Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Creating Matter from Light.

We can create energy from matter, but what about the other way around? In my novel, Rebel Shifter, Markus progresses so much he can shift into electricity. This allows him to travel great distances in a few seconds. He also has the ability to spy and cause trouble for anyone he chooses.

I had often wondered if readers would find this sort of shifting too strange. But then I came across this article that made feel like my idea wasn’t unbelievable.

I don't go into a lot of scientific details in my book because it's a paranormal/romance, but if you want to know more about how this is possible click here. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beeswax Candles

One thing about writing a novel is that you end up doing a lot of research even for small details. 

In Rebel Shifter, Finn teaches Rayen how to make candles. She is a native American/shifter who wants to learn about new things from Finn. Keep in mind it’s 1760 something, so I researched how to make candles. Then I discovered several methods.

The most common was to use animal fat and turn it into Tallow. However, these candles drip a lot and burn up fast. So, I came across Beeswax candles. They seemed perfect for the scene, but then I thought, Finn would also have to be a bee keeper. After more research, I discovered that there have been bee keepers even in ancient times.

For thousands of years, beeswax has not only been used for candles, but several other purposes. It has been found in the tombs of Egypt, in wrecked Viking ships, and in Roman ruins. Beeswax never goes bad and can be heated and reused. The oldest intact beeswax candles were found north of the Alps, dating to 6th/7th century AD.

Other uses of beeswax include: Cosmetics, modeling material, wax tablets, paintings, bow making, sewing thread, sealing wax, sealant in fire arms, and dental filling.

It’s a good thing Finn is a bee keeper.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Curing Cancer with the Polio Virus

Recently while watching 60 minutes, they had an amazing story about how they are experimenting with the polio virus to kill glioblastoma (brain cancer.) How can they use polio? Won’t the patient eventually be paralyzed? There is no need to worry because they have modified the polio virus rendering it much less harmful.

The virus is then injected into the tumor of the patient. This triggers the immune system to attack the tumor. At first, the tumor expands from inflammation. This made it look like the tumor was getting worse. However, inflammation is a response from the immune system. Then the tumor began to shrink. In some cases, the patient was cured and they are continuing with the experimental phase.

I find this to be amazing. Read more here.