5 Interesting Links for 04-03-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Just for Fun (Entertainment) While I’m not one to follow many sports, I found this marble race entertaining for more than the track’s construction, which beyond elevation to produce momentum, … Continue reading

Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina

This book is a cross between a Victorian Era romance in tone and steampunk in world. It is delightful, and I regret waiting so long to read it after I purchased a box set of the first four books on … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-27-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Animals (Conservancy) An early attempt at IVF in cheetahs, allowing genetic material from older or unlikely donors to be preserved, shows stunning results. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/first-cheetah-cubs-born-through-surrogacy-columbus-zoo-180974258/ Technology (Military) A laser technique developed … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-20-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Health (Precautions) A reaction to the somewhat cavalier attitude some people are adopting to what’s a serious medical crisis, especially for those vulnerable to infection because of age or other … Continue reading

The Electricity Fairy by Alex Mar

Loïe Fuller, or La Loïe, is the inventor of modern dance as we know it. She transfixed her audience through movement embellished with light and costume design. This short history reveals the moment where she takes a small, uncredited part … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-13-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Publishing (Cover Design) A short video walking you through how one science fiction author worked with his cover designer to get to a final design that made them both happy. … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.202: Glass and Weird Science

This video is a little different than my normal smiles, and yet, it combines my love of shaped glass with weird science in a visually exciting experiment. If you have trouble with the accents, don’t worry. The important part is … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 03-06-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Disability (Appearance) An important reminder about what disability can look like and the impact of even well-intentioned efforts to protect the disabled. (Via LifeGlider) https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/news-posts/2020/01/24/accessible-parking-placard-invisible-disabilities-public-education Marketing (Brand) This is a … Continue reading

The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales edited by Crysta K. Coburn

I rarely review anthologies because not all the stories work for me in most. I was pleasantly surprised to find something to like in all these stories, even the more horrific I usually shy away from. A lot of what … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 02-28-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Writing (Copyright) US Copyright is a process with many variables that can be confusing. This article breaks down the need and various points when it would be most beneficial in … Continue reading