Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story in...
Many people -- from scientists to sci-fi writers -- have ruminated on the possibility that Earth was long ago discovered by another society. After all, the planet's been sitting around for more than four billion years. If anyone has ever visited our world, it's possible they left a calling card.
What would it take to hide an entire planet? It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of "Star Trek" than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
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.
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?
A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my...
Do I believe in UFOs? That's not the point. I was drowning in Trump mania and decided to escape to the more benign craziness of believers in aliens from outer space.
A group of techies have turned to crowdsourcing in order to fund their idea of a UFO-hunting mini-satellite. After an unsuccessful run on the crowdsou...
It is another issue completely when someone draws a religion out of the whole UFO universe. But this was indeed done, beginning in the latter half of the 1900s.
It's as if someone in a galaxy far, far away rang a loud bell. Could it be a signal from aliens trying to get in touch? Or is it something hitherto unknown, but still completely natural?
In the early morning hours of February 25th, 1942, wartime Los Angeles flew into a panic as an ominous, saucer-like object flew over the city, touching off a massive anti-aircraft barrage. Despite the intense barrage, however, no aircraft wreckage was ever recovered.
Women have been the stars of many of our biggest sci-fi films recently. This has been a very welcome development - but we need more women behind the camera as creators of sci-fi, as well.
John Greenewald has been using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get formerly classified documents from the government, and to post them online for decades. He began his efforts while in high school in the 1990s and continues his efforts to this day.
The gravitational disturbance that produced this history-making detection was apparently the result of two colliding black holes. That's not something you see every day. Yes, gravity waves are ubiquitous, but even the extremely sensitive instrumentation of LIGO is thoroughly unable to pick up these very local disturbances. It took a rare cosmic catastrophe to produce a space-time ripple large enough to be sensed.
Like everyone else who has heard the news about it, I find the rapid spread of the Zika virus extremely alarming. The newly recognized capacity of thi...
Life in the Boomer Lane, in an attempt to not write about the Republicans vying for the Presidential nomination, was in danger of coming up blank for ...
What do we do? Do we hide our heads in the sand and hope nasty, advanced ETs never notice us? There actually is precedent in human diplomatic history for this approach -- it's called isolationism
During the holidays we often end up cooking and serving for 20, even if we are just 8 people having a Christmas lunch. It's the same procedure as every year: we cook and serve too much, we overfeed ourselves - and we overfeed our garbage cans.
Now, for the first time, a new group of scientists and other professionals is determined to change this outdated and unbalanced scenario, once and for all. Yes, we do need more scientific data on UFOs -- but who is going to provide it?
The extraterrestrials are just plain done with us. The Cold War has ended, and so has their fascination with our nuclear missile silos. So maybe they've just declared "mission accomplished," and gone away. That would be analogous to Charles Darwin's visit to the Galapagos Islands -- after he probed, bottled and cataloged some of the natives, he weighed anchor and withdrew. But here's another possibility.