Saturday, December 20, 2008

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Teaser Trailer

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Teaser Trailer


Friday, December 19, 2008

Official X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) HQ Trailer

Official X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) HQ Trailer

Friday, December 5, 2008

A True Friend

I can bet you a lot of gold coins :) that there are not many HUMANS that would do the same thing. This is why human-kind is doomed ...
(Hm I sound so pessimistic but after seeing this video you may also feel that way)


Dog Risks Life To Save Injured Friend - Watch more Entertainment

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Lost Season Five Sneak Peek

LOST Season 5 premier at Jan 21st

Sneak peek video

Friday, November 14, 2008

New 2m 30s Watchmen Trailer

The New 2m 30sec Trailer of Watchmen is out and it awesomeness meets sweetness !

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Aqua Hologram !

If you search for: "Japanese Aqua Hologram" at google you will find this video and 2 stories about it.

First Story: It was mage by a 4th Grader for his school project and got a "D" for that.

Now i don't belive this but i sure want to. I also know WHY he got a "D" from his teachers. Some of them are old enough and where alive during the Godzilla attack, so this project got back some bad memories :P
Also i want to point out that if he got a "D" for a project like that, I souldn't have graduated EVER with the projects i made when I was at school :))))

Second Story: To promote a monster movie, Sony Pictures installed a holographic rig in Tokyo Bay that projects the monster onto a haze of water. What you're seeing in the video wasn't added after the fact—that's actually what it looks like in real life. The feat uses a water screen (carefully sprayed water jet) and exact light projections to create a giant pseudo-3-D Loch Ness "Water Horse" monster in the bay.

Now this story I belive but I don't want to. The first one was cooler :)

Here is the Video

Friday, October 24, 2008

I am Back BABY !

Ok so here is the official statement. I don't like wordpress. It's very useful, full of add-ons and with SO MANY options that its more confusing to use than blogger. So i am back at blogger and this time i think i will stay for good. *cough*

I only made 4-5 post at wordpress which you can check here: http://navarxida.wordpress.com

So for my new post back here, check my next post about Some of the Upcoming 2009 movies.

Upcoming Movies of 2009

"Witchblade 2009" In Theaters 2009

"Witchblade" - In the movie "Witchblade" a female detective fights crime with a mystical and powerful weapon. The movie "Witchblade" has yet to be cast. Check back regularly for updates about "Witchblade," in movie theaters 2009.

STARRING: TBD
DIRECTOR: Michael Rymer
STUDIO: Platinum Studios
RATING: Likely PG-13

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"Watchmen" In Theaters March 06, 2009

"Watchmen" - "Watchmen" is based on the 12-part DC Comics series written by Alan Moore and featuring art by Dave Gibbons and is directed by Zack Snyder, whose last film "300," was the first box office blockbuster of 2007.

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story - the story of "Watchmen."


STARRING: Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Stephen McHattie
DIRECTOR: Zack Synder
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For comic book violence, language)

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"Thundercats" 2009 In Theaters TBA 2009

"Thundercats Movie" - "Thundercats" revolves around a group of humanoid cats (with feline names like Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro and Cheetara) who must flee their planet of Thundera after it's destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer, bent on killing them off.

STARRING: TBA
DIRECTOR: Jerry O'Flaherty
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language)

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"Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans" In Theaters January 23, 2009

"Underworld 3" - This prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian emerges as a powerful leader who rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor, the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja, in his battle against the Death Dealer army and his struggle for Lycan freedom. None of the cast members from the first two "Underworld" movies appear in "Underworld 3."

STARRING: Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Rhona Mitra
DIRECTOR: Patrick Tatopoulos
STUDIO: Screen Gems
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, adult situations)

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"Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen " In Theaters June 26, 2009

"Transformers 2" - "Transformers 2" aka "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" will be released in 3-D. "Transformers 2" is the sequel to the 2007 worldwide movie box office blockbuster, "Transformers," which was the first live action Transformers film. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg return respectively as director and executive producer, while superstar Shia LaBeouf reprises the role of Sam Witwicky, the human caught in the war between the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons. Michael Bay gives "Transformers 2" a bigger budget for a global scale and better characterization for a larger cast of robots.

STARRING: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson
DIRECTOR: Michael Bay
STUDIO: Dreamworks Pictures
RATING: PG-13 (For language, comic book violence)

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"Terminator 4" In Theaters May 22, 2009

Warner Bros. is reinventing the "Terminator" cyborg saga with a storyline to be told over a three-picture span. "Terminator Salvation" is the first in a new trilogy of the "Terminator Movie" franchise. And as he helped resurrect the "Batman" movie franchise, Christian Bale ("The Dark Knight") stars in "Terminator Salvation," while McG directs "Terminator 4." Arnold Schwarzenegger is not reprising his role as "The Terminator" in "T4" and will NOT make a cameo appearance in "Terminator 4."

The latest installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

In "T4," McG's take is to weave science fiction and horror elements into a state-of-the-art action film: "The camera always moves, the imagery is raw and kinetic, the pace is insane. The creative challenge for me will be to bury the effects into the photography but to still protect our big visual moments," he says.

The "Terminator Salvation Trailer" premiered July 16, 2008.

STARRING: Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Helena Bonham-Carter, Common, Sam Worthington, Josh Brolin
DIRECTOR: McG
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, language, partial nudity)

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"Street Fighter" In Theaters February 27, 2009

"Street Fighter" - In 1994, Jean Claude Van Damme's "Street Fighter" grabbed $100 million at the movie box office, worldwide. (Today, that would translate to about $140,000,000).

The new big screen version of "Street Fighter" - "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" - is also based on the "Street Fighter" series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li, who is portrayed by Smallville star Kristin Kreuk. The film costars Neal McDonough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega. Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen but was been replaced by Robin Shou, who portrayed Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat series.

Allegedly, and we use the word very loosely, Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played Guile in the 1994 film version of "Street Fighter," stated that he was approached and offered a part in the 2009 "Street Fighter" movie but turned it down because he is "now being careful in choosing film roles." That should explain the Jean Claude Van Damme upcoming laugh fest "JCVD," which, at most, will make $50,000 at movie theaters in the United States; and most likely less on DVD.

STARRING: Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neal McDonough, Taboo, Chris Klein, Moon Bloodgood, Edmund Chen, Cheng Pei Pei, Josie Ho, Robin Shou
DIRECTOR: Andrzej Bartkowiak
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, adult situations, language)

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"Silver Surfer" In Theaters TBD 2009

The "Silver Surfer" is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The "Silver Surfer" first appears in the comic book Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966), the first of a three-issue arc fans and historians call "The Galactus Trilogy."

Norrin Radd was a young astronomer of the planet Zenn-La. In order to save his homeworld from destruction by a fearsome cosmic entity known as Galactus, Norrin made a bargain with the being, pledging himself to serve as its herald. Imbued in return with a small portion of Galactus' Power Cosmic, Norrin acquired great powers, and a silvery appearance. He created for himself a surfboard-like craft — modeled after a childhood fantasy of his — on which he would travel at speeds beyond that of light.

Known from then on as the "Silver Surfer," Norrin began to roam the cosmos searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. When his travels finally took him to Earth, the "Silver Surfer" came face-to-face with the Fantastic Four, a team of powerful superheroes that helped him to rediscover his nobility of spirit.

Betraying Galactus, the "Silver Surfer" saved Earth but was punished in return with everlasting exile there.

Following the success of this debut, Stan Lee scripted a philosophical spin-off series wherein the "Silver Surfer" explored his new home planet.

A more cosmically themed series was published from 1987 to 1998, which focused on the exploits of the "Silver Surfer" finally freed from his exile.

A third series followed in 2003, lasting 14 months.

The "Silver Surfer" movie, scheduled for a 2009 release, is not a sequel, per se, to "The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," rather, a spin-off, as "Wolverine" is to the "X-Men" movie franchise.

STARRING: TBA
DIRECTOR: Alex Proyas
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: TBA

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"Red Sonja 2009" In Theaters TBA 2009

"Red Sonja" - "Red Sonja" is based on the heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted for Marvel Comics by Roy Thomas. The "Red Sonja" character was featured in a movie first in 1985. The 1985"Red Sonja" starred Brigitte Nielsen as the title character and Arnold Schwarzenegger headlined the film.

In her return we find "Red Sonja", a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical red-head blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath. Contrary to popular thought, Robert Rodriguez, the boyfriend of Rose McGowan, is not directing "Red Sonja" rather producing the movie.

STARRING: Rose McGowan
DIRECTOR: Douglas Aarniokoski
STUDIO: Millennium Films
RATING: R (For violence, nudity, adult situations)

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"Jennifer's Body" In Theaters TBD 2009

"Jennifer's Body" - In the movie "Jennifer's Body," follows a cheerleader with a perfect life who becomes the girl from hell when she gets possessed and begins killing boys in a small town. Her best friend must then find a way to stop her. A seemingly-perfect cheerleader whose life is thrown into disarray when she gets possessed by a demon, begins eating boys in her small Minnesota town, then faces off against her best friend and the Satan-worshipping band that made her evil. The annoying creature, with the made up name, Diablo Cody, wrote "Jennifer's Body," a follow up to the movie she won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for; "Juno." The freakazella Diablo Cody also wrote herself into "Jennifer's Body," for any who care to see her mug on the big screen.

STARRING: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Kyle Gallner, Josh Emerson, Lance Henriksen, Diablo Cody
DIRECTOR: Karyn Kusama
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: R (For language, sexual situations, violence, adult situations)

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"Ice Age 3" In Theaters July 4, 2009

"Ice Age 3" - In "Ice Age 3" the adventures of Manny, Sid and Diego continue, where the story of "Ice Age 2" left off.

STARRING The Voices of: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah
DIRECTOR: Carlos Saldanha
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG (For mild crude humor)


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"Harry Potter 6" aka "Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie" In Theaters and 3D IMAX July 17, 2009

"Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Movie" - In "Harry Potter 6," yes, it's the sixth in the series of eight "Harry Potter Movies," (the seventh and final "Harry Potter" book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows" will be divided into two movies), war against Voldemort is not going well; even Muggle governments are noticing. Ron scans the obituary pages of the Daily Prophet, looking for familiar names. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet...

As in all wars, life goes on. In "Harry Potter 6," the sixth year students learn to Apparate - and lose a few eyebrows in the process. The Weasley twins expand their business. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Classes are never straightforward, though Harry receives some extraordinary help from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. So it's the home front that takes center stage in the multilayered sixth installment of the story of Harry Potter. Here at Hogwarts, Harry will search for the full and complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort - and thereby find what may be his only vulnerability.

* "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Movie" has had its release date pushed back three seasons - to Summer 2009. Originally scheduled for a November 2008 release, "Harry Potter 6" is currently set to open, worldwide, July 17, 2009.

STARRING: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Jesse Cave
DIRECTOR: David Yates
STUDIO: Warner Bros.
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, mild language)

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"Fast And Furious 4" In Theaters June 5, 2009

"Fast And Furious 4" - Vin Diesel and Paul Walker re-team for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on fast cars -- the fourth Fast and the Furious movie; "Fast And Furious 4." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin everyone's favorite Latina lesbian, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.

STARRING: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
DIRECTOR: Justin Lin
STUDIO: Universal Pictures
RATING: PG-13 (For violence, adult situations, language, drug use)

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"Dragonball" In Movie Theaters April 3, 2009

"Dragonball" - The movie "Dragonball" is adapted from the manga created by Akira Toriyama; the work was also turned into a Japanese anime series that played all over the world. "Dragonball" tells the story of an alien sent to destroy Earth, who has a change of heart and decides to join the humans in their fight against various aliens and bad guys. Justin Chatwin stars as the hero Goku, while James Marsters plays the villain Piccolo in the sci-fi adventure.

STARRING: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, Eriko Tamura, Joon Park, Chow Yun-Fat, Texas Battle, Ernie Hudson
DIRECTOR: James Wong
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RATING: PG-13 (For language, comic book violence)

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"Conan 2009" In Theaters TBA 2009

"Conan 2009" - Continuing in the tradition of "Witchblade 2009" and "Astro Boy," among other movies, "Conan 2009" has been given the honor of a teaser movie poster without the benefit of a finalized screenplay, let alone a star or director.

According to reports the "Conan 2009" movie will tell the tale of "Conan the Cimmerian" (read: not Barbarian) and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria.


STARRING: TBA
DIRECTOR: TBA
STUDIO: Lionsgate
RATING: TBA

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Moved to WordPress from Blogger

Well blogger was good while it lasted but after checking out WP for some time i decided to move here :)

ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:

Since the new season premiers of MANY MANY of my favorite shows was the past 2 weeks I was extremely hooked with them and didn’t post much. BUT i got my “Fix” now and i am ready to go again :)

From Now On I Will Only Post At:

http://navarxida.wordpress.com

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pictures of Extreme Weather Instability

As the title says, here are some Extreme pics:


HOT Triplets

Two is better than one says an old saying, BUT it recently came to my attention that three is better than two !!!

Here are some proofs:

Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm

Lil, Helen and Kate Armstrong


Cynthia, Christine and Caroline Barbadoro

See the list of 6 Hot Triples here: Source

The Differences Between Star Wars and Harry Potter

The Differences Between Star Wars and Harry Potter:

Travis and DJ AM at a Deadly Plane Crush

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and came to rest a quarter-mile away on an embankment across a five-lane highway, engulfed in flames.

Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical but stable condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said. Augusta is about 75 miles southwest of Columbia.

Game News: Starwars The Force Unleased


Data shows that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has debuted to sales of over 1m units worldwide since its release on September 16. The strong debut comes despite mixed reviews.

The plurality of sales in the Americas was on the Xbox 360, while sales in “Others” were more evenly distributed between the platforms, and smaller overall than Americas sales.

The game looks very good and very fun. I will review it after playing it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wrath of the Lich King Release Date Announced


Wrath of the Lich King Release date set to 13 November 2008.

Blizzard is taking Pre-orders now at: PRE-ORDER

Friday, September 12, 2008

Student Auctioning Virginity at Brothel

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 11) - A 22-year-old woman in the United States is publicly auctioning her virginity to pay for her college education, sparking a heated online debate about sex and morality.

The student from San Diego, California, who is using the pseudonym Natalie Dylan for "safety reasons," said she had no moral dilemma with her decision and found it "empowering."

But few bloggers sided with her and some suspected her intentions. "I don't think auctioning my virginity will solve all my problems," she told celebrity television show The Insider on Wednesday. "But it will create some financial stability. I'm ready for the controversy, I know it will come along. I'm ready to do this." "We live in a capitalist society. Why shouldn't I be allowed to capitalize on my virginity?" she added.

The woman, who has earned a bachelor degree in women's studies and now wants to start a master's degree in marriage and family therapy, is hoping the bidding will hit $1 million.

The online auction site eBay turned her down so the auction will take place at a Nevada brothel, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, where her sister is working to pay off her college debts.

The date for the auction was not immediately available. In a flurry of media interviews and appearances, she admitted that her mother, a fourth grade teacher, does not agree with her decision. Many on the Internet also disapprove.

"Maybe this is the conservative in me coming out, but this seems so wrong," wrote one blogger, Mike. "Isn't this prostitution?"
"I must say I feel sad for the future of our society," said Mike from Montclair State University in New Jersey.
"What disgusts me about this whole thing is the fact that she is promoting it so heavily. It seems less about having some guy pay for her virginity and more about trying to get her 15 minutes and a reality show," said a blogger called "Ent Lawyer."
She does have her supporters -- not surprisingly Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch.
"I think it's a tremendous idea. Why lose it to some guy in the backseat of a Toyota when you can pay for your education?" he told reporters.

source: AOL News.
Copyright 2008, Reuters

Warhammer Online Age of Reckoning On Stores Sep 18

FAIRFAX, Va. - August 5, 2008 - Hot on the heels of spectacular showings at E3 and Comic-Con, Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that fans will be able to enter the gritty fantasy world of Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™ (WAR) on September 18th, 2008 when the highly-anticipated MMORPG goes live. After three years in development by Virginia-based Mythic Entertainment, WAR will open its North American, European and Oceanic servers and offer players a variety of flexible subscription options. Gamers who pre-order WAR in North American will enjoy special benefits including open beta admission, a live game head start, and bonus in-game items.

source: http://www.warhammeronline.com/pressreleases/20080805.php

MTV Video Music Awards 2008

25 Years of MTV Video Music Awards this September 7, 2008.

Thinks I really liked:

* Rihanna Live performances (Both of them Awesome)
* Pinks Live performance (Amazing)
* Christina Aquileras Live performance
* That British presenter was very nice and funny and i don't even remember his name.

Thinks I didn't like:

*Some of the results and the votes but thats just me :P

For the winners, videos, pics, infos and more go to the MTV VMA site.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tardigrada: Now that's a hard core bug !

Tardigrada: They are small, segmented animals with eight legs and live in water. (Acording to wikipedia)

It is also know to be one of the Toughest if not THE Toughest creature/animal on the planet. Its last test trip was in ... SPACE and 68% of the test subjects survived !

It's one small step for Tardigrada, and one giant leap for the animal kingdom: The toughest creature on Earth has survived a trip into space.

Except for a few hardy strains of bacteria, any other creature would have been destroyed -- but tardigrades handled the voyage as though it were a dry spell on their local moss patch.

"They have claws and eyes. They are real animals. And this is the first time such an animal was tested in space," said Petra Rettberg, an Institute of Aerospace Medicine microbiologist.

Better known as water bears, tardigrades are eight-legged invertebrates visible to the naked eye and found throughout the world, making them a biology class favorite.

They're capable of halting their metabolisms during times of extreme privation, and can repair DNA damage caused by extraordinary doses of radiation -- a phenomenon that's piqued scientific curiosity and prompted researchers to shoot tardigrades into naked orbit around the Earth.

"The repair -- how fast, how efficient, with or without errors -- is different, but basic damage is the same," said Rettberg, who helped design a tardigrade containment system attached to the Foton-M3 satellite, launched last September by a consortium of national space agencies.

The tardigrades had already been coaxed into an anhydrobiotic state, during which their metabolisms slow by a factor of 10,000. This allows them to survive vacuums, starvation, dessication and temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit and below minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once in orbit, the tardigrade box popped open. Some were exposed to low-level cosmic radiation, and others to both cosmic and unfiltered solar radiation. All were exposed to the frigid vacuum of space.

Back on Earth, tardigrades that had basked in cosmic radiation revived and reproduced at rates comparable to an unexposed control group. Those dosed with solar radiation were less likely to wake -- but that even a few survived, wrote Rettberg's team in findings published today in Current Biology, was remarkable.

Just how the invertebrate astronauts protected themselves "remains a mystery," wrote the researchers. Rettberg's next task is to identify the responsible genes -- a basic step, perhaps, in better understanding and improving human DNA repair.

Tardigrades may even provide insights into adaptations necessary for survival in off-Earth colonies, though they could not live actively in the extreme and nutrient-poor environments of Mars or the moon.

However, Rettberg cautioned against expecting too much from such early findings.

"It'll just be interesting to see what the mechanisms are in tardigrades, compared to the very simple ones in bacteria and more complex systems in higher organisms," she said. "But in addition, it's just fun."

French woman to sue Church of Scientology for 'organized fraud'

I don't know about you guys but when I first found out about Church of Scientology and followed some of their online videos and staff, I ALMOST BOUGHT IT. Yes they are that good. Now due to my nature I investigated a bit more and then it got very interesting. Especially when I also found the post/reply/messages to CoS from a group called Anonymous. I will not spoil it for you do your own homework. BUT here are some news about CoS getting sued but a woman in France.

If found guilty it could result in the controversial body’s main centers being closed down.

The charges, which also include claims of illegally prescribing drugs, were filed by a woman who complained that the Scientologists had allegedly brought about her financial ruin.

She claimed she was psychologically pressured into paying thousands of pounds for lessons, books, drugs and a device called an “electrometre” which the church says can measure a person’s mental state.

The case has taken ten years to come to court.

France’s professional pharmaceutical association and another plaintiff have also filed for charges.

Scientology is not banned in France.

It is a recognized religion in the United States, where it was founded in 1954 by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. Followers include Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

This latest court order refers the church’s main structure in France, the ASES-Celebrity Centre, and its bookshop for alleged “organized fraud”.

Both could be shut down if convicted, according to judicial sources.

The trial - for which no date has been set - is rare, as most previous cases targeted individuals but not the church itself.

The seven members on trial, including Alain Rosenberg, the manager of the ASES-Celebrity Centre, face a maximum seven year jail term if convicted.

The woman who complained was allegedly approached by Scientologists in a Paris street in 1998. At first she was offered a personality test, then invited to hear the results.

In his order, the judge found that the church had used “personality tests void of scientific value...with the sole aim of selling services or divers products.”

The 33-year old was allegedly gradually persuaded to hand over around £25,000 on books, communication and “life healing” lessons, as well as “purification packs”.

While claiming to “identify and resolve supposed psychological difficulties or favour personal development,” the judge said, the Scientologists’ “sole aim” was to “claim their fortune” by “exercising a psychological hold” over her.

The decision to proceed with the case went against a 2006 call by the Paris prosecutor’s office for it to be dismissed due to lack of evidence.

A lawyer for the plaintiffs described the judge’s decision as “courageous”.

The Church of Scientology denounced the ruling, saying it was being “stigmatized” by the courts.

"The special treatment reserved for the Church of Scientology Celebrity Center raises questions about the equality of the justice system and the presumption of innocence,” it said in a statement.

Kevin Smith Announces the Supporting Cast of Zack & Miri Make a Porno

Kevin Smith's Zack & Miri Make a Porno already had a strong leading pair with 2007's biggest new comedy star Seth Rogen and the funny pretty girl from every other comedy of the past few years Elizabeth Banks. Now word comes that Smith has cast Craig Robinson (the hilarious Darryl on NBC's The Office), adult film stars Traci Lords and Katie Morgan, as well as Ricky Mabe (Beautiful People), and ViewAskewniverse regular Jeff Anderson (Clerks).


Kate Morgan: Official Web Site


Tracy Lords: Official Web Site

The film focuses on the two titular friends finding themselves making an amateur adult film in order to alleviate their considerable debts. As they enlist the help of their friends and begin making the film, they discover new feelings for one another. The Weinstein Co. is financing. Smith will direct from his own screenplay.

For the Movie trailer see the previous post.

Win for Zack and Miri Make a Porno atMPAA Appeal

Kevin Smith is victorious! The filmmaker, who had been given an NC-17 rating by the MPAA for his new film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, was forced to take the decision to the appeal process.

The rating would have prohibited anyone younger than 17 years old from seeing the movie, even when accompanied by an adult. The rating also would have prevented the film from being advertised in certain places and during certain times. Basically, The Weinstein Co probably wouldn’t have released the movie as an NC-17, because, of course, they need to make their money back.

So Smith brought the film to an appeals board, who gave the film a revised rating of Restricted! This is a huge victory for Smith. The film will be going out uncut and uncensored! (note: but uncensored and uncut, I actually mean as the latest cut he had handed into the MPAA)

It seems clear to me that any adult would understand the risk of bringing a minor to a movie with the word “porno” in the title. And besides, it is far from a porno - it’s a comedy. Sure it has nudity, but it is far from anything that can be viewed on Saturday late-night on HBO.

Trailer



source: AP