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Happy Birthday to Terry Pratchett!

Beloved Discworld author, Terry Pratchett (Sir Terence John David Pratchett, OBE) was born on this date in 1948, in Buckinghamshire, England. As a young man, Pratchett wrote on his website, he wanted to be an astronomer, but, “I never succeeded in my ambition, … Continue reading

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Mystery Air Objects Seen in Sky Over L.A.

So read the Los Angeles Times headline on the morning of February 25, 1942, the day of the Battle of Los Angeles, also known as the Los Angeles Air Raid. It’s an intriguing story, and witnesses, scholars, the U.S. military, UFOlogists, conspiracy … Continue reading

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Reece Puddington: The Boy with Superhero Courage

Reece Puddington lives in Whitstable, Kent, England with his parents and three siblings. He loves to play Call of Duty, Assasins’ Creed, Uncharted, and Lego games. He’s a fan of Marvel and DC comics, and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. Reece has just celebrated his 11th birthday, … Continue reading

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David Gerrold Turns 70

We at Krypton Radio would like to wish David Gerrold a very happy 70th birthday! Gerrold is an icon in the sci-fi community, known for his work as a screenwriter and novelist. When I contacted Gerrold for an interview for this article, … Continue reading

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Remembering DeForest Kelley

On this date in 1920, Jackson DeForest Kelley was born in Atlanta, the son of a Baptist minister.  I spoke with Bjo Trimble — best-known in fandom as “The Woman Who Saved Star Trek” – who was a long-time friend … Continue reading

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The Human Brain Project: Science From Fiction

Once again, science is taking a stab at catching up with science fiction. In an ambitious undertaking, the Human Brain Project (HBP), an international … well, brain trust, under the direction of renowned neurology researcher Henry Markram, plans to create … Continue reading

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Unraveling the Mysteries of Mussels

Looking at a plate of steamed mussels, it’s hard to imagine anything impressive about the plain little creatures. Yet, researchers at MIT have discovered that mussels may offer the key to developing revolutionary new materials for surgical repairs. In order … Continue reading

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Anita Versus The Troll Horde

When the threats of violence – including rape and murder – began, Anita Sarkeesian got much more than she bargained for. Sarkeesian, author of the blog Feminist Frequency, recently announced a Kickstarter campaign to raise $6,000 to produce a 5-video series entitled “Tropes … Continue reading

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Historic Library Devastated By Irene

The town of Upper Jay, New York sits 837 feet above sea level, at the foot of the Adirondack mountains, and six hours’ drive from the coast.  They were not expecting Irene.  Late Sunday night, torrential rain cascaded down the … Continue reading

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Borders: Down For the Count

The Borders store in Canoga Park, California was uncharacteristically busy for a Tuesday morning, and the phone was ringing continually. A store employee kept her calm smile on as she juggled calls while trying to answer questions for customers crowded … Continue reading

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