Sunday, January 31, 2010

Are We Alone for 02/01/10 - It's the Science, Cupid!

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Are We Alone - It's the Science, Cupid!

Love makes us feel warm and mushy, but the sweet sting of Cupid’s arrow makes a compelling chemistry lesson, too. Research into animal mating and human courtship provides clues to an eternal mystery: what’s the purpose of love?

Learn lessons from the family values of field mice, and affectionate same-sex penguin pairs. Plus: Darwin’s take on speed dating, and the science of smooching.

Guests
  • Helen Fisher – Anthropologist, Rutgers University
  • Sarah Woodley – Biologist, Duquesne University
  • Skyler Place – Doctoral Student, Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Larry Young – Neurobiologist, Emory University
  • Marlene Zuk – Biologist, University of California, Riverside

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Jan. 29, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Are We Alone for 01/25/10 - Who's on First?

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Are We Alone - Who's on First?

Being first counts in science. Land that coveted spot and you’ll make history, whether it’s with the first steam engine or the discovery of our earliest human ancestor.

But what does “first” mean when technological invention so heavily builds on what’s come before… and evolution represents continuous change?

Find out how “publish or perish” made Darwin famous… why we’ll never find the first human fossil… and how powerful new telescopes are allowing us to see the earliest galaxies.

Plus, the chicken and egg battle it out in line.

Guests:


You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Jan. 22, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday ....er Sunday For Jan. 17, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com  (Sorry I am late with this weeks flash)
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Are We Alone for 01/18/10 - Skeptic Check: Swimming in Denial

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Swimming in Denial

Public distrust of science is higher than at any time since the Enlightenment. New Yorker writer Michael Specter argues how our anti-science bias and our irrationalism about everything from genetically modified foods to climate change to childhood vaccines endangers our future.

And remember when… a look back at scientists who at first pooh-poohed plate tectonics… meteorites, and quantum physics. How the evidence turned them around.

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it.

Guests:


You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Jeff Carlson: Cover art for the new book!

Posted on behalf of Jeff Carlson:


It's been an exciting start to 2010, and I hope life is also clicking nicely for all of you.

Thank you for your support of PLAGUE ZONE and the entire trilogy.  I don't have numbers yet (nobody ever tells the writer anything), but the book must be doing nicely.  PLAGUE ZONE is currently being racked in Fred Meyer stores, a massive grocery chain throughout the Northwest, which is not only brain-crushingly awesome but especially unusual in that ZONE is a December book but it's in Fred Meyer stores as a January offering.  Let's hope that means it really has a nice set of legs.  Mmmm.  Legs.

Cannibal humor for the New Year!     ;)  

In the meantime, we've also just received cover art for my new book.  You can see it here at http://www.jverse.com/blog/

Thank you again.

Jeff
www.jverse.com

International bestselling author of PLAGUE YEAR
A new "Julie Beauchain" story in Asimov's
and PLAGUE ZONE from Ace/Penguin USA

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Are We Alone for 01/11/10 - Eureka!

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Are We Alone - Eureka!

From the double-helix to the expansion of the universe, great scientific discoveries reshape our understanding of who we are and how things work. But great discoveries require more than just a great mind. We tour brainy breakthroughs from Archimedes to Darwin, and find out what made their revolutionary insights possible.

Also, why you need more than a stratospheric I.Q. to be a super-achiever. And how the invention of reading re-directed the course of civilization and re-wired our brains in the process.

Guests:


You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Apex Magazine Jan 2010 issue released

Don’t miss out on our special Mayan 2012 end-of-the-world issue! This month we feature new fiction from Genevieve Valentine and James F. Reilly. They both provide chilling fictional looks into what sort of madness might occur in late December, 2012. Professor Amy H. Sturgis gives us a fact-based analysis of why and if we should fear anything about 2012.

Hopefully, after reading the stories and the essay, those of you on the fence over installing one of those Cold War era armageddon bunkers will make a final decision.

As always, you can find the free ‘zine at ApexBookCompany.com/online. Tell your friends!

If you’re feeling generous, then become an Apex Subscriber.

Descended From Darkness available for order


Apex Publications is proud to announce the release of DESCENDED FROM DARKNESS: APEX MAGAZINE VOL I. Descended From Darkness collects all our original short stories published online in Apex Magazine into one bound physical book.

The anthology contains stories by Mary Robinette Kowal, Ekaterina Sedia, Theodora Goss, Peter M. Ball, Lavie Tidhar, and more.

We’re counting on sales of Descended From Darkness to help finance the 2010 year of Apex Magazine. If you like what you read in Apex Magazine, then please consider buying a copy because we can’t do this without YOU!

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Jan. 08, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Are We Alone for 01/03/10 - Time's Mysteries Part II: Warping Time

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Are We Alone - Time's Mysteries Part II: Warping Time

ENCORE: Ever since Einstein, we’ve known that time doesn’t barrel willy-nilly into the future. Moving clocks tick at a different rates, and by riding a fast rocket, we can slow time to a crawl. Such tricks may give you a way to see the distant future, but can you go back in time?

Discover one man’s quest to build a time machine. Also learn how to put the brakes on aging by getting near a black hole.

Plus, does your entire life really pass before your eyes if you jump off the Brooklyn Bridge? Our perception of time.

Guests:

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Jan. 01, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com
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