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About Joshua Garrett

Joshua is a freelance writer, aspiring novelist, and avid table-top gamer who has been in love with the hobby ever since it was first introduced to him by a friend in 1996. Currently he acts as the Gamemaster in three separate games and is also a player in a fourth. When he is not busy rolling dice to save the world or destroying the hopes and dreams of his players, he is usually found either with his nose in a book or working on his own. He has degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Economics.

Here are my most recent posts:

What Happens After Death?

Oh, October... the one time of year when everyone gets together, eats candy, and does not feel really awkward talking about things like death and decomposition. After all, it’s all in the spirit of Halloween. So, what happens to us after we die?

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It’s Almost Halloween, Time For Sweet Treats

It’s that time of year again: the days are growing shorter, the nights longer, the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, and best of all, it’s getting close to Halloween. Halloween is one of the greatest of all holidays — in my opinion — as it is a wonderful time in which people can go out and...

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Get Smarter With The NEO Neurophone

Have you ever wanted to be smarter? To have an easier time absorbing and retaining information? Of course. We all have at some point. Unfortunately, the mind can be a lot trickier to exercise than the body. If only there were a device that could help us along, something that could boost our IQ and improve our overall state of mind. There is.

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It’s Pizza Time

Oct 18, 14 It’s Pizza Time

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

While I would be hesitant to call pizza the “ultimate food,” it's hard to deny that few things go over quite as well with large groups of people. There is a lot that goes into a pizza and why pizza is so amazing. As with everything, there is a science to how pizza is what it is and that science is chemistry and our friends over at Reactions have laid out for us just how that science works.

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9 Weird Space And Science Truths

There is a lot that we do not yet know about our universe. We always strive to learn and understand all that we encounte,r but sometimes what we find out is not quite what we expected. Other times, it's just plain weird. Considering the approach of Halloween, let's embrace the weird for a bit and look at nine of the weirdest truths about our universe, our world and science.

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Feeling The Vibes

Have you every just wanted to relax? Of course you have. We all have. We have all had those days that just seem to beat us down and leave us feeling tired. Now, what if there was a way you could ease that feeling with just the push of a button? Sound too good to be true? Well, that is exactly what Thync, a secretive start-up company based out of Los Gatos, California, is working on bringing to us.

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Relating Organic Chemistry

Oct 11, 14 Relating Organic Chemistry

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Organic chemistry has a bad reputation among students as being one of the most difficult and feared classes that undergraduate students can take. The much dreaded “o-chem” or “orgo” has reduced many a hopeful young student to tears – or to pounding your head against a wall in my case. Fortunately, Dr. William Dichtel of Cornell University thinks he might have the answer to that.

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Beer Science: Skunky Beer

Oct 10, 14 Beer Science: Skunky Beer

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

It’s getting a bit cooler out, the nights are getting a bit longer, and there is nothing better than sitting outside in the evening after a long day with a nice cold brew in your hand, but do you know what can easily ruin this image of a near perfect image? Skunky beer. Just the thought of that is disheartening, but what makes our beers go skunky? Well, surprise surprise, chemistry.

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Glowing Plants: A Light In The Darkness

Oct 07, 14 Glowing Plants: A Light In The Darkness

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

Imagine walking down a city street at night, only with the harsh glow of streetlamps replaced with the much softer glow of... trees? Sounds kind of ridiculous, right? Trees do not glow. Well, thanks to the work of a small synthetic-biology start-up company called Glowing Plants, they can.

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Robot Tongue Rates The Taste Of Thai Food

Everyone has their own tastes in food, making it incredibly difficult to say with any certainty whether any sort of food, as a whole, is either good or bad. Apparently the former Prime Minister of Thailand feels a bit differently on the subject, though, as she has led an initiative to develop a robotic tester that will rate the taste of food.

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