The DNA and Aging

  By studying a premature aging disorder called Werner syndrome, researchers may have uncovered a key driver of normal human aging: loose, disorganized bundles of DNA. The findings were published in Science this week. People with Werner syndrome (also called adult progeria) suffer age-related diseases early in life — from cataracts and graying hair to…

On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

Originally posted on blawg:
I am forever being told that prescriptive spelling is a tool of oppression. And always, the way being defended, just happens to be fucking American – Tim Every few months or so a series of memes and critiques run through the social media mill, and they all sing the same refrain: “telling…

Four Bloggers, Four Landscapes

Landscape photographers are an active group within the broader photoblogging community. Here’s work from four sites we invite you to explore. Landscape photography can evoke a broad range of emotions: from the soothing visual rhythms of rolling hills to the drama of stormy seas and sheer cliffsides. Below is a small selection of photos that recently…

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Volume 2

Originally posted on LottieIsWriting:
This is my review of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2. I’ve split it into spoiler and spoiler-free sections. Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 Spoiler-Free Review First, let’s start with some general spoiler-free thoughts. I absolutely loved the original Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, so although I was looking forward to…

2017 NFL Draft Recap: Round 1

Originally posted on the notepad:
So I want to have a quick look at the first round. The main thing for me is looking at how much teams have improved to be competitive for next season. For me there are two absolute standouts: Browns Garett, Peppers and Njoku. Not only did they pick up two great guys on…

Why March for Science?

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated. Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and research universities where the medical researchers, surgeons, doctors and nurses were trained, and where…

Rey’s Parentage Will Be Addressed In The Last Jedi

Originally posted on The Midi-Chlorian Center:
Since The Force Awakens was released, fans have been wondering who Rey parents are and came up with many, many theories. Answers are finally coming this December. After The Last Jedi panel on Friday, the cast and crew were interviewed and Rian Johnson said Rey’s parentage will absolutely be…

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…