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Cream of the Cool

Electronegativity is the tendency of some atoms to attract electrons more strongly than others. This is a simple yet profound concept, of huge importance in chemistry, which is tragically cursed with an intimidating eight-syllable name. I'm almost sure the unwieldiness of the term is the whole reason it gets left out of chemistry courses up to GCSE level even though plenty of things make far more sense once you start to get your head round it.


A great deal of…

On November 28, 1987, Tawana Brawley was found conscious but unresponsive, lying in a garbage bag several feet from an apartment where she had once lived.

Tawana had been missing for four days. 


Welcome to Night Vale
By Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Harper Perennial, 2015

This is a science fiction / fantasy / comic/ horror (maybe) novel based on the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts. It is exactly like what you think it is like, except perhaps a bit better.

Night Vale is a weird town. If you don't know how weird, the first thing you should do is go to here and…

Comic book horror miniseries, published by Avatar Press in 2010. It was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Jacen Burrows. In the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards, it was the recipient of the first award in the new "Graphic Novel" category. The trade paperback for the series begins with Moore and Burrows' short series "The Courtyard," from 2003.

Moore has been working as a writer of cosmic horror, in one form or another, in many of his comics. The themes of nihilism, madness,…