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The Mysteries Surrounding Black Holes

Sarah McDaniel
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Black holes are probably the strangest thing in existence. For many reasons, they don't seem to really make sense at all. Black holes are formed when a star stars, which in their core contains nuclear...

Millennials Are Aliens and They Are Alienated

Phillip Woodford
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The Millennial generation has so much choice, so many life chances and so much technology at the finger tips, they have become the object of hate and ridicule from previous generations. The stereotypi...

A Night of Terror

Bernard Key
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With a venue located within New Brighton you would expect all of their attractions to be family friendly. Yet under the depths of the seafront you will find an attraction that shows a much darker side...

The Desert Oracle

Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell
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In the spring of 2015, with the release of the first issue, Ken Layne's DESERT ORACLE carved a place in the unforgiving Mojave Desert. The moment I took one into my hands, I felt like I was reading so...

Solstice Musings

Claire Proctor
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Summer Solstice is upon us! (For those in the north anyway, wave to those reaching midwinter). It's a fleeting moment embodying both balance and transition, as the Wheel of the Year continues in its o...

Vibrational Countenance

Alva v.Harzi
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“Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return, therefore, everything that you want is already yours. It is simply becoming more aware of - what you already possess.” ― Bob Proctor.

Science Fiction: Science as Craft

Nadia Davidson
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Writing is a craft. We talk of crafting a story, and of wordsmiths who forge metaphors from the white heat of their imaginations. The creation of fiction, therefore, involves a process akin to that of...

Sir Hans Sloane, Magic Mirrors and the British Museum

Christine Alford
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The British Museum collection began with the intellectual curiosity of an Irish doctor called Sir Hans Sloane. He began collecting when he was working in Jamaica, as a physician to the governor. He re...

The Inner Realm

Alva v.Harzi
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“The law of attraction works universally on every plane of action, and we attract whatever we desire or expect. If we desire one thing and expect another, we become like houses divided against themsel...

A Brief History of Death

Fernando Pfaltzgraff
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The cult of death is as ancient as civilisations themselves. Bataille relates the awareness of its own death with the surface of the Homo sapiens, as if, at the moment humanity recognised death, it di...

The Voice of the Universe

Alva v.Harzi
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is t...

Natural Evolution

Michael Thielmann
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This issue has been on many people's minds for a while now, sometimes in the form of science fiction content, but also as a real-life consideration that has gained traction as our technologies continu...

Artificial Intelligence Programs For Startups

Madeline Basirico
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Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is a growing field where technology and machines are created to obtain knowledge and learn from it, just like humans. Algorithms are created that allow machines to comp...

Gods and Goddesses of Death in Mythology

Charlotte Williams
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In order for the good to be considered ‘good’, we need the binary opposite. This demand for balance is woven all throughout life, with ‘death’ being what gives life 'life'. In religion, the gods of de...

Two Accounts of Creation

Sydnie Beaupré
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People often like to question where exactly it is that they came from. There are many theories, both religious and, of course in this day and age, scientific, but human beings have been wondering abou...

Where X Marks the Spot: An Interview with Steve Barnes

Joshua Sky
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Steve Barnes is a writer, lecturer, personal performance coach and a killer philosopher. He has published more than 25 science fiction, fantasy and horror novels, including New York Times bestsellers....