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Book Doctor: Definitions that make the blood boil.

I’ve been looking at my editorial website and trying to work out ways to get better SEO attraction. Website design, social media, and SEO. It’s become my thing. The real trick seems to be to find the right buzz word. Well…

I’ve had to succumb to peer pressure. I’ve had to start using the latest buzz word for developmental editing — and I HATE it.

I’m a BOOK DOCTOR. Now I will go sit in the corner and sulk. Here’s why.

There are two things that I hate about being called a book doctor.

  1. Everyone seems to be using it now. Which is why I need to start using it myself — just so I can be found on the Google searches.
  2. The stigma and definitions associated make my blood boil.

Let me explain.

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Howling at the moon

Conversations in Science went Loony over all things Lunar

Supermoon. Blue moon. Blood moon. Wolf moon. Lunar Eclipse.

The full moons of January 2018 are sending all of use a little loony, howling at the moon. Those of us at Conversations in Science were no different. Jessie and I went a little crazy as we spoke about all things LUNAR.

Do you want to know why the next full moon, due to occur on January 31st, is a Red Blue Moon? Take a listen to this month’s episode of Conversations in Science to get the lowdown on all the crazy terms that people have for the moon, and what they really mean.

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2018: Here I come!

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Well, it’s been an interesting year, with ups and downs. There were moments where I was bouncing out of my chair in excitement, and there were moments of total self-doubt that force me to curl up in a ball and cry.

As is my tradition, it’s that time of year when I look back at the year that has just been, and what I have actually achieved, then set new goals for the new year. For better or worse, here’s a look at 2017.

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2017 Conversations in Science Christmas

I swear have I have not been on the eggnog, but I know that Santa can make it around the world to deliver all the presents to the good little boys and girls. Although, I’m not sure that Jessie was entirely convinced. Join me and I try to convince Jessie Sanders (and a special guest) about the science behind my latest Christmas thoughts.

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Conversations in Science: Robot Ethics

When I hijacked Jessie’s POV, I spoke about Sophia, the robot that was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia. There was a lot of discussion about various ethical issues surrounding robots. I knew right away it was time to phone a friend.

On this month’s episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I had a blast talking with Sean Welsh, who is at the forefront of this new field of science that crosses into philosophy. The field is known as Robot Ethics.

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Oopsie. At least I didn’t burn the house down.

Anyone who knows me will know that I lead a VERY busy life. Mom’s taxi is often called into service, and there are many a nights when I have no clue whether I’m coming or going. As such, I’ve mastered the art of cooking quickly, making tasty meals that are full of flavor and make people fight over the leftovers. However, when things go up in flames — literally — plans instantly get derailed, and it’s ALL hands on deck. Never underestimate the importance of a fire extinguisher.

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Dimming the Sun: Insanity or Brilliance?

There has been many different solutions to various environmental issues proposed over the years. Some are brilliant (like plastic roads). Others were discounted years ago for a reason, yet they keep coming back to haunt us. The latest proposal from UK scientists probably falls into the latter category.

On this month’s episode of Conversations in Science, Jessie and I spoke about how UK scientists want to dim the sun.

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Can we zap the day out of existence?

I think many will agree that yesterday (November 1st or October 31st, depending on where you are in the world) was just a crappy day. It was crappy everywhere, and for so many reasons. For me, for a brief moment, it felt like the cosmic energy that rules the world was out to get me. It was just one of those days: the kind where you have to laugh and take it with good spirits or you’ll break down in tears.

The way I started my day: being hit by a garbage truck.

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