By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Manned missions into the cosmos were always going to be a dicey affair, given the multitudes of things we don’t know (and the fact that NASA’s funding is a fraction of what it should be). But if there are actually hyper-intelligent dinosaurs waiting for us, maybe we should just stay home.
The theory is, the amino acids that formed the building blocks of life came to Earth on an asteroid some 4 billion years ago. And given that those acids came from somewhere else, they also exist somewhere else. Continue reading
By Whitney Clavin & Trent J. Perrotto, Source: NASA.gov
Observations from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit, keeping open the case on one of Earth’s greatest mysteries.
While scientists are confident a large asteroid crashed into Earth approximately 65 million years ago, leading to the extinction of dinosaurs and some other life forms on our planet, they do not know exactly where the asteroid came from or how it made its way to Earth. A 2007 study using visible-light data from ground-based telescopes first suggested the remnant of a huge asteroid, known as Baptistina, as a possible suspect. Continue reading
By Adam Swiderski, Source: Blastr.com
Everyone’s favorite animation studio may have a full slate ahead with the fantasy film Brave and Monsters University (sequel to Monsters, Inc.) on the way, but that doesn’t mean they’re resting on their laurels. Instead, they used the D23 Expo to reveal the existence of two new projects that sound like nothing the studio has attempted before.
Both are as-yet untitled, but the descriptions are enough to get our animation-loving hearts racing. The first is from Bob Peterson, who wrote and co-directed Up, and features a world in which the asteroid strike that killed the dinosaurs never happened, meaning the creatures coexist with humans. The second, to be directed by Pete Docter, is being called “an inventive new film that explores a world that everyone knows but no one has seen: inside the human mind.” Continue reading
Primeval co-creator Tim Haines has revealed details about the show’s fifth series and has confirmed that the fifth series of Primeval will premiere on May 24.
He mentioned the show’s next run will further explore the mysterious motives of millionaire scientist Phillip Burton (Alexander Siddig).
“At the end of [episode] seven, there is some serious stuff starting to happen with Connor and Phillip and that’s sort of the cliffhanger over into the [fifth] series,” he explained. “You realise there’s a much bigger story beginning to brew [involving] the reason why Matt’s there.”
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