NASA Chief Scientist Predicts We'll Find Signs Of Alien Life By 2025

Here's the full quote, as delivered by NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan at Tuesday's panel discussion on the Agency's search for habitable worlds and alien life: "I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30… » 4/07/15 3:25pm 4/07/15 3:25pm

The Channel That Brought Us Misfits Is Developing Two New Scifi Shows

Misfits may be over, but E4, the channel that brought these superpowered juvenile delinquents to the small screen, isn't done with offbeat science fiction TV. The channel has commissioned two new series, including one that sounds a bit like Sliders with more drugs and an alien comedy from the producers of Misfits. » 4/07/15 12:32pm 4/07/15 12:32pm

An Alien Radio Beacon? Probably Not This Time.

For nearly a decade, astronomers have puzzled over powerful bursts of radio energy that seem to be hailing from billions of light years away. Recently, we received reports of a new wrinkle to this mystery: The bursts appear to follow a mathematical pattern, one that doesn’t line up with anything we know about cosmic… » 4/04/15 5:41pm 4/04/15 5:41pm

These Color Swatches Could Help Us Find Alien Life

For the first time ever, scientists have created a detailed catalogue of color swatches that correspond to nearly 140 known microorganisms, including those that can live in the most extreme environments. Armed with this knowledge, astrobiologists can now scan the atmospheres of distant exoplanets in hopes of finding a… » 3/17/15 9:25am 3/17/15 9:25am

It's Time to Go Alien Hunting on Titan

Move over Europa, there's another moon out to claim the title of first place we'll discover extraterrestrial life. New research from Cornell University finds that alien microbes could, just maybe, eek it out on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. But these critters wouldn't be like anything we've ever seen before—not even… » 3/01/15 5:00pm 3/01/15 5:00pm

Introducing Jews Vs. Zombies And Jews Vs. Aliens, Two Very Strange Books

The chosen people are going where they've never gone before. Two new anthologies, Jews Vs. Zombiesand Jews Vs. Aliens, feature an all-star group of writers, explaining just what happens when Judaism confronts the unimaginable. To celebrate, we've got an exclusive excerpt: A brand new story by Naomi Alderman! » 2/24/15 10:20am 2/24/15 10:20am

NECA's Aliens Power Loader Is The Perfect Accompaniment To Ripley

It's not been long since NECA gave us the first, wonderful Alien figure using Sigourney Weaver's likeness as Ellen Ripley, but she'll soon be getting the coolest accessory to kick ass in: A properly-scaled Power Loader that, although much tinier than the massive replica we saw recently, is still a great bit of kit. » 2/18/15 11:20am 2/18/15 11:20am