Jean McKinney

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Astronomers spot Starman and his Tesla Roadster floating through space

After this week’s planned Falcon Heavy test launch with a Tesla Roadster as ballast, the world was treated to some incredible images of the car, with driver, orbiting the Earth. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had the good sense to attach multiple cameras to the car so everyone could see what was …

Is the Universe a conscious mind?

Cosmopsychism might seem crazy, but it provides a robust explanatory model for how the Universe became fine-tuned for life<i>By Philip Goff</i>Read at Aeon

Physics

12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms

According to modern theories of geological evolution, the last major ice age (known as the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation) began about 2.58 million …

Climate Change

Why Ursula Le Guin Matters

Ursula K. Le Guin, who died on January 22 at the age of 88, lived most of her adult life in Portland, Oregon, where she and her husband Charles—who …

The Lighthouse Girl by Bao Shu (audio)

This episode features "The Lighthouse Girl" written by Bao Shu and translated by Andy Dudak. Published in the January 2018 issue of Clarkesworld …

Creative Writing

On Star Trek: Discovery, L’Rell paves the way for female Klingons in the franchise

Amidst significant fan debate and online discourse, one thing's for certain: <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> has written a ton of thrilling storylines into its …

'Star Trek: Discovery,' The No-Win Situation, And The Cause Of All Life: Season 1, Episode 13 Review

Imagine taking a seemingly impossible journey: traveling to another Universe on a network of biological spores that no one else had been able to harness, understand, or even discover. Then imagine you’ve discovered that the network is corrupted, all because someone in this alternate Universe is …

Science Fiction

10 Books Like 'Black Mirror' With Mind-Bending Twists That Will Hook You 'Til The Last Page

Good science fiction makes you think about where society is headed, and how advancing technology might affect our lives. <i>Great</i> science fiction makes …

The Best Comics of 2017

<i>We asked a wide array of our contributors and other comics figures to share their favorite comics from the past calendar year. In the interests of</i> …

Books

Pushing Diversity Is a Tough Business for Four Indie-Comics Publishers

In awkward stutter step, corporate comics have attempted to get woke in recent years. The Big Two publishers, Disney-owned Marvel and Time …

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Please Write a SAGA Musical

Imagine this: you order tickets for a new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. You arrive to the theater and wait for the opening number. The story is a …

Comics

How Rep. John Lewis’s ‘March’ trilogy found inspiration in a 60-year-old MLK comic book

<b>THROUGHOUT “MARCH,”</b> Rep. John Lewis’s memoir of the civil rights movement, hovers the presence of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It is King who first reached out to the then-teenage Lewis in the 1950s, and King who spoke on the same dais as Lewis in 1963 Washington, and King who went to Selma to …

Black History

The rediscovered legacy of Jackie Ormes, the first black woman with a syndicated comic strip

<b>ONE OF</b> the more essential obligations of a hall of fame is to illuminate anew the world-class talents that generations may have forgotten.<p>This week, the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame fulfilled that function brilliantly.<p>That’s because too few fans of American pop culture recognize the name …

Graphic Novels

Spike Trotman's Iron Circus Is Taking Over Comics with Smut and Sci-Fi

C. Spike Trotman started Iron Circus Comics 10 years ago as a self-publishing imprint when she was making the webcomic <i>Templar, Arizona</i>. She’s since …

Today I Discovered A Sherlock Holmes/Cthulhu Crossover And I Am So Here For It

Take Neil Gaiman and H.P. Lovecraft and smash them together and you get <i>A Study In Emerald</i>, a short story that sees a nameless consulting detective …

Cthulhu

The new age of comics

<b>“Crime Alley” by Dave Givvons shows a fight scene between Superman, Batman and the Green Arrow. Photo: Dave Gibbons</b><p>It’s hard to say when comics …

Medical Marijuana Today on Flipboard

By Jean McKinney | News and commentary on cannabis for health and wellness<p>Alleviating Anxiety & Depression with Cannabis<p>How to Appropriately Boost …

Alleviating Anxiety & Depression with Cannabis

How to Appropriately Boost Your Mood with Marijuana. Feeling anxious or depressed? You’re not alone. Anxiety and depression are two of the more …

Cannabis

Medical Cannabis Legalized in Peru

As individual states and the federal government remain locked in conflict over legalizing cannabis in the United States, Peru’s congress has …

Medical Marijuana is Possible Cure for Opioid Crisis

The United States has about five percent of the world’s population, yet it generates around 80 percent of the world’s opioid prescriptions. More than …

Cannabis Confirmed to Reduce Opioid Use but White House Disagrees

The “opioid epidemic” continues to claim American lives at a rate of nearly 100 overdose deaths per day — just one sign of a crisis that the Trump …

15 Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil You Need to Know - CBD International

Cannabis oil is widely beneficial and is considered as one of the most effective oils for alleviation of certain conditions and illnesses.<p>Researchers …

Cannabis

Medical Marijuana Card | Easy Online Process

What to Know About Cannabis Oil for Pain Management

Chronic pain patients have found relief through CBD oil. Find out how and the compelling benefits of cannabis oil for pain management over …

New Study Confirms That Cannabis Can Help Migraine Sufferers

Cannabis has long been used for the treatment of migraines, but only in recent years have scientists closed in on the reasons why. A new study …

Hubble snaps image of a galactic ‘needle in a haystack’

Despite the power of both NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, there is only so much that technology can do to see into the distant …

Universe

NASA’s Hubble captures stunning photo that will make you feel insignificant

We go about our lives here on planet Earth — doing our jobs, cashing paychecks, and raising families — and most of the time we don’t question just …

Universe

NASA will fly closer to Jupiter's Great Red Spot tonight than ever before — here's what it could see

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is about twice as wide as Earth and has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years.<p>Despite astronomers' long-standing fascination with this tempest, however, it's mysterious: It's hundreds of millions of miles away, and only a handful of spacecraft have taken …

Astronomy

Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn

Researchers talk of ‘biological annihilation’ as study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades<p>Opinion: You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction<p>A “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades means a sixth mass …

Biodiversity

Internet of Things and New Doors for Ecommerce

eCommerce