Monthly Archives: April 2021

For the love of black & white

I confess that I haven’t shot a roll of B&W for 20 years but looking through my old negatives, it’s definitely something I need to try again soon. I was never much of a tri-x fan but loved shooting XP… … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Animal Translation

Artificial intelligence may help us decode animalese. But how much will we really be able to understand? Philip Ball | New Yorker Disney’s 2019 remake of its 1994 classic “The Lion King” was a box-office success, grossing more than one … Continue reading

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Is Coming Back—Again

Rob Bricken | Gizmodo In 1997, Mike Nelson and his robot friends, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, watched a bad sci-fi film called The Thing That Couldn’t Die. We might as well rename the beloved TV series Mystery Series Theater 3000 with … Continue reading

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100 Myths of Home

100 short tales of life on the island of Newfoundland, Whimsical, magical, all that and a bag of chips. Two-minute reads. http://oralmews.com/

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The Convenient Lie of ‘Objectivity’

Marie Solis | Jezebel When Washington Post editors banned national politics reporter Felicia Sonmez from reporting on sexual misconduct because she is an assault survivor, they reportedly told her that they were worried about the “appearance of a conflict of interest.” Top … Continue reading

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Maine May Soon Legalise Viking-Style Funerals So You Can Go Out In A Blaze Of Glory

A proposed bill by a determined funeral services company could make this happen in the Northeastern state. Read the rest here: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/state/proposal-would-allow-viking-style-funeral-pyres-in-maine/97-736af899-9606-4951-940e-1b4ee0ea187d

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