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Weird science facts, October 24-November 6
I’m still spending my evenings furiously writing for National Novel Writing Month, but here’s the Twitter #weirdscifacts for October 24 through November 6!
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The Lady of the Lake… a scientific ghost story
Ghost stories are somewhat passé in our modern, technical world — many of the mysterious phenomena that used to fill people with fear in past eras have been demystified thanks to our better knowledge of science. The phantom lights in … Continue reading
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Datlow and Mamatas’ “Haunted Legends”
I can always tell when Halloween is near — wandering through the bookstore, I inevitably find multiple new books of horror that I absolutely cannot resist. This time around, I found three must-have hardcovers, putting a significant dent in my … Continue reading
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