here about the study.
Meanwhile, from the Department of Egregious Lawyerly Overreach, "Games Workshop ignores decades of sci-fi history, says they own 'space marines.' " Space marines have been in SF almost from the dawn of the genre -- but at Games Workshop's complaint, Amazon stopped selling the novel Spots the Space Marine. Happily, at the intervention of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (among others), Amazon reversed this action. See: "Trademark Bully Thwarted: Spots the Space Marine Back Online."
Halo game series owes a huge debt to the Larry Niven novel Ringworld. And because I respect intellectual property, you'll have to click through to a hilarious cartoon on the subject.
That's enough for one post about metaphorical things going boom. How about some real booms? And some straight science? I'm glad you asked. Following up on North Korea's recent third A-test, here's "How to Find a Nuclear Explosion in North Korea."
|From NASA: artist conception|
Depending on your tastes and how you feel about The Hollow Men, we can call that going out with a bang or with a whimper.