Eric Floresca

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New study finds CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage than was previously thought, including large deletions and rearrangements. : science

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Genetics

Made by Mozilla: 5 Cool Apps and Tools From the Developers of Firefox

Mozilla is synonymous with Firefox, which remains one of the best web browsers in the world. But there’s a lot more happening at Mozilla these days, …

Cosmic Ray Mystery Finally Cracked Thanks to Supermassive Black Hole Beaming Energy Straight at Earth

Every so often, protons and even entire atomic nuclei strike the Earth with extremely high energies—much higher than what scientists can produce in …

Physics

10 Online Gold Mines for Finding Paid Freelance Writing Jobs

If you’re a freelance writer, the task of finding <b>quality, well-paying gigs</b> can be a daunting one. Where do you even start? How you can guarantee the …

Employment

How to Write a Book Using an Outline

So, you’ve got a great idea for a book. You have a clear picture of the opening scenes and the climactic scene, and maybe some scenes in between, so …

Writing

The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Writing

NASA’s lost Apollo moon heat probe data: True science is real boring

Today we’re having a peek at the recovery of recordings of heat data from NASA’s Apollo moon missions in 1971 and 1972. A study published just this …

Space Science

Metal foams could provide lightweight radiation shielding

Radiation generally comes under the heading of "things you want to stay away from," so it's no surprise that radiation shielding is a high priority …

Engineering

NASA shocker: Astronaut reveals humans could've been on Mars in the 1960s

Hero astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could've sent humans to Mars in the 1960s – but there's a very good reason we didn't.<p>The former International Space Station commander said the risk of death was simply too high.<p>"The technology that took us to the moon and back when I was just a kid – that …

Space Exploration

Oxygen levels on early Earth rose, fell several times before great oxidation even

Earth's oxygen levels rose and fell more than once hundreds of millions of years before the planetwide success of the Great Oxidation Event about 2.4 …

University of Washington

The Physics of Accelerating Spacecraft in The Expanse

If you like science fiction, I can recommend a show for you—<i>The Expanse</i>. It takes place in the not-so-distant future all right here in our own solar …

Physics

Disney's 'Moana' production assets now available for the public

Disney has released two production assets from the film Moana to be used for computer graphics research, software development and educational …

Game Development

There Won’t Be a Single Moment When We “Discover” Alien Life

That’s not how science works.<p><i>On July 12, Future Tense will host a happy hour event in Washington, D.C., about communicating with aliens. For more</i> …

Universe

20 Pieces of Writing Advice from William Faulkner

William Faulkner is one of the best writers America has ever produced, with a distinctive voice and a relentless intelligence that earned him a Nobel …

Literature

Plastic bags ban triggers violence in Australian supermarkets

Dozens of supermarket staff in Australia have been attacked by customers after single-use plastic bags were banned in supermarkets. One shopper even …

Pollution

Script Writing Courses: Is It Worth Gaining An MFA Screenwriting?

<b>Script Writing Courses: Are They Worth It?</b><p>Many of today’s professional screenwriters are graduates of script writing courses—<b>particularly MFAs</b>—and …

Writing

The Physics of a Spinning Spacecraft in The Expanse

<i>The Expanse</i> should just change their post credits for each episode to include a list of homework questions. Seriously—there are so many great things …

Physics

8 Dramatic Principles Of Writing A Scene For A Script

<b>When it comes to writing a scene, there are 8 Core Principles you should follow. Every well written screenplay scene—especially the big ones at major</b> …

Writing

Unlock your character’s inner voice. Write top dialogue with this simple trick.

I use this method to flip my dialogue from clumsy and turgid into something more raw and compelling.There are hundreds of ways of accessing the …

Creative Writing

How to Fall in Love with Writing… Especially if You’re Not a Writer

There comes a point in every writer’s life when they can’t face the blank page again. Whether you’re a copywriter or a fiction writer, that damn …

Writing

Asian American men are reclaiming their masculinity on their own terms

“I am an Oriental. And being an Oriental, I could never be completely a man.”<p>It’s a cringeworthy quote from David Henry Hwang’s 1988 play, <i>M. …

Equality

A Top Novelist Explains How to Use “The Anatomy of Story” to Write Your Novel

By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore<p>Behold, the outline to my next book:<p>Since posting this image a few days ago, I’ve had a few fiction writer friends ask …

Writing

Me Against the Mafia: How I Hiked Mount Batur Alone

Why did I decide to hike Mount Batur alone, fully knowing that there was a mafia who demanded money to climb the mountain, and that I would most …

Scientists develop thermal camouflage that can fool infrared cameras

Scientists have developed a thin, lightweight and flexible film that can outfox infrared cameras, allowing hot bodies to appear cool and cold items to appear warm. The invention can also help camouflage an object by making it appear the same temperature as its background.<p>The design was inspired by …

Nanotech

How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water

When it comes to the early days of our solar system, Jupiter holds a dubious reputation. In some ways, the giant served as Earth’s protector, its …

GOP sources: Justice Department has not satisfied all House GOP document requests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans said Friday there are still outstanding records requests that the Justice Department has not satisfied in the House Republican dispute with DOJ, according to three sources briefed on the mater.<p>House Republican leaders had given the Justice Department a Friday deadline to comply …

U.S. Department of Justice

What Trump's approval rating means for the midterm elections

President Trump has a 45% approval rating in the latest Gallup poll, the highest since late January, but it's around the same percentage that past …

The Republican tax law is becoming less popular, not more

Six months in, the majority of voters are neutral to negative on the GOP tax cuts.<p>It’s been six months since President Donald Trump signed into law the Republican tax cuts. During that time, the measure appears to have become less popular — not more. The GOP’s big 2018 midterms sales pitch isn’t …

Polling

'They're Permanently Separated.' President Trump Compares People Killed by Undocumented Immigrants to Border Separations

President Donald Trump explicitly compared the tragedy of families whose relatives have been killed by undocumented immigrants to the family …

Trump Is No Longer Bothering to Conceal His Corruption

The president of the United States owns a business with globe-spanning assets and liabilities. Many of his investments involve partnerships with …