Category - Stimuli

Plants Are People Too

And it pays to relieve their stress when you want to grow them on Mars. A new article from Science Daily investigates the phenomenon of anxious plants and the gases they produce to...

2005 Hugo Awards Announced

The Hugo Awards were apparently announced this past weekend at WorldCon in Glasgow. Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell took Best Novel. They wisely agreed with...

We Interrupt This Program for Some Shill

My second book, Magnificent Desolation, written under my usual writing pseudonym, is now available for free download as a PDF file, under a Creative Commons license. All the details...

Wish You Were Here

Astronaut Steve Robinson’s doing some sightseeing while out in space. Be sure and check out his self-portait. Wicked. Pointed there by Boing Boing.

The Friday Timesuck

What was there to talk about in the last week? How about real-life zombie goodness and online zombie goodness. There’s FPS action on a calculator. The Amazing Randi puts his...