‘Arrest Us’ – Announcing LitReactor’s Crime Fiction Writing Challenge

'Arrest Us' - Announcing LitReactor's Crime Fiction Writing Challenge

‘Arrest Us’ – Announcing LitReactor’s Crime Fiction Writing Challenge Announcing : Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalizes crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred… (Wikipedia) In 2012, we launched a public writing challenge, soliciting tales of bone-chilling terror with Scare Us. Then, in 2013, we went off-world with Teleport Us, our science fiction writing challenge. It’s 2014. Time for another challenge. Now we want you…

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Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing

Top stories: Naked mole rat superpowers, a deadly salamander disease, and alternatives to grant writing Science is covering the March for Science worldwide. Be sure to check out our live coverage on the day of here, and also see all of our stories on the march. With this new system, scientists never have to write a grant application again Almost every scientist agrees: Applying for research funding is a drag. Writing a good proposal can take months, and the chances of getting funded are often slim. Funding agencies, meanwhile, spend…

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Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens”

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Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens” Scientists writing in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have found unusual signals emanating from a group of stars that are “signals probably from extraterrestrial intelligence.” The signals “have exactly the shape of a signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this [extraterrestrial intelligence] hypothesis.” Their paper, “Discovery of peculiar periodic spectral modulations in a small fraction of solar type stars,” details their hypothesis that these signals indicate some sort of alien intelligence.…

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7 Unique Ways to Make Money Online Writing Poetry

7 Unique Ways to Make Money Online Writing Poetry

7 Unique Ways to Make Money Online Writing Poetry The biggest challenge for most poets is finding a way to make an income doing the thing they love. Let’s be realistic: most publishers are not begging for poetry submissions. Poetry, as much as it is loved and revered, simply is difficult to make money from. However, thanks to many different internet opportunities, there are ways to make money from your poetry. In this post, we’ll share some unusual yet very real methods of making money online from writing poetry. Here…

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