Tiago Ferreira

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Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered

A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter.<p>The message — indeed devilish — describes God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as "dead weights," the …

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

Online Writing Contests: Approach with Caution

Writing contests have grown in popularity over the last few years. The huge leaps in the development and accessibility of social media technology …

Creative Writing

I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>The tests analyzed the DNA in my saliva to find out a host of things about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, so each one I tried offered a …

Molecular Biology

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee writes his story's next chapter

In the early 1990s, Robert McKee had a revelation that would change the course of his career and influence the lives of tens of thousands of other writers. At the time, he'd written "Abraham," a four-hour biblical miniseries, for TNT and had sold several unproduced screenplays.<p>"I looked at …

Game of Thrones writers: George RR Martin hasn't agreed with everything we've done

If you're a <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan who loses it every time HBO's series departs from the original books, here's some cold comfort - George RR Martin …

This is how professional designers create their logos

Yesterday we saw here that famous logos can have hidden meanings, almost like easter eggs designers use to enrich them. But how do those logos come …

11 Questions “Game Of Thrones” Needs To Answer In The Season 6 Finale

Are we ever going to see Lady Stoneheart?<p>The winds of winter are coming.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> is closing out its sixth, most off-book season on Sunday with its longest episode ever—a whopping 69 minutes!—and a Dothraki horde’s worth of loose ends left to tie up in its supersized finale. It doesn’t help …