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Review: Final Night – Kell Shaw

Final Night - Kell Shaw

Genre: Paranormal LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Trans FTM Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book Lukie’s been murdered. And she needs answers. She’s cut a deal with the Underworld to return to the living lands. But when Lukie returns as an undead revenant, twenty years have passed. Her … Read more

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Writer Fuel: Mars May Affect Our Climate – Every 2.4 Million Years

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Mars’ gravitational pull on Earth may be influencing the climate on our planet, new research hints. Geological evidence tracing back more than 65 million years and taken from hundreds of sites across the world suggests that deep-sea currents have repeatedly gone through periods of being either stronger or weaker. This happens every 2.4 million years … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Michael G. Williams

Michael G. Williams

It’s the Daily LFS – Lim Fic Spotlight from the Liminal Fiction website. Today: Michael G. Williams Fantasy, Sci-Fi Michael G. Williams writes horror, urban fantasy, and science fiction: stories of monsters, macabre humor, and subverted expectations. He’s the author of three series for Falstaff Books: Michael also writes short stories and contributes to tabletop … Read more

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Writer Fuel: New Throat Patch Could Help the Speechless Speak

A new device can detect movements of the neck muscles and transform them into speech. (Image credit: Prof. Jun Chen Lab at UCLA)

A new, flexible device that clings to the neck can translate muscular movements into speech, enabling people to talk without using their vocal cords. The small patch not only detects the movements of the throat associated with speech, but also harnesses that movement to generate electricity, meaning the device can be operated without a battery … Read more

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Review: Hermit on Mars – Kate Rauner

Hermit on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Mars Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book The colony thrives, but a discouraged settler craves change. His mother’s call from her threatened habitat sends him racing to save her. Sig’s robots contribute to the colony’s success, but his own life is falling apart. When his mother, living in a … Read more

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Writer Fuel: New Optical Disc Can Hold 15,000 DVDs Worth of Information

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Scientists have developed a new type of optical disc that can increase information storage capacity to the “petabit” level — 125 terabytes of data, or the combined storage capacity of about 15,000 DVDs. Optical discs, such as DVDs and Blu-ray discs, are durable and inexpensive. A standard single-layer Blu-ray disc can store 25 gigabytes. By … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Eric Avedissian

Eric Avedissian

It’s the Daily LFS – Lim Fic Spotlight from the Liminal Fiction website. Today: Eric Avedissian Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal ERIC AVEDISSIAN is an adjunct professor and speculative fiction author. His published work includes the novels Accursed Son, Mr. Penny-Farthing, Midnight at Bat Hollow, and the role-playing game Ravaged Earth. His short stories appear in the … Read more

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Writer Fuel: New DNA-Infused Computer Chip Blurs Line Between Biological and mechanical

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Scientists have created a new biocomputing chip that makes calculations using a DNA substrate, including mathematical operations essential to artificial intelligence (AI) training and big data processing. Researchers described the new biocomputing platform Oct. 19, 2023, in the journal PLOS One. DNA is known as the blueprint for life and encodes genetic information, like data … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Grant Edward Miller

Grant Edward Miller

It’s the Daily LFS – Lim Fic Spotlight from the Liminal Fiction website. Today: Grant Edward Miller Sci-Fi I live in the small community of Fox Point, Nova Scotia, Canada in “Otter Cottage” — named for the river animal with which I strongly identify. I am a French immersion teacher by trade and now a … Read more

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Writer Fuel: We Have Taste Receptors Throughout Our Bodies

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Most of the cell types in your body appear in many places — for example, humans have photoreceptors throughout our nervous systems, not just our eyes. So it seems strange that taste receptors would only be found on the tongue. Turns out, you actually have taste receptors throughout your body; you just can’t taste what … Read more