Sea of Solitude Game looks creepy and amazing!


When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters. That’s what happened to Kay. But she’s not alone – this ocean is full of creatures just like her. Finding them may be the key to changing her back. So that's the story, sounds cool to me. Look at these visuals.


I'm really digging the colors in this.


The concept is really unique. 


All of this just seems refreshing as far as fantasy goes.


Check out the trailer below.




NASA ROVER FOUND ANCIENT ORGANIC MOLECULES ON MARS


Yes, you heard that right. You might have missed this little tidbit of info with all the other crap going on in the world, but this is exciting news, even though most of us probably figured that Mars had organic material there anyway.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet. While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.


The new findings – “tough” organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks near the surface, as well as seasonal variations in the levels of methane in the atmosphere – appear in the June 8 edition of the journal Science.

Organic molecules contain carbon and hydrogen, and also may include oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by non-biological processes and are not necessarily indicators of life.

“With these new findings, Mars is telling us to stay the course and keep searching for evidence of life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, in Washington. “I’m confident that our ongoing and planned missions will unlock even more breathtaking discoveries on the Red Planet.”



“Curiosity has not determined the source of the organic molecules,” said Jen Eigenbrode of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, who is lead author of one of the two new Science papers. “Whether it holds a record of ancient life, was food for life, or has existed in the absence of life, organic matter in Martian materials holds chemical clues to planetary conditions and processes.”

Although the surface of Mars is inhospitable today, there is clear evidence that in the distant past, the Martian climate allowed liquid water – an essential ingredient for life as we know it – to pool at the surface. Data from Curiosity reveal that billions of years ago, a water lake inside Gale Crater held all the ingredients necessary for life, including chemical building blocks and energy sources.



“The Martian surface is exposed to radiation from space. Both radiation and harsh chemicals break down organic matter,” said Eigenbrode. “Finding ancient organic molecules in the top five centimeters of rock that was deposited when Mars may have been habitable, bodes well for us to learn the story of organic molecules on Mars with future missions that will drill deeper.”


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A Monster Snake that ruled Pre-Columbia


Titanoboa fossils show it was the largest snake in the world. It lived during the Paleocene epoch, about 60 million years ago, so you are safe from its bone crushing grip now, but the image of the huge prehistoric snake slithering around South America is still a terrifying one. This monster was approximately 49 feet long and weighed in around 2500 pounds.


It wasn't until 2007, however, that the vertebra of a Titanoboa was identified, when a shipment of fossils labeled ‘crocodile’ was being inspected. When this discovery was made, fresh expeditions were conducted in the hopes of finding more vertebrae of this animal. Eventually, a total of 100 snake vertebrae from 28 animals were collected. With the vertebrae, the paleontologists were able to make estimations as to the size of the prehistoric snake.

The Predator Teaser is here!


Hell yeah! It's about time. I am seriously looking forward to this movie. Check out the teaser below.






Can plants feel pain?


This is a fascinating question. There has been a lot of recent research to suggest that plants have a multitude of ways they communicate, feel pain, anguish and have defense mechanisms. 

The study of plants and other lifeforms on the planet is shedding light on concepts that were already known in our ancient world. Everything on our planet is alive. Just because it is living in a different form than we are, and has different biological processes than we do, does not mean that these lifeforms do not possess consciousness or that they cannot think, feel, and react.




If you told somebody that plants can feel pain, you might think they are nuts, but the truth is – an enormous amount of research has been conducted by plant scientists, and much of it clearly shows how plants have some remarkable abilities to react to and sense the world around them. Some plant scientists insist that yes, plants are intelligent, they learn, remember, and again, react. So, it’s not far off to suggest that they might even feel pain. There are also studies suggesting that plants can learn from experience.



“They have ways of taking all the sensory data they gather in their everyday lives… integrate it and then behave in an appropriate way in response. And they do this without brains, which, in a way, is what’s incredible about it, because we automatically assume you need a brain to process information.” – Michael Pollan author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “The Botany of Desire” (source)


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Unreal Studio 4 Beta Software is Free


That's right! Unreal Studio 4 Gaming Engine Beta Software is free. If you ever wanted to work your way into gaming or just create some very realistic animation. Get it here. Watch the demo below for more info.





The Official Non-Comic Con Relaxational Week is coming July 16 through 20


I know it sounds weird but it's just free indie comic books. That's right, it's not Comic Con and you've got nothing to do except read free comic books! Wha... How can life get any better than that? So, I am participating in this comic book promotion which is basically a free giveaway everyday for this entire week. And you'll get to read some interesting comics if you follow along. I will be giving away my book through Indie Comics Magazine and the publishers over at Aazurn. 


Just head over to Aazurn publishing and sign up for updates. They will send you links to download new comic books to read on whatever device you choose. YES, It's Free!

Check out the teaser trailer below.


YES, It's Free! Free I say.




Sacred Sanctuaries

Taktshang Pelphug

Meditation has been practiced since antiquity in numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Since the 19th century, it has spread from its Indian origins to other cultures where it is commonly practiced in private and business life. Meditation is under psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular research to define its possible health effects.

Hanging suspended in the air as if they are reaching toward the stars, these monasteries serve to prove that a quest for silence, serenity, and inner peace can be so great as to drive men to build unimaginable things in the most unimaginable places. Monks, priests, and devotees of different cultures and faiths climbed the hardest paths in search of “better views,” and with prayers and meditation have heard truth in the purity of silence that only a mountain can provide.


Hanging Temple in Henshang Mountain at China Asia

In China, Buddhists, Confucianists, and Taoists found it by meditating in silence in the gravity-defying Hanging Temple, built 250 feet up on a cliff of Mount Hengshan 1,500 years ago. Statues of Siddhartha, Confucius, and Lao Tzu enshrined together in the San Jiao Hall, one of the 40 halls and cabinets inside the temple, prove that while “silence is a source of great strength, knowing others is wisdom” (Lao Tzu) and “virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors” (Confucius).


Sumela monastery near Trabzon, Turkey

Meteora, Greece

San Colombano

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Are you feeling nostalgic for Harry Potter? Well this might help!


Based on the books by John Bellaire, The house with a clock in it's walls is looking spooky and enchanting with a magical Harry Potter vibe. Below is the first trailer, which you can see for yourself. It's looks like it's going to be a fun fantasy film.





In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.


Based on the beloved children’s classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV’s Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Vanessa Anne Williams, Lorenza Izzo and Sunny Suljic, it is produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Brad Fischer (Shutter Island) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), as well as Kripke.


Executive produced by William Sherak, Tracey Nyberg, Laeta Kalogridis and Mark McNair, THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS will be released by Universal Pictures. www.housewithaclock.com


Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy will be a TV series


One of fantasy's most beloved trilogies is finally getting the adaptation it deserves.


The BBC announced Tuesday that Philip Pullman's groundbreaking His Dark Materials series —Northern Lights/The Golden Compass (depending on whether you're in the UK or the U.S.), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass — will be adapted for television by Jack Thorne, a multiple BAFTA nominee who got his start on Shameless and Skins.


The BBC first revealed that it would adapt Pullman's novels in November. The novels follow the adventures of 12-year-old Lyra Belacqua, who lives in a parallel universe version of Oxford where humans are constantly accompanied by animal "daemons," the literal embodiments of their souls.

The first book in the series was previously adapted into the 2007 film The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.

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