Only 'Stupid Aliens' Would Build Flying Saucers That Spin

A mainstay of classic science fiction is the flying saucer, the universal icon for extraterrestrial alien space vehicles. The problem is, no species capable of constructing ships to traverse the stars would ever go with a saucer design that involved spinning, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains here.

Monday Night Web Movie: HYBRIDS

Blue-blooded aliens are invading and a mother is drawn into the battle for the planet. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.

Why Have We Stopped Seeing UFOs In The Skies?

One late evening in 1981, lying sleepless in my student bedsit at the top of a house in Manchester, I became aware of a pattern of bright flashing lights on the wall. All I could see through the curtainless window on the opposite side of the room was a strip of rather cloudy night sky. The vivid flashing was coming from within, or perhaps behind, a bank of cloud. As I continued to watch, an object materialised from within the cloud, advancing until it stood in plain view in the night sky.

Scientists Claim Meteorite Fragments Contain Alien Biological Fossils

A paper came out of Cardiff University today claiming to have found algae fossils in samples of a meteorite that landed in Sri Lanka last December. At first glance, the claims are stunning: proof that life exists throughout the universe. But, sadly, the claims are also deeply flawed.

Did Russell Crowe Spot A UFO?

Actor, sports-fan and Oscar-winner, Russell Crowe has a long list of cinematic credits, and now you can add a guest spot on the real-life X-Files as one of them as the actor claims he has video evidence of a UFO flying over Sydney.

Vint Cerf Dreams Of An Internet That Connects Humans To Aliens

If it weren’t for the fact that Vint Cerf was the grandaddy of the internet, people might be pointing and laughing at him. In a TED discussion panel last night, about how technology is being used to communicate with animals, Cerf spoke freely about an internet that connects humans with animals and aliens.

This Is How Aliens Will Read Our First Space Greeting Card

In a very distant future an alien spaceship will come across one of the Voyager spacecrafts. And when they do, they will find two things: a golden disc — a space-proof metal version of a normal vinyl record containing sounds, music and images from Earth — and a a record player.

Alien Versus Predator: Who Has The Most Disgusting Organs?

At first glance, you’d say it’s a close race, but for me, the HR Giger-inspired xenomorph comes out ahead, if only because it’s less human than the Predator and as such, features many more entirely foreign giblets. They’re still both pretty gross (so sorry if you were eating a late lunch).

Australia Joins The Hunt For Alien Life With The SKA

After years of work and millions of dollars spent, the CSIRO today finally opened the first stage of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA): the ASKAP radio telescope — an absurdly powerful piece of technical machinery that is going to hurtle our understanding of the universe forward. Mapping the stars and unlocking the universe isn’t the only thing the SKA will be used for though: the CSIRO is actually looking for extraterrestrial life at the same time.

Watch: Augmented Reality T-Shirt Will Have Your Chest Bursting In Excitement... Literally

Augmented Reality T-shirts have come along way since the days of QR codes. Why settle for prosthetics or, say, actual chest-bursting death, when a simple app, a shirt and a special image can give you all the old school goriness without a trip to the costume department / local emergency room?