Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from December, 2020

Happy Christmas 2020

Credit: Jack-Benny Persson Happy Christmas and a huge thank you to anyone who has been reading this blog over its first few months. Back in September when I started writing I had no idea what would happen over the following months. I had high hopes of maintaining a reasonably regular flow of posts and I had many ideas on what to write. It turns out that achieving this while also dealing with a busy day job, unexpected events in my personal life and a global pandemic in the background was not as easy as I thought. With that said, I am quite pleased with how the first four months have turned out.

Viral Isolation

Credit: Yuri Samoilov My aim to publish a few posts has recently been foiled by an unexpected spanner in the works. My wife has apparently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore she has to isolate in our house for eight days. This means I have to deal with all contact with the outside world (i.e. shopping) and managing our children (i.e. ferrying them to and from school) while still working remotely on my day job. This has obviously reduced my available spare time to write posts on exoplanets and speculative evolution. However, since this pandemic has illustrated how a small piece of genetic information can have global effects I thought I could write a quick article on viruses and how they could be used in speculative evolution.

Netflix: Alien Worlds (Episode 3)

Credit:  Netflix Recently Netflix released a documentary entitled  Alien Worlds  that covers the topic of exoplanets and speculative evolution. Each of the four episodes presents a different planet and I have already covered the first planet ( Atlas ) and the second planet ( Janus ). This post covers the planet Eden from the third episode.

Netflix: Alien Worlds (Episode 2)

Credit: Netflix Yesterday Netflix released a documentary entitled  Alien Worlds  that covers the topic of exoplanets and speculative evolution. Each of the four episodes presents a different planet and I have already covered the first planet, Atlas . This post covers the planet Janus from the second episode.

Netflix: Alien Worlds (Episode 1)

Credit:  Netflix This morning Netflix released a documentary entitled Alien Worlds  that covers the topic of exoplanets and speculative evolution. Here is a review of the first of four episodes with reviews of the other episodes to follow.