Sunday, December 26, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/27/10 - Seth's Storage Locker

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Are We Alone - Seth's Storage Locker

ENCORE It’s always an adventure to go digging in Seth’s storage locker – who knows what we’ll find …

In this imposing pile of paraphernalia, tucked between boxes of socket wrenches and old 45s, we stumble upon the hunt for extrasolar planets, the evidence for water on moons of the solar system, theories of language, a controversial hypothesis for the peopling of the Americas, and a new dinosaur fossil.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Seth_s_Storage_Locker

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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Apex imprint TZF Books releases first title

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

Apex Publications brand new zombie imprint TZF Books (http://thezombiefeed.biz) has just released it's first title: ASYLUM by Mark Allan Gunnells.

About the book:
Curtis, a young college student is dragged to his first gay club by his best friend Jimmy for a night of dancing, drinking and sex…at least until the dead start to rise and attack the club. Trapped inside the Asylum are a small band of survivors, including a drag queen, a male stripper, a Vietnam vet bartender, a pretentious gay couple, and an unstable DJ. Will this motley crew survive the hungry undead rattling the sealed-off doors?
Will they survive each other? Will they survive their own personal demons? Asylum recalls George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead–except with more gore and a more current social message.
ASYLUM is the first in a line of zombie novellas. Each will be priced at an inexpensive $9.95 ($2.99 for the eBook).

You can buy a copy of ASYLUM here: http://thezombiefeed.biz/tzf-store/
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/20/10 - Skeptic Check: Cell Phone Danger

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Cell Phone Danger

Every ten microseconds, someone places a cell phone call. These portable gadgets are ubiquitous, and increasingly a take-for-granted part of everyday life.

But could cell phones be dangerous? Could holding a microwave transmitter up to your head for hours each day substantially increase the risk of cancer?

We investigate some of the latest thinking on the danger of cell phones, and also explain that everyone – even you – is a radio transmitter.

It’s Skeptic Check on Are We Alone. And we’ve got your number.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Cell_Phone_Danger

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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/13/10 - Method to Our Mathness

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Are We Alone - Method to Our Mathness

The language of science is mathematics. As incredible as it seems, the universe seems to run according to laws we can write down on chalkboards.

But it’s not just lab-coated researchers who wield the tool of math: Madison Avenue knows that if they tell you that a shampoo is 32 percent better, you’re likely to buy it.

Also, how scientists of the early twentieth century were forced to invent entirely new mathematical paradigms to describe the cosmos on big scales and small – the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Plus, what about everyday arithmetic? Have pocket calculators and digital cash registers dumbed down the populace?

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Method_to_Our_Mathness

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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 19 released

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

Hello,

The new issue of Apex Magazine has been released.

The month features the following:
 

Fiction:
“Radishes” by Nick Wolven
“Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising” by C.S.E. Cooney
“At the Core” by Erzebet YellowBoy

Poetry:
“Flourless Devil’s Food” by Shweta Narayan
“Cancelled Flight” by W.C. Roberts

As always, you can buy a subscription here or the latest issue there. You can check out the html version here.

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror
http://www.apexbookcompany.com

 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/06/10 - Early Adapters

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Are We Alone - Early Adapters

You are one-of-a-kind, unique and indispensible. Oh, wait … never mind! It seems that computer over there can do what you do … only faster and with greater accuracy.

Yes, it’s silicon vs. carbon as intelligent, interactive machines out-perform humans in tasks beyond data-crunching. We’re not only building our successors, we’re developing emotional relationships with them. Find out why humans are hard-wired to be attached to androids.

Also, the handful of areas where humans still rule… as pilots, doctors, and journalists. Scratch that! Journalism is automated too – tune in for a news story written solely by a machine.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Early_Adapters

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.