One of the biggest conundrums faced by research scientists is finishing a way to study the abstract concept of creativity. It’s seems that in one small way,… Read more “Practice Makes Perfect”
Exploring the History of Electricity: Galvani and Mary Shelley
Sometimes it really pays to open your mouth. I got to reap the rewards of such an action today and it was truly spectacular. A few… Read more “Exploring the History of Electricity: Galvani and Mary Shelley”
Book Banning: the Other Side?
As I was combing through headlines this week, I came across something curious. The following headline grabbed my attention: Portland School Board Bans Books that ‘Express Doubt’… Read more “Book Banning: the Other Side?”
Harry Potter and the History of Moving Pictures
You know how technologies in Sci-Fi stories sometimes eventually become reality? It’s a really neat thing when it happens and people don’t often realize that it was… Read more “Harry Potter and the History of Moving Pictures”
Vaginas, Cervixes and Rebecca Skloot. Oh My!
Well book friends, it’s happened again–and not in Kansas I might add–someone has proposed the banning of a book! Just this afternoon I was directed to an… Read more “Vaginas, Cervixes and Rebecca Skloot. Oh My!”
Body Odor and Historical Fiction
Most people who have studied literature or write literature are familiar with the term “anachronism.” An anachronism is an object that exists in a story that doesn’t… Read more “Body Odor and Historical Fiction”
The End of the World as We Know It: Understanding the Popularity of the Post-Apocalyptic Tale
Post-apocalyptic stories have grown very popular in recent years. These stories have origins or back-stories that run the gambit of reasons for the end of society as… Read more “The End of the World as We Know It: Understanding the Popularity of the Post-Apocalyptic Tale”