Latest news about ancient humans

Posted on July 14th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a TED talk about symbols painted on cave walls by our ancient ancestors. Genevieve von Petzinger argues that before we had language humans communicated with symbols like these. Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe | Genevieve von Petzinger Here’s an article from The Atlantic about how they’ve recently found […]

Ready Player One

Posted on July 13th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “Yeah, try… try not to accidentally erase the whole of the Oasis on your first day.” Ready Player One, released in 2018 In 2045 everybody hangs out in the Oasis, a virtual reality where anything is possible. The creator of the Oasis left a game behind when he died — whoever wins the game […]

Old Man’s War

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

All of the books in this series were written by John Scalzi. If he writes any more, I will be guaranteed to read them. Old Man’s War 2005 -> 4.5/5 The Ghost Brigades 2006 -> 4.5/5 The Last Colony 2007 -> 4.5/5 Zoe’s Tale 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Human Division 2013 -> 4.5/5 The End […]

Newly discovered “First Giant” dinosaur

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Archaelogists were surprised to find a giant species of dinosaur that lived in the Triassic period. Previously it was thought that the first giants lived millions of years later in the Jurassic. This newly discovered species, called “First Giant,” was found in Argentina. Here’s the article from Live Science: Discovery of ‘First Giant’ Dinosaur Is […]

Martians Abroad

Posted on July 8th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{3.5/5} “Maybe Earth wasn’t so bad after all, if it had horses. But I couldn’t think about anything without thinking about Stanton and what was going to happen next. Something was going to happen next.” Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn, published in 2016 Polly, a teenager on Mars, is sent by her mother to Galileo […]

Starlings

Posted on July 8th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “The first thing she’d struggled for was saving to buy more memory, but whether that had been a self-aware struggle or a pre-aware struggle or a zombie struggle or just an unexpected kink in her programming, she didn’t know. The ability to think, to want things, was something her owners would have seen as […]

Sense8 (season 1)

Posted on July 5th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Impossibility is a kiss away from reality.” Sense8 season 1, aired in 2015 Eight people from around the world suddenly become mentally linked, in a way that eventually allows them to help each other by briefly taking their place in order to do something they can do better. Capheus is a bus driver in […]

Koko the gorilla has passed away

Posted on July 4th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Koko, the gorilla who learned sign language, has passed away at the age of 46. During her life through books and videos she was able to reach out to people and inform them about gorillas — how smart they are, how they have emotions, and how they can be funny. She lived at a place […]

Pixar movies

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. After Toy Story 4 next year, Pixar has plans for 5 currently untitled non-sequel movies from 2020 to 2022. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 […]

Incredibles 2

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Is she having adolescence?” Incredibles 2, released in 2018 Superheroes have been illegal for a while now, but rich siblings Winston and Evelyn have a plan to bring them back. They decide their best bet is to start with Elastigirl, sending her out on missions to get some good publicity and change people’s minds. […]