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If E.T. Comes Calling

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.30.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

So what happens if the aliens land? Here, on Earth. I'm not talking about detecting a radio signal or a laser flash from hundreds of light-years away. I'm speaking of visitors who actually set their boots on the ground. What do we do? It may surprise you to learn that there's precious little preparation for such an eventuality.

Understanding Exoplanets: The Habitable Zone

Marc Dantonio | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science
Marc Dantonio

Looking at our own Solar System helps us understand how the placement of an Exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star will drastically affect its climate.

No Man's Land in the Cosmos

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.09.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

There's plenty of real estate for extraterrestrial life, right? Well, maybe not.

Mysterious Crop Circles Appear Over Mexico: Spawn Suspiciously Huge Attention From Authorities

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.05.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Like gifts left by Santa, the crops appeared to the eye on Christmas morning, while couple witnesses reported seeing bright lights around the area the night before.

Supercritical Fluids: A New Direction To The Search For Extra-Terrestrials?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.05.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Being in a planet so abundant in water, oxygen and resources, it is hard to imagine that life could thrive in any situation but everything seems to be so perfectly balanced for the existence of life, perhaps that's why till now, the search for Extraterrestrial life has only been confined to planets with resources of air and water. Till now.

Abductee Painter Channels Aliens in His Art

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 12.30.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

An alien abduction can either be a shocking experience or an illuminating one, better yet, sometimes it's both. But here's something, coming from a 33-year-old UK artist, that seems a bit more unique.

Well-Known Alleged Alien Abductee Returns to the Site He Was Taken (VIDEO)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 01.24.2015 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Travis Walton's alleged UFO sighting and subsequent abduction is one of the strangest, most credible, and most famous alien abduction stories. Now, 39 years after the event, Walton invited the public to join him for a nighttime sky watch at the site where it all went down.

Alien Message From Space: We Want Dr. Matt Taylor's Bowling Shirt!

Spencer Green | Posted 01.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

In a remarkable development, scientists have received a message from deep space in which aliens want to know how and where they can get the bowling shirt of hot, scantily-clad women worn by Rosetta physicist Matt Taylor.

Talking to Aliens

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

Unless Earth is special beyond reason, you can confidently assume there are plenty of societies out there. That doesn't mean that they'll come to Earth (or, as many believe, already have). Interstellar travel, despite what you've seen at the local multiplex, is hard. But we could easily get in touch via radio signals or flashing laser lights.

A Haunting? A Specter? An Alien Abduction? Whatever It Was, This Was the Scariest Moment of His Life

Quora | Posted 12.30.2014 | Weird News
Quora

This is a true story... I've told this to a select few. I was a freshmen in high school in my home town of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

Will ET Pray? Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial Life, And Religion

David A. Weintraub | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
David A. Weintraub

Thinking about whether a particular set of religious practices or beliefs would make sense on a different planet might be a valuable exercise in understanding ourselves.

Catching up With Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the last few years. Why? Well to put it simply, she's an extremely talented, book-writing machine.

This Is How Wars Begin

Seriously Skewed | Posted 10.26.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

To explain why our actions are so dangerous, here is what we might say to an alien if we ever made contact, and here is how it may be interpreted.

Is That A Thigh Bone On Mars?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2014 | Science

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spotted a "thigh bone" on Mars -- or at least that’s what some paranormal types would have you believe. The folks a...

Space Aliens Are Already Here

Robert Sanders | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Robert Sanders

Until astronomers detect signs of life on Earth-like plants around Sun-like stars, or until SETI searches record an old TV show broadcast by a civilization circling another star, we will have to be satisfied with these tiny, fluffy space aliens.

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

Why the Aliens Want Earth

Seth Shostak | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

You've got to wonder what would motivate creatures from other worlds to suffer a journey of hundreds of trillions of miles to visit our planet? Why bother? I've been asked this question at least a half-dozen times by Hollywood writers, and the best answer I can muster is "I don't know."

ETI, Satan and Salvation: An Alien in My Church Pew

Leona Foxx | Posted 09.28.2014 | Religion
Leona Foxx

I'd welcome an alien in my church pew any Sunday, as an astrobiologist who is also a pastor. However, none have shown up as yet.

Perry For President

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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An Inconvenient Truth About Exoplanet Biosignatures

Dave Spiegel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2014 | Science
Dave Spiegel, Ph.D.

For decades, at least, astronomers will be unable to know that an Earth twin's spectrum that shows signs of both oxygen and methane comes entirely from a single object. In other words, even if we find such a tantalizing signal, we might not know that we've found life on the Earth twin.

Review - Edge Of Tomorrow

Philip David Morton | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Not gimmicky or derivative, it's actually about something we've lost touch with in American culture; perseverance in the face of despair.

We're Pretty Sure These Famous People Are Aliens

Hulu.com | Posted 09.01.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

We've quietly been collecting our evidence, and feel pretty confident in questioning the origins of the following "people."

Ohio Boy Finds Mummy Hanging Inside Abandoned House

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 08.23.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

According to the CNN, as a boy stepped into an abandoned house in Dayton, Ohio, on the morning of Sunday 15, he was terror-stricken to find a mummified corpse of a man hanging by the neck from a belt.

Americans More Likely To Believe In Big Foot Than To Have Confidence In Congress

Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A small minority of Americans believe in aliens, but it's more than triple the number who have a "great deal" of confidence in Congress. Graphic...