Atmosphere

27 Jun 19
Expressing your Vision

I was recently on holiday in Majorca and given how harsh the light was I decided to see if I could capture some interesting images showing how the light, even in harsh conditions, can bring out textures and add atmosphere to otherwise uninteresting subjects. This image shows the harsh light shining on the garage door […]

27 Jun 19
Nomad Stuart

Since watching the musical ‘Evita’ in London as a child, Buenos Aires had always held a fascination for me. Needing to relax for a while after the brutal ride South, I decided to fly from Ushuaia to BA and then take a number of weeks to get to know the city a little. And what […]

27 Jun 19
The WeSki Blog

Learning to ski or snowboard can be pretty daunting, but we all gotta start somewhere. Some of us were fortunate enough to have our parents push us down a mountain before we could walk. For everyone else, learning to ski or snowboard, at any age, can be a right challenge. We’ve rounded up some of […]

27 Jun 19
Best Furniture Online

Furniture is among the substantial parts of the area decoration. Beautifully crafted & designed furniture can add sophistication to any home. You are using exactly the same furniture things for years. Think about bringing a brand-new furniture to your house to give it a unique & elegant appearance. Furniture is something that gives your room […]

27 Jun 19
Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood   Dellers on the latest climate guff from Sky News:     Watch in agony – and then enjoy as Sky News gets horribly ratioed for an excruciatingly embarrassing piece of eco-propaganda it posted on Twitter. Only 400 retweets at the time of writing – but 1,500 comments, mostly from Twitter users […]

27 Jun 19
9to5Toys
Last fall we got a first look at the six first builds from the LEGO Overwatch series. While the creations themselves managed to stay true to the source material were overall pretty novel kits, many of the game’s iconic characters were left out. Today LEGO is looking to fix that with the debut of new Junkertown and Wrecking Ball kits from Blizzard’s hit online title. Head below for a look at the exclusive new minifigures and more. Assemble Wrecking Ball and Junkertown in new LEGO Overwatch sets First of the new sets brings one of the games newest heroes into the mix. Hammond, aka Wrecking Ball, first made his debut into Overwatch in the summer of 2018, and now the character is rolling into the LEGO world. Stacking up to 227 elements, the kit assembles the quadrupedal robot mecha alongside a new minifigure. This brick-built incarnation features posable legs and the ability to roll up into a ball, just like in the game. Next up, you’ll find the scenery of Junkertown taking brick-built form for the first time. As one of the many Escort maps in Overwatch, the LEGO version of the build manages to capture the setting’s apocalyptic atmosphere. The main aspect of the 380-piece kit assembles a massive Junkertown sign alongside a chopper bike for the two chaotic characters to ride on. You’ll find various in-game elements like a pachimari, Junkrat’s trap and more. Everything included in the build combines nicely together to form a display-worthy diorama.  Three exclusive new minifigures arrive With the introduction of today’s new Junkertown and Wrecking Ball sets, the number of characters from Overwatch having made their way into the LEGO world has risen to 15. Today’s reveals give collectors three additional minifigures to get their hands on, including the Junkrat and Hammond, as well as a Roadhog BigFig. All of which are exclusives to the upcoming releases and perfectly execute on the virtual characters.  Both of the new releases will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con ahead of being publicly available later this year. Similarly to many of the other recent set announcements, expect to see these builds launch in October. Wrecking Ball will fetch $19.99, while the larger Junkrat and Roadhog set enters with a $49.99 price tag. 9to5Toys’ Take: I was a huge fan of the initial wave of Overwatch sets and today’s debuts certainly look like they won’t disappoint. Both of the two creations pack the same authenticity, details and general charm as the originals. Plus with three exclusive minifigures, the kits will definitely be must-haves for those looking to complete the ensemble of heroes. All in all, I think the price points are right on mark for these builds as well. Wrecking Ball is a solid value at $0.09 per brick. And while the part per dollar ratio isn’t thrilling on the Junkrat and Roadhog build, the BigFig will surely be enough to even out the value for many.
27 Jun 19
Wake Up End Time News

The all-time June high-temperature record was topped in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland, yesterday. Germany recorded its highest-ever June temperature on Wednesday, as much of continental Europe contends with a major heat wave. The German Weather Service said the mercury hit 38.6 degrees Celsius (101.5 Fahrenheit) at 2:50 p.m. local time in Coschen, on […]

27 Jun 19
Watts Up With That?

Guest post by Philip Mulholland and Stephen Wilde “No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated.” Richard P. Feynman. In this dual scene montage, we see on the left the Earth viewed by the DSCOVR: Deep Space Climate […]

27 Jun 19
Darwiniana

https://darwiniana.com/?s=Bennett The Gaia hypothesis is a brilliant addition to science, but is it really science–yet? We have on multiple occasions examined the larger views, among them those of J.G.Bennett, examining the questions of the hypo-/auto-/hypernomic realms, with a distinction of the distinctions of life and ‘will’ to suggest that the biosphere stages life from the […]

27 Jun 19
Nicole M. Rubino

I just came back from Paris. Well, not really.  I did, however, just finish a book that took place in Paris, and the descriptions of the city, of the atmosphere, were so vivid, I felt like I was there.  So, it is kind of the same thing, right? To anyone that has actually been to […]

27 Jun 19
Susan Writes

An airport is one of the best places for people watching.  Last week at the Denver airport I chose a seat facing a wall of windows where I could see two Southwest airplanes parked and the ground crew working.             Those workers were like ants around an anthill.  One drove a baggage tractor that pulled […]

27 Jun 19
Dear Theophilus...

Luke 10.1-24 Our chaplaincy team has a uniform of sorts. When we are working together on campus we often make a point of wearing identical hoodies with the word ‘Chaplaincy’ in bold white letters on the back. They identify who we are. They suggest, to those familiar with the word at least, the service we […]

27 Jun 19
Meg Straight Up

My friend Shannon and I decided we’d escape to Montreal over the 4th of July holiday last summer, because we’re patriotic like that. We thought we’d find cooler weather up north, but as all great plans go, we landed during one of the worst heat waves they’ve ever had. We had a few cooler days […]

27 Jun 19
Horror Reviews By the Collective

Released: 7 September 2018 (UK) Age Certificate: 15 Genre: horror, mystery, thriller length: 1hour 36min Director: Corin Hardy Writer: Gary Dauberman, James Wan Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet IMBD rating: 5.4/10 My rating: 5/10 – Summary: A priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are […]