I started this feature as a way to document the reference reading I do for my writing. I read these articles to look for story ideas and world building details that I can use in my writing. I’m getting more informed than I used to be, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to write hard science fiction.
I hope this feature is educational and interesting to my fellow writers and potential readers. I’m finding lots of great material, which is good, but makes these posts too bulky if posted as a series of links so I’m now using a new format
The links are grouped under headers within the post. Only the headers show on the visible blog posts so as not to overwhelm you with details you may not be interested in. The headers serve as links to their individual sections. Now you can click directly to what interests you and ignore the rest if you like.
If nothing else these weekly blog posts have helped me increase my html coding skills even if my knowledge of science topics isn’t where I want it to be yet!
Behold the first flower grown in space , which may help astronauts grow food crops in space or On Mars in the future.
Space balloon company finds a home in Arizona World View’s space port will be built in Pima County.
Here’s an important detail for psychological suspense
Here’s how to tell a psychopath from a sociopath
HIV drugs give couples ‘ray of hope’ It’s used for couples that want to conceive one one of them has HIV!
Companies Aim to Make Drugs from Bacteria That Live in the Gut Relatively new discoveries about of the role of the microbiome in human health have sparked a race to develop new therapies based on microbes.
A PSA to new parents and babysitters. Baby CPR: St John Ambulance release video showing how to perform life-saving technique
Neurosurgeon Canavero claims He has successfully transplanted head on a monkey He plans to do a human head transplant on a donor body to cure paralysis next.
A Blood Test May Soon Tell If You Really Need Antibiotics, which may help to fight overprescription of antibiotics in the future when it’s perfected.
Montreal institute going ‘open’ to accelerate science Mostly neuroscience.
Pharma ‘cash call’ for new antibiotics, which may turn into a global intiative to fund research.
There were interesting developments in the legalized marijuana debate this week.
This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can’t see They want to add self healing properties in the future.
Experts on course to unravel secrets of Egypt pyramids with use of infrared thermography, muon radiography imaging and 3D reconstruction techniques.
Bubonic plague hung around in Europe for 300 years!
World’s Oldest Temple to Be Restored The ancient site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the early history of civilization
Military Science Fiction Details
The US military is working on tech that could turn soldiers into cyborgs
Rise in space junk could provoke armed conflict say scientists, which could be a good plot point in a military sci-fi story.