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Spider-Man back in the MCU (news).

September 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man back in the MCU (news).

Sony Pictures and Marvel have signed a little peace treaty and now found a way to make the next Spider-Man film, keeping it more or less inside the MCU universe. That’s great, because ending on such a cliffhanger in the last movie without any resolution to what happens next would have truly sucked. The new […]

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Venus habitable for 2-3 billions years (science news).

September 24, 2019 | By | Reply More
Venus habitable for 2-3 billions years (science news).

Here’s a good plot twister from the European Planetary Science Congress of the Europlanet Society and the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Back in the day, Venus was habitable for 2-3 billion years. Strike one for the Amtor of Venus series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. https://www.europlanet-society.org/could-venus-have-been-habitable/ The Offworld Report – the […]

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Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Russian bio-weapons plague-lab burns down (science news).

Here’s a rather less than scintillating science news story which sounds like the prologue to that bit in World War Z where Brad Pitt gets landed in Russia with a special forces team to search a half-destroyed lab building for the cure to the zombie outbreak. You want zombies? Because this is how get zombies! […]

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Ghostbusters 2020 movie gets Dan Aykroyd to star (news).

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ghostbusters 2020 movie gets Dan Aykroyd to star (news).

Dan Aykroyd doesn’t just own some very nice vineyards in Canada (his Ice Wine a particular favourite of ours at Casa Crowsnest), he also stars in films, still, including the very fine upcoming Ghostbusters 2020 flick. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ghostbusters-2020-dan-aykroyd-confirms-he-will-return-1240055 The Offworld Report – the very best news ‘offworld SFcrowsnest.

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Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

September 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia pulps school textbook accidentally showing their King and Yoda as friends (news).

Saudi Arabia has now pulped a schoolbook accidentally printed with a fake joke photo showing Yoda from Star Wars sitting next to the Saudi King inside the United Nations. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/22/saudi-arabia-accidentally-prints-textbook-showing-yoda-sitting/ The Offworld Report – the best content ‘offworld the Nest

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Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Biohackers are medicine’s real Robin Hoods (science news).

Biohackers are creating a free knockoff of a million-dollar gene therapy – should we cringe or applaud the Robin Hoods of medicine? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614245/biohackers-are-pirating-a-cheap-version-of-a-million-dollar-gene-therapy/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Self-healing robots that cannot be destroyed (science news).

Robots that cannot be broken? Skynet will be so pleased about this actual piece of science news! The European Commission is funding a project called SHERO (Self HEaling soft RObotics) to get ahead in the robotics revolution. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/soft-selfhealing-materials-for-robots-that-cannot-be-destroyed The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Killer military robots: arriving to kill you soon (science news).

Murder-bots – coming soon to a war zone near you. Welcome to a dark new age of autonomous machine warfare! https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/09/killer-robots-and-new-era-machine-driven-warfare/597130/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

September 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
CBS TV Studios fires Star Trek Discovery script writer, Walter Mosley (news).

Star Trek Discovery writer Walter Mosley was chastised by human resources and booted out of the Star Trek Discovery writers’ room. This is his sad story of woe. https://www.trektoday.com/content/2019/09/mosley-on-quitting-discoverys-writers-room/ The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

September 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Female James Bond on the cards, says Pierce Brosnan (spy-fy news).

Pierce Brosnan reckons playing James Bond might have been his biggest achievement, but that it’s now time for a woman to pick up the Bond role. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pierce-brosnan-endorses-female-bond-get-way-guys-1237752 The Offworld Report – the best news ‘offworld the Nest.

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