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  • Luciferase speeds up disease detection
    Luciferase speeds up disease detection
    Luciferase is the bioluminescent chemical that makes fireflies glow. Kai Johnsson and colleagues at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a way to use luciferase to detect cancer and other disease in humans and...
  • Galacticon 4 comes to Seattle July 31-August 2
    Seattle to play host to 4th annual Galacticon
    Landing at the Seattle Center July 31st through August 2nd, the fourth ever Galacticon seeks to bring together fans from across the sci-fi and fantasy worlds for an interactive experience celebrating the legacy of beloved television shows. The...
  • Fireflies brighten city nights
    Fireflies brighten city nights
    "One summer night he'll light a lanternhe'll catch a tiny firefly in a jarset her dancing on the mantlelike a piece of star."As Jennifer Warnes sings in "Lights of Lousianne," almost everyone has tried to catch a...
  • 'Con Man'
    Fan-supported 'Con Man' appears at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
    One of 2015’s best success stories, “Con Man” made its first-ever panel appearance in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 9. The brainchild of actor/writer Alan Tudyk, the upcoming Vimeo On Demand series draws...
  • Actor Nathan Fillion
    In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer...
  • Firefly on Leaf
    Some Chicago golfers will see lightning bugs
    Due to Chicago’s, recent, very wet weather, lightning bugs are appearing. Since all Chicago-land golf courses now have wet areas, the chance that golfers will see these bugs is greater than 90%. This article sheds some light on these bugs...
  • Paul McCartney
    Paul McCartney keeps Out There! tour set lists full of surprises
    Paul McCartneyadded "Michelle" at his most recent French show, and has made several changes at each stop the most recent June 8 in Amsterdam. On June 5 in Marseille, France, besides "Michelle," he brought back “I've...
  • Paul McCartney
    McCartney's 'Temporary' tune getting a regular spot in set list
    Once again, Paul McCartneyincluded the song “Temporary Secretary” in his show May 27 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, UK, according to an official setlist released May 28 by McCartney's press office. The song was originally...
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - Big, Brassy, and Overblown - but a  Blockbuster
    Avengers: Age of Ultron, a Big and Brassy if Overwhelming Blockbuster
    After seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron it is readily apparent why writer and director Joss Whedon is stepping down from the helm and turning command of the Marvel universe over to Joe and Anthony Russo, the team that did Captain America: Winter...
  • Paul McCartney performs in Budokan
    Paul McCartney adds new South Carolina venue in his list of U.S. shows
    Paul McCartney announced April 28 on his website he was adding a second new U.S. show to his Out There! Tour today after his confirmation earlier in the day he would play Charlottesville, Virginia on June 23. The latest addition to the tour is a...
  • Feb2015Loot
    February loot 2015
    Greetings everyone, it's time for another Loot Crate review.February's theme was “Play” and that means it was all about the table top gamers this month, and I have to say the people at Loot Crate knocked this one out of the...
  • Contests Abound at Nerd Block For February
    Contests Abound at Nerd Block For February
    Toronto's Nerd Block offers more than just toys and goods for this month. For February, the selection of goods is topped off by an array of contests that add an extra dimension of fun to this shipment.Contents for this month's box included...
  • Sunday brunch at Firefly
    Exquisite Sunday Brunch at Firefly Studio City
    Brunch in L.A. has become the new, trendy meal out. More than just a meal, it's the perfect chance to get your weekend morning started off right with great company and delicious food. For one of the best experiences, I highly recommend the new...
  • 4 Gifts for Firefly Browncoats and Serenity fans
    4 Gifts for Firefly Browncoats and Serenity fans
    Firefly Browncoats and Serenity fans may be anywhere and if you know one, here are some suggestions for gifts.This Tungsten ring comes from Orem, Utah where they do love Firefly, but might not have Chinese experts to help with with the Chinese...
  • Jewel Staite at Serenity premiere
    Jewel Staite fan Q & A panel Cincy Comic Expo: Pt 2 "Firefly" and "Serenity"
    This is part 2 of Examiner's coverage of Jewel Staite's appearance at Cincinnati Comic Expo on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH. Despite the panel's decidedly Browncoat-ed title, “The Shiny...
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