Sciency Words: Anthropocene
Anthropocene loosely refers to the era of Earth’s geological history when human beings (anthropos is Greek for human) have
The Trouble with Terrestrial Planets | Artifexian
When constructing terrestrial planets, a worldbuilder needs to work with three important variables: mass, radius and density. Set those
Let’s Talk About What Simon Pegg Said
Simon Pegg insults the genre in which he's made his name, and gets away Scotty free!
Starting Point: Beyond the Black
It was supposed to be just another homicide case for Detective Burton Oalde. The only noteworthy footnote to the
Britannia Rules the Stars – An Alternate History Timeline
A timeline of alternate events, beginning in 1914, which sees the British Empire not only maintain its place as
Sciency Words: Venus Syndrome
Turning Venus into another Earth is, in short, difficult. So instead, how about we turn Earth into another Venus?
Venus wants to kill you. With its sulfuric acid clouds, dangerously high atmospheric pressure, absurdly high surface temperature, et
Starting Point: The March of the Marliebrachs
It was a perfect moonsummer's evening on the banks of the estuary. The weather was tepid and the waters
Sciency Words: Global Resurfacing Event
Sometime between 300 and 600 million years ago, Venus experienced what scientists call a global resurfacing event.
Could we colonize Venus? Sure. It’s definitely possible, and there may be good scientific reasons for doing it.
Starting Point: Any Difference That Makes No Difference…
It was on a Thursday, in 1976, that I selected to visit. My parents and brother were out and
Sciency Words: Ad Hoc Hypothesis
“Ad hoc” is a Latin phrase meaning “for this,” as in “for this one and only one purpose.” Within
Venus loves keeping secrets. One of the biggest, most frustrating secrets has to do with the planet’s upper atmosphere.
Starting Point: Discovery on Mars
I checked my digital compass. Damn red dust made it difficult to read, but I could just make out
Sciency Words: Ashen Light
First observed in 1643, ashen light is an as yet unexplained phenomenon on the planet Venus.
Featured Story: The Final Burial
“Do you reckon they’ll bury me?” said Sean, standing next to me with his arms crossed.
Starting Point: Refugee Centre Gamma
Taulav stared in wonder at the blue and green sphere suspended in front of space station gamma. Forever tormenting
Sciency Words: The Anomalous Precession of the Perihelion of Mercury
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably looked at planetary orbits and asked yourself: why does Mercury’s perihelion precess
Featured Story: Remote Control War
Justine Donner sat down at her Remotely Operated Battlefield Combat Unit’s controls, settling down the cup of tea she
Starting Point: Investing in Time
When I gave my nephew two hours of time for his birthday I was sure he'd waste them playing