Friday, November 01, 2013

Sci-Fi Month and Science of the Week, 11/1/13

First of all, for those about to NaNoWriMo (and those who started at 12:01 this morning), good luck! Here's a little inspiration:

I'm in the middle of revising the first novel of the Season Avatars series and drafting the next installment of the Catalyst Chronicles series, so I'm not willing to abandon them to start a third project.

Whether or not you're participating in NaNoWriMo, you can participate in Sci-Fi Month at Rinn Reads. Please see this post for the complete schedule. I'll be posting myself on 11/20 about my favorite books/authors. There are so many to choose from that it will be hard to pick only a few!

Finally, of course, here are some science links for the week:

Warm winters let trees sleep longer

Feeling pleasure at the misfortune of those you envy is biological

New substance effectively combats multi-resistant bacteria

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Scientists: we can tell how creative you are in just a few words

Even in the dark, brain "sees" its own body's movement

Incurable brain cancer gene is silenced

Natural compound good for 3D printing medical implants

Animal personalities are more like humans than first thought

New stem cells go back further

Quantum reality more whimsical than previously thought

single brain cell can perform computations

Finally, this month's issue of Scientific American has articles about worlds with two suns, why the brain prefers paper (even though I really, really love my Kindle), and a one-stop carbon solution that would store carbon underground while harvesting energy. Check it out!

Enjoy your weekend, and see you Monday with a Blog Ring of Power interview!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll check out Sci-Fi Month.
My brain might prefer paper, but it's only getting the iPad screen from now on...

Sandra Almazan said...

Hope you enjoy Sci-Fi Month, Alex!

Catherine Stine said...

I can always rely on your blog to learn about cool science links! Right now I'm reading Craig Venter's book about decoding the genome. Good stuff.

Rinn said...

Oooh, I was previously viewing your blog embedded into your main site, and couldn't see how to comment - but then I found this! =)

I'm glad you're taking part, looking forward at what you have to share!

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