Most recently published stories in Futurism.
'Doctor Who': "Max Warp" Review
Across more than a half-century of storytelling, Doctor Who has found time to homage and spoof a little bit of anything and everything. From Gothic tales like Frankenstein to British icons such as Quatermass and James Bond to a couple of semi-musical tales, there seems little the series can't do. So it comes as no surprise then that it found time a decade ago to spoof Top Gear, another venerable BBC franchise, via one of the Big Finish audio adventures.
The Effects of Garlic Powder on Drosophila Flies with Tumors
Abstract To determine if garlic powder had any effect on Drosophila flies that have tumors, an experiment was conducted that lasted four weeks. Furthermore, if the garlic powder did have an effect, the experiment was broken down by different concentrations of garlic powder. Within the first half of the experiment, virgin female flies containing the RET gene (ret proto-oncogene) were collected from Drosophila melanogaster stocks and bred with virgin male flies containing GAL4. Their offspring all had tumors visible on their eyes. The offspring were collected as virgins and separated from their parents. They were placed in containers that had different concentrations of garlic powder and were watched for the remainder of the experiment to see if the tumors changed. Within a few days, it was noticed that the garlic powder did affect some of the flies and that there was no noticeable difference between the different concentrations. More research needs to be conducted to understand the full impact of garlic powder on Drosophila containing tumors.
Goddesses of Badassdom: Kali
In the annals of terrifying forces of femininity, one name stands above many others. A name that sends shivers down your spine, and can turn a man's blood to lukewarm piss. A name that is synonymous with death, destruction, and which represents the ultimate mama bear who is not to be poked under any circumstances.
The Physics Behind Newton's Cradle
This is an object you've probably seen before, maybe as a desk toy or at an institute—whatever, the point is you've seen it. Five metal spheres in a straight line that hang from thin metal wires, it is known as Newton's Cradle and is perhaps one of the greatest objects to display the laws of physics.
Hox Genes and the Evolution of Snake-Body Form
Abstract: Regulation of the vertebrate axial skeleton and the driving force behind the evolution of new body forms are due to Hox genes. Many hypotheses over the years have risen using Hox genes to explain snake-body form evolution. This paper will discuss some of those hypotheses.
The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ridiculous
So often experiencers (those who have been in contact with alien beings—otherwise known as abductees or contactees), myself included, focus on the negative aspects of alien contact. Do you blame us? We have been terrified by, traumatized by, and ostracized because of what we have gone through. Getting it out—whether on paper, online, in therapy (if you have an open therapist), or letting the crazy sounding story loose after a few beers around a campfire—is an important part of our healing process. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that I have traced to my earliest contact memories, so I know that these experiences are not easily tolerated by the sensitive human biology, psychology, or spiritual self.
Into the Nothing
It was dark. I couldn’t see a single thing in front of me. I didn’t want to. The rain was pounding on the roof and against the windows so hard, it was shaking the house. The thunder made car alarms go off in the distance.
Infinite Present - Part 2
Palacio Altair found him wandering through the fog, dressed in only his night shirt. It was early in the morning and it was unclear how long he had been outside. The Emperor was staring out over the valley that had been his home for nearly twelve years and, upon noticing his friend, he explained that he was only awake to see one last sunrise.
A Choice for the Future
“Dr. Wilde?” The sound of that voice caused Dr. Wilde’s hair to prick as there was a particular coldness to the tone, almost an unholiness. Turning around, Dr. Wilde peered at the man who had called his name, “and you are?”
Review of 'Manifest' 1.4
Well, as of Manifest 1.4 tonight, the series about a plane that jumped five years into the future continues to meander around with stories that advance the time travel story not one bit.
The Padded Cell Of Apologetics
A friend of mine recently brought up his increasing frustration with how easily the religious swallow ridiculous doctrine and unhesitatingly apply it to everyday life. He cannot stand how easy it is to live with a mind so warped that even the word 'the' might mean that the End of Days will happen by noon after lunch time.
Never Let Go
As Zefaer wakes up in his cold little home in the woods, knowing it had rained the night before as it was damp, he hears all the animals coming out at the morning light. Taking the light peeking through his window as his cue to get ready for hunting today, he sits up in his creaky bed.