Humans, The Future

Electronic Tattoos

Science fiction has given birth to many new technological advancements simply by inspiring curiosity. As our technological knowledge has increased we have been able to explore even more possibilities. We have now reached a point where nano-technology has merged with 3D printing and bio-MEM research to create an entirely new playground for the physicists of… Continue reading Electronic Tattoos

Mythology

Fairies – Supernatural Friends or Foes?

Legends surrounding fairies have been passed down by written, and verbal means, for thousands of years. The term is now used to describe supernatural beings that perform specific tasks. In each society, other names have been used for fairies, such as the moira in Ancient Greece and the fata in Ancient Rome. These beings were… Continue reading Fairies – Supernatural Friends or Foes?

The Future, Threats to Mankind

Bacterial Evidence of Life on Mars – Meteorite AH 84001

Mars is the closest planet to ours in the Solar System, and several of the meteorites that have been found on Earth have been identified as pieces of rock from its surface. In addition, it is believed that there was once liquid water available on the planet. Scientists are always exploring the possibility that Mars… Continue reading Bacterial Evidence of Life on Mars – Meteorite AH 84001

Mythology

Runic Magic – Symbolic Objects

For more than a thousand years, runic symbols with magical properties have been inscribed onto objects to make them more powerful. Small items stamped with these were carried around for good luck, protection and general well-being. Runic charms were also carved into wooden and metal amulets to ensure peace and prosperity, as well as larger… Continue reading Runic Magic – Symbolic Objects

Humans

Circus Freaks – Unexpected Talent on Display

Throughout history, many people that were born with physical deformities were ostracized by both their family and the society they lived in. Our modern culture views putting humans on display because they are different as immoral and degrading. This opinion may not have been shared by many of the ‘circus freaks,’ as they unexpectedly found… Continue reading Circus Freaks – Unexpected Talent on Display

Threats to Mankind

Emerging Viral Diseases

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the re-emergence of Ebola. But there is also chikungunya fever, which appeared in the United States for… Continue reading Emerging Viral Diseases

Humans

Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

From gallbladder procedures to prostate surgery, robots have gone on to become pretty much the mainstays in the operating room of many advanced surgical hospitals. Now, they are also being used for otherwise highly complicated eye surgery as well. Back in 2016, several researchers who were working on the literal ‘cutting edge’ of advanced medical surgery,… Continue reading Robotic Surgeons: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Threats to Mankind

Viruses and their Threat to Mankind

Even though we are exposed to viruses in various forms from as early as we can remember, they still remain beyond our control. Many of them such as chicken pox and the common cold have symptoms that are very uncomfortable, while others pose a much more serious threat to humanity. The significant difference between the… Continue reading Viruses and their Threat to Mankind

Books, Films

History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Fantasy became popular to some extent in around 1945, and has now become quite popular in the 21st century. Fantasy Television Fantasy television has become a hugely popular part of the genre today, incorporating content such as supernatural forces, magic and the exotic world of fantasies. Fantasy television has mostly been based on tales from… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Books, Films

History of Fantasy Fiction

From the very beginning, the components of the supernatural and the fantastic, were a part of literature. The first ever introduced fantastic literature was done by some famous authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905). As we moved on towards the 20th century, author J. R. R. Tolkien published the very famous ‘The Lord of the… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction