Sorry conspiracy theorists, but the snow in Atlanta was real.

A conspiracy theory is floating around that someone other than Mother Nature is responsible for Atlanta's latest snowfall, spurred on by clips of people burning snowballs black. This video, using a lighter and some snow, explains why they're wrong — and explores the phenomenon of "snow that doesn't melt." » 2/03/14 7:00pm 2/03/14 7:00pm

New series Zero Hour is stupid, insane, and massively entertaining

Let me say this for Zer0 H0ur (or, as I will call it from this point on, Zero Hour, lest we all go mad from too many zeroes): It is fast-paced. Things happens quickly — the hour-long pilot zips from 1938 Germany to modern New York to the Arctic but also Bavaria — so viewers barely have a minute to think of how… » 2/15/13 9:30am 2/15/13 9:30am

Is this a picture of UFOs shooting laser beams at an airplane?

The UFO world has been buzzing about this picture, which the photographer says is an image of a UFO that flew close to a flight from England to Cyprus last month. Though the UFO report filed with MUFON promises video, I have yet to see any. We're left wondering what the heck we're seeing here — reflections in the… » 3/13/12 2:09pm 3/13/12 2:09pm

The most secret agencies dedicated to making sure you're only seeing a pale shadow of reality

The philosopher Plato once posed the Allegory of the Cave in his work, The Republic. He thought that, if prisoners spent all of their lives chained in a cave and facing a wall, their only experience would be watching the shadows on that wall. They never understand that there are things beyond that wall. The… » 3/10/11 9:00am 3/10/11 9:00am

Declassified Government Documents Reveal the Truth About UFOs

As any viewer of Fringe » 10/14/08 8:40am 10/14/08 8:40am or will tell you, the governments of the world know more about UFOs and alien life than they’re letting on. The party line may be that UFO sightings are mere misunderstandings and close encounters a fantasy, but not every government official agrees. We’ve rifled through tons of declassified…

What's the Real Explanation for the Roswell Incident?

It's been over 50 years since something many called a UFO landed near a military base in Roswell, New Mexico, and the mysterious incident continues to capture our imagination. Although some people still aren't sure exactly what landed in Roswell, science fiction knows the extraterrestrial truth. In scifi, the crash… » 9/18/08 12:00pm 9/18/08 12:00pm

A Beam of Gamma Radiation Aimed Precisely at Earth

A few months ago, astronomers began studying the brightest explosion ever observed: A massive gamma radiation burst that shot out of a star as it was collapsing into a black hole. The explosion was so bright that people could see it with their naked eyes. Now all the astrophysicists who watched the explosion have… » 9/10/08 10:16am 9/10/08 10:16am

Northern Hemisphere Gets Ready for End of UFO Season

The holidays are nearly over, and it's time to start going back to school or return to work after a summer vacation. What you probably didn't know is that it's also the end of UFO season for the Northern Hemisphere. So if you're looking for ET, it's time to hightail it down to New Zealand. Here's why, according to… » 8/26/08 10:30am 8/26/08 10:30am

Why Richard Nixon Should Be Your Dystopian President

The latest Futurama movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs, found Richard Nixon's head still president of an increasingly crappy Earth, and Nixon will again take the highest office in next year's Watchmen. In fact, if there's a vaguely dystopian alternate history or future, chances are there's a Nixon to run it. But as… » 7/06/08 9:00am 7/06/08 9:00am