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America Is Throwing A Temper Tantrum

Robin Maxwell | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Robin Maxwell

I don't think I'm overstating it to say that a Trump presidency would be the end of the world as we know it. Like the Brexit regretters discovered -- there will be no do-overs.

Far and Away, Flat Out, The West's Best Road Trip!

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.16.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Infinity is just ahead. To the right are mountains that arc up from the basement of time. On the left, a dry lakebed now glassed with salt. This is the driest state in the country, not so surprising, but it is also the most mountainous, with some 300 ranges.

Video Shows Family Held At Gunpoint At Area 51

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 04.11.2016 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

A video recently posted by tourists in Nevada shows a family being held at gunpoint after crossing the warning signs at Area 51. Guards quickly swooped in, seconds after they drove onto the grounds of the high security base.

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?

New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

Top 10 Space Tourist Hot Spots

Cheapflights | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel

The allure of space travel and exploring the cosmos has enchanted tourists for decades. The Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik 1, an artificial satellite, in 1957 is credited with starting the "space race;" and the world's interest in space exploration skyrocketed.

50 Years Ago Today: First Flight of the SR-71 Blackbird

Keith Thomson | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Keith Thomson

The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to the 4200th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base in January, 1966. A total of thirty-two Blackbirds served until 1998, never succumbing to enemy action.

Lee Speigel

We're About To Learn A Lot More About Area 51 | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Weird News

When the National Atomic Testing Museum of Las Vegas opened its "Area 51: Myth or Reality" exhibit two years ago, it became an instant hit. It wasn't ...

Bill Clinton Reveals His Aliens Theory

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton let loose Wednesday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" about his thoughts on extraterrestrial life. Kimmel got the conversa...

Farrakhan Asks President Obama to Open Area 51 and Reveal its UFO Secrets

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan asked that President Obama open up Area 51 to scientists in a sermon he gave on Saturday, February 15. It was the last of a yearlong sermon series titled, "Time and What Must Be Done."

10 Bucket-List Places You'll Almost Definitely Never Get To See

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel

To a traveler, nothing feels worse than being told there's an awesome place you've got to see... but that you can't go visit it. We hate to say it...

Obama First to Name Area 51, but Clinton Talked About It Too (VIDEOS)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

A lot of buzz is going around this week about President Obama mentioning Area 51 by name. However, Bill Clinton has also made reference to the secretive base in the Nevada desert, although he did not dare utter its name, which at the time was still classified.

Friday Talking Points -- Republican Sandwich Filling Hits The Fan

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One bit of minor calendar news before we get on with it: for the next two weeks, this column will be on hiatus. Instead, it will be pre-empted by our annual awards columns where we note the notable and laud the laudable from the past year.

Obama: 'I Think I Just Became The First President To Ever Publicly Mention Area 51'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

During the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday, President Barack Obama joked that he was making history for going where no president had gone ...

WATCH: 'I Took The Kardashians To Area 51 On a UFO Hunt'

Lee Speigel | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

Part of keeping up with America's most watched reality TV family, the Kardashians, means we now know that several members of the family have a strong ...

Beyond Area 51: 16 Secret UFO Locations | Posted 09.18.2013 | Weird News

But Area 51 isn't the only such place — there are other mysterious sites that are truly secret and almost unknown, but with connections to UFOs all ...

Why You Should Be Outraged About Area 51

Newser | Posted 09.09.2013 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – Last month, the CIA acknowledged it: Area 51 is real, and it was used to test spy planes....

Lee Speigel

Area 51 Dogfight: Ex-Navy Pilot's Encounter With Soviet MiGs Over UFO Hotspot | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

When the CIA recently -- finally -- released a declassified report confirming the existence of the once-mythical Nevada military base known as Area 51...

Area 51 Has Been in Government Documents for Years (VIDEO)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

The news has been ablaze with the CIA's revelation that Area 51 actually exists. However, this is not the first government document obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to name the base.

Lee Speigel

CIA Says Area 51 Is Real, Where Spy Planes Were Mistaken For UFOs | Lee Speigel | Posted 08.21.2013 | Weird News

Once upon a time, Area 51 didn't exist. Now, apparently, it does. And it's still one of the most secret places in America. After decades of denial,...

Area 51 Location Revealed In Government Document, Still No Mention Of Aliens

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

The government shed some light on an age-old mystery on Thursday, releasing documents that included the location and first official government acknowl...

Atomic Liquors Las Vegas: A "BLAST" From the Past

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

While the café was transforming into a bar, a nuclear testing site was being built by the U.S. Army a mere 50 miles away. In this age of innocence it quickly became vogue to grab an "Atomic Cocktail" and climb a ladder to the café's roof to watch for mushroom clouds on the horizon.

Lee Speigel

BBC Film Crew Breaks The Law By Breaching Gates At Area 51: EXCLUSIVE | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.14.2012 | Weird News

A BBC film crew was detained after it breached the back gate of the top secret military facility known as Area 51 while filming a new documentary abou...

Lee Speigel

Only Kooks See UFOs, Head U.K. Astronomer Says | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.19.2012 | Weird News

Astronomers -- the men and women who study the stars, galaxies and beyond -- have an almost universal agreement that there's nothing of scientific int...

WATCH: When Aliens Invade Weddings

Posted 07.02.2012 | Weddings

Would you want aliens to touch down on your wedding day? You'd be surprised how many couples do. In honor of UFO Day on Monday, we scoured the Inte...