August IWSG post

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This is a monthly event started by the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh and organized by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Click here to find out more about the group and sign up for the next event. You can also sign up for the newsletter. Howdy, I’m back after some traveling, which is why I was […]

The Abandoned Asylum

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I had the unique privilege to visit an abandoned asylum and here are the images I made so far. I have so many more, I will be busy compositing until next year. 😀   Stay In Touch – Join My Newsletter   Sign Up Now   My Books Mosaics Buy Book AmazonBarnesnoble Apocalypse Weird: Immunity […]

Sci-Fi Summer Fling, win a $50 gift card and lots of sci-fi books!

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Who doesn’t love a good Summer Fling?  Entire Musicals have been written about it! And today we’re here to bring you the Summer Fling of a Book Lover’s dreams.  Twenty SciFi writers have come together to offer a multi-media book experience for bibliophiles that you just can’t resist.  These authors include Hugo Nominees, International Best-Sellers, […]

I'm in love with our mountains

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Another post on the beauty of the Jemez Mountains, in Northern New Mexico. For the record, I actually grew up by the sea and I miss my morning strolls along the beach. But it’s hard not to fall in love with these views. This was by the San Antonio River. The water flows at the […]

June IWSG: an inspirational story

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This is a monthly event started by the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh and organized by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Click here to find out more about the group and sign up for the next event. You can also sign up for the newsletter. This month I want to share a little episode that happened […]

The viruses inside us

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Dendogram of endogenous retroviruses. Source: Wikipedia. Last month I posted a discussion on a PNAS paper that reported the discovery of a new class of viruses, called pithoviruses, found in a layer of Siberian permafrost. In their paper [1], the researchers conclude: “Our results further substantiate the possibility that infectious viral pathogens might be released […]

To all of you who think New Mexico is all desert …

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… think again! 😉The Jemez mountains are covered in ponderosa pines and rivers like Rio Puerco give rise to the beautiful waterfalls we scouted with some photographer friends this past week-end. Enjoy! © Elena E. Giorgi © Elena E. Giorgi © Elena E. Giorgi © Elena E. Giorgi   Stay In Touch – Join My […]

Using Supercomputers to Probe the Early Universe

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Artist’s depiction of the WMAP satellite gathering data to understand the Big Bang. Source: NASA. For decades physicists have been trying to decipher the first moments after the Big Bang. Using very large telescopes, for example, scientists scan the skies and look at how fast galaxies move. Satellites study the relic radiation left from the […]

May IWSG: Spring is finally here!

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This is a monthly event started by the awesome Alex J. Cavanaugh and organized by the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Click here to find out more about the group and sign up for the next event. You can also sign up for the newsletter. First off a big announcement: the IWSG anthology, titled Parallels: Felix […]

Hunting For The Signatures of Cancer

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Signatures of Mutational Processes Extracted from the Mutational Catalogs of 21 Breast Cancer Genomes. Credit:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2012.12.008 Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths each year (Source: WHO). A family history of cancer typically increases a person’s risk of developing the disease, yet […]