At last, we know whom Chris O'Dowd is playing in Thor 2... and it's not whom we thought. Will Harrison Ford join the Blade Runner sequel? Another Star Wars casting rumor gets shot down. Daniel Radcliffe talks Frankenstein.
Haaretz Israel's Society for Protection of Nature turns 60 amid doubts over future Haaretz For several years its executives have not been people directly engaged in nature conservation; its CEO is a financial manager, and former MK Haim Oron serves...
Garry Rogers's insight:
The temptation to 'follow the money' often overwhelms conservation organizations. At a recent meeting with a national organization, a member boasted about funds received from the Walton family. No concerns for social or environmental compromises were discussed. Interest focused on the amount of money and future relations.
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The Delta's Fragile Ecology Capital Public Radio News The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was once a vast tidal marshland and inland estuary. Now thousands of miles of fragile levees surround artificial islands below sea level.
Guest Post: Science Education through Science Fiction PLoS Blogs (blog) One of our favorite guest contributors, John Romano is back to Sci-Ed! This week he tells us another story from his classroom, where he teaches science to high school kids.
Science Fiction Throwback Thursday: 'Barbarella' Science Fiction It's Thursday again, which means it's time for this week's Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com's look at great science fiction of the past.
Slate Magazine We Are Teaching High School Students to Write Terribly Slate Magazine “It doesn't matter if [what you write] is true or not,” says Perelman, who helped create MIT's writing placement test and has consulted at other top universities...
NPR (blog) Book News: Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature NPR (blog) She had some sort of book called flirting by sighns and Jack and I got it away from Violet and showed it too all the boys. Violet got very mad and went into the house.
Writing Tips for Self-Published Authors Publishers Weekly Probably, the best advice I've ever come across from a writer on writing is Elmore Leonard's suggestion, “If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” Second best is Mark Twain's “Show, don't...