Friday Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Audiobook)

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 4 of 5 stars   Read by Robin Miles Binti is a Himba girl, born and raised in the African desert where her people's talents with mathematics and harmonizing make them the premier makers of astrolabes (sort of like a combination cell phone, computer, and more). Binti is gifted … Continue reading Friday Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Audiobook)

Wednesday Wanderings: No Aliens to Contact?, New Fairytales, Our Ninth Planet (Maybe), and Studying the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Volcanos

Is this the reason we haven't been able to contact any alien races? Aliens 500 new fairytales have been found in Germany: Fairy Tales Oceanographers are set to study part of the 40,000 mile long mid-ocean ridges: Mid-Ocean Ridges Is there a ninth planet in our solar system? Astronomers think there may be: Ninth Planet … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: No Aliens to Contact?, New Fairytales, Our Ninth Planet (Maybe), and Studying the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Volcanos

Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY Halloween

This is a great prank. This guy uses magnets and a thumbprint scanner to reproduce Mjollinor and confound a few would-be Thors: Thor's Hammer Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have found something very unusual orbiting this particular star: Unusual Mass Orbiting Star I suppose everyone has seen the new Star Wars 7 trailer by … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Thor’s Hammer Prank, What is Orbiting This Star?, Star Wars 7 Trailer, and DIY Halloween

Friday Review: How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman

4 of 5 stars This is a short story that first appeared in the collection Fragile Things.┬áIt tells the story of two teenaged boys who are heading out to a party to meet girls. Not an unusual thing for teenaged boys to do, in any culture. Vic is the cool guy- he can chat up … Continue reading Friday Review: How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman