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See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction

See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix' - Science Fiction | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
See The First Full Trailer For Syfy's New Thriller 'Helix'
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Syfy's decidedly not-campy new series, 'Helix' will launch on January 10th, 2014. The series, headed by 'Battlestar Galactica' showrunner Ronald D.
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Are books better than films?

Are books better than films? | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
TheBookAddictedGirl: 'Films can bring whole worlds to life before our eyes, make characters into living, breathing flesh and blood, but books let you LIVE everything' (RT @GuardianBooks: Are books better than films?
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Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests

Risk of Amazon rainforest dieback is higher than IPCC projects, study suggests | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
A new study suggests the southern portion of the Amazon rainforest is at a much higher risk of dieback due to stronger seasonal drying than projections made by the climate models used in the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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Rare Cat Species Captured on Camera in Borneo

Rare Cat Species Captured on Camera in Borneo | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Several rare and endangered bay cats were spotted on camera in a heavily logged section of rainforest in Borneo, where scientists didn't expect to find them, a group of researchers announced today ...
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Online Resources for More Effective Writing

Online Resources for More Effective Writing | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Perfecting your writing style requires a lot of practice, devotion, and attention to details. Besides creativity, writing also requires expertise in different writing styles, experience and streamlined skills.

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Researchers detail climate-change impacts in ecological journal

Researchers detail climate-change impacts in ecological journal | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The coming century will bring many changes for natural systems and for the human societies that depend on them, as changing climate conditions ripple outward to changing rainfall patterns, soil nutrient cycles, species ranges, seasonal timing and a...
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Predictions are steadily converging.

 

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Picture parade fifteen.

Picture parade fifteen. | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Order a FREE vegan kit: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx
Take PETA's Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store!
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Arizona Bat Update--November 2013

Arizona Bat Update--November 2013 | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Arizona Bat Peril Increases
The most important change since my last post about Arizona bats is the increased risk of white-nose syndrome.  The disease continues to spread west from its point of introduction on the U.
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Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award Goes to UCLA Student Rocco Pucillo - Hollywood Reporter

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Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award Goes to UCLA Student Rocco Pucillo
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Rocco Pucillo, a student at UCLA, won first prize in the 58th annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his screenplay Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow.
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Author Orson Scott Card promises more books in 'Ender's Game' series - Los Angeles Times

Author Orson Scott Card promises more books in 'Ender's Game' series - Los Angeles Times | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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Author Orson Scott Card promises more books in 'Ender's Game' series
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The sci-fi spectacle about children space warriors, "Ender's Game," came in No. 1 at the box office with an estimated $28 million.
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Ignore the movie plot please.

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The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
The official tumblr for Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling book series, The Land of... (Just saw http://t.co/1m6xNBrllQ for the first time!
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GEOENGINEERING CALL IN SHOW ~ GOT QUESTIONS? WANT ANSWERS? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!

GEOENGINEERING CALL IN SHOW ~ GOT QUESTIONS? WANT ANSWERS? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE! | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
CanadianSpartacus Scheduled for Nov 10, 2013 I welcome anyone who is concerned about geoengineering to call in my first YouTube Live video show. Callers can phone in, skype in, text in, email in, d...
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Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ...

Twitter / WCS_Booklovers : WCS Book Awards - launched ... | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
WCS Book Awards - launched this week - come in and read one of the books and give us a review ���� http://t.co/yHSqMhnu6O
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Original Star Wars Gag Reel is the best thing you'll see all week

Original Star Wars Gag Reel is the best thing you'll see all week | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
This adorable Star Wars "blooper" footage is blowing our minds. This footage appears to be brand new - and we're pretty sure we would remember Grand Moff Tarkin cracking up Princess Leia. So many amazing behind-the-scenes cut ups.

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Auditing America’s Predator Control Program

Auditing America’s Predator Control Program | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. That sounds a lot like Wildlife Services’ lethal predator control program, especially when it comes to wolves.
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Nobel Prize winner on writing, Peruvian politics

Nobel Prize winner on writing, Peruvian politics | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

At some point writing a novel becomes “rather like a monster,” Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, said.

“Once in an essay, I tried to compare the creation of the novel with having a tapeworm—the presence of a fanatical master who devours everything within us,” Vargas Llosa said.

Despite his numerous literary awards, Mario Vargas Llosa said writing is an all-consuming, insecurity-inducing labor for him. He discussed his writing process and literary career in Clayton Hall’s standing-room only auditorium during Thursday’s speech “A Writer and His Demons,” which was part of the university’s “Transnational Encounters” visiting author’s series.

Provost Domenico Grasso opened the night by explaining the purpose of the Transnational Encounters series is to bring “brilliant minds” to campus.

“Our campus is immeasurably enriched by experiences like these, and as lovers of great literature, we, too, are personally enriched by talent like his,” Grasso said.

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Spanish and Portuguese professor, said the university was able to contact Vargas Llosa through Spanish professor Angel Esteban, an old friend of the poet. Schmidt-Cruz introduced Vargas Llosa by explaining his belief that writers have an obligation to participate in the civic debate.

“He’s not afraid to take on social issues directly and decisively, so decisively, in fact, he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990,” Schmidt-Cruz said.


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At some point writing a novel becomes “rather like a monster,” Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, said.

“Once in an essay, I tried to compare the creation of the novel with having a tapeworm—the presence of a fanatical master who devours everything within us,” Vargas Llosa said.

Despite his numerous literary awards, Mario Vargas Llosa said writing is an all-consuming, insecurity-inducing labor for him. He discussed his writing process and literary career in Clayton Hall’s standing-room only auditorium during Thursday’s speech “A Writer and His Demons,” which was part of the university’s “Transnational Encounters” visiting author’s series.

Provost Domenico Grasso opened the night by explaining the purpose of the Transnational Encounters series is to bring “brilliant minds” to campus.

“Our campus is immeasurably enriched by experiences like these, and as lovers of great literature, we, too, are personally enriched by talent like his,” Grasso said.

Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz, Spanish and Portuguese professor, said the university was able to contact Vargas Llosa through Spanish professor Angel Esteban, an old friend of the poet. Schmidt-Cruz introduced Vargas Llosa by explaining his belief that writers have an obligation to participate in the civic debate.

“He’s not afraid to take on social issues directly and decisively, so decisively, in fact, he ran for the presidency of Peru in 1990,” Schmidt-Cruz said.

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OTTERS AID SEAGRASS RECOVERY

OTTERS AID SEAGRASS RECOVERY | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
To restore lost seagrass, just add some otters. According to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, these adorable critters help counteract the harmful effects of fertilizer pollution.
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Intelligence and Rise of the Tsaeb Civilization

Intelligence and Rise of the Tsaeb Civilization | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
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What is Intelligence and How is it Used in Fiction?
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Alaska fishermen rescue Orca whale stuck on rock

Alaska fishermen rescue Orca whale stuck on rock | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Credit: Jason Vonick
Two fishermen came to the rescue when they saw an Orca whale get stranded on a rock.
The incident happened on Sept. 30 in Klakas Inlet on Prince of Whales Island in southeast Alaska.
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KZN praised for playing leading role in nature conservation - South African Broadcasting Corporation

KZN praised for playing leading role in nature conservation - South African Broadcasting Corporation | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
South African Broadcasting Corporation KZN praised for playing leading role in nature conservation South African Broadcasting Corporation Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife CEO, Bandile Mkhize, says there is a great need to safeguard the country's natural...
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Our greatest nature-conservation dilemma is our lack of unselfish leadership.

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ANN ARBOR: Leslie Science & Nature Center offers writing workshop series - Heritage Newspapers

ANN ARBOR: Leslie Science & Nature Center offers writing workshop series - Heritage Newspapers | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
ANN ARBOR: Leslie Science & Nature Center offers writing workshop series Heritage Newspapers Leading the overall series is local author Rebecca Adams Wright, a former University of Michigan Zell Fellow and a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction...
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Lessons the Hard Way: Conservation Experiments with Black Bears

Lessons the Hard Way: Conservation Experiments with Black Bears | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
Along the floodplains where the White River of Arkansas meets the mighty Mississippi, lies one of the largest tracts of bottomland hardwood forests remaining anywhere in North America.
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Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 69 - The Asian Elephant

Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 69 - The Asian Elephant | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it
"Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man" Arthur Schopenhauer Everyday, mo...
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