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  • Ellowen Ophelia
    Published about 14 hours ago
    10 Shocking Mandela Effects *Must Read*

    10 Shocking Mandela Effects *Must Read*

    For years, I believed that my childhood was nothing short of a poetic fairy-tale. Growing up, I had most of what I wanted and everything that I needed. It wasn't always magical, but it was great to know that regardless of the ungrateful attitude I carried as a little shit, my mom still took really good care of me. If I were her I would have definitely slid me back to God immediately. However, she fell in love, and here I am. Being a kid was hard at times, but there were many times I made great memories.
  • Paul Levinson
    Published about 21 hours ago
    Review of 'The I-Land'

    Review of 'The I-Land'

    I was going to entitle this review of The I-Land on Netflix, "Lost Opportunity." You know, that ABC series Lost, which had an excellent beginning, an absolutely out-of-the-ballpark brilliant third and fourth season, and then took a turn very much for the worse, with one of the worst series finales ever on television? Except ...
  • Madeline Peterson
    Published a day ago
    The Demon King's Daughter
  • Madeline Peterson
    Published a day ago
    Purified (Ch. 2)

    Purified (Ch. 2)

    I slept poorly, so I was awake before sunrise. I had hoped that watching the sunrise would make me feel better. The colors were so beautiful. But, because of me, many people weren’t alive to enjoy the sunrise. Watching something that made me happy felt wrong.
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published a day 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.
  • Craig Braquet
    Published 2 days ago
    How I Answer the "What's Your Religion?" Question

    How I Answer the "What's Your Religion?" Question

    A friend recently asked me my religious beliefs. This was my stream of consciousness in response:
Staff Picks
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 10 days 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 28 days 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 about a month ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Will Stape
    Published about a month ago
    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I Wrote For 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

    I wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a good thing to establish that fact right off the bat. Fans can offer their passionate opinion on all things Trek, but as writer of a TNG episode, I helped to shape one of Star Trek's most beloved incarnations.
  • Dave Smith
    Published 2 months ago
    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    You may have heard the often-quoted fact that humans and chimpanzees share 96% of their DNA in common. You also share 90% of your DNA with your cat, and a surprising 60% with a banana!
  • Dion Garcia
    Published 2 months ago
    #WaterIsMedicine, What's Your Water Story?

    #WaterIsMedicine, What's Your Water Story?

    My water story is simple: water is my medicine. Water has shifted my understanding of aliveness. I value being able to drink high-quality clean water. I celebrate the opportunity to experience the joy of being in the ocean with my loved ones. The wild waters of the Pacific have become the most epic playground, and most diverse university I've attended to date. Surfing taught me how to cope with my anxiety. Diving taught me how to breathe my way to peace. Hiking up the river with my dogs reconnects me to the instinctive relationship between nature and humanity. The relationship between human and nature is as natural as water.
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Art
  • Terri-lyne Gedanitz
    Published about a month ago
    My Eyes

    My Eyes

    BANG!
  • Franc Kaiser
    Published about a month ago
    The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
  • Sabine Scott
    Published 2 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
  • Damien Justus
    Published 2 months ago
    Using Machine Learning to Improve

    Using Machine Learning to Improve

    The Major Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence
  • Spencer Jean-Mary
    Published 3 months ago
    How Will Driverless Cars Change Our Means of Transportation

    How Will Driverless Cars Change Our Means of Transportation

    The idea of having a computer or A.I. driving people around is something that the majority of people in 2019 are still having doubts about when it comes up. However, this futuristic concept is inevitable, in fact, we are much closer to the times of driverless cars than we may think. Some believe that we may not see this for another 10 years or so, however, I believe we may have A.I. behind the wheel sooner than that. Due to the deployment of 5G technology, which will be a game changer in the information technology and communication industries real soon, I’m going to guess by no later than 2025 we may see people trading their automatic transmission vehicles for autonomous ones. Once 5G becomes nationwide, it will only pave the way for driverless cars to become the dominant form of transportation on the road.
  • Linda Paul
    Published 3 months ago
    The World of Indie

    The World of Indie

    What if... in the not so far future, the scientists of the world gathered together and created the most sophisticated artificial intelligence being that has ever existed? And, what if... that "robot" was special because of its unique ability to not just gain knowledge from the world wide web, but also use reasoning? Its first and foremost program would be to use this knowledge to help humankind flourish and prosper. Its prime directive would always be to protect humankind and never to harm.
Extraterrestrial
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 10 days 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...
  • Anna Gooding-Call
    Published 15 days ago
    8 Out-of-This-World Podcasts About Aliens

    8 Out-of-This-World Podcasts About Aliens

    You may believe, or you may just find it all very entertaining. Either way, the obsession of over half of Americans with theoretical otherworldly intelligence is nothing to be ignored. This being 2019, there's a large handful of entertaining and informative podcasts about aliens and their ilk. Some are skeptical and some are not, but they all make for fascinating commute listening. Here's how to tune in to the people who are tuned in to the skies.
  • PAT CHANEY
    Published about a month ago
    Uncle Herman and the ET'S

    Uncle Herman and the ET'S

    Circa 1957: Angola Migrant Farm Camp Central California
Fantasy
  • Madeline Peterson
    Published a day ago
    The Demon King's Daughter
  • Madeline Peterson
    Published a day ago
    Purified (Ch. 2)

    Purified (Ch. 2)

    I slept poorly, so I was awake before sunrise. I had hoped that watching the sunrise would make me feel better. The colors were so beautiful. But, because of me, many people weren’t alive to enjoy the sunrise. Watching something that made me happy felt wrong.
  • Madeline Peterson
    Published 2 days ago
    Purified (Ch. 1)

    Purified (Ch. 1)

    I woke slowly, climbing, with effort, back to consciousness. Something was wrong. I wasn’t sure what, but it was very, very wrong. And it was inside my head. I opened my eyes.
Future
  • Maria Vikse
    Published 2 months ago
    Things that Will Probably Become Obsolete in the Next 10 Years

    Things that Will Probably Become Obsolete in the Next 10 Years

    We live in the age of a technological breakthrough. Striving for comfortable life makes us overpass the limits and think innovatively. So, we can predict that many of the things we use daily could lose their value for us just in the next ten years. You can find below the list of things which will probably become obsolete by 2030.
  • Jacob Severn
    Published 2 months ago
    Living with Sand

    Living with Sand

    When a product resembles waste in a practical sense, acts of manufacturing and transporting become ways to occupy a new place in time. In the context of the market, sand is distinguished from gravel by gradation, from soil by use value. In the gradation process, sand is passed through a series of sieves, ever finer, and sorted. A name is given, leading to a value, which curves, slopes, and flattens depending on economic forces too large to see.
  • Craig House
    Published 2 months ago
    Hyper-Futurism or Dystopia, Which Is Best?

    Hyper-Futurism or Dystopia, Which Is Best?

    Either it will be a technological gadget-fest where there will be flying cars, holographic projections, and robot servants; or it will be a desolate future where we’ve wrecked the environment, caused nuclear winters, or enacted police states through governments either turning on its own people or another country. So what are the best examples of these two polar opposites? Let’s have a look.
Humanity
  • Karen Grattan
    Published 11 days ago
    What Happens When You Die

    What Happens When You Die

    Everyone, at some point wonders what happens when we die. The answer is nobody really knows. Maybe it is like sleeping; you're in an unconscious state, only you can't awake. When you're dead, you are in an everlasting darkness unable to feel, see or hear. You basically do not exist. I personally do not like this concept because thinking about this when your alive is awful.
  • Presence Brandt
    Published 2 months ago
    Conversation with Planet 🌍
  • John Ames Birch
    Published 4 months ago
    Introspection

    Introspection

    I wanted to first thank everyone who has read my words. Some of you may agree, some may disagree, and some may just be indifferent.
List
  • WatchMojo
    Published 6 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 7 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 12 months 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
  • Connie Cockrell
    Published a day 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 12 days 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."
  • Aaneik Maiti
    Published 15 days ago
    Guardians of Coronia

    Guardians of Coronia

    Legends. Myths. Stories passed down from generation from generation. For as long as time can remember, people have often told epic tales of dashing heroes and evil villains as a way of coping with the dark and troubled times. Nevertheless, even in fiction, there can oftentimes be a small grain of truth found within these long exploits, and even the smallest soul can give the world a sense of hope.
Science
  • Robin Brooks
    Published 12 days ago
    5G Is Actually Electromagnetic Genocide Disguised As Entertainment

    5G Is Actually Electromagnetic Genocide Disguised As Entertainment

    At this point in time, many people think 5G will bring our society more prosperity through faster and better data transmission and communication. As is often the case; what is sold to us as true, is in actual fact a Grand Deception, which is most certainly the case with 5G. It is, in actual fact, a stealth technology that almost certainly will turn out to be the end game for humanity. It will make us perpetually visible to invisible masters, while simultaneously cooking and frying our cells to the very core. It is an extinction event, specifically developed for eugenics, similar to the better known genetic engineering of plants and animals with the altering of DNA through GMO-food. People, animals, fish, insects, and plants are hereby cross-contaminated through the consumption and absorption of genetically modified species. Not without reason have these engineered products earned the title ‘Frankenstein Food’.
  • Pouria Nazemi
    Published 13 days ago
    INO: Beyond a Dream

    INO: Beyond a Dream

    Mahmoud Ghomi, also known as Moshaver-al-Molk Mahmoudi, was among 42 students who had been sent to Europe by the national scholarship in 1858 to learn modern science and technology. This was the first group of Iranian students who were selected to learn modern science and bring it back to Iran. It was a part of the famous Iranian chancellor Amir Kabir's initiations for reforms in Iran.
  • Dave Smith
    Published 2 months ago
    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    Your DNA Data Can Be Used to Make a Scarf

    You may have heard the often-quoted fact that humans and chimpanzees share 96% of their DNA in common. You also share 90% of your DNA with your cat, and a surprising 60% with a banana!
Science Fiction
  • Andre N Jones
    Published 4 days ago
    Strident

    Strident

    Strident by
  • Gavin Cole Lynch
    Published 12 days ago
    The Guardians of the Realms

    The Guardians of the Realms

    Introduction 1: The Beginning
  • Eddie Loud
    Published 14 days ago
    Rebirth

    Rebirth

    It was late evening when she found the wild onions. She looked around and sniffed the air before cautiously put her head down and started eating them. Since the humans disappeared it’s been hard going. For a little while it was good. There were plenty of scraps in the garbage, but they soon spoiled. She soon started hunting cats, after seeing some of them eating human remains. Now, they too were scarce, and things have gotten much more dangerous. Sometime ago, she saw what she thought was a human. She ran up to it, barking with joy, then it turned around. All she remembered was the yellow eyes and a sharp pain. She has three long scars on her side from that day.
Scifi Movie
  • Steven Shinder
    Published about a month ago
    'Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus' Review of Doom

    'Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus' Review of Doom

    From March 30, 2001 to December 10, 2002, Invader Zim aired on Nickelodeon. After it got cancelled, several finished episodes ended up on DVD in 2004 and didn't air in the US until they ended up on Nicktoons in 2006. Since then, the 2015 comic series has been the only ongoing Invader Zim content. But now, we have the Netflix movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, which reflects the art style of the comics and brings familiar characters on an absurd and hilarious adventure.
  • Joseph A. Morrison
    Published 2 months ago
    Top 20 Big Finish 'Doctor Who' Fifth Doctor Releases

    Top 20 Big Finish 'Doctor Who' Fifth Doctor Releases

    It has been 20 years since Big Finish Productions released The Sirens of Time, the very first of their long-running range of Doctor Who audio dramas. Since then, they have released audio adventures every month, featuring one of the actors to have played the Doctor on TV. In this special list, I'm taking a look back at some of the strongest audio adventures to feature the Fifth Doctor, as played on TV by Peter Davison. We begin with:
  • Johann Hollar
    Published 2 months ago
    Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

    Welcome back once more to my "why not" series. As you can see from the title I am working on a piece on the most feared lawman in the 22nd century. I am planning on throwing out some ideas as to what they can do storywise for the next Dredd thing; whether it be a video game, another movie, or even a mini-series, what is next for the fierce enforcer of the law in Mega-City One?
Space
  • Nancy D
    Published 18 days 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 24 days 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.’
  • Samir Goradia
    Published about a month ago
    Earthbase

    Earthbase

    Many space stories told on Planet Earth involve communication across the vast universe.
Tech
  • Kevin Gardner
    Published 26 days ago
    Bringing the Future in With Technology
  • Tom Sharp
    Published 30 days 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?
  • Oliver White
    Published 6 months ago
    The Future of Solar Technology

    The Future of Solar Technology

    Our current approaches to producing solar energy are not practical on a commercial or industrial scale, and if it is to survive in the energy industry new methods must be utilized. The methods discussed in this article are alternative approaches and improvements to substantially boost the efficiency of solar cells, and if further developed, boost the efficiency of any power generation system that produces waste heat.