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New model predicts that we're probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe
"it simply means that we can say with greater confidence – based on what we know – that humanity is most likely the only intelligent species in the Milky Way Galaxy at present."
yesterday by warrenellis
Is This the Biggest Book Cover Trend of The Year? | Literary Hub
"2018 is the year of the all-caps typography—or to be more precise, big, blocky, sans-serif type treatments... against either a riotous, black-based background or a neutral one."
design  books  covers 
5 days ago by warrenellis
Silicon States by Lucie Greene
"Greene emphasizes that before we hand our future over to a rarefied group of companies, we should examine the world they might build and confront its benefits, prejudices, and inherent flaws"
6 days ago by warrenellis
Enter the Ninth House: Announcing Tamsyn Muir’s Debut Trilogy | Tor.com
(I'm currently reading an ARC of this, and it's *insane," with eccentric, gorgeous, dancing language.)
13 days ago by warrenellis
blissblog: sf and rock
"rock criticism & science fiction share a strange mix of inferiority and superiority complexes. Painfully aware of their marginal position... they nonetheless believe that they are doing the Most Crucial Writing of Our Time."
14 days ago by warrenellis
Vajrayana - Wikipedia
Operating on the margins of both monasteries and polite society, some adopted the behaviors associated with ghosts (preta, pisaca), not only as a religious praxis but also as an extension of their implied threats."[
5 weeks ago by warrenellis
"Automatic audio post production web service for podcasts, broadcasters, radio shows, movies, screencasts and more" - connects to micro.blog podcasting
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
Podcasting with Micro.blog
"You can upload an MP3 for your microcast from the web, or use the companion iPhone app Wavelength "
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
Scientists can now keep brains alive without a body
- ((I'm already a brain without a body, catch the fuck up science))
med  neuro 
8 weeks ago by warrenellis
ICA London Launches Independent Film Council - Artforum International
"The council includes Tilda Swinton; Walter Murch; Laura Poitras..."
9 weeks ago by warrenellis
Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility
"a facility on 19 acres of port land to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport"
9 weeks ago by warrenellis
OUTLANDS | Fluid Radio
"OUTLANDS is a brand-new, nationwide music network dedicated to experimental music. "
9 weeks ago by warrenellis
Pluto's largest moon, Charon, gets its first official feature names
"Butler Mons honours Octavia E. Butler, the first science fiction writer to win a MacArthur fellowship..."
10 weeks ago by warrenellis
Still believe an asteroid killed the dinosaurs? Think again—new theory suggests
"...assert that the emergence of toxic plants combined with dinosaurs' inability to associate the taste of certain foods with danger had them already drastically decreasing in population"
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
NASA funds project to study feasibility of using robot bees to study Mars from a new perspective
11 weeks ago by warrenellis
RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback: Feedly, The Old Reader, Inoreader | WIRED
((I've been on a combination of Feedbin and Reeder since Google Reader died))
rss  web 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
The weird world of the hapax legomenon | Coffee House
- "‘manticratic’ was (a word) made up by T.E. Lawrence to describe a society ruled by the descendants of a prophet."
writing  language 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
The Magazine Blueprint
",,,the ultimate guide to making your own independent magazine. A hands-on manual that covers everything from deciding on a title, paper stock and size, to email marketing, distribution and crowd funding"
magazines  publishing 
12 weeks ago by warrenellis
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