Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

Minority-Opinions

As a screenwriter myself, I have seen the industry change drastically in the last ten years. Films are becoming a rare commodity because studios have cut back production. With the rise of plasma screen televisions, on-demand viewing and general comfort, Americans have cut back on their trips to the local ...
TheBlack

While The Black might be categorized as a schlocky monster book, I wanted the ocean to be a palpable obstacle for my characters. In order to overcome the challenges of the deep, I researched the hell out of how they're conquered in the real world. And when I didn't find ...
DnD_Rhetoric

So many gallons of words have been spilled over role playing games: the “good vs. evil” debate, their use in classrooms or therapy, how they led to video games and other entertainments. But almost no attention has been paid to the books themselves. Not just why so many gamers were ...

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  • Moses
    Moses (c. 1400 BCE) is considered one of the most important religious leaders in world history. He is claimed by the religions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahai as an important prophet of God and the founder of monotheistic belief. The story of Moses is told in the biblical books of Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers but he continues to be referenced throughout the Bible and is the prophet ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • Gaya
    Gaya (aka Kaya or Karak) was a confederation which ruled central-southern Korea during the Three Kingdoms period from the 1st to 6th century CE. The peninsula was dominated by Gaya's more powerful neighbouring kingdoms of Goguryeo (Koguryo), Baekje (Paekche), and Silla, but Gaya, often the forgotten entity in this period, was nevertheless rich in iron ore and their craftsmen became highly skilled ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • Berbers
    The Berbers have occupied North Africa, specifically the Maghreb, since the beginning of recorded history and until the Islamic conquests of the 8th century CE constituted the dominant ethnic group in the Saharan region. Modern Berber speakers and cultural practitioners are a minority in North Africa, though Berber groups are considered the descendants of pre-Arab inhabitants of the region. In most classical ... Read more...
    Source: Ancient History EncyclopediaPublished on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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  • SCOOBY DOO is Teaming Up With Krypto and Ace in New Comic
    Scooby Doo will be helping out the Justice League's pets in the latest issue of the DC Comic. io9 reports Scooby Doo Team Up #35 will have Krypto The Superdog and Ace enlisting the help of Scooby Doo to help a situation on an alternate dog Earth. Check out some pictures and continue reading below... Looks like that Hanna Barbera reboot of DC comics is going pretty well! I saw this ultra-realistic Flintstones… ... Read more...
    Source: Geek Tyrant (comics and superheroes)Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016By Mick Joest
  • Marvel’s NIGHTWATCH Rumored To Appear in SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
    An obscure Marvel hero is rumored to be in Spider-Man: Homecoming, largely because of some strange things happening at Sony Studios. According to Bleeding Cool, a lot of employees are going out and buying up Nightwatch comics.Since Nightwatch was created initially for the Spider-Man universe, his character is up for grabs to appear in those films. Nightwatch (who got a lot of flak for looking like Spawn) is Dr. Kevin Trench. One day, Trench is attacked… ... Read more...
    Source: Geek Tyrant (comics and superheroes)Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016By Mick Joest
  • Ghost Rider, Darkhold And Agents Of SHIELD
    This article contains spoilers for the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD episode Meet The New Boss. . . . .   Okay, let’s jump right into it. Last night’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD gave us a lot to think about and a few important moments. 1 – Not every enhanced human is an Inhuman. You’d think Daisy Johnson would realize that with folks like Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Scarlet Witch and Luke Cage running… ... Read more...
    Source: BleedingCool (comics and superheroes)Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016By Dan Wickline
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  • SpaceX’s Elon Musk Unveils Mars Colonization Dream Ship
    The entrepreneur announces detailed plans for a reusable craft that can cary 100 people  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016By Mike Wall
  • Bill Nye Isn’t Buying Elon Musk’s Bold New Vision For Mars
    Bill Nye likes Mars as much as the next guy ― more, probably, since the Science Guy also heads up The Planetary Society, a Pasadena, California-based nonprofit that pushes exploration of the solar system.But Nye isn’t totally sold on SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s bold new plan to colonize Mars.Under the plan, which Musk detailed Tuesday at a major astronautics conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, SpaceX will build a fleet of vast spaceships and use them to ferry wave… ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Science – SpacePublished on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
  • We Just Passed A Grim Carbon Dioxide Threshold, Possibly For Good
    The world has hit a global warming milestone it may never recover from.Scientists at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced in 2013 that atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reached a daily average above 400 parts per million for the first time in history. CO2 concentrations “haven’t been this high in millions of years,” said scientist Erika Podest at the time. “This milestone is a wake-up call.”But the situation has only gotten worse. Worldwide, 400 ppm, which… ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Science – SpacePublished on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
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