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Alien-Hunting 19 Years After "Contact"

Inverse | Posted 07.19.2016 | Science
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat One of the most realistic parts of Contact is the blatant sexism that the brilliant ...

5 Ancient Peruvian Sites That Feel A Bit 'Alien'

WHERE | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
WHERE

By Dustin Turner, for WhereTraveler As a child, TV show host Giorgio Tsoukalos traveled a lot with his parents, and as a teenager, he read a book by ...

'Star Wars' Was Nearly Ruined By A Hacky Alien Invasion Storyline

Inverse | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Inverse

In nearly twenty Star Wars novels published between 1999 and 2003, a giant alien invasion trope threatened the galaxy, and the legitimacy of Star Wars right along with it.

The World's Largest Radio Telescope Ready To Hunt For Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science

The Chinese government has finished building the world's largest radio telescope -- a $180 million monster that will be used in the search for extrate...

If Aliens Ever Attack Earth, We Need To Protect The Moon Or Die Trying

Inverse | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science
Inverse

If hostile aliens were to blow our moon to bits or cause some serious damage to it, human would be in serious trouble -- even if we managed to successfully repel an extraterrestrial threat.

"Independence Day": Core Values

Seth Shostak | Posted 07.05.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

They're baaaaack. Just when you thought humanity's future was already dimmed with tough problems like climate change, terrorism and reality TV, bad guys from a distant planet show up to ruin everyone's whole summer. It's "Independence Day: Resurgence."

How Should We Think About Immigrants

Shayne Looper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

We have heard more talk about immigrants and immigration policy this election season than any in memory, and the conversation has been highly charged. Since the issue is so prominent just now, it might be helpful to have a sketch of biblical attitudes toward immigrants.

ETs Could Reach Out To Us With Interstellar Laser Designs

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Science

For decades, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked and listened for evidence of another civilization in our galactic neighborhood. T...

E.T., We Know You're Home: The Search For Our Own Alien Life

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Bill Miller

Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story in...

Sci Fest L.A. Takes Theatre to New Realms

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Now in its third year, Sci-Fest L.A., the world's only science fiction theatre festival, boldly goes beyond where live theatre has gone before, and pr...

How Could We Build an Invisibility Cloak to Hide Earth From an Alien Civilization?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.14.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.

NASA Research Finds That Alien Life Could Be Breathing Iron

Inverse | Posted 04.12.2016 | Science
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Adam Toobin Don't hold your breath, but oxygen may not be as essential to biological life as we ...

Scientists Offer Plan To Hide Earth From Advanced Space Aliens

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.02.2016 | Science

Talk about irony. At a time when many astronomers are trying hard to find evidence of alien life, a pair of astronomers at Columbia University are exp...

Will Hillary Clinton Unmask Area 51?

Seth Shostak | Posted 04.05.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

What is Hillary going to do that her husband didn't? Well, maybe nothing more than to simply look into the subject again. But, Kimmel upped the ante. What if Hillary finds that the government really does have proof of aliens?

Carl Sagan On Religion And The Possibility Of Life On Other Planets

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.01.2016 | Science

When you imagine an alien, what do you think of? A green, slimy creature with jagged teeth? Or maybe a cute little E.T.-like figure? Generally, we en...

They Walk Among Us

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Weird News
Nancy Cohen-koan

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UFO Alert! Trump Is an Alien!

Paul Boorstin | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Paul Boorstin

Do I believe in UFOs? That's not the point. I was drowning in Trump mania and decided to escape to the more benign craziness of believers in aliens from outer space.

Is Active SETI Really Dangerous?

John W. Traphagan | Posted 03.01.2016 | Science
John W. Traphagan

Perhaps a more important question is not about the risks of transmitting, but the dangers in receiving. Many in the SETI community have shown commitment to the belief that a technologically advanced civilization will be altruistic, despite the lack of evidence supporting that assumption. Therefore it is assumed there are no significant risks with listening quietly.

A Ping from the Cosmos

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.26.2016 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's as if someone in a galaxy far, far away rang a loud bell. Could it be a signal from aliens trying to get in touch? Or is it something hitherto unknown, but still completely natural?

When Aliens Arrived On Oscar Weekend: 'UFO Diary' Recreates the Battle of Los Angeles

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.

China To Relocate 9,000 People For World's Largest Radio Telescope

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Chinese authorities plan to evacuate 9,110 people from their homes to make way for what will be the world's largest radio telescope, China's state-own...

The Reason We Haven't Found Alien Life May Be A Very Sad One

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.23.2016 | Science

Australian scientists say they've figured out why we've been unable to detect signs of alien life. And for those who dream of someday meeting up with ...

Cultural Evolution, Extraterrestrials, and Active SETI

John W. Traphagan | Posted 01.21.2016 | Science
John W. Traphagan

In an interview for Business Insider, astronomer and former director of the Center for SETI Research Jill Tarter, responded to Stephen Hawking's concerns about Active SETI, or sending messages to possible extraterrestrial civilizations rather than simply waiting and listening for signals from said intelligent aliens.

How Would Humanity Handle Illegal Aliens in a Galactic Refugee Crisis?

Inverse | Posted 01.11.2016 | Weird News
Inverse

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Yasmin Tayag With NASA predicting that we're likely to discover aliens in the next 20 years,...

IMPULSE -- Ep.13

Spottoon | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

A mysterious meteorite crashes into a school and many students are killed and even more are seriously injured. Five students inexplicably come out of the wreckage unscathed and gain supernatural powers while becoming outcasts at school. As they begin to search for answers, they become targets for a secret government program that tests the group's abilities for reasons unknown to them all.