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EDITING 101: 39 – Writing Your Synopsis and Back Cover Blurbs…

Originally posted as the <i>Dun Writin’—Now Whut?</i> series on this blog, <i>EDITING 101</i> is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for</b> …

Writing

NASA Just Fast-Tracked Its Mission to Explore a $10,000 Quadrillion Metal Asteroid

It would collapse the global economy if we brought it home.<p>It might have just pushed back its manned mission to Mars, but NASA just fast-tracked a …

Space Exploration

Mining the Moon for Rocket Fuel Could Help Us Reach Mars

Back to the Moon<p>Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts …

Earth Science

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter

Excitement greets pictures of giant, chaotic weather systems plus new measurements that will help build unprecedented map of planet’s interior<p>The first close-up observations from Nasa’s Juno spacecraft have captured towering clouds, swirling cyclones and dramatic flows of ammonia that drive giant …

Astronomy

Why Do Mirrors Flip Things Horizontally (But Not Vertically)?

<b>by Fiona MacDonald on Science Alert Site:</b><p><b>When you look in a mirror, you’re looking at a horizontally backwards version of yourself, right?</b><p><b>Wrong.</b><p><b>As</b> …

Science

6 Basic Tech Skills Every Author Must Learn

These six tech skills are as essential to today’s authors as hammers and saws are to carpenters. Please don’t waste your time and money learning …

Publishing

10 WordPress Plugins to Improve Multi-Author Websites

WordPress is a natural fit for multi-author websites. Its ability to assign User Roles and Capabilities makes it easy to gather content from any …

Web Design

Discovery of horned 'triceratops-style' dinosaur in North America could rewrite Earth's history

Archaeologists have found the remains of a dinosaur that could reshape our understanding of the natural history of planet Earth.<p>The “triceratops-style” beast was discovered after its tooth was dug out of rock in Missippipi.<p>The ceratopsid dinosaur is believed to have roamed across North America …

Dinosaurs

Amateurs Spot Supernova Star Explosion For Space Scientists Studying Universe

A star exploded before the time of the dinosaurs, and average people just helped space scientists find it.<p>The stellar explosion called a supernova is …

Universe

Best websites for free stock photography right now

<i>This post was updated on May 16 by Nick Hastings to include Freestock</i>.<p>It’s tough to escape copyright infringement in a digital age. As enticing as it …

Web Design

Looking Into Someone’s Eyes For Longer Than 10 Minutes Induces Altered State of Consciousness

A psychologist in Italy has figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by asking 20 volunteers to sit and stare into each …

Psychology

Peru: Ancient pyramid excavation reveals extremely complex society 15,000 years ago

Many artefacts and food remains have been recovered at the ancient site.<p>The ancient civilisation that populated the coasts of Peru some 15,000 years …

Archaeology

What To Do If All Your Comments Are Ending Up In The WordPress Spam Folder

Posted on September 25, 2016September 25, 2016<p>This happened to me and I wrote about it here.<p>All my comments were ending up in the WordPress spam …

WordPress

10 Useful WordPress Tips for Beginning Writers

<i>This is a guest post by Patrick Del Rosario. Patrick is part of the team behind 85ideas, where you can find the best templates’ collection, quality</i> …

Digital Marketing

A Fantasy Tip From History: Doo-Dooing The King

Hand Of The King pin (image: Dark Comics)<p>In <b>Game Of Thrones</b>, it is the <b>King’s Hand</b> who exerts some real power of the <b>Seven Kingdoms</b>. His symbol, …

History

10 More Handy Writing Tips That I Use Regularly – Part 2

• Create a space in your home especially for writing. This way you have an oasis and you can also send a message that, when you are in this space, you …

Writing

Smorgasbord Time for some Laffs – What’s in a name? – Cafes getting creative and an odd town or two..

Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

It’s no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it’s one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. …

Global Warming

Why writers need to edit… #writing #amwriting

Nasa releases stunning 360-degree view of Mars taken by Curiosity rover

Nasa have released a stunning 360-degree panorama acquired by the Mastcam on the space agency's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016.<p>The panorama has been recorded as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse since …

Planets

The Library of Congress Makes 25 Million Records From Its Catalog Free to Download

A quick fyi: According to <i>Fortune</i><i>,</i> The Library of Congress announced that it “will make 25 million records from its catalog available for the public …

Genealogy

What do the Tour de France and fossils have in common?

Sport and palaeontology rarely overlap, but a new study shows ancient arthropods may have used the same slipstreaming techniques as elite cyclists<p>Trilobites are common fossils. Resembling nothing so much as a glorified woodlouse, these animals teemed in our oceans for millions of years. The first …

Tour de France

Why continue to exercise with multiple sclerosis

“Exercise is essential not just for overall well-being, but also to help manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, exercise might even …

Ancient Slingshot Was as Deadly as a .44 Magnum

An excavation in Scotland shows that Roman soldiers used lead ammo with lethal accuracy.<p>Ruins—and Fierce Weaponry—From Bloody Roman Battle Discovered<p>On a fortified hill in Scotland some 1,900 years ago, a Roman army attacked local warriors by hurling lead bullets from slings that had nearly the …

Archaeology

Google Adds New Family Sharing Features to Calendar, Keep, and Photos

Google expanded the range of family sharing features across a handful of its digital services on Tuesday. The new additions rolled out to Google Calendar, Google Keep, and Google Photos.<p>Setting up a family group in Google Calendar now automatically generates a "Family Calendar" for users to keep …

Google

Jobs in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, the people sustained the government and the government reciprocated. Egypt had no cash economy until the coming of the Persians in …

Ancient History

The Great Fire of London in 1666 – Samuel Pepys Tells of A Blazing Night

In the late evening of Sepetember 2nd, 1666 a disaster occurred on the streets of London. It was burning down! This great and raging fire would …

London

Poetry Reading – “Let Your Soul Fly Free To Heaven”

November 7, 2016, in a phase of deepest sadness and depression, I wrote and published a poem, “Let Your Soul Fly Free To Heaven”.<p>Until this day I’m …

Poetry

10 Handy Writing Tips That I Use Regularly – Part 1

• Write every chance you get. Write every day if you can. You should be thinking about writing or actually writing whenever you can.<p>Reading is so …

Authors

Meet Guest Author – Kathy Steinemann…

Kathy started scribbling stories in elementary school.<p>At eleven years of age she received her first writing award for a weed-awareness contest. Part …

Authors