Sorry, Alien Hunters: No Signs of Life From KIC 8462852

A few weeks back, the humans of planet Earth worked themselves into a frenzy over the possibility that the Kepler space telescope had discovered an alien megastructure. Since then, the astronomers behind the hubbub have had their heads down, hunting for the technobabble that might lend credence to the wild theory. »11/06/15 2:15pm11/06/15 2:15pm

Most Earth-Like Worlds Haven't Been Born Yet

With NASA’s Kepler mission still turning up cosmic wonders, and a slew of exoplanet-hunting scopes on deck, the chance of finding a second Earth has never seemed higher. And yet, time may be against us when it comes to meeting our squishy galactic brethren: according to a new theoretical study, 92% of Earth-like… »10/21/15 8:30pm10/21/15 8:30pm

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?


A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an alien megastructure is blocking the light. But what would such a structure be exactly and how likely is it that the Kepler space telescope has actually spotted one? »10/20/15 10:30am10/20/15 10:30am

The Many, Many Times Astronomers Mistook Mundane Phenomena for Aliens

The science world is all in a tizzy this week about the supposed discovery of an alien megastructure. It’s an intriguing theory, no doubt, but one deserving hefty amounts of skepticism. As we’ve learned before, inexplicable observations are all too often confused for aliens. Here are some classic examples. »10/15/15 8:00pm10/15/15 8:00pm

Prometheus 2, Which Has Nothing to Do With Alien, Is Now an Alien Movie

Somehow, the news that Ridley Scott wants to make three Prometheus sequels is not the most ridiculous Prometheus news this week. Scott himself announced the sequel to the semi-Alien-prequel will now be named Alien: Paradise Lost—which is super-strange given that Scott literally said Prometheus 2 has nothing to do with… »9/24/15 3:45pm9/24/15 3:45pm

NECA's Power Loader Might Just Be The Coolest Aliens Toy Ever Made

It’s been a fantastic year for Alien fans when it comes to toys. NECA have been churning out awesome figures, most notably the first ever Jones the Cat Ripley figure to use Sigourney Weaver’s likeness, and a coll figure based on her Aliens look. Now Aliens Ripley is getting a rad toy to play with: The Power Loader! »9/14/15 9:00pm9/14/15 9:00pm

The Truth Is Here At Last: "Manta Ray" UFO Spotted Over Costa Rica

A photographer in Costa Rica observed a “Manta Ray”-shaped UFO, which had no visible means of propulsion. Which means it’s not a drone! In fact, it appears to be using some kind of anti-gravity drive. The above video contains massively zoomed-in closeups of the object, so you can judge for yourself. »9/09/15 2:20pm9/09/15 2:20pm

How The TV Show of Octavia Butler's Dawn Will Stay True to Her Incredible Vision

Making Octavia Butler’s novel Dawn into a television show sounds like kind of a foolhardy idea. It’s a post-apocalyptic storyline, in which the Earth is basically on the brink of destruction, and the last humans are offered salvation by aliens... who want to mate with us and change us. How do you put that on TV? »9/04/15 7:00pm9/04/15 7:00pm