I am not at all surprised, and have wished them well in their new chosen faith. Unfortunately, I am a bit influenced as to the history of this particular faith by my memory of a Southpark Episode I saw a few years ago.
After another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team.
The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Based upon Marvel Comics most unconventional anti-hero, Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humour, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. This has not yet had a general release but has gained some traction at a number of film fests.
In a dystopian future, an unidentified virus of some kind has caused a neurological disease of global proportions and has infected the majority of the Earth's population with memory loss. This is an art-house type offering. The Girl with all the Gifts.
SF horror based on the Mike Carey book. A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian, almost post-apocalyptic future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
Though this borrows from the zombie trope in the broadest sensethis is a sufficiently novel treatment to raise it markedly above many of its obvious rivals. The third in the Star Trek re-boot sees the crew face a destructive new foe from deep space.
And yes, if you are into DC it is rather fun. Following the outbreak of a rage type virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family's new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.
This has had a release in the US but not over here in Europe. The Nobel Prizes for science have been announced. The science category wins were: All three used maths to explain the physical effects in rare states of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids and thin magnetic films.
Feringa Netherlands for the design and synthesis of machines on a molecular scale. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work on autophagy, the process by which cells self-destruct.
His work in the s was on yeasts but the mechanism has now been found in mammals and has implications for treating dementia and cancer. For last year's Nobel Prizes, see here. Science Fiction Fandom in the UK: Then is Rob's ground-breaking history of British science fiction fandom from its first stirrings in the early s to and a little beyond.
Includes over photos of contemporary fans of all eras, dozens of scans of representative fanzine covers selected from each decade, detailed source notes and a full index. Among the category winners this year, the following caught our eye: Volkswagen, for solving the problem of excessive automobile pollution emissions by automatically, electromechanically producing fewer emissions whenever the cars are being tested.
Christoph Helmchen, Carina Palzer, Thomas Munte, Silke Anders, and Andreas Sprenger, for discovering that if you have an itch on the left side of your body, you can relieve it by looking into a mirror and scratching the right side of your body and vice versa.
Evelyne Debey, Maarten De Schryver, Gordon Logan, Kristina Suchotzki, and Bruno Verschuere, for asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers. Last year's winners here. Rawblood by Catriona Ward Best Novella: Julie Dillon Best Collection: Beneath Ceaseless Skies edited by Scott H.
Andrews Best Newcomer the Sydney J. The winner was The Invention of Nature: The book concerns Alexander von Humboldt who is arguably the great lost scientist. Yet today he is almost forgotten.Spring Key SF News and SF & Science Awards. Best SF/F books of ?
Yes, it is the start of a new year and so time for an informal look back at the last one.
The action-packed classic television series about a widowed rancher, Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors), raising his son, Mark (Johnny Crawford), in New Mexico.
This western series aired on ABC from and is a classic in the genre for its high production standards, character-driven plots, moral lessons and A-list guest stars.
The genomes of extant Wood and Plains Bison became entwined due to the translocation of Plains Bison into the range of the remnant Wood Bison population in the s (see History of Decline and Early Restoration of American Bison in Canada).
Teachers’ identities as writers: teacher, support staff and pupils’ accounts of the role of emotion in the writing classroom.
In: Cremin, Teresa and Locke, Terry eds. Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing. Routledge, pp. 98– Lone; Jones, Chris and Lindstrm. Wolf, Sandra, author Signaling family firm identity: familiy firm identification and its effects on job seekers' perceptions about a potential employer / Sandra Wolf Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler,  The Palgrave handbook of heterogeneity among family firms / Esra Memili, Clay Dibrell, editors.
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