Weekly News

Tis Wednesday once again, friends. A hot Wednesday, a very hot summer Wednesday. Can you hear the catch of my hand fan as I channel a Southern belle? 😉

Time for some cool news. See what I did there?

The images in this first one are a giant “holy crap.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tour-de-france-cyclists-legs_us_596f88a6e4b01696c6a21d54?section=us_weird-news

This next one shows a recent observance of the Northern Lights. I am quite obsessed with the Northern Lights. I want to see them so bad.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/northern-lights-us-canada_us_596cb2c9e4b017418628ecf9?section=us_weird-news

I may have said damn! out loud as I read this. Teleportation people! Teleportation…damn! I double heart science. 🙂

https://www.livescience.com/59810-quantum-teleportation-record-shattered.html

That’s all for tonight. Try and stay cool for the next seven.

 

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Weekly News

Happy Hump Day! Earth’s rotation has brought us back once again to the middle of the week. With the spinning and rotating, hours and days passing, my news scanning has come back once again. Headlines abound, too many headlines. Ready for a sharing? 🙂

This first story reminds me that many people are good. This is so right.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/human-chain-rescues-family_us_5964c50de4b09b587d61ed52

Damn.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/91-year-old-gymnast-johanna-quas_us_595e4f39e4b0d5b458e8af3b?section=us_weird-news

Our Earth is so cool. As a science teacher, I just could not resist the appearance of an island. This sandbar may have a short life expectancy, but it provides further proof of Earth’s ever-changing face.

https://www.livescience.com/59669-new-island-forms-off-north-carolina.html

That’s all for this mid-week hump. Enjoy your next seven spins and I’ll see you here in seven.

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IWSG and Weekly News

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Welcome to July’s IWSG posting. Yesterday’s fireworks have nothing on the colorful explosions the talented writers of IWSG experience within their brains. Insecurity, although tiring, can be incredibly combustible. If you haven’t been privy to such, click the image above and get transported to an array of blogs by some openly insecure, but talented writers.

Thank you to the wonderful co-hosts this month: Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynne, Juneta Key, and Doreen McGettigan.

The burning question of the month: What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?

All writing is rewriting.

It’s a very simple sentence–a total of four words. But there’s a very powerful truth wrapped up in that simplicity. The totality of the world you’re building, the plot you’re weaving, or the characters you’re breathing life into will eventually coalesce. Whether it is in the first draft or the tenth does not matter, only that they do. And when they do? The brown, sticky stuff you slipped on and tried scraping from your shoe … well, it will be the fertilizer that feeds their growth. 😉

Time for some news.

 

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This first story made me think of just three words: “Run, Forrest. Run!”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/moose-chases-golfer-in-sweden_us_595d0183e4b0da2c7326676e?section=us_weird-news

Um … I may be on a chasing kick today. I just could not help it. It’s a portable poo chaser. 🙂

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/toilets-on-the-run-moscow_us_595857b2e4b02734df32d61f?section=us_weird-news

I know I posted an article about eclipses last month, but I’m currently obsessed. With them being an element in my current WIP and one coming up soon, I seem to be drawn to anything with the word eclipse in the title. Besides, this proves how badass scientists truly are.

https://www.livescience.com/59691-solar-eclipses-that-changed-science.html

That’s all for this week. See you back here in seven.

 

 

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Weekly News

Hello all! Wednesday is here, and so is my plethora of news stories. Plethora may be a $5 word to describe … well, really more of a random collection of funny titles that caught my eye. Why use one really good word when I can use ten? 🙂

This first story is an example of: “That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-flight-coins-good-luck_us_5953662ce4b05c37bb7a86ce?section=us_weird-news

This is wild.

https://boingboing.net/2017/06/20/rare-video-of-a-white-owl-swim.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=im

We live in the right time to see the coincidence of total solar eclipses. In fact, there is one in August. Gotta love science.

https://www.livescience.com/59608-why-total-solar-eclipses-are-coincidences.html

That will do it for me and my plethora of stories. 🙂 See you again in seven.

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Weekly News

Welcome back one and all (all being a very general term 😉 ). It is time once again for my magnificent news finds of the week. Gotta say that they run the gamut once again. What can I say? I have a tendency to notice a lot of squirrels.

This first story falls into the giant WTF folder which houses most internet stories. I just don’t even know who…why? I just don’t even.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sourtoe-cocktail-stolen_us_59499a8ee4b0db570d376b98

This next story brought back childhood memories of Robocop. I don’t care if there are practical uses and all that. I’m fully immersed in the potential storylines, and ain’t no one prying my popcorn out of my hands.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dubai-has-robotic-police-officers-and-theyre-amazing_us_5949684ee4b0579a1f39274a?section=us_weird-news

Although I normally seek out science articles for the science, this one got me by applying science to the world of Harry Potter. I am such a dork, but I love it. 🙂

https://www.livescience.com/59542-harry-potter-wizard-genetics.html

What’d I tell you about following squirrels. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. See you back here in seven.

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Weekly News

Hello all! It is the second Wednesday in June, and I’m currently basking in my summer break. I hope this post finds you enjoying some aspect of summer as well. There’s very little to dislike about this season. Seriously. Time for some news.

I love the idea of getting to learn more about the stratosphere and use the stratollites to monitor for natural disasters, but why does it take marketing interests to fund something like this? Is KFC really in charge of pushing our knowledge now?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kfc-chicken-sandwich-space_us_59415f2ae4b0d31854868eee?section=us_weird-news

Hazmat crews! *Giggle* Never mind–it’s just poop. *Snort* I am just too much of a child to not love this story.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/geese-disneyland_us_593bb140e4b0c5a35c9fde4a?section=us_weird-news

And rounding out my trifecta of summer-worthy stories, your mother was so right about eating your broccoli. Turns out that it may be the key to stopping Type 2 diabetes. Kudos to doctoral student Annika Axelsson and her colleagues.

https://www.livescience.com/59489-broccoli-compound-sulforaphane-may-treat-type-2-diabetes.html

That’s all folks. 🙂 See you back here in seven.

 

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IWSG and Weekly News

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It’s Wednesday! And it’s not just any Wednesday, but it is the first Wednesday of the month. You know what that means, right? Time to twist and twitter about with other inconsolable insecure writers. We twist. We shout. Man, it’s like a rock-n-roll song or something. *Grin* Come watch.

Our fantastic co-hosts today are: JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner! Thanks to all of you rock stars! 🙂

Time for the monthly question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

Not in those words, but would wanting to chuck my entire manuscript along with the computer where it was stored count to any of you? Yeah, I’ve felt that way more than a few times. But the truth is, I never try and stop that sensation. I give in to it for a couple of hours. I may even use chocolate or junk food to indulge the two-year-old inside me that feels that way. But I never let it carry over into another day. What brings me back each and every time is the crazy idea that writing is the most me thing that I do each day, and if I can’t do it, it would felt like I’d lost an appendage. So, you know, I sit my butt back down in chair the next day. And each and every time–so far–it gets better.

A little deep today, huh? Let me fix that with some news. *Grin*

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This first news story just goes to show you that when Dutch wants an egg, he can best “The Drop of Doom.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dog-egg-drop-experiment_us_59381761e4b00610547e358d?section=us_weird-news

Ah … just ah.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/endangered-gorilla-birth-baby-photos_us_59384553e4b00610547eab6f?section=us_weird-news

Science wraps it up with badass women throughout history. Science Fiction does not hold the only “wonder women.”

http://www.livescience.com/59330-beyond-wonder-women-real-female-warriors.html

That’s it for me today. See you back here in seven.

 

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