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10 Strange Spirits You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

L.A Banks
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I write about the supernatural, though admittedly, my books are more along the lines of Ghostbusters / Scooby-Doo than real horror. As such, I spend an unhealthy amount of time researching spirits, an...

Social Media and Our Privacy

Mo Darasi
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Before the existence of the internet people were further away yet closer to each other at the same time. That is because privacy still existed before the internet came about. I know this is hypocritic...

Primordial Beginnings

Guillermo Calvo
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A preface of sorts, although the concept is then incongruous: “Without motion, time could not exist. The static is eternal, the dynamic bounded by time. Energy and matter, at their most elemental, req...

WannaCry, What Is It?

Jared Rimer
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Welcome to another of a series of tech articles. I'm Jared Rimer, today, I'm going to try and explain this new ransomware that seemed to hit the Internet in a very fast paced world. The ransomware nam...

Questing in the Valley of the Lonely and the Lost

Guillermo Calvo
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Questing in the Valley of the Lonely and the Lost The great adventures: the greatest adventures, the most daring and thus the most final. Will I ever dare them? If only for an instant, the smallest se...

Reincarnation

Hyapatia Lee
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Many people accept reincarnation to be a fact. Dr. Jim Tucker at the University of Virginia has studied over 2,500 children who had memories of past lives. Most of these children were living in famili...

Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Self-driving cars are slated to revolutionize the way that transportation happens. No longer will people have to worry about wasting time while finding parking or dealing with trying to determine whos...

Isaac Asimov's Foundation: Holistic Analysis of the Asimov Universe - The Original Trilogy - Foundation and Empire

Deniz Galip Oygür
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This series of analyses is meant to explain how the great Isaac Asimov wove a gargantuan number of micro plots into one continuous story that encompasses many thousands of years: the existential confl...

Harlan Affects

Nickolas Rudolph
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There are not too many other locations in my life that induce a wave of comfort, wonderment, joy, and being, as when I am within the stacks of a bookstore, library, or comic book shop. It’s as if I am...

Divine Sentience

Guillermo Calvo
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Sentience involves more than mere reaction to stimuli, it involves awareness of existence, but once aware, the sentient entity may be either passive, a voyeur of sorts, or volitional, in the latter ca...

Sci-Fi and Fashion

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Science fiction has always had a certain aesthetic that people expect to see in it. It's a futuristic vibe. It's an overall fashion choice that says that you are tired of seeing the normal ways of oth...

Dune and Oil – The Real World Influence Behind Frank Herbert's Dune

Anthony Gramuglia
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Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. With these words, Frank Herbert introduced readers to the far-off reaches of his fictional universe in his seminal science fiction novel Dune. The world features alien co...

I'm Surrounded. Mayday!

Ryan Sprague
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It was the morning of May 3rd, 1975. Upon returning from a routine flight from Zihuatanejo to Mexico City, twenty-three-year-old pilot, Carlos de Santos, prepared his Piper PA-24 plane and was soon in...

Who Are You?

Mo Darasi
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Who are you? Not your name! Who is the real you? What makes you...you? Have you ever heard of a doppelganger? This is someone who looks just like you, but is there someone exactly like you in every wa...

The Crystal Skulls

Hyapatia Lee
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There are many legends regarding crystal skulls which were associated with the Mayan and other South American tribes and numerous crystal skulls have appeared over the last fifty years claiming to be ...

Robosexuality: The Science Fiction That Predicted Humans Falling In Love With Robots

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Twenty years ago, if you would have said that there would be people out there who have robotic girlfriends or digital girls, most people would have laughed. However, nobody's laughing today. The deman...