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6 Actors Who Got Fired and Replaced in Popular Movies

Inverse | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment

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 09.24.2015 | Gay 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.

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

Aliens Might Be Way Bigger Than We Ever Imagined

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.10.2015 | Science

No one really knows whether we're alone or if the universe is brimming with brainy extraterrestrials. But that hasn't stopped scientists from trying t...

Let's Talk About How Adorable My Son Is

Bobby McMahon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I've given this a lot of thought, and I've come to the sober, rational, unbiased conclusion that my son is the most adorable baby on Earth and could end all war if we printed his face on a blimp and flew it around the globe.

Gale Anne Hurd On The Legacy of Wilma Mankiller (Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

I've asked Gale Anne Hurd to share her thoughts on why the story of the first female Principal Chief of The Cherokee Nation is one for the history boo...

Weird Signals From Space Get... Even Weirder

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.02.2015 | Science

What are those things? For the past eight years, astronomers have been scratching their heads over a series of strange radio signals emanating fro...

Alien 5: A Love Story

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.24.2015 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Deep space. The Nostromo. Ripley encounters the Alien in her private quarters:

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Weird News
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?

So Your Date's An Alien? Just Be Yourself

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy

Topics not to talk about on a date: the police, evictions and cocaine. But what if your date turns out to be an alien? Hey, maybe that's what it ta...