San Andreas is out in theatres this week. I believe this is a thoughtful biography of St. Andrew starring the Rock as St. Andrew and Paul Giamatti as Oengus, king of the Picts… Oh, wait, they went a different direction. More after the break.
Links to interesting science stories from around the Internet.
The other day, there was a terrific thunderstorm which made me wonder how insects cope with giant water boulders suddenly crashing all around them. In ye olden days, I would have to get some insects, Erlenmeyer flasks, distilled water and a centrifuge but fortunately we live in the era of the Internet. Continue reading 5 Ways That Insects Deal With Rain
OK, time to strap in for the third installment of the new show from Yahoo! Screen starring Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu and created by Paul Feig of “Freak and/or Geeks.” This episode is really heavy on the ART, so get excited, people!
Warning! Here be spoilers! Yaaarr!
A new paper published this week in the journal Evolution details how a group of scientists led by Arhat Abzhanov of Harvard and Bhart-Anjan Bhullar of the University of Chicago have unraveled the genetic changes that transformed the skull of a theropod dinosaur into the unique beak of modern birds.
The Bigfoot hunting team on Animal Planet has gone over to Blighty to seek out the roving hordes of giant primates common in that land. We’re in for an extra treat because this is the “pop up video” version with extra commentary. Continue reading Recap Finding Bigfoot Season 6, Episode 1. British Bigfoot
Ohai! Just got back from seeing the first film of the Crappening. MST3K alums Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, aka Rifftrax, are going to be riffing on four titans of terrible cinema this year starting with… “The Room.”
I’ve been a fan of MST3K for longer than I care to admit. I was a member of the fan club and got the Satellite News. I have every episode on either VHS or DVD, including all the known KTMA episodes. And I’ve seen all of the live Rifftrax events. I mention this so you’ll know where I’m coming from when I say “The Room” is the worst movie I’ve ever seen.
I’d warn you about spoilers but… there is no way to spoil “The Room.” Well, other than watching it.