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

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.23.2016 | Science

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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.

America's Weirdest Bars

Playboy.com | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Playboy.com

From the weird and the divey, to the quaint and the refined, the following is Playboy's guide to some of the United States' most unique and remarkable places and spaces to catch a drink... or knock down a few.

Are There Signals Coming from Deep Space?

Seth Shostak | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

The star KIC 8462852 may have an unpronounceable name, but just about everyone with an interest in aliens has been talking about it. As of today, they can elaborate their discourse with some new results.

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

6 Actors Who Got Fired and Replaced in Popular Movies

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Entertainment
Inverse

Casting can make or break a movie. You've heard about movie magic? This is where the spell gets made. When it works, it can be sublime. And when it doesn't, well, no one is anyone until you've been fired. Try to imagine these famous roles in the hands of the first people hired for them.

Invasion of the Family Snatchers

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The city, quite literally, is stopped for days for this event. Despite media reports of excitement, many Philadelphians are less-than-thrilled about this Pope-pocalypse and the disruption it is causing the city and its citizens.

Edward Snowden Has A Depressing Theory About Aliens

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

Edward Snowden may be best known as the man who exposed the depths of our global surveillance system and as one of Moscow’s more fa...

Man You Wouldn't Want To Live Near Fears ET Invasion, Wraps House In Tin Foil

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.17.2015 | Weird News

Ah, tin foil! It turns yesterday's dinner into tomorrow's lunch ... and it also protects us from space alien invasions.  Anyone who has seen th...

Does Alien Life Exist? 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Stars Share Their Views

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Just last month astrophysicist Stephen Hawking announced that he was supporting a $100 million program to investigate extraterrestrial life. Russian v...

Hello Drones, Goodbye UFO Hunting

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Jeffrey Shaffer

The era of drones is in full flight. I'm pretty sure it means my hopes of getting a final answer to the Great UFO Riddle have been permanently grounded.

Purple Is the New Black

Philip David Morton | Posted 08.01.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

There are many races on Defiance each with their own language, the Irathians, the Indogene, Liberatas, Sensoths. Defiance brings a whole new universe of conflict and danger.

Why SETI Is Silly

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Looking for aliens in outer space is a fool's errand. If you do find them, it means they were so sophisticated that they sent complex messages acros...

15 Movie Mistakes You Didn't Notice In Your Favorite Action Films

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a scenery-related continuity error! Even the most mind-blowing, heart-pounding action flicks can contain the occasiona...

Crazy UFO Sightings In Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.25.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois might just be one of the most UFO-crazy states in the nation. Using data from the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network,...

Yiddish-Wong-ish --It's All Fun in the Theater

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

Talk about diversity. New York is certainly the land of plenty. Just this week alone, I spent time in an Irish/Yiddish world and the next day was transported by intergalactic forces to the Planet Wongo. All this for a subway token.

Macrina Cooper-White

This Real-Life Alien Hunter Inspired The Main Character In 'Contact'

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science

Are we alone in this vast cosmos? That's the burning question that drove Dr. Eleanor Arroway -- a fictional astronomer in Carl Sagan's book "Conta...

Roswell Aliens Not So Alien

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.26.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

The Hollywood depiction of aliens is a narrative shortcut. When diminutive, smooth-skinned, big-eyed creatures make their appearance on-screen, everyone knows where they call home. But how likely is it that any real aliens will resemble us as closely as the emblematic grays? Not very.

'Chaotic' Planets Make The Search For E.T. More Complicated

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.16.2015 | Science

When looking for alien life, astronomers pay special attention to planets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" -- that is, planets that orbit their host...

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

Super Civilizations: What Do They Really Want?

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

Could it be that no one is out there? Are we now free to declare ourselves the acme of brain power in this part of the cosmos, and certify that everything out to 50 million light-years is Klingon-free?

LISTEN: Eerie 'X-Files' Sounds Recorded At The Edge Of Space

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science

What does the edge of space sound like? Pretty darn strange. Just have a listen to these acoustic signals recorded in the stratosphere some 22 miles a...

Scientists Scan 100,000 Galaxies But Find No Evidence Of Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

Just how realistic is it to believe that humans will someday find evidence of extraterrestrial life? NASA's chief scientist recently predicted that...