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WRITER FUEL: Is Earth Trapped in a Giant Magnetic Tunnel?

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Our planet, along with the rest of the solar system and some nearby stars, may be trapped inside a giant magnetic tunnel … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Could Wormholes Really Work?

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Wormholes, or portals between black holes, may be stable after all, a wild new theory suggests. The findings contradict earlier predictions that … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Dark Matter “Clones”

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Astronomers have finally explained three perfectly identical galaxies in the deepest recesses of space — the cosmic triplets are actually just one … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Slicing and Dicing an Asteroid

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:    A group of researchers wants to save Earth from a potential asteroid apocalypse using a new planetary defense method they call PI … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: “Northern Lights” Detected on Four Exoplanets

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:    Four brand-new alien planets have potentially been discovered after scientists detected the shimmering radio flashes of auroras in those planets’ atmospheres, a … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: How the Lunar “Wobble” Could Amplify Rising Sea Levels

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Coastal communities in the United States, be forewarned. A “dramatic” surge in high-tide floods is just over a decade away in the … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: What If There Was No Beginning?

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In the beginning, there was … well, maybe there was no beginning. Perhaps our universe has always existed — and a new theory of quantum gravity reveals how that could work. “Reality has so many things that most people would associate with sci-fi or even fantasy,” said Bruno Bento, a physicist who studies the nature … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Five Sci-Fi Concepts That Are Possible (in Theory)

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Science fiction novels and movies are packed with far-out ideas, most often as the springboard for an action-packed adventure rather than a serious attempt to predict future trends in science or technology. Some of the most common tropes, such as accelerating a spacecraft to fantastic speeds in a matter of seconds without crushing the occupants … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: There’s a Giant Comet Headed Our Way

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   An enormous comet — possibly the largest one ever detected — is barreling toward the inner solar system with an estimated arrival … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: How to Get to Mars, Cheap

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While officials at NASA and the European Space Agency, as well as planners in China, plot out ultra-expensive and complicated missions to return samples from Mars, there are an increasing number of researchers blueprinting low-cost and novel ways to further explore the Red Planet. Be it via souped-up helicopters or inexpensive landers and orbiters, they … Read more