Spooky Science

Okay, so I’m embarking on the first day of NaNoWriMo, so my blogs may be a little more abbreviated than usual! Here’s some fun stuff to continue the Halloween spirit for Science Saturday!

I knew this already (see link below), because I read an obscene amount of books of all flavours, but still interesting. It’s NWSF or whatever that is. I’m not really a fan of information censorship when presented in a historical or scientific context. Especially censorship of (YA) books. (Yes, I’m talking to you, the conservative right–one could say the descendants of those who burned countless innocent women at the stake simply because they dared to live independently of men, and of the Christian religion, which in itself was a thin disguise for the power grab initiated by men.) http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-do-witches-fly-brooms

I love outer space. When I was a little girl, I kept stealing my brother’s book on outer space out of an intense fascination for the cosmos–a passion that continues today. (Maybe it’s not too late to be the scientist I always dreamed of being. *laugh*)

Cosmos/Astromony links:

http://www.iflscience.com/space/young-planetary-nebula-looks-ghost

http://www.iflscience.com/space/spookiest-images-cosmos

(a little new-agey/philopsophical/poetic take on the cosmos, apparently) http://disinfo.com/2014/10/consciousness-cosmos/

Scientific Take on Monstershttp://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/5-monsters-and-their-not-so-spooky-explanations

Scientific approaches/analysis of fear(s)–me, I just go ahead and jump right into what I’m scared of–for example, I’m scared of heights, so I’ve gone rock climbing and hang-gliding and the like–so what if it took me three times as long as everyone else to scale a 90-foot rock face? *laugh*:

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scared-out-your-mind-halloween-fear-and-brain

Now that’s scary: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scared-spiders-mans-arachnophobia-was-cut-out-his-brain

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