Madelyn Schaummann

106 Added | 9 Magazines | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @MadelynGrace | Freelance Writer & Aspiring Novelist. Keeper of Bees. Lover of sci-fi & all things literary. Netflix binger.

Watch Bill Nye the Science Guy Explain The Science of Blowing Things Up

A couple months ago, Arnold Schwarzenegger blew a bunch of things up—leftover spaghetti, a car—for a good cause. Now, Bill Nye the Science Guy is …

Science
Nobel Prize
Diabetes

A Scientific Look at Bad Science

What recent research says about fraud, errors, and other dismaying academic problems<p>In May, the journal <i>Science</i> retracted a much-talked-about study suggesting that gay canvassers might cause same-sex marriage opponents to change their opinion, after an independent <b>statistical analysis</b> <b>revealed</b> …

Clinical Trials

Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

Bright, a solar panel installation and distribution startup, pulled in $4 million in seed money to build out its solar software and financing team.<p>The startup launched out of the last batch of Y Combinator and began building in Mexico last year. Energy is expensive and often complicated in the …

Startups

Solar energy giant to invest 'several hundred million' in Ireland

One of the biggest solar energy companies in the world, Lightsource Renewable Energy, is aiming to invest several hundred million euros into Ireland …

Could the Internet Age See Another David Foster Wallace?

The world of Facebook, Twitter, and selfie sticks forces even literature's most reluctant luminaries to act like extroverts—something the late author famously resented.<p>Here is an extremely incomplete list of things I would like to know David Foster Wallace’s thoughts on:<p>selfie sticks<p>I would …

Literature

Meteor shower likely to be good, won't be eclipsed by moon

WASHINGTON (AP) — People looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.<p>Celestial timing will help people see more of the oldest meteor shower known to Earth, the Perseids, when they peak 3 a.m. local Thursday, according to astronomers.<p>That's "because …

Perseids
Marketing
Marketing

Pinterest for non-visual brands

As we’ve started to dig in to the best way to connect with our audience on Pinterest, we came across an interesting question: How can we best create visual content for Pinners to Pin?<p>We’re not in one of the top niches for Pinning: food and drink, crafts, home decor.<p><b>How can we make sure that every</b> …

Infographics

Why LinkedIn is an Essential Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy - Copyblogger

Do you think LinkedIn is just a fancy job board? Well, think again!<p>In this episode of The Missing Link with Sean Jackson, Jason Miller from LinkedIn …

Marketing
Content Marketing

Solar system's weirdest dance scene: The moons around Pluto

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds.<p>Hubble Space Telescope images of Pluto, its largest moon Charon, and tinier moons Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kerberos show the odd rhythmic gyrations …

Astronomy

Great Outdoors: Best Orlando Hikes

(Photo: Steve Bower/Shutterstock.com)<p>Nature lovers can bask in Orlando’s natural splendor any time of year, <i>especially</i> if they like to hike. Just a …

Global warming may cause largest ocean species migration in 3 million years

If greenhouse gas emissions are not curtailed soon, then global warming may bring about the most sweeping re-arrangement of ocean species in at least …

A Crazed Fan Turned Every ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumor Into A Detailed Plot Summary

There are two things that all hardcore <i>Star Wars</i> fans love to do:<p>Watch <i>Star Wars</i> on an endless loop.<br>• Theorize about every possible unresolved morsel of <i>Star Wars</i> trivia… past, present, and future.<p>The second activity is becoming more and more popular now that <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is due in …

The Birds & The Bees: Suicide By Pesticide

As you are aware, honey bees have been suffering from something called <i>Colony Collapse Disorder</i>. In practice, what this means is that the bees simply …

Quest for a Superbee

Brother Adam must have known he had become a beekeeper at an unlucky time. It was 1915, and he was a 16-year-old novice at Buckfast Abbey in southwest England. Rapid bee die-offs have been recorded for centuries, but the catastrophe that confronted the young monk was unprecedented. A mysterious …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Hello Content Marketing, Goodbye Ads…Sort Of

Why are marketers dedicating a higher section of their budgets to developing content marketing? In the new Internet-driven era, marketing departments …

Marketing

5 Reasons Content Marketing is More Than Just a Fad

Forget about the people reading your content.<p>Instead of writing engaging content for your audience, just stuff a bunch of keywords into your copy and …

Marketing

Ali Smith wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015

Ali Smith's exceptional novel How to be Both has finally won a major award. Gaby Wood breathes a sigh of relief<p>It says something about the way prize juries work that Ali Smith’s exceptional novel <b>How to be Both</b> has not won any of the major literary awards for which it has been shortlisted – until …

Books
Marketing

Global warming’s scorching toll: Why India’s deadly heat wave can’t be ignored

It’s not just an unusually hot summer, it is climate change” said a top Indian official<p>With more than 2,300 dead, India's living through the fifth-deadliest heat wave in recorded history, and it's earth science minister is placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of climate change.<p>"Let us not …

Climate Change
Pregnancy

Amnesty International: over 8,000 have died in Nigerian military custody | DW | 03.06.2015

More than 8,000 people have died while being detained by the Nigerian military during the campaign against militant group Boko Haram, rights group …

Africa

DC comics are about to undergo an exciting overhaul that completely shakes up the universe

You may have heard plenty about Marvel's entry, "Secret Wars," which began in May and essentially ended the Marvel Universe as we know it. Less discussed has been DC's big event, "Convergence," a nine-issue series released through the months of April and May. There are a few reasons for that, but …

Comic Books