Thirsty Aliens Discover Tasty "Lymon" In This Vintage Soda Commercial

This retro commercial — featuring two aliens from planet “I Match My Eyeshadow To My Space Unitard” — is so 1980s it hurts ... so good. Who are these big-haired extraterrestrials, flitting about the galaxy to visit diners and sip soda pop? Only Sprite’s marketing team circa 1985 knows. » 4/26/15 11:00am 4/26/15 11:00am

Area 51 Trailer Is A PSA For Not Breaking Into Top-Secret Military Bases

Oren Peli had a mega-hit with Paranormal Activity in 2007. His follow-up, Area 51, finished shooting in 2010, was overhauled in 2011, and is finally seeing the light of day next month. So was the wait worth it? The trailer is here to help us decide ... if we can stand one more found-footage horror flick. » 4/23/15 2:10pm 4/23/15 2:10pm

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