Forget sound in space… should Mister Fantastic's stretchy limbs go BWOIIING or be silent?

There's a $5,000 'Star Wars' drink on Disney's new cruise ship — but its contents are a mystery

Now it can be told! I've sold my "space opera caper novel" The Kuiper Belt Job to small press Caezik SF & Fantasy for publication in March 2023!

This may not look like much, but it is a rare phenomenon. This is the NORTH wall of my neighbor's house, which receives sunlight only for a few days around the summer solstice, in the morning and evening. My latitude is just above 45°.

Now available for preorder, "Full House" brings together the Wild Cards stories that have been previously published on, including my story "Discards!"

If you can't pronounce the ingredients in a food, you probably should not put it in your body. If you can't understand the terms of a financial instrument, you probably should not put it in your portfolio.

Even the biggest boosters of crypto are unable to articulate a concrete use case in which it is superior to existing alternatives.

that glass is NOT a liquid, but an amorphous solid (it can be considered a non-crystalline form of quartz). Old windows are thicker at the bottom because they were made and installed that way.

The arrival of summer in the Pacific Northwest was delayed due to supply line issues.

The debate around American sex education doesn’t get much more personal than “A Sexplanation,” an insightful documentary in which the director Alex Liu explores the politics and culture of sex ed in the United States while confronting his own shame.

Baseball players think the last two words of the national anthem are "play ball." Square dancers think the first two words of every popular song are "circle left."

Ban trans athletes? I think that sports (and everything else) shouldn't be sex-segregated at all. In some sports height/weight classes can be used to create fair arenas for competition, as is already done in boxing and wrestling.

I just discovered that, when heard from the next room through a closed door, The Beatles' "Wild Honey Pie" is indistinguishable from the Batman (1966) theme song.

Theatrical legend WADE McCOLLUM returns to Portland in a fabulous one-person show: MR. MADAM — the true story of a female impersonator turned male madam. SEE IT!

I am probably the only person in the English-speaking world who pronounces EULA as "oy-la," by analogy with Euler.

This album cover looks like DALL-E's rendition of the Enterprise.

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