I often wonder how anyone learns English as a second language. Although I write in it daily and am constantly elbow-deep in trawling its deeper intricacies, I am always muttering “that’s messed up”. We all know about the difficulties with “you’re” and “your”, “it’s” and “its”. There are whole books dedicated to people hating on […]
I don’t think my job as a writer of science fiction is in imminent danger, but to be fair, I’ve probably watched worse films on the SyFy channel than Sunspring, the first AI written movie. Written as a competition response to the the 48-Hour Film Challenge, there were a few prompts fed into an AI programme […]
There’s been a lot of fuss lately about a certain movie and its choice to reboot the original story with all female leads and a male subordinate character. You probably know the one I mean. It rhymes with “toast musters”. Oh alright, here’s a clip, why not.
I recently came across an image shown in Universe Today of the Mars Curiosity rover taking a selfie. It wasn’t the one above, but pretty similar. This one’s from last year and is called the “Buckskin Self-Portrait”. I used it because it’s prettier but still demonstrates the same point. Anyway, I immediately noticed that there was no […]
And its orbital period is probably about 20,000 years. I’ll let the guys at Caltech fill you in on the details in this video (1m 09s), but scroll down if you just want a quick summary.