Complete Oscar Winners List 2017

Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land  Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight – Winner Best Director Denis Villeneuve – Arrival Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge Damien Chazelle – La La Land – Winner Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea Barry Jenkins – Moonlight Best Actress…

HAN SOLO: First Cast Photo Released

Principal photography has begun on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Disney has released a picture (below) of the main cast, alongside the film’s co-directors. Beginning shooting yesterday at Pinewood Studios in London, and announced on StarWars.com, the film is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018. The story says that “the movie will…

The Etymology of a Book

Originally posted on Kristen Twardowski:
We think of books as being filled with words and ideas, but they themselves are also a word and an odd one that. So how did the English word “book” come to be? The term originated from several linguistic paths. Its closest relative is the Old English word bōc, which also…

Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Originally posted on Often Off Topic:
Preparing for a house move is going as well as it can do right now. Our weekends have been spent doing big sort outs rather than relaxing, but it feels good to make a head start at least. There was a moment of sadness in the house on Saturday…

Why are carrots orange? That’s why!

Originally posted on ItsNotWhatItsWhy:
Earlier this week I wondered what makes carrots orange. Grass is green because it contains a light absorbing pigment called Chlorophyll, and certain leaves are dark red because they contain a different light absorbing pigment to absorb a different colour of light (wavelength) to chlorophyll. All pigments are present in chloroplasts, which is…