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Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Voyage Of Time: The IMAX Experience (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

Filmmaker Terrence Malick has always harboured the meditative and naturalistic nuances that seem to resonate so forcefully in his themed narratives. Malick’s movie-making consciousness and captive consideration for the visual sumptuousness of his brand of landscape cinema feels like a conventional tool for his sort of sweeping storytelling in method and styling. Well, ‘Voyage Of […]

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Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Christianity In The Light Of Science edited by John W. Loftus (book review).

I should start by pointing out that ‘Christianity In The Light Of Science’ is a US publication. America and Britain differ considerably in their attitudes to religion, leaving out its now-extensive Muslim and other populations, much of the UK is basically secular, attending church only for marriages, christenings and funerals. Why they do so, is […]

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The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

October 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line by Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger (book review).

Picking out books to review months in advance can lead to some interesting choices. Take Alfred S. Posanebtuer & Robert Geretschläger’s book, ‘The Circle: A Mathematical Exploration Beyond The Line’, for instance. I was expecting something along the lines (sic) of the circle’s importance in trigonometry. It does but it is also a primer in […]

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]

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Water plumes ahoy, erupting from Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Water plumes ahoy, erupting from Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. The observation increases the possibility that missions to Europa may be able to sample Europa’s ocean […]

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Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina (book review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beyond Worlds: What Animals Think by Carl Safina    (book review)

The belief that only humans are sentient is slowly being dispelled today. It might not be the same form of intelligence that we have but the sense of family or clan support can be just as strong, as well as a variety of emotional and intelligent mindsets that compare to our own. Carl Safina’s book, […]

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Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will We Ever Be Ready? an article of speculation by: GF Willmetts.

The most apparent thing at watching the TV 2015 adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Childhood’s End’ 1953 novel this past week is the cultural shock that humans will have should we meet an advanced alien species. First contact is a prevalent theme and trope in any SF, whatever the format. It hits everything from less […]

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Jupiter on the waveband.

September 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jupiter on the waveband.

  I’ve known since young that the outer planets especially give off their own sounds but its nice to hear such a clear copy from the orbiting Juno satellite in Jupiter orbit. When I heard it this morning, it sounded like the opening bars to the 1962 puppet show ‘Space Patrol’ (the Americans had it under […]

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Grow me a fuel pod? Now, that’s what I call solar power!

August 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Grow me a fuel pod? Now, that’s what I call solar power!

As scientists and policymakers around the world try to combat the increasing rate of climate change, they have focused on the chief culprit: carbon dioxide. Produced by the burning of fossil fuels in power plants and car engines, carbon dioxide continues to accumulate in the atmosphere, warming the planet. But trees and other plants do […]

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NASA Saturn V Owners’ Workshop Manual: 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 To Apollo 17 And Skylab by W. David Woods (book review)

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
NASA Saturn V Owners’ Workshop Manual: 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 To Apollo 17 And Skylab by W. David Woods   (book review)

Back in the early 1960s, America decided that they would need a big rocket if ever they wanted to go to the Moon. Looking at the design of the Juno that became known by its alternative name as the Saturn V, compared to other rockets, then they achieved that but it wasn’t an easy build. […]

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