Saturday, March 28, 2009

Millet appears to have been domesticated in China before rice +/- 7500 years ago. First noodles made from millet.
"The Hollowing" and "Emerald City" short listed for 2009 Sir Julius Vogel Award in fantasy/science fiction
Amazon is closing some of its distribution centers
Cast of 'Hobbit', Homo floresiensis,17,000 year-old species of human, to be on display at evolution symposium
World's oldest steel has been discovered in Turkey. Ironware knife, 4000 years old
Fast-biting predatory fish may become extinct more quickly due to slower recovery times during catastrophes
Throw your batteries away? New technology recharges with a gesture, a heartbeat. Mechanical energy into electrical

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just finished review edits for CTR. Next, 1000 words. Then, a training day. Bringing along my archaeo tome to read at breaks.
Exceedingly rare extinct octopus fossils found, complete with arms, suckers, and ink
Medieval vampires in Venice, kept from biting by placement of a brick in the corpse's mouth:a gruesome explanation
Africans in New World may have arrived with Columbus:centuries before the slave trade brought them to the Americas
Finished most recent batch of edits Sat. My most recent book, BohE, was released last Thurs. Red-faced at the oversight, but well-reviewed.
Still searching for the weekend, LOL! It came and went, while I worked through edits and writing. Up to 6K, 5K, & 18K in my latest WIPs

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ever wonder where that term "Stone Age" came from?
Morning, World! Just doing a bit of writing, but worked on palaeoanthro research last night. Off to work soon...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New evidence that Peking Man lived in one of chilliest periods yet (glacial:770,000 years ago).How did he survive?
Exposure to traffic(driving, public transportation, even biking)increases heart attack risk.Stress + air pollution?
Absolutely amazing: Roman-built aqueduct, 106 km long, which took 120 yrs to build by hand...& began in 90 A.D.
Have to say the comments, about the latest HP being mostly romance, disappoint. I want action, thrills, suspense in HP, not romance. Yawn...
Half Blood Prince film flubs at its test run
Two nice pics of a carved rectangular stone from eastern China, believed to depict the nomadic Huns (200 BC)
Want smarter teens?Feed them fish.6% higher IQs. Fish consumption may be 1 of the reasons humans have large brains
1700-year-old Roman joke book, written in Greek by Hierocles & Philagrios, has been discovered. Toga humor

Thursday, March 12, 2009

About to actually WRITE. Radio show in 5 hours, then archeology seminar 4 hours after that. Sometime in-between a blog entry + review edits

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Working on edits. Radio show & group appearance later, + book & cover info to deliver to other pub. 2 interviews to do, too. Going mad...?

Monday, March 02, 2009

Have editing to do. Only a wee bit in 1 book to go. Why do "wee bits" always take on enormous proportions (except when u want 'em to, LOL!)?
The "top 10 unexplained phenomena": Just a hint - most of them involve ESP (precogs to deja vu to ghosts).
Real monster in Borneo? Or hoax?
Fish with see-through head. Deep-sea denizen has bright green glowing eyes extremely sensitive to light. Video.
Wave hi as it goes by... Asteroid 10-stories high slips past Earth.
The first computer actually designed in 1822? Also interesting info in the comments.