Stories tagged “science”

  • Down the Fish Hole

    Greg stood there on the boat, one hand holding the light meter’s digital readout, the other holding the light meter over the side. “There’s more light on the bottom than there is on the top.” “It’s just screwy, Greg....

    • Author: SGC2002
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Denied (Mature)

    Denied? Denied?! How dare they deny my grant proposal? Don’t they know true genius when they see it? Don’t they know who they’re dealing with? Typical! You try to do something to advance the cause of science and to benefit all of huma...

  • Pinyon avifelinus

    Juniperus avifelinus, common name Gryphon juniper, is a small epiphytic conifer that lives on top of saguaro cacti in America’s Southwest. It was named due to its peculiar life cycle. The seeds have feathery appendages that allow it to float far ...

    • Author: claireBGC
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Glitter and Chrome

    He checks his watch as he finishes getting dressed. It lists the usual time and date but also shows his bio-rythmns and the planetary alignments. Next week he should be at full power. The best time to pitch his new idea to the board of directors. He ta...

    • Author: Jer Ray
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • For the Greater Good

    Drs. Klein and Najav worked at night – nobody around to bother them. They were particle physicists, and their particle accelerator was their joy. It wasn’t CERN, but it worked. “So, what’s in the pot now?” “We’...

    • Author: TextMason
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fire and Ice

    Ivon put the hydrogen into the atomizer. “You know,” he said to his partner Donald, “we could get the Nobel Prize for this.” Donald smirked. “You mean I could get the Nobel Prize, yes? It is my theory.” He adjusted t...

  • Fantasyland XIV

    Meanwhile in a cluttered room across town a wizard’s nerves got the better of him and he succumbed to a temporary eye twitch. His anxiety was warranted as he was soon about to discover whether he would cause the end of the world or start a new o...

  • One Order To Go

    “You like? Me make more!” You have to admit, for a Trelea, he was a good cook. Enthusiastic, boisterous, and really, really annoying. “No Gea, I can’t eat any more. It’s good, but I’m human, we take time to digest ou...

  • Darn Atheists

    Stupid atheists. They don’t know nothing. They think that their shiny-looking gadgets and all their “science” crap’s an excuse for them to go around and proclaim that the real truth is that there is none! Meh! Lies! At least, I ...

  • The Strange Gift of Adam Fisher

    Adam Fisher had an unusual gift. He first knew it when he built a cathode ray tube out of his sister’s Power Wheels Jeep when he was 7 or 8. He was asked to leave the school’s latchkey program when he assembled a crime lab out of the classr...

    • Author: suncrush
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fantasyland XX

    “I never realised how much I dislike the smell of garlic,” Ralph thought as he threw another loaf of garlic bread onto a pile of bread that had created its own pile beside a bin heaving with more bread. At first he had thought an experiment which ...

  • Fantasyland XXIII

    The men stood in the dank tunnel simply staring at each other. “You still haven’t answered my question. What are you doing down here,” Ralph asked, John was looking at the walls. “You know it’s funny, when I was snooping around your laborato...

  • "Try changing the tone of the sentence..." (Mature)

    “You know, you talk too much.” Nothing. “You know, you talk too much.” Nothing. “You know, you talk too much.” Nothing . Stupid machine. The sign says it is a talking machine full of surprise responses that are rando...

  • Impact

    We saw it coming for years, a long period piece of ort cloud debris the perigee whose orbit brought it almost perfectly to the orbit of Earth. But it was massive, well massive for a wandering planet, about twice the mass of Earth. As the calculations c...

  • We Came in Peace ...

    I stared at the plaque for a long time, pondering the words. Some were names and dates, from an age long ago. Our explorers recovered the relic recently and our scientists examined it carefully. An ordinary metal, some simple etching, nothing extraordi...

    • Author: SandsSpot
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ten minutes, 600 seconds.

    The suit’s vacuum seal is slowly starting to depressurize, and I feel the light tingling that comes with the sensation of losing all the air in my suit. I check my gauge: 10 minutes. 10 minutes. It takes less than that to fall in love. 10 minutes...

    • Author: Brodo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Like a light switch

    I gingerly touch the small skin-tone button at the base of the skull. They said to wait four days for the circuitry to fully implant itself into my nervous system. What do they know? They’re only trained professionals. I can’t afford to wai...

    • Author: Brodo
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • She Is

    She’s got what I like to call ‘Lady Guinevere’ hair. It’s beautifully long and streaked with gold. She flatly refuses that it looks blonde. No one can ever tell what color her eyes are, since there are so many hues jam-packed in...

    • Author: NightMaiden
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Job Security

    Can’t we wait to make a change? I know things are getting warmer, I know crop cycles are changing. I see the polar bears starving, I see the Amazon turning to desert. I understand that food and water will be short for all, I understand that coun...

    • Author: Hammurabi
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
  • Alchemy

    Gold from lead filings: pretend that Magic exists, then credit Science.

  • Of Rainbows

    Light has misbehaved; left the safety of the sky. Now? Locked in prism.

  • Politico

    “And this benefits my constituency how?” the senator roared. TV cameras were rolling; he knew it better than anyone. “So what if it helps the rich stay young longer? I’m here for the working man that elected me to this office!&#...

    • Author: Scott
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • civil engineering

    Joe Colinham 61, was getting a cup of coffee. Second one of the morning. The cart outside Lever House wasn’t too clean but the coffee didn’t burn and the schmear was fresh. He crumpled change and headed one block back to the museum to take ...

  • Turn and Cough

    The homo sapian. What a peculiar species. Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of them. Some of them, if not most of them, are very intelligent, particularly fascinating, surprisingly creative, and often possess a fair amount of common sense. An i...

  • The Fabric of Space

    “Go ahead, touch it,” said the voice. The wall was larger than I could fathom. I trembled as I reached forward, terrified, but you wouldn’t know it through the thickness of the pressurized gloves. My fingers pressed lightly into the s...

    • Author: uselessness
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5