Miners have discovered almost perfect mummified remains of a wolf pup and caribou calf in the Yukon: Wolf and Caribou A sensor based on thumb pianos could be used to identify bogus drugs and more: Thumb Piano Sensor That low dose aspirin you're taking? It may not be helping you as much as you might … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Almost Perfect Mummies in Yukon, Drug Sensor Based on Thumb Piano, Low Dose Aspirin May Not be Good for All, and Bunny Cop
As Hurricane (now Tropical Depression) Florence winds her way up the coast on her way to finally fizzling out, we are feeling the effects here in New England. Nowhere near what the Carolinas and Virginia experienced, but it is raining pretty darn good out there right now. It looks like this is what we will … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
My rating: 3 stars In this fourth outing for Daniel Craig as the world's superest super spy, we are given what is supposed to be, I suppose, SPECTRE's origin story. The film opens with Bond being suspended for the umpteenth time after a bit of an incident in Mexico City. MI6 has been dismantled (see … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Spectre
It doesn't mean there is intelligent life out there, but these learning networks are helping scientists track and explore signals from other galaxies: SETI It's cool that it's rare and going to bloom years ahead of schedule, but I'm kinda glad this isn't in my garden: Corpse Flower Set to Bloom Some scientists are saying … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SETI Uses Artificial Intelligence To Track Radio Bursts, Corpse Flower to Bloom, and Pluto Should Be a Planet
Here's a look at Chapter Two of "Two's Company", the science fiction space opera novel I will be releasing in December. If you didn't catch Chapter One, you can read it here. Two's Company by M.A. Kropp Chapter Two Deuce found the berth where the Wild was towed. She opened the outer hatch and stepped … Continue reading Two’s Company, Chapter Two
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley My rating: 2 of 5 stars found this sitting on my bookshelf a while ago. I figured I must have read it in the past. I mean, it's a classic, right? Everyone who reads science fiction has read this, and many who don't because it's often an assigned book … Continue reading Friday Review: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
These seven exoplanets of the Trappist-1 star are likely rocky with plenty of water: Seven Planets Will Opportunity wake up?: Mars Rover Too bad this isn't really practical for the kitchen, but I was amused by the idea of a spaghetti-bending-machine: Bending Spaghetti I think all of my fellow Journey fans know by now that … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Exoplanets with Water, Is Opportunity Still Alive, Bending Spaghetti, and Steve Perry Releases Second Single
Where did the time go? It just doesn't seem like it should be Labor Day weekend already. We'll be seeing pumpkins and mums everywhere soon. "Two's Company" is just about done. I have a few chapters to review this week, but it is basically at the point where I am calling it final. Oh, I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Wow! It’s September!
Late, I know, but I did manage to finish the read through of "Two's Company" this afternoon. On to final revisions tomorrow! Meanwhile, let's see what's going on out there in the interwebz. Scientists are using an artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks. In the future, it may help to lessen the effects: Aftershocks New … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Earthquake Aftershock Predictions, New Horizons Photos Its Next Target, Naked Mole Rats, and Wedding Photobomber
We spent the weekend in Wells, Maine. We had the Maine State Chili Cook Off on Saturday, so there was some busy time. This is, along with the cook off, my vacation weekend. We don't usually do the go away for week or so type of vacation because of the weekends tied up with cook … Continue reading Monday Musings: I’m Back!