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A Russian Redesigns NASA’s Logo
The most basic of Lapteff's proposed NASA logo designs.

A guy in Russia is redesigns NASA’s logo and it’s pretty good. But is NASA’s logo really the problem?

By Colin Andrew Ferm September 5, 2014 Tags: ,
Some Rare Good News From the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rules On Cell Phone Searches

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: , , ,
World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I
The World Science Festival 2014: Alien Life: Will we know it when we see it?

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: , , , ,
Alien Communication & More On The Fermi Paradox
The Very Large Array

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: , , , , ,
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress book cover

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: , , , ,