[Producer] Thomas Tull’s main condition was that he fights another creature, so the second you do that, you have the audience rooting for an outcome. So, the audience gets to go on this journey where they grow to empathize with Godzilla. It was then a case of how to get another creature into that world without it being this weird fluke. Eventually, we hit on this idea of it being a parasite, and some sort of symbiotic relationship between Godzilla and whatever the MUTOs are, and through our abuse of nature, we inadvertently bring them back to the world. As a result, they’re attracted to radiation, so all our hoarding of nuclear power and weapons becomes such a negative, and people are trying to get rid of all that stuff. … [Read more...] about ‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards Says Godzilla Is a ‘God’ Protecting Mankind Against Climate Change
ESA and the agency's partners have already built part of the base. Using a mixture of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides meant to simulate regolith — a mixture of dust and dirt — found on the moon, ESA and its partners printed a 2,205-pound (1,000 kilograms) piece of what part of the home could look like. … [Read more...] about Could 3D printers build a future moon base?
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, a scientific magazine published an article on the discovery of a terrestrial planet candidate, located 4.2 light years away from Earth which could potentially harbor life and is close enough to be reached by space missions. "As for similarities with Earth and, especially, on the suitability for life, they went too far, of course. At the moment, we can only be sure that this planet does exist. It is, perhaps, a part of the Proxima Centauri, but so far the experts have no solid conviction. It is interesting, that it is indeed the closest exoplanet to us. But as of today, more than 2,000 similar systems, although located further, have been discovered. And every time, when they discover one more, the media is ready to report that there is a planet similar to Earth, and it is possible that the little green men are there," Leonid Ksanfomaliti told RIA Novosti. … [Read more...] about Earth-Like Proxima-B Planet Unlikely to Be Suitable for Life – Russian Scientist
The object, now known as P/2019 LD2, was reclassified by researchers after they realized that it is a comet, albeit one "with a chaotically changing orbit currently resembling that of a Trojan asteroid," according to a statement from the University of Hawaii earlier this week. … [Read more...] about Mysterious ‘active’ object in Jupiter’s orbit isn’t so mysterious at all
After all, is this not where the nation puts aside all regional and class differences and sits down together for a little while to get its nightly lesson in what it means to be British? To have shattered that illusion by giving Scotland its own 6pm news programme; why, rogue nations would be withdrawing their diplomats and getting all belligerent. And so they threw us the Scotland channel, a pantomime horse of an offering, stitched together with the spare parts of old repeats and the remnants of dusted-down ideas that hadn’t quite cut the mustard in the threshing rooms of London’s commissioning editors. When the BBC unveiled the line-up, it was seized upon by Scotland’s rightwing press and eviscerated. These publications had previously derided the idea of anything separate and Scottish on the BBC and dismissed all calls for such as politically motivated and driven by nationalist grievance-junkies. Even insiders confided their concerns that the annual £30m budget … [Read more...] about Derided before its launch, BBC Scotland has silenced the critics with its excellence
Lead scientist Dr Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley Seti Research Centre in California, said: "Oumuamua's presence within our solar system affords Breakthrough Listen an opportunity to reach unprecedented sensitivities to possible artificial transmitters and demonstrate our ability to track nearby, fast-moving objects. … [Read more...] about Oumuamua: Mysterious interstellar object probed for signs of alien life