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TV: Wilson Cruz to Return for Season Two of Star Trek: Discovery

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The following article contains spoilers for the first season of the CBS series. It’s San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest entertainment and fan conventions in the world, and that means juicy info on all our favorite projects. This time it’s Star Trek: Discovery’s turn. At the start of the first season, it received praise for placing a gay relationship front and center. They even gave us our first ever gay kiss in the Star Trek franchise. Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz play Lieutenant Paul Stamets, the ship’s top scientist, and Dr Hugh Culber, Discovery’s medical officer, respectively. When Hugh … Read more

SPACE: How to Find Aliens

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Alien civilizations with technology on a par with humanity’s could be detectable using today’s instruments. A new study suggests that if geostationary satellites are thick enough around an alien world, they could be spotted with telescopes already hunting for undiscovered planets. Both governments and private corporations on our own world use geostationary satellites — which orbit such that they hover over the same spot on Earth — for science, communications, espionage and military applications. If advanced alien civilizations loft enough satellites into their own geostationary belts, these spacecraft could create a dense, ring-like structure visible from Earth, according to the … Read more

Meet the New Tardigrade – Even Weirder Than the Old One


A newfound species of tardigrade, or “water bear,” with tendril-festooned eggs has been discovered in the parking lot of an apartment building in Japan. The newfound tardigrade, Macrobiotus shonaicus, is the 168th species of this sturdy micro-animal ever discovered in Japan. Tardigrades are famous for their toughness: They can survive in extreme cold (down to minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 200 Celsius), extreme heat (more than 300 degrees F, or 149 degrees C), and even the unrelenting radiation and vacuum of space, as one 2008 study reported. They’re bizarre and adorable at the same time, with eight legs on … Read more

SPACE: Astronomers Detect a Swarm of Tiny Objects Orbiting an Alien Sun


There are tiny comets orbiting foreign suns. And human beings can detect them. Six times, about 800 years ago, dark things passed between the bright-yellow dwarf star KIC 3542116 and Earth. They were small in cosmic terms, about 330 billion tons (300 billion metric tons). That’s about the size of Halley’s Comet, or just one-245 millionth the mass of Earth’s moon. But they were big enough. They blocked a fraction of a fraction of the light that was streaming outward from that star. Eight hundred years later, the sensitive lens of the Kepler Space Telescope — a nearly meterwide piece … Read more

SPOILER ALERT: Major Star Trek Gay Character Plot Twist

Don’t read this if you don’t want to know what happened to the gay characters on Star Trek: Discovery this week. There were a couple major developments that stunned fans who are watching the show, and caught many off-guard. If you do want to know more about what happened, scroll down to get the full scoop. Star Trek: Discovery majorly pissed off fans when it killed off a ‘groundbreaking’ gay character, just ten episodes into the series. The sci-fi series, currently airing on CBS all Access and Netflix, included a first for the franchise – by featuring two gay officers … Read more

TV: Finally – A Star Trek Gay Kiss

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It’s taken half a century, but Star Trek has finally seen a full-on gay kiss – on new Netflix series Star Trek Discovery. It’s a big step for Star Trek Discovery which has already delivered a number of LGBTI firsts. These include fulfilling Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s wish to have an openly gay crew member on the main cast. And as the series reached its midseason finale, we were treated to our first gay kiss. The couple involved is Lieutenant Paul Stamets, the ship’s top scientist, and Dr Hugh Culber, Discovery’s medical officer. Both are played by openly gay … Read more

TV: Star Trek Discovery Goes There. Sort Of.

But many are asking – what, no kiss??? Towleroad reports: Star Trek: Discovery broke new ground in the TV franchise last night when it finally made the relationship between (Dr. Culber) Wilson Cruz and (Lt. Stamets) Anthony Rapp explicit. In the scene, the two are brushing their teeth with fancy toothbrushes, in matching red pajamas, which Rapp told Variety are “very, very, very, very, very comfortable.”   One tends to worry when they’re doomed to love a brilliant, but reckless maniac. #StarTrekDiscovery — Star Trek: Discovery (@startrekcbs) October 16, 2017 By Andy Towle – Full Story at  

TV: First Look at Star Trek Discovery’s Gay Character

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One of this year’s most hotly anticipated shows Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first gay character. Lt Stamets – played by Anthony Rapp – is the first openly gay character in the 51 year history of Star Trek. His character was unveiled in Entertainment Weekly. Rapp’s casting was announced in March with the actor saying he was honored to play a gay character. ‘I’m also honored to be a part of a piece of work that’s part of the cultural pantheon. It’s kind of crazy that I get to be a part of something that means so much to … Read more

Discovery’s Final Sale

The book that started it all – Discovery – is about to go out of print. We started our QSF Flash Fiction Contest in 2014, but 2015 was the first year we put them in a book. 110 great queer flash fiction stories, all in one place. Now the book is going out of print, and we’re offering the ebook version at a special price – just $2.99 – to give you one last chance to snag your copy: Mischief Corner Books: Amazon: Read a part of queer history.

SCIENCE: Your Brain is a Multiverse


Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are “a world we had never imagined.” By using an advanced mathematical system, researchers were able to uncover architectural structures that appears when the brain has to process information, before they disintegrate into nothing. Their findings, published in the journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, reveals the hugely complicated processes involved in the creation of neural structures, potentially helping explain why the brain is so difficult to understand and tying together its structure with its function. The team, led by scientists … Read more