The TQ Blog Blog

Research catches up to Dr. Crandee

Writers often do research for their books. And while most of that digging is routine —  street names, bullet calibers and wine chateaus — it can delve into some wonky, specialized corners. Sometimes this...

Devilishly deadly thriller

We relax, unwind and have fun on summer vacation. Here in Maine we have islands close to the coast that are tailor-made for enjoying the lazy days of summer — whether you are lucky...

Is the Atlas Fracture in this video?

Check out this video shot by Enrico Sacchetti at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station. Gorgeous views of Antarctica and possibly a view of the deadly Atlas Fracture?

More than just your birthday

A few days ago, it was my birthday and I got a little freaked out. The day was no big deal, of course, everyone has one (except maybe for mythical beats like titans, dragons...

NSA hacks hardware too

Wiretaps and satellite traps, radio transmissions and Internet permissions – the NSA has always excelled at the soft arts of code cracking and message parsing. Everything about the agency, from its Darthian headquarters in...

White Alice

Their odd, parabolic shapes loom strange in the treeless tundra of the Arctic. Like alien eyes or movie screens where there are people. Even the name is enigmatic: White Alice. A name that suggests...

Have scientists discovered the Atlas Fracture?

A story in the British paper The Telegraph details recent discoveries of vast water flows under Antarctic ice caps. These water flows, some of which are 250 meters deep reportedly flow out under the...

NSA’s decade-long plan to undermine encryption

It was only a matter of time before we learned that the NSA has managed to thwart much of the encryption that protects telephone and online communication, but new revelations show the extent to...