stars, communicate from one end of the world to the other, and even create self-evolving machines. Technological advancement doesn’t seem to exhaust itself.
Extraterrestrial
  • Tom Baker
    Published 22 days ago
    ContactTV

    ContactTV

    I recently went into the hospital for a heart catheter test. I ended up having a stent placed in the most serious valve of my heart; which was, by the way, 80 PERCENT BLOCKED. I suppose if it is a hundred, that's it. I did it to myself, of course: that all-fat, no-carbohydrate diet I was doing for months and months. I figure I nearly committed ketogenic suicide
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 2 months ago
    4 Ways We Might Detect Aliens

    4 Ways We Might Detect Aliens

    Those of us who grew up on Star Trek like to think that intelligent alien life will be at least recognizable to us. Even if it's a sentient ball of energy or a shapeshifter, its actions ought to be obvious in person and detectable at a distance. Right?
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 3 months ago
    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    Here's What Might Happen When We Meet Aliens

    It's very unlikely that we're alone in the universe. (That is, unless you think that something happened to everybody else.) There are a lot of possible scenarios that might play out when we finally meet E.T. Which ones are we most likely to experience? Read on...
Fantasy
  • Maria Johnson
    Published 18 days ago
    Are Mermaids Real

    Are Mermaids Real

    Are mermaids real? Some people say no others say yes, this article will show some evidence that they might actually be out there. Our government has said they are not out there and not real, they have gone on record many times stating that mermaids are not real. But there are many videos of what seems to be mermaids; whether or not they are credible is not certain, but they are out there. There have been many sightings and other evidence as well, some people have recovered what seems to be spears stuck in the fish caught in the open ocean. Having no idea how they got there. Although this evidence exists, our government and N.O.A.A for whatever reason still denies that there may be mermaids out there. Though a lot of the evidence is inconclusive, such as the cell phone footage from the two boys who showed up on one of the whale beachings and found something that did not look like a whale but a body (is what the boys first stated) the government got involved they changed their stories. Other phone footage has come to the surface after the airing of Mermaids: The Body Found a show that was aired on Animal Planet back in 2013. Another show aired a few months after that which was called Mermaids: The New Evidence which was more of a talk show. This show did ask the hard questions and most of those questions were answered with video footage and scientific research such as DNA test done on a body recovered from the belly of a shark. The body, though only 30% of it, was some very important evidence. This and also sound recording of an unknown species of marine animal is what a N.O.A.A worker discovered. It was not long after this that the African government got involved confiscating the body and most of the evidence, the only thing that was given to the N.O.A.A worker, was the DNA test because it came back as human. After this the N.O.A.A worker left N.O.A.A and is pursuing a different job but is still working with marine animals. Like I said earlier in the article, new evidence has come to the surface. More videos have surfaced after the airing of Mermaids: The Body Found. One in particular depicts a small school of fish swimming past an oil rig one gets impaled by what seems to be a spear. Though the creature that grabs the fish is not fully seen because it swims past too fast to see, there are no marine animals that use spears to hunt and catch their food. Another video depicts what seems to be a mermaid or merman sunbathing on a rock while two men are looking down into the ocean to see it. One of the men records the encounter on their cell phone. This video has been on Youtube for 6 years and has been viewed 56 thousand times. The video filmed by the two boys has been on Youtube for 7 years and has been viewed 853 thousand times and the video of the fish being speared has been on Youtube for 6 years and has been viewed 1.7 million times. These videos depict the same creature it seems like but many people either do not see it or refuse to believe that they exist. These creatures if they do exist have become amazing at hiding and staying in the shadows, where they cannot be found and bothered. Now the real question that we should be asking ourselves is do we believe the evidence that has been brought to the light, and if not then what would it take to make us believe?
  • Jack A. Warren
    Published 24 days ago
    Happily Ever After

    Happily Ever After

    Chapter One
  • Noah
    Published 30 days ago
    School of Bard Knocks

    School of Bard Knocks

    Haunting yet inviting, a phantom tune quietly crept into Nagi's mind. Coming from all directions, the music taunted and beckoned as he tossed and turned in bed. Giving in to the temptation, he rose and walked out the door, his black hair still a matted rat's nest, wearing only a stained grey T-shirt and blue plaid boxer shorts. The cold night air tickled and teased to get a reaction, but Nagi continued walking forward, paying no mind to the lonely weather's games. The sound kept flowing from all directions, giving him no clear path to follow, only the vague notion that he must continue moving.
Future
  • LB
    Published 23 days ago
    Love in Collective Transition

    Love in Collective Transition

    There's a moment in the film, Her when Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) realizes that the relationship he's having with his new operating system is not exactly a private experience. Within the short span it takes for him to fall in love with his sexy AI system, the phenomenon of engaging in a non-human relationship is trending. It's only while paying attention in public, that he discovers AI love has become a socially accepted norm for many people. He was just too lost in his own moment to notice.
  • Michael J. Albee
    Published 2 months ago
    Is The New Golden Age of Airships Upon Us?

    Is The New Golden Age of Airships Upon Us?

    If you're old enough, or remember much in your high school history class, you probably remember the golden days of airships. Not so long ago, blimps and their cousins were the darlings of pilots and many a pundit predicted they would take over aviation. But then jet engines stole their place in history and airships were relegated to the logo for a tire company.
  • DS Peters
    Published 2 months ago
    Sentencing

    Sentencing

    The defense attorney paused in his speech, bowed his head, and for a few moments, simply pursed his lips and studied the fists he clenched in front of his chest. Then he lifted his head, simultaneously opened his fists with his palms up, turned and addressed the judge directly.
Humanity
  • Naseeha Tayob
    Published 17 days ago
    Dream with Me, Will You?

    Dream with Me, Will You?

    Our minds carry with it a bag of memories. We have the pleasure of pulling them out any time we want and wander back to a time. The very idea of being able to physically travel back in time and experience life from the very first second is a dream and fantasy many people have had. And I am no exception to daydreaming about unordinary things. Such fantasies reflect a deeper yearning for doing something idealistic, but which is completely out of reach.
  • Peter Rose
    Published 2 months ago
    Creation Is Not Random

    Creation Is Not Random

    Creation is not random.
  • E.K. Sandoval
    Published 2 months ago
    Human Parts (Part 3)

    Human Parts (Part 3)

    What's going on? I can't breathe! I'm drowning! What the hell? What is this fluid?! Where am I?
List
  • WatchMojo
    Published 9 months ago
    10 Things That Would Happen If the World's Ice Melted

    10 Things That Would Happen If the World's Ice Melted

    A real life waterworld would be even worse than the movie. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "10 Things That Would Happen If the World’s Ice Caps Melted."
  • Iggy Paulsen
    Published 9 months ago
    11 Chilling Top Secret Government Experiments That Allegedly Exist

    11 Chilling Top Secret Government Experiments That Allegedly Exist

    Science fiction writers love a good twisted tale about science gone bad. Even the earliest sci-fi, like Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, started off with a scientist that pushed the envelope too far.
  • Toni Velagic
    Published about a year ago
    10 Fantasy Authors You Need in Your Library

    10 Fantasy Authors You Need in Your Library

    My first loves in life were books. Specifically fantasy novels. I would read them every day before school, after school, and before bed. You could always find a book in my hand. Fantasy as a genre has been around since George MacDonald penned Phantastes in 1858, and there have been hundreds of authors to pen fantasy novels since.
Literature
  • Jonathan Werdenberg
    Published 2 months ago
    The Lonely Seeker

    The Lonely Seeker

    The Lonely Seeker
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published 3 months ago
    The Party: Chapter 3—Devon Brown

    The Party: Chapter 3—Devon Brown

    Yes, this is political. I offer you trigger warnings for language and sexual and racist slurs and comments. Future episodes may also contain rape, abuse, and other unpleasant things.
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published 3 months ago
    The Party: Chapter 2—Capt Flynn

    The Party: Chapter 2—Capt Flynn

    Just by happenstance, I recently picked up a copy of Trevayne, written by Robert Ludlum. In his introduction, he mentioned that he wrote the book after the Nixon Watergate scandal. In part he says of Watergate: "Here was the government, the highest of our elected and appointed officials entrusted with the guardianship of our system, not only lying to the people but collecting millions upon millions of dollars to perpetuate their lies and thus the controls they believed were theirs alone to exercise." He goes on to point out that their meaning was to keep the country theirs. Not yours or mine, or even the neighbors across the street or across town. Only theirs. "The rest of us were somehow neither relevant nor competent. They knew better, therefore the lies had to continue and the coffers of ideological purity kept full so that the impure could be blitzkrieged by money and buried at the starting gates of political contests."
Science
  • Marshall Barnes
    Published 2 months ago
    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Why "The Good Stuff" Isn't, When it Comes to Time Travel

    Wheezy Waiterm, AKA Craig Benzine, is the main host for a geek/nerd Youtube show called The Good Stuff. I don't watch these kinds of shows, because for the subjects I like, it's always above the pay grade of the show hosts and they either wind up pretending they know or understand it, or kiss the ass of some scientist they interview. Then later is what happens when the hapless cast of The Good Stuff have on the greatest fraud in the history of physics, Ronald L. Mallett. Nothing, and I mean nothing of any significance related to time travel has resulted from Ronald Mallett's claims, which are often exaggerated and baseless, if not outright lies, despite the fact he hides behind Einstein like a religious zealot hides his terrorism behind the name of his god. For the record, Einstein didn't even like the idea of time travel and since Mallett is supposed to be such a fanboy for the man, he should know that. And for ALL OF YOU, I don't care if you're a geek, nerd, armchair physicist or some PhD in theoretical physics in some community college somewhere—Guess what? The fact that all the solutions for time travel derived from Einstein's theories require a SPACE PROGRAM should tip you off that they're not exactly applicable solutions to the problem at hand and the answers actually lie elsewhere. That none of you are too swift on that account is probably why you don't realize how insane it makes you all look. Right. INSANE, or have you forgotten the quote that has been erroneously attributed to your favorite genius, pre-Hawking. You know—"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result"? Like, you know, like constantly trying to force relativity to produce time travel results. Good quote. Certainly applies to all of the aforementioned suspects, but no, Einstein didn't say it. After all, as a professional researcher, I check my sources. More on time travel and its dubious links to the theories of Relativity, momentarily.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published 2 months ago
    HAARP What It Actually Is

    HAARP What It Actually Is

    A conspiracy nut that cannot think critically would have you believing that HAARP is used for weather control. The document “Owning the Weather for Military Use,” found on Global Research.ca states that weather modification is possible as part of domestic and international security without people knowing about it or having a say in how HAARP would be used. HAARP is supposed to generate rain, fog, or storms on earth, but it's not limited to modifying space weather. The seven year drought California faced that has brought PG&E to its knees with the current power shut off crisis of which I’m not personally affected by, is over thanks to majorly wet winters in 2018 and 2019. I’m writing this article to see what facts or fiction can come out of actually researching this stuff instead of taking a Facebook meme at face value. HAARP is actually a project that is studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere. The research facility went from the hands of the United States Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on August 11th, 2015.
  • Laura Sotillos Elliott
    Published 2 months ago
    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Why Should I Care About How Scientists Do Their Science?

    Hi again everyone! Holidays had me completely out of the creative zone, but I’m back to tell you about the science of mental disorders. However, before that, I am going to start with a more broad post about how scientists find out about the brain.
Science Fiction
  • Don Feazelle
    Published 5 days ago
    G-Pa Is That a Unicorn?

    G-Pa Is That a Unicorn?

    Did you ever try explaining to a six-year-old what happened to the dinosaurs?
  • Matthew Kresal
    Published 20 days ago
    'Doctor Who': "The Witchfinders" Review

    'Doctor Who': "The Witchfinders" Review

    Warning: Potential spoilers for the episode ahead.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 20 days ago
    OFP

    OFP

    Her caramel skin couldn’t save her. Her Master’s Degree in Computer Science couldn’t save her. The rank of major couldn’t have prevented this. The blue and white sheets that stretched just under her chin only served as a modest comfort blanket from the hell that she just went through. Her mind was afire. It was 4 AM. The lights illuminated. She looked down at her bracelet which read her name and blood type. She laid in a Naval hospital and watched as the nurse entered the room to check for vitals. Nurse Vivian stood at about five foot seven inches and walked over to her and spoke. Ophelia feigned sleep.
Scifi Movie
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published 2 months ago
    ‘Ad Astra’ Serves Dazzling Sci-Fi Spectacle Amid a Compelling Examination of the Male Psyche

    ‘Ad Astra’ Serves Dazzling Sci-Fi Spectacle Amid a Compelling Examination of the Male Psyche

    It seems like an annual tradition that a critically-acclaimed sci-fi from an auteur will be released to either adoration or derision or both from a general audience. Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian and Arrival all earned acclaim and were generally well-received by audiences, but then Blade Runner 2049 and Annihilation faltered at the box office and the latter did not even receive international distribution, instead being bailed out by Netflix while a studio reluctant to even release the film barely marketed it at all. I think the box office results of Ad Astra will be carefully examined by studios to see whether this genre is worthy of being financed as original films’ performance at the box office continues to trend downward. What’s also interesting is that this film is a holdover from 20th Century Fox—now Disney owned—which could be completely reshaped itself under new management. Ad Astra’s release was pushed back numerous times which was concerning as it could have been a sign of studio apprehension, as the film is a clear financial film relying on star power, word of mouth audience response and marketing. The September release date the film was given was clearly a clever choice however, as only one franchise heavyweight was released, so it was mostly a level playing field between mid-budget original films, which was quite refreshing and I hope becomes the case more often. The film has performed better than expected, crossing more than 100 million worldwide, but it still stands to lose money, it’s box office performance similar albeit slightly better than another space-based film, First Man. These auteur-driven films go against typical Hollywood filmmaking, but it’s saddening to see such a lukewarm audience reception for a more creative take on the genre and going against convention.
  • Tyler Callaway
    Published 2 months ago
    'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'—10 Actors to Play Jolee Bindo in Live-Action

    'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'—10 Actors to Play Jolee Bindo in Live-Action

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is my favorite video game of all time. Hands down, there is no other. I'm sure many will disagree and that's fine, they're probably not as big of a Star Wars geek as I am. But, this game made my childhood.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 2 months ago
    Movie Review: 'Encounter' Is Good Bad

    Movie Review: 'Encounter' Is Good Bad

    Encounter stars Luke Hemsworth as Will Dawkins. Will lives in his sister’s, Teresa (Cheryl Texiera), garage, sadly recreating the image of his late daughter and his still living former wife, Jessica (Anna Hutchinson), in sad clown paintings. Will was left paralyzed by the accident that killed his daughter and the overall trauma was more than his wife could bear. To say that Will’s life is one of ongoing despair would be an understatement.
Space
  • Robert Lea
    Published 2 months ago
    Hawking Radiation: How Black Holes Die

    Hawking Radiation: How Black Holes Die

    One of the great ironies of Stephen Hawking’s death was that fact that his most revolutionary contribution to science, Hawking radiation, suggests that nothing in our universe can last forever.
  • Nancy D
    Published 3 months ago
    The Asteroid Belt

    The Asteroid Belt

    There is a belt of rocks, AKA a planet that has not yet formed, that orbits the Sun. It orbits between Mars and Jupiter.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published 3 months ago
    Incredible History of the Solar System

    Incredible History of the Solar System

    The universe is a huge place and people exist in a small part of it. The area human beings, animals, and other creatures occupy is what is referred to as the Solar System. It comprises formations which we recognize as planets, satellites that orbit these planets, and an average-sized star that we identify as the Sun. The four inner planets of the solar system are known as ‘Terrestrial Planets.’ This is because their major components are metals and silicate rocks. The other four planets are identified as ‘Jovian’ planets. Also, you can refer to them as ‘gas giants.’
Tech
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 2 months ago
    The Heightening Interests in Solar Energy

    The Heightening Interests in Solar Energy

    As more and more people are learning about the benefits of clean energy, the more popular solar energy is becoming. Solar energy is basically able to provide all the energy a home needs when it comes to running the appliances in the home. When installing a solar energy system in a home, most installers advise homeowners to also add the solar battery. A solar battery makes it convenient to run high capacity appliances. Not only can solar energy take care of all of our needs when it comes to enjoying electricity in the home, but they do it in a clean way.
  • Kevin Gardner
    Published 4 months ago
    Bringing the Future in With Technology
  • Tom Sharp
    Published 4 months ago
    Futuristic Tech

    Futuristic Tech

    Flying cars. Jetpacks. Rocket boots. Just some of the many predictions for future tech that the predictors and science fiction got slightly wrong. However, there are some predictions for the future that have indeed come to pass. So what are the ones that they got right, what are the ones they got horribly wrong and what are the ones that still could yet come to pass?