The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

JADE HELM: Texas rebels train kamikaze armadillos for coming federal invasion

HOUSTON—In an empty parking lot behind a suburban Cabela’s, they’re preparing for war. There’s a retired Marine who did two tours in Afghanistan in the far corner, teaching five local … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Everybody panic: expert says Yellowstone Supervolcano could ‘destroy the United States’

So people are freaking out because (a) the Yellowstone supervolcano blows up every 600,000 years, (b) it would turn North America into a sea of ash and create a mini … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Bulletproof skin and other insane inventions

This isn’t science fiction, or something dreamed up by Stan Lee back in 1962. An artist teamed up with scientists to (1) weave artificial spider silk, (2) grow real cells … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

You’re doing it wrong: FIGHTING

As a teenager, I spent years learning how to kick people in the head, and avoid getting whacked in the noggin. Great exercise, good discipline, all that. But it’s not … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Giant killer hornets prepare to devour the planet

As a fan of monsters, and animals, and monstrous animals, I like learning about obscure or scary beasts. However, the giant asian hornet is not a curiousity to be admired and talked … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Prepare yourself for the robopocalypse

So this robot can walk, carry heavy objects — and hurl those heavy objects at your noggin. This is either (a) the best thing ever or (b) Step No. 4,932 … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

DECAY, a zombie movie made by real scientists

Not just any old scientists playing with beakers in the lab or whatever. No. Brilliant boffins who work at the world’s greatest superconducting super-collider made this zombie movie, using the creepy … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 5 Comments