Jul 8, 2016

Random Articles - RAW 160708


The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a favourite story in my home, we have the book, the plush caterpillar and I recently got the T-Shirt. My daughter was very impressed and makes sure I don't forget to wear it regularly.  Which is why the first article was an instant read for me when I came across it.  The other interesting read is the Tor.com article about the movie Jupiter Ascending, a movie which has very good world building, but may show the darker side of our future.  A good read.  Well, now it's time to sit back with your beverage of choice and enjoy a weekend of reading.




It is the first day of preschool. You walk into a classroom filled with unfamiliar faces, clinging to your mom’s hand before it’s time to say goodbye. You take your seat on the welcome rug, carefully patting down your “first-day of school” dress as you timidly scan the brightly colored toys and trinkets that line the shelves. It doesn’t look like a scary place, but it is very different from anything you’ve known. As you absorb the new world around you, the teacher pulls out a book. You recognize the cover as one you’ve read before, and as she begins to read you slip into the comfort of a familiar story. Read more...



Libraries create access to information and are seen as institutions that promote higher learning and research. However, for the smaller scholars, libraries can simply be a place for fun. Many public libraries focus on their children’s area and make it a utopia that exposes children of all socioeconomic groups to art, literature, and a really good time. These are five wonderful libraries that create a haven for small minds yearning for activity and stimulation. Read more...



The idea that humans might one day become superintelligent — or invent a superintelligent computer — is a staple of science fiction. It's also taken seriously by scientists and engineers as a plausible outcome of today's technologies. Here are ten key books you should read to understand brains of the future. Read more...



Jupiter Ascending was one of those movies that seemed to come out of nowhere. Its plot was thin on logic at times, and its scenery chewing was a marvel to behold. The film was pure space opera in an era that doesn’t often do space operas unless they are known quantities. It was a genre film with no franchise to back up or reboot. It confused and annoyed a lot of people. Read more...



NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 where it will study massive aurora and probe through the gas giant’s swirling clouds to see what lies beneath. Read more...



It looks more like an alien spaceship than the farm of the future, but a spiky plastic pod could soon be keeping us fed with an unusual type of food - crickets. Designers behind the Cricket Shelter are hoping their space-age farm could help to solve the impending food crisis that faces the world as populations continue to grow. They believe that munching on a fistful of protein-rich and nutritious crickets could provide the solution. Read more...



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