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Get the Pitchforks: Guardian Writer Claims Pratchett "Not a Literary Genius"

Do you ever have the desire to comment on something you know nothing about just because it’s a popular topic of conversation? You haven’t read the book or seen the film but by god you have opinions the world needs to hear! If so, you could write for the prestigious UK newspaper, The Guardian! Today they published on… » 8/31/15 9:25am 21 minutes ago

Molecular Monday - Cyclodextrin

Hello I am Jacks Raging Colon Cyclodextrin. Actually to tell the truth, there are a bunch of us Cyclodextrin molecules. I am Beta, the guy in the middle. I am a super cool molecule and play host to many delightful other molecules. They come and sit inside of me for a while and sometimes they stay and sometimes they… » 8/31/15 9:05am 41 minutes ago

Fear the Walking Dead 1.o1 - Fear the boredom

Spin-offs are a mixed bunch. Some a vehicles for characters which have out grown the home show, while others seem to more a production line of different munipal services in the greater Chicago area. Some shows have the force, audience and/or prestige to warrant a spin-off, others do not. The Walking Dead is one which… » 8/31/15 6:43am Today 6:43am

Denali Once Again Officially Known By Its Proper Name

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that in answer to a request made 40 years ago by Alaska’s then-governor Jay Hammond, the name of the highest mountain in North America has now officially been changed back to the Native Alaskan term, Denali, meaning “high one” or “great one.” The change… » 8/30/15 9:19pm Yesterday 9:19pm

Review: Karen Memory

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book: a steampunk romance. It’s filled with excitement, action, a unique voice and mech sewing machines.

Why mech sewing machines? I have no idea, but I kind of want one.

The story involves Karen Memery, a prostitute in one of the nicer brothels… » 8/30/15 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

What is code?

I recently finished reading Paul Ford’s “What is code?”, an opus on software development that started out as an article and became a short book consuming an entire double issue of BusinessWeek (to which I subscribe), resulting in the best selling issue in that publication’s history. And it’s brilliant. Accessible.… » 8/30/15 8:55am Yesterday 8:55am

The current Enterprise crew salutes Leonard Nimoy.

In their campaigning to raffle bit parts for fans in the new movie in exchange for donations, this video, lead by Zachary Quinto, focuses on Quinto’s predecessor in the iconic part and a cause he supported, [EDIT] Namely the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Go to blackpanther’s comment, if you want to find out… » 8/30/15 4:42am Yesterday 4:42am