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Past, present, future - I emulate Mark Twain to describe the process of crowdsourcing science fiction - http://www.cnet.com/news/how-i-edited-a-crowdsourced-novel-once/
The lead writer of CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel echoes one of his favorite authors to recall the inspiration for the project and how it came to be.
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Hey all, I have some news on Why We Root, and two new episodes over in the iTunes feed, so please go subscribe and leave us a rating and a review. Those three steps are so helpful that I'm not even going to bother you all with the link to the crowdfunding campaign we've also launched because we'd much rather have your ratings and reviews than your money.
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A taste of my new podcast project with +Ned Dougherty for +Man's Life 
March is officially over, but there's still a few more days of March Madness left. The 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is down to the Final Four. Villanova takes on Oklahoma and Syracuse faces North Carolina on Saturday to battle for a spot in the championship game on Monday. We've been talking with college basketball fans
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Slow motion. Ever since "The Matrix" man has desired to slow things down and behold the wonder and glory of life. This year we here at Man's Life are grateful for slow motion cameras, one of which we happened to get our hands on. We unleashed a cast of crazy characters wielding explosives, chainsaws, shotguns
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At 8:30 PDT NASA announces its big Mars finding, but I already spoke to the key researcher & my story on the big news is live at 8am on +CNET 
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Awe, two weeks and eleven weeks between g+ postings. Not so interesting. Gotta go.
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Scientists have another clue that may point to the present or past existence of life on Mars. A team of researchers from around the globe have found traces of the gas methane trapped within a Martian meteorite.
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Hi Eric, I started following you on G+ after seeing your recent CNet article on Pluto dragonscale terrain. So since you are obviously into some sci-fi, I thought I would share my great theory of the mystery of Pluto! Maybe you can work it into a line of investigation or speculative writing!

First the relevant facts: Pluto has a large and unsustainable atmosphere, Pluto shows signs of geological activity, Pluto's surface has areas covered by organic materials aka tholins. Tholins feature primarily C-N bonds though C-C bonding is also considered probable. Fullerenes, among the champions of C-C bonding have been detected in various interplanetary settings (we know they are present). At very low temperatures (liquid nitrogen temperature), fullerenes exhibit superconductivity. The solar system is permeated by magnetic fields of varying strengths. A conductor passing through a magnetic field has induced current.

So in the tradition of Accelerando, by C. Stross, maybe Pluto builds up a big surface current in the tholin layer from time to time. Conditions in the layer periodically (waves hands in air) cease to be superconducting and then the big current is quickly spent in a surface-wide heating event. The surface undergoes upheaval, a big envelope of atmosphere forms, and then it all settles down again. New Horizon just missed the big show.
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Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh; Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160524.html

That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks -- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Spanish peak is composed of a slightly different type of rock, both are approximately 25 million years old. This serene yet spirited image composite was meticulously created by merging a series of images all taken from the same location on one night and early last month. In the first series of exposures, the background sky was built up, with great detail being revealed in the Milky Way dust lanes as well as the large colorful region surrounding the star Rho Ophiuchus just right of center. One sky image, though, was taken using a fogging filter so that brighter stars would appear more spread out and so more prominent. As a bonus, the planets Mars and Saturn are placed right above peaks and make an orange triangle with the bright star Antares. Later that night, after the moonrise, the Moon itself naturally illuminated the snow covered mountain tops.
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Hey guys, Ned Dougherty and I have been producing this show for about a month now and it's starting to see some movement on the iTunes charts. We really think it's a unique and thoughtful take on a big part of our culture (for better or worse) that most of you will get something from whether you're a sports person or not, so please head over to iTunes and check it out!
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We've got three full shows up now. If you haven't listened yet, we're not just your typical sports show with two guys yammering away with hot takes on the latest sports news. Each show is a mini-documentary about a slice of the sports world meant for superfans and even just curious people who don't know sports well. We've looked at the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and the so-called "Cleveland Curse." Up next, we go behind the scenes of a small town indoor football team, where former NFL players and aspiring NFL players alike find themselves at a crossroads and play a brutal, high-speed version of the game. Whether you normally listen to sports talk or NPR, I promise it will be worth subscribing on iTunes. Help us move up the "New and Noteworthy" chart by hitting the link below now! Thanks!
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"Even three decades later, it represents some sort of a beginning in my memory, a premature loss of a certain kind of innocence." A powerful piece by +Eric Mack 
Commentary: Thirty years ago, seven astronauts lost their lives in front of a global TV audience, including millions of schoolchildren. The event impacted one of those kids in profound and lasting ways.
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My latest review...
A new Nexus phone used to be something to get excited about; the new Nexus 5X isn't that exciting, but still worth a long look.
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Astronomers have spotted a pulsar and massive star system engaged in a form of cosmic combat worthy of a blockbuster action movie.
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  • Forbes
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