Kylyssa Shay

111 Flips | 14 Magazines | 3 Likes | 8 Followers | @KylyssaShay | Kylyssa Shay is a soft-hearted, hard-headed, tough-as-nails nail-biter. She's full of hyphens except in her name. An activist, atheist, and artist with high-functioning autism, Ms. Shay enjoys writing science fiction, sculpting in a bizarre variety of media, painting, cooking, drawing, and tinkering. Kylyssa also loves raising saltwater creatures and caring for furry animals.  Her favorite activity is experimentation. Items found cooking on the stove in her home may not be edible. They could be art, science, or possibly even both. Don't sniff the Buckyballs. Nicknamed "Aunt MacGyver" by an assortment of children, teens, and adults of various ages, she is known for pulling off strange, spur-of-the-moment repairs which are often quite effective.

Award-Winning Pictures Of The Tiniest Things On Earth

The first prize winner, Ralph Grimm, took home $5,000 worth of Olympus equipment for his first-place video of tiny creatures known as rotifers.<p>"These fascinating and beautiful images tell important stories that shed light on the living universe around us, showing us the intimate structures and …

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The most incredible microscope images of 2016 reveal a beautiful, hidden universe

The world we see with our eyes is just one view of reality, but microscopes can bring a smaller, practically invisible universe within reach.<p>Photographs taken through the lenses of a high-power 'scope can reveal lifeforms and objects no person has ever seen.<p>They also highlight beautiful, artistic, …

Zooming In on Science

Life under the microscope can be strangely beautiful—from the iridescent shimmer of a purslane seed (never mind its weedy ambitions) to the lacy eggs of the pestilent stink bug. The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, an annual event now in its ninth year, gives awards for microscopic …

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Some Reasons People Become Homeless

Some Reasons People Become Homeless<p>Updated on November 3, 2016<p>What Causes Homelessness? Maybe It Isn't What You Think.<p>Many people feel that all …

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Damascus Steel: Accidental nanotechnology circa 1100 A.D.!

I was reading this article on Top Ten Lost Technologies and came across an interesting tidbit about Damascus Steel, one of only two materials to make …

Tiny 3-D structures nanoimprinted on the end of an optical fiber

(Phys.org)—Scientists have developed a method for imprinting tiny yet complex 3-D structures on the tip of an optical fiber, whose 125-µm diameter is …

Nanotech

Solutions to the Problem of Homelessness

Solutions to the Problem of Homelessness<p>Updated on August 26, 2016<p>How can we solve the problem of homelessness?<p>I've seen all sorts of homeless people …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Egypt's Muslim, Christian authorities unite against atheism

Christian churches in Egypt say they are joining forces with Egypt's Al-Azhar, a prominent center of Sunni Muslim learning, to fight the spread of …

Bill Nye: ‘Science is true, whether or not you believe it’

With his new book <i>Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation</i>, the Science Guy and Emmy-winning educator Bill Nye says he wants an evolution – says he wants to "change the world." We spoke to him about the religion-versus-science debate from New York, in advance of his appearance at the Queen …

Neil deGrasse Tyson sends out tweets mocking Christmas

Astrophysicist and television personality Neil deGrasse Tyson spent part of Christmas Day poking fun in a series of tweets, reports the New York Daily News.<p>"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world," Tyson wrote Thursday. "Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec …

'Openly Secular' campaign opens the closet door for America's non-religious to tell their stories

<i>A 'cheerfully agnostic' Chris Klewe, who was a punter for the Minnesota Vikings until May 2013, explains in the video, above, how he orders his life</i> …

Secular Condolences and Non-Religious Sentiments to Write in Sympathy Cards

Secular Condolences and Non-Religious Sentiments to Write in Sympathy Cards<p>Updated on October 4, 2017<p>Non-Religious Ways to Sign a Sympathy Card; Not …

High-Functioning Autism and Phone Use: Likely Reasons People With Asperger's Aren't Calling You

High-Functioning Autism and Phone Use: Likely Reasons People With Asperger's Aren't Calling You<p>Updated on May 16, 2017<p>Autism is a …

Lupus Skin Care Tips

Lupus Skin Care Tips<p>Updated on September 9, 2017<p>Knowing How to Take Care of Your Skin When You Have Lupus Can Make a Big Difference<p>Lupus is a …

How to Be a Better Friend to an Adult with Aspergers Syndrome a.k.a. High-Functioning Autism

How to Be a Better Friend to an Adult with Aspergers Syndrome a.k.a. High-Functioning Autism<p>Updated on November 1, 2017<p>Sometimes, People with …

Why Don't Homeless People Use Shelters?

Why Don't Homeless People Use Shelters?<p>Updated on January 27, 2017<p>When I was homeless, I spent a lot of my time sleeping "in the rough," which is …

Kylyssa's Love Poetry

Kylyssa's Love Poetry<p>Updated on July 22, 2016<p>Love Poetry Is Not All Hearts, Flowers, and Clichés. Some of It Is as Strange as Those Who Write It.<p>Love …

Writing From a Homeless Heart

Writing From a Homeless Heart<p>Updated on January 22, 2016<p>Homelessness Has Colored My Writing<p>My experience living without a home just over twenty-five …

Status Report: 7 'Star Trek' Technologies Under Development

You won't even have to wait 200 years for some of them<p><i>Star Trek</i> was visionary in the technology it predicted. The show foresaw cell phones, tablets, universal translators, and more. But we're still waiting for some of the other technologies to materialize. Fortunately, researchers are working to …

Star Trek

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Every fish species on Earth might soon be downloadable

A professor at the University of Washington (UW) wants to catch 'em all, but he isn't content with just collecting hundreds of Pokemon. His ambitions …

Russian atheist faces year in jail for denying existence of God during webchat

A man in southern Russia faces a potential jail sentence after he was charged with insulting the feelings of religious believers over an internet exchange in which he wrote that “there is no God”.<p>Viktor Krasnov, 38, who appeared in court Wednesday, is being prosecuted under a controversial 2013 law …

Religion

Two for one: Hubble picks out pair of Earth-sized planets' atmospheres

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has tracked two planets crossing in front of the same star at the same time -- discovering that these worlds are both rocky and have comparatively thin atmospheres.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature, lend growing …

Universe

World's most sensitive dark matter detector completes search - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LEAD, S.D., U.S.A. / SHEFFIELD, U.K. — The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford …

Next week, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Around July 28 and 29, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, …

inside the publication challenging perceptions of female creativity

From Annie Leibovitz to Amanda Harlech via Claire Barrow, Millie Grace Horton documents the power of the feminine in a man’s world.<p>Finding your feet in any creative industry can be challenging. Finding your feet as a woman however, can prove much more difficult. Only 37% of the creative industry is …

Feminism

10 Productivity Tools For Content Writers

Working as a content writer means that you need to be quick on your feet, able to work to tight deadlines and work under your own steam. However, …

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