Weekly News

It’s that time of the week. I’m back to share some of the most interesting news bits I stumbled on this week. Lots and lot of stumbling through news, let me tell you. 😏 I won’t share the trials and tribulations–just the good bits.

This first story demonstrates animal badassery. Walking from Norway to Canada–😯.

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/02/737993673/arctic-fox-sets-record-in-walking-from-norway-to-canada

Burn the place down. So gross!

https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/blood-flood/

Monkeys can have more flexible thinking than civilized people. So interesting!

https://www.livescience.com/monkeys-outsmart-humans.html?_gl=1*hycvrp*_ga*YW1wLUNJV0Zwd0FJcXlJX3dWTkY4SUVWOVRYX21IakE0ZVY0aWxfMngtSjlET1NRNEpsNEkzc2lhbTUyZUdNR3MwQmY.

That’s all for tonight, folks. See you in seven.

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Weekly News

Happy Wednesday, all! Fall has made itself known in my neck of the woods, and I couldn’t be more content. I love the temperatures, colors, and feel in the air. I am a happy writer at the moment. Let me share the happiness with y’all via some news.

Can you imagine telling people your job is to chase bears out of homes and watch cubs parkour? So cool!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bears-break-in-lake-tahoe-parkour_n_5da1dd85e4b02c9da04b2426

Nice catch!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roller-coaster-cellphone-catch-video_n_5d72221fe4b06d55b971c53e

And in science news, bionic runners. I immediately remembered the theme music from The Bionic Woman tv series when I read the article. Did I just date myself? Oh well, I heart science.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002144243.htm

That’s all for tonight. See you in seven.

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Welcome back! It’s a blustery Wednesday evening in my neck of the woods. Our first snowstorm is blowing in as I’m curled up watching re-runs of Psych. It’s a nice way to spend a Wednesday, in my opinion. Time for some news.

This first story is appropriate to the cooling temps, but the squirrels definitely need to rethink where they stash their nuts.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/squirrel-car-shock-discovery_n_5d9db30ce4b02c9da04187de

Instant karma for the thief. Can you imagine his/her surprise?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/snakes-duffel-bag-san-jose_n_5d9cbf35e4b06ddfc50f37aa

Dsup is not a cool rap name or fumbled greeting. Instead, it’s a protective protein that make Tardigrades badass survivors. Who knows where this knowledge will take us, but the knowledge itself makes me heart science hard.

https://www.livescience.com/tardigrade-protein-radiation-protection.html

That’s all for tonight, folks. See you in seven.

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It’s the first Wednesday once again. Time for a posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. If you haven’t clicked on the link above and taken a tour of the blogs of talented writers in a virtual bloghop, what are you waiting for?

The amazing co-hosts this months are Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Mary Aalgaard, Madeline Mora-Summonte, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!

The optional October 2nd question–It’s been said that the benefits of becoming a writer who does not read is that all your ideas are new and original. Everything you do is an extension of yourself, instead of a mixture of you and another author. On the other hand, how can you expect other people to want your writing, if you don’t enjoy reading? What are your thoughts?

I think reading is integral to good writing. Reading isn’t about picking up others’ ideas. It’s about ingesting the effects of story; watching how characters can change and grow, and gasping when they do not; interacting with settings so fully you can feel the changes in temperature and light; and it’s about feeling how the right word, phrase, or description can capture a moment so perfectly that you can see it from hundreds or even millions of miles away. None of that comes from sitting only with your own ideas and basking in your very limited, single-person life. The purpose of good writing is to open up a part of the world for your reader to experience personally. How can a writer possibly do that if that if they never bother to step through the gates of a wide-open book themselves?

Time for some news.

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This is a cool idea, but I doubt most of us would be willing to wait six to nine years for a piece of furniture.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/growing-trees-furniture-gavin-munro_n_5d88e542e4b070d468d0bc3b

Um…there’s a PANTHER on the roof. I would have shit my pants.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/black-panther-lille-france_n_5d83d9b8e4b0849d47261195https://www.huffpost.com/entry/black-panther-lille-france_n_5d83d9b8e4b0849d47261195

My science story tonight is the best type of science story: New volcanoes! Well, 780,000 years old is new for volcanoes. I can never pass up a volcano story. I heart volcanoes!

https://www.livescience.com/new-undersea-volcanoes-weird-fault.html

That’s all for tonight, folks. See you back here in a little over seven.

 

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Another Wednesday has raced into existence, blowing through both Monday and Tuesday to get here. It’s an exhausting entrance, but it’s also kinda good. I entered Pitch Wars today with my fantasy book. Odds, schmods–I’m hopeful. Since I won’t know until November, I guess I need a distraction. News will do.

This barbarism played out on Twitter. Stupid companies…ugh.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d7c3e06e4b077dcbd5e8886

Cookie has had too many kitty treats.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d816a1be4b0849d471fd97d

In science news tonight, a super-hungry black hole dazzled astronomers with a brilliant glow. Some people have the best jobs! I heart science.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/milky-way-supermassive-black-hole-reached-record-brightness-2019

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

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Welcome back one and all! Did anyone else read that in a carnival-barkers voice? No? Hmm…well. I guess it’s time for the news.

The firefighters called to the blaze in this story will have the best story at any party for years. Wow!

https://www.newsweek.com/fire-bull-semen-explosion-farm-australia-1459673

The next headline should read: Pigeon Teaches Lawmaker About Irony. Hah.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jaime-andrade-pigeon-poop_n_5d7fa6e7e4b03b5fc8874045

Major advance in reversing some of the effects of aging. Holy science, Batman!

https://www.livescience.com/reverse-aging-biological-clock-drug.html

That’s it for tonight. See you back here in seven!

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Weekly News :)

Since today is my birthday, I decided to share gifs and music instead of news. Enjoy!

That’s all, folks. See you in seven.

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