SETI Institute to shut down alien-seeking radio dishes.
Lacking the money to pay its operating expenses, Mountain View's SETI Institute has pulled the plug on the renowned Allen Telescope Array, a field of radio dishes that scan the skies for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. The timing couldn't be worse, say SETI scientists. After millenniums of musings, this spring astronomers announced that 1,235 new possible planets had been observed by Kepler, a telescope on a space satellite.
posted by Leisure_Muffin
on Apr 26, 2011 -
Dr. Hoover has discovered evidence
of microfossils similar to Cyanobacteria in freshly fractured slices of the interior surfaces of the Alais, Ivuna, and Orgueil CI1 carbonaceous meteorites. The scientist's conclusion is that the fossilized bacteria are not Earthly contaminants but are the fossilized remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors, e.g. comets, moons, and other astral bodies. The implications are that life is everywhere, and that life on Earth may have come from other planets.
posted by Surfin' Bird
on Mar 5, 2011 -
, what was the primary danger Ellen Ripley faced? Was it A. the machinations of the officials of the Weyland-Yutani corporation, B. the attacks and acid blood of the aliens themselves, or C. the bizarre, space-warping doors of the space colony dumping her into pits of death? According to a recently-surfaced prototype of a Famicom (Japanese NES) port of Aliens
, produced by Squaresoft, the answer is C!
Sardius of gaming blog Dream And Friends
tells us all about it: Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3 [more inside]
posted by JHarris
on Jan 20, 2011 -
(NSFW - cartoon nudity) is a webcomic by Jesse Moynihan
(NSFW) that tells the history of the evolution of man via the machinations of various alien entities whose familiar names (and unfamiliar stories) have been recorded in various religions throughout time. [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Today is the day that extraterrestrials make contact with Earth!
According to a retired NORAD officer who has studied alien phenomenon since WW2, a fleet of UFOs will perform a massive display for hours over the world's principal cities today, the first step in mankind's acceptance of alien existence. Drawing upon his military experience and a wealth of historical data from NORAD intelligence, Stanley Fulham has concluded in his recently published book, Challenges of Change
, that October 13, 2010 is the date of first contact. Although they won't land or communicate today (so as not to cause a worldwide panic), the aliens come with the benevolent intention of saving humans from ecological disaster. Hoopy froods should know where their towels are.
posted by johnnyace
on Oct 13, 2010 -
Friday Flash Fun: Color Theory
is a puzzle platformer about... um... color theory. And gravity switching. And aliens. Via the eternal font of pleasant time-wasters, jayisgames.
posted by macmac
on Aug 6, 2010 -
Susan Bell, mild-mannered secretary, thinks that pirates, space aliens, and lesbians are only found in pulp adventure novels. Until she is Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space!
And finds out that she's one of them!
You don't have to be a lesbian, a pirate or a space alien to read this web comic, but it helps.
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Jul 23, 2010 -
Larry King questions Stephen Hawking's recent argument
- that we should not try to talk to aliens - and other matters extraterrestrial with the physicist Michio Kaku, Seth Shostak of SETI, the science fiction writer and astronomer David Brin and the actor Dan Aykroyd (1
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on May 13, 2010 -
Neil Blomkamp’s TED Talk
starts with the question of does he feel his aliens in his film District 9
are a realistic depiction of what extraterrestrial life might actually be like... (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Feb 3, 2010 -
"Hi. My name is Gene and this is my journal.
" Young Gene Roddenberry meets two Garfield-eyed aliens who proceed to take him everywhere in their exploration of this strange planet Earth. In the process, we see where Gene came up with the idea of a unified borderless
world that would allow dashing starship captains
to seek out new life and new civilizations
, boldly going where no one has gone before
. We see where Gene first met tribbles
, Orion slave girls
, and the Guardian of Forever
, and how Gene came up with phasers
, the Prime Directive
, food replicators
(from which he orders gagh
androids, and the Enterprise
design. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 2, 2009 -
In august of 1979, Philip Schneider was working as a government Geologist building secret military bases when he became involved in an underground battle
with alien Greys which left 67 secret service and military personnel dead. [more inside]
posted by jadayne
on Aug 12, 2009 -
Friday Flash Fun: Evacuation
is a puzzle game about explosive decompression. Save the crew! Eject the aliens into space by opening the spaceship's doors! The catch: doors of the same color all open together. [more inside]
posted by Rinku
on Jan 9, 2009 -
Aliens vs Predator: Whoever wins, you lose
- MeFi's own jscalzi
talks about the worst Sci-Fi film of the year. Meanwhile Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott suggest making another alien movie - with Ripley
but without any aliens
. It's may not be all bad news for xenomorphs though - 2009 will see the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines is still just around the corner, hopefully
posted by Artw
on Dec 11, 2008 -