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Who Will Become The First Martian?

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.05.2015 | World

In Ridley Scott’s film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney has to eat potatoes by himself on Mars after a dust stor...

What Do Martians Have to Do with the Girl from Ipanema?

Benari Poulten | Posted 09.08.2014 | Comedy
Benari Poulten

If you've been in an elevator or a waiting room, you've heard "The Girl From Ipanema." It's the song that made the bossa nova famous! The story goes ...

Show Me the Martians!

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Even the tiniest visual anomaly on Mars sends Earthlings reeling in imaginative speculation. In the past few years, cameras we've sent to Mars have turned up "Martians" of every variety: iguanas, rats, turtles, squirrels, Yetis, humanoid faces, and an entire alien base camp and mothership.

Marsapalooza and the Lunar Eclipse

Dean Regas | Posted 05.27.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Backyard astronomers, get ready to feast your eyes on the skies. In April the red planet returns to prime time, and the Moon shows us a darker side.

Celebrating Women's History Month -- On Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

We're halfway through Women's History Month and since no one has mentioned any Martian females of historical significance, I'd like to recognize a few who exemplify "character, courage and commitment," this year's theme as chosen by the national women's history project.

One-way Trip to Mars

Dean Regas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Mars One has an ambitious plan: get the first humans to Mars in 2023. Ten years from now, could we see human boot prints on Mars? Could we watch someone take one small step for a woman and one giant leap toward a television phenomenon not seen since the moon landing?

Martian Archaeology. Not.

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Without doubt, discovering proof that Triceratops, Nazis and miscellaneous hardware were once present on the rocky landscapes of Mars is great fun. But if you think that's what you're really seeing, you've been victimized by that soft, squishy organ between your ears.

The War of the Worlds Part II

Francis Levy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

What if the Martians land? Will this be one way to achieve world peace on a micro and macrocosmic level? Will the Assad regime and the rebels unite ag...

A Rabbinic Take on War of the Worlds

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

War of the Worlds reminds us that in times of crisis, family comes first. It is wise to nurture family ties with our young children so that we and they can enjoy the warmth and constancy of our mutual love as we and our children grow older together.

Reality Television Might Have Just Gotten Way More Interesting

Tim Mattingly | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

This would be a whole new kind of reality show. The consequences are real. If you win, you are sent to a barren desert planet to never return. If you lose, nothing happens and you go back to living your -- wait... did I mess that up?

Why Is Mars Red?

Posted 08.09.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 08/08/2012 02:02 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Expect to see a lot of red-orange landscapes over the next fe...

Martians, Nuke Bomb Among Speculated Causes Of Russian Mystery Explosion

Posted 02.09.2012 | Weird News

Conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork after a massive explosion erupted south of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, causing wild speculation a...

Lee Speigel

We Could All Be Martians... | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.14.2011 | Weird News

FOR RENT OR SALE: Large property, offering huge panoramic vistas, idyllic average temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Habitable and avail...

Alien Encounter: UFO Files Released Online

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Among many other shocking disclosures, a series of 8,500 documents released by the British National Archives have revealed that many Brits feared a de...

New Zealand Military Releases UFO Files

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Talk about out-of-this-world: the BBC is reporting that New Zealand's military has just released hundreds of classified files, dating from 1954 to 200...

Martians? Ho Hum.

Seth Shostak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Seth Shostak


Broadway Miracle Sighted on PBS -- South Pacific Permitted Full Use of Real Instruments

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

South Pacific, based on a collection of stories by James Michener, is a multifaceted piece. The plot is the thing in this play, although it is loaded with the requisite number of hit tunes.

Obama On Space Aliens: Kucinich Would Give Them Licenses, Giuliani Would Shoot Them Down

Newsweek | Howard Fineman and Richard Wolffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a sense of urgency at Sen. Barack Obama's headquarters in a steel-and-glass office tower in downtown Chicago. The Iowa caucuses, a must win, ...