How can nematode reproduction help you write an interesting alien species? Several science fiction tales have explored the possibilities of alternative forms of reproduction from what humanity uses. Ursula Le Guin explored this in much of her work, most notably The Left Hand of Darkness. I recently came upon some research that gives another possibility to explore.
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One of the causes of a human’s “shortened” life span is the increased risk of infections and certain cancers caused the the reduced effectiveness of the immune system. You see, as we age, the thymus, which produces new T cells (a type of white blood cell that is key to […]
This morning, I opened my email and found a press release about how insects and plant co-evolved, each one changing to adapt to life with the other. Here’s a video that explains the concept: As I was listening to the video and reading the press release, it struck me […]
I really miss writing about science. And, of course, you probably have figured out I’m into science fiction. I once had an idea to create a website called “Sci for Sci Fi” that would cover current science research and propose ways that research could inform readers’ SF writing. Although that […]