Friday Writing Fodder[

In this week’s story fodder, two asteroid close encounters, awesome shots from space of six planets, an ancient crocodile-fish mashup, lost indigenous fort uncovered after 200 years, a mind blowing time theory, nuclear powered rockets, and missing galactic material discovered. Have a look. I hope they inspire your creativity.

Zero emissions in the U.S. is now pretty cheap

NASA mission will zoom by asteroid before returning sample to Earth

The Mars Perseverance landing will be the most difficult ever

NASA spacecraft bound for sun takes awesome shot of six planets

Ancient fish-crocodile mashup

Lost Alaskan indigenous fort discovered after 200 years

Scientists are testing a mind blowing time theory in a nuclear reactor

Nuclear-powered rockets may push humanity to new worlds

Student astronomer finds missing galactic matter

A massive asteroid is about to whiz past Earth

Friday Writing Fodder

This week’s inspiration is longer than past editions because there were more stories I found of interest this week including ancient nuclear fusion, a Concorde successor, a scientific mystery may be solved, a very cool look at the point of view of different pets, and some historical flashbacks involving atomic bombs falling on North Carolina and others falling into Mexico. Hopefully this gets the creative juices flowing for some of you as it did for me.

Jeff Bezos backs an ancient kind of nuclear fusion

Concorde successor AS2 takes a giant leap forward

Remembering the night two atomic bombs fell on North Carolina

Saturn’s moon Rhea has a mysterious material on its surface

Study shows how different pets view their environment

Chestburster looks like hair but turns insects to zombies

Space missions to watch in 2021

Book of The Dead scroll found in Egyptian tomb

Missiles over Mexico

Are we living in a universe that looks like a black hole to outsiders?

Has science solved one of history’s mysteries?

The soccer ball that survived the Challenger disaster and went back into space

How detectives outsmarted a killer to find a body hidden for 15 years


Friday Writing Fodder

Round 2 of Friday Writing Fodder, my new regular blog feature, includes links both serious and humorous in nature, but all intriguing with possibilities for future stories. I hope many of you find inspiration here.

Asteroids the size of the Pyramid of Giza to fly by Earth

NASA finds a planet with 3 suns.

Physicist thinks mysterious space object might be an alien spacecraft

Orangutan steps up as “Mr. Mom” for daughter after mate dies unexpectedly.

Columbia’s Cocaine Hippos Must Be Culled (Follow up from last week’s hippo story)

This fossil shows how dinosaurs peed, pooped, and had sex. and fossilized butthole shows how dinosaurs have sex.

Spotted and oddly striped zebras may be warning for species’ future.

Friday Writing Fodder

I’ve decided to add a new regular Friday feature, in which I gather links to the articles I discover throughout the week and post to my social media as potential story fodder. Perhaps someone other than my immediate circle needs inspiration and can find it here, if nothing else some of it is quite entertaining, some of it quite informative, and the rest at least interesting (I hope).

Dire Wolves are real.

Italy braces for its biggest mafia trial in decades.

Rare Superplanet unlike any other discovered

Wanting out of the house despite COVID restrictions, wife puts husband on leash and takes him for a walk. Yes, you read that right.

Polar Vortex… let the disaster stories commence.

Columbia is overrun by hippos.

Astronomers keep watch on nearby planet with signals that seem technological in origin

Human culture lasted years longer than originally thought by 20k years.

New super fast space ship

Well, so there you have it. Some interesting reads that I hope inspire you and stimulate your imagination, or at least keep you entertained. Tune in every Friday for more.