The Art of JRR Tolkien

Originally posted on JGlover Art:
This week’s Tolkien artist insight is about the illustrative artwork of none other than JRR Tolkien himself; I’ve previously looked at the work of other recognised illustrators of Tolkien’s legendarium and whilst debating who to look at this week it occured to me, I haven’t yet delved into the illustrations…

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Carrie Fisher, days after she suffered a heart attack. She was taken too young at the age of only 60. I am in complete shock I must say as this is a big loss. For me, she will always be the resourceful Princess Leia in…

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus…

Way back in 1897, a certain little girl by the name of Virginia ‘O Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun to ask the editor the question of whether or not there truly was a Santa Claus:

”Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in the Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?”

An editor of the paper by the name of Francis P. Church wrote the response and had appeared in an edition of the New York Sun on September 21st, 1897; What he had replied to her was this:

Rogue One – Review In Bullet Points

As always, here is my “Review In Bullet Points” concerning the new epic space movie Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. The review is spoiler-free, so don’t be afraid to continue reading. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and I even like parts of the prequels, so keep that in mind! fantastic war action…

‘An Inconvenient Truth 2′ Arrives In 2017

When An Inconvenient Truth came out, there was plenty of reason to be worried about where the climate was heading. Part of Al Gore‘s deeply concerning presentation about where the Earth was going to be in the next few decades included an apocalyptic end game, one that seemed impossible but, in Gore’s direct and informed…

The Yellowstone Ecosystem

Originally posted on EnviroQuest:
Happy 100th Year Anniversary to the National Park Service responsible for managing and preserving the national parks, monuments and reservations of the United States. Yellowstone, being the first national park, was declared a national park in 1872. The U.S. army was originally responsible for managing and protecting the park until the…

Genes matter: The story of genetics and its role in conservation

Originally posted on Eco-Intelligent:
Do you know why you look the way you look? People must have said you resemble someone in your family. You could have your dad’s jaw, your mom’s eyes and your grandma’s nose. However, you are never their replica. You have your own characteristics, your own features and quirks that make…

Early ‘Rogue One’ Reactions Action

While Lucasfilm may not have released Rogue One in its entirety for critics just yet, they did screen 28 minutes of the upcoming film for an exclusive audience. Luckily, their reactions were allowed to make their way onto social media, so we’ve gathered them together here so that you might get an idea of just how this…