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ET, the Deafening Silence

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 08.10.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

We choose to search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence because as Americans, we are free, permissive, non-conformist, incorrigible, and preoccupied with our choices.

Tears, Tears and More Tears: On Crying at the Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Crying at movies seems to happen more frequently of late. A side effect of aging? Perhaps that's just the way it works. I am not embarrassed by the fact that I have this tendency more often of late. Not that I don't take grief about it from my grown sons.

'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...

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?

Elusive Video of California 'UFO' Leaves Redditors Baffled

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 03.10.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Okay, so we are all tired of those just-another-UFO-video thingies that take the Internet by surprise every now and then. But here's something I found that was a little unorthodox, perhaps even interesting. You be the judge.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Spielberg!: Celebrating 40 Years of Movie Magic

Culturalist | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

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.

David Freeman

How A Vatican Astronomer Views The Science-Religion Divide

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Science

Are science and religion fundamentally at odds? Many well-known astronomers and astrophysicists think so, including Stephen Hawking, who in a rece...

Smog May Aid Search For Alien Life

LiveScience | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar sy...

Atari's Trashed 'E.T.' Game Unearthed After 30 Years

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." ...

The Hunt For The Worst Video Game Ever

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old urban legend was put to rest Saturday when workers for a documentary film production company recovered "E.T." ...

Pentatonix, Katy Perry and Other Celebrity Social Media Superstars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

In 2011, an unknown five-person a cappella group called Pentatonix won the TV show The Sing Off. On the show, talented vocal groups compete as they pe...

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Breaking Dishes: A Lifetime With a Lesser-known Disability

Julia Musto | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Julia Musto

It's hard to show others who you truly are, and to have them see your life through your eyes. Some people won't understand, and cannot hope to. It's not like I have ADD or another well-known learning disability.

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 ...

ASCAP Workshop: Chatting With Richard Bellis, Matthew Margeson, Michael Bearden and Joe Trapanese, Plus Exclusives by The Grahams and Sweet Relief's Victoria Williams

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Our participants come to the Workshop at a critical point in their careers. We identify them just before they launch and provide a training ground for them to hone the skills they will need to succeed. Think of it as a finishing school." - ASCAP's Jennifer Harmon

Movie Characters Who Should Meet

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Superman and Batman are meeting, so why can't the rest of our favorite movie characters? It's not only superheroes who are capable of joining forces, ...

E.T., As Experienced By A 3-Year-Old

Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial turned 31 years old last month, but the magic of the film clearly remains timeless. ...

What Are the Top 5 Children's Movies of All Time?

Quora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Quora

Children are smart. They understand sarcasm. They are imaginative and don't need everything force fed to them with a pat on the back and baby talk, explaining every fine detail. It is VERY difficult to find a film made for children these days like the ones listed below.

WATCH: The Dumbest Video Games Ever

Posted 06.18.2013 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon kicked off Video Game Week on "Late Night" with a segment called "Do Not Game," where Fallon goes through some video games from throughou...

An 'E.T.' Flashback 31 Years After The Film's Release

Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

On June 11, 1982, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" hit theaters. Starring Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, and Drew Barrymore, the beloved film...

E.D., the Erectile Dysfunctional

Francis Levy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

You've heard of E.T. the Extraterrestrial and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Is there by any chance a new film coming out entitled, E.D, the Erectile ...

Excavation Planned To Recover The Terrible 'E.T.' Video Game

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

The small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico, is home to a landfill and an urban legend. Soon it will be the site of a documentary film. Legend has it ...

Lee Speigel

Ex-Air Force Lt. Colonel: 'It Was A UFO And . . . There Were Aliens Aboard It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.14.2013 | Weird News

When Air Force Lt. Col. Richard French was an alleged lead investigator of Project Blue Book in the 1950s, his job was to shoot down false reports of...