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'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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 03.26.2015 | 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...

10 Celebrities Who Seriously Believe Aliens Exist

www.yourtango.com | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

Tom DeLonge isn't the only celeb who believes aliens exist....

Starlight Starbright: How Many Planets Will I Find Tonight

Marc Dantonio | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science
Marc Dantonio

Except for a few notable exceptions, nearly all stars appear as mere points of light because their distance simply precludes our current capabilities from seeing otherwise. Let's look at a cool analogy to understand the issue and how it relates to planets.

If E.T. Comes Calling

Seth Shostak | Posted 04.01.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.11.2015 | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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.