Fed2 Star - the newsletter for the space trading game Federation 2

The weekly newsletter for Fed2
by ibgames

EARTHDATE: September 3, 2017

Fed2 Star Index

In this week’s Fed2 Star: my struggle to find enough news this week, confusion over the exact meaning of colonization requirements, experiment suggests that it rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus, another reason why drinking beer is good for you, steamroller deals with an author’s last request, an unusual way to make sure you are remembered after death, stupid ways to watch the eclipse, a gorgeous cocktail shaker, and a video of three-dimensional swirling artworks. Plus Winding Down, the tech newsletter from Alan.

Official News

Silly season in full swing

Requirements for colonizing new planets

Real life news: why Uranus and Neptune have diamond rain

Real life news: see, I told you beer was good for you – again!

Real life news: Terry Pratchett’s unfinished works crushed by steamroller

Real life news: become a vinyl record after death

Dumb eclipse-watchers of the week

Cocktail shaker of the week: rocket cocktails

Video of the week: alien galaxies created from paint and soap

Winding Down