Floating city seen by thousands over China

An interesting mirage has been catching the attention of thousands of people, presenting as what appears to be a towering city in the clouds. This is apparently caused by light rays bending through layers of atmosphere of different temperatures, and is a sort of mirage I've never heard of before. My first response was 'what …

The Three Body Problem, by Liu Cixin

Winner of the Hugo award for best novel this year, The Three Body Problem is densely packed with interesting ideas--so densely packed that some may find it hard to read. 'Some' does not include me. I think this is the most I've enjoyed a book since Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun series. The prose …

A flash of light

I recently watched this video on YouTube, which is a brief (ten minute) history of the universe, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is an interesting video, and Dr. Tyson is always nice to listen to, but one part stood out to me and got me thinking. I'd heard it said several times before, that …

Europa

NASA's budget for 2016 was announced on Monday, and within the 18.5 billion they received, is 30 million specifically for a robotic mission to Europa. Europa has always been the hot spot for the possibility of life in our solar system, and now we may be able to catch a glimpse of anything living beneath …

Ideas: Not so Important?

Ideas are important, of course, but probably not as important as you think. You have an endless supply of ideas floating around inside your head, what’s more important is actually doing something with them, and keeping yourself from becoming discouraged.Too many people sit around not writing as they wait for the ‘perfect idea’ to appear. …

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