Blog: Some Rare Good News From the Supreme Court

Police may no longer examine all the contents on your phone just because you got pulled over and arrested. Yes, they used to claim they could. But not any more, according to the Supreme Court.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 25, 2014 Tags: , , ,
Blog: World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I

Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 5, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Alien Communication & More On The Fermi Paradox

Urgh… the whole Fermi Paradox thing has been gnawing at my insides, especially after reading an article about how advanced civilizations might communicate.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress

There’s a reason Robert Heinlein is considered a master of science-fiction. And this book is a perfect example as to why. It’s been decades since it was first published but its setting, politics, and humanity remain relevant today.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 16, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News?

With the discovery of an Earth-sized habitable in its star’s “goldilocks” zone, the question some are asking is, “Why haven’t we discovered alien life yet?” Some speculate a planet like this might be proof that advanced civilizations just can’t survive The Great Filter.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 1, 2014 Tags: , , , ,