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The Square-Cube Law

“Get your stupid tail out of my face.” “I could if you would just hold still.” “If you two could stop fighting for just one second we might actually be able to make some progress. Those stinking horses are already stacked two-high and are wor… Continue reading

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Reflections on the ending of Fermi and Frost

I really enjoyed reading this book’s account of a world ending nuclear winter, but I thought that the ways this story related itself to the fermi paradox, particularly at the ending, were lacking except in one regard. In one regard it is a great … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ending of Fermi and Frost

I really enjoyed reading this book’s account of a world ending nuclear winter, but I thought that the ways this story related itself to the fermi paradox, particularly at the ending, were lacking except in one regard. In one regard it is a great … Continue reading

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Quantum Phun

Mindy and Steve, both physics post-docs and still very much in their idealistic phase, wanted to do something truly revolutionary with their work. They both became obsessed with how to observe quantum phenomena without causing a breakdown of the wave f… Continue reading

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Quantum Phun

Mindy and Steve, both physics post-docs and still very much in their idealistic phase, wanted to do something truly revolutionary with their work. They both became obsessed with how to observe quantum phenomena without causing a breakdown of the wave f… Continue reading

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“We trade the essence of ourselves.”

In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA. The role of DNA in inheritance had been discovered over a long period of theorizing about what is passed along in inheritance. Since then DNA has been studied, the human genome mapp… Continue reading

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“We trade the essence of ourselves.”

In 1953 Watson and Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA. The role of DNA in inheritance had been discovered over a long period of theorizing about what is passed along in inheritance. Since then DNA has been studied, the human genome mapp… Continue reading

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Patient Zero – Prologue

“So what does an immunologist turned successful business man want with a humble epidemiologist anyway?” asked Rohan as his old friend from medical school sat down in his office. “Not a humble epidemiologist,” replied Robert, “the best.” “I looked at the models of disease spread you wanted me to run…I’m afraid I’m going to need […] Continue reading

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Closed Time-Like Loop

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 They called it Jacob’s Ladder. […] Continue reading

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Alternative Ending to Helen O’Loy by Lester del Rey

The trees and fields of the fruit ranch came into view as I drove along in the rental car. I had taken a rocket that morning after the strange text communication I received from Dave the day before. Help. Held prisoner by Helen. Imp. Bring EMP device – Dave I didn’t understand what Dave meant […] Continue reading

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