I went to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes yesterday. (Thanks for your opinions.) This is very good. More spectacular than Rise, so this is fun to see it on big screen. Nice settings, a lot of apes and they are impressive CGI characters. And this is more thoughtful than the usual blockbusters.
The Russian Foton M4 space capsule carrying a package of biological and materials research specimens, including geckos and plant seeds, has stopped responding to commands from Earth, the Russian space agency announced Thursday (July 24). Researchers planned to monitor the effects of microgravity on the adult geckos, including their sexual behavior and embryonic development
“[Nichelle Nichols’] record of accomplishment speaks for itself: NASA originally had 1500 applicants from women and minorities on file. Women in Motion helped spur that number to exceed 8000 in six months. Nichols received the American Society of Aerospace Education’s Friend of the Year award for ‘outstanding contributions to the promotion of aviation and space.”— from a November 1985 article in Starlog about Nichelle Nichols’ work with NASA’s Women in Motion program. (via trekkiefeminist)
Come on you guys! Please help spread this! I know that it has nothing to do with social justice or anything, but this is super important. CJ wants to create a safe place for kids to hang out. This comic book store is his dream. This building is iconic because of the mural on the outside! We’ve gotten in contact with the original painter of the mural and he is excited that we want to save it. The mural is his oldest outside mural. The first 150 people to reblog this, excluding my blogs that I have reblogged this to, will get their URLS painted (as long as it is safe to be seen by small children) on the wall inside the building when/if we can save it.
Also, of you come in and prove who you are, you’ll get a special gift!!!!
Trust us, this is going to be awesome! !!!!
CJ is currently trying to save this building in Hemet, California, a place that has been up for over 20 years and is now being sold to be torn down. He plans to turn it into a comic store, a place for the local youth to hang out, have fun, be safe, and get free tutoring if needed. I invite you to check this, particularly if you live in this region. (Note: I contacted the creator of the mural, George Sportelli, and he confirmed his participation to this project.)