Riding a motorcycle in this ice cave looks like exploring an alien world

Equal parts cool and eerie with a dash of unique and a sprinkle of out of this world, motorcycle rider Dougie Lampkin toured a hotel made entirely out of ice in Northern Finland on his bike. It's unlike the dirt hills and race tracks you're used to seeing motorcycles on and looks a lot more like an alien world. » 12/12/14 11:38pm 12/12/14 11:38pm

The alien beauty of the Portuguese man-of-war

The Portuguese man-of-war, also known as the weirdest looking creature with the coolest name, was captured in an up close video that shows how stunning this colorful alien-looking, not jellyfish, blown-up balloon can be. I can't believe these things live on the same planet that we do. » 8/22/14 7:09pm 8/22/14 7:09pm

US Navy sailors inside an amphibious assault ship—or a lost Aliens scene

The US Navy sailors in this photo are directing a landing hovercraft "into the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, July 29, 2014." The scene is so cinematic that it could have been filmed onboard the USS Sulaco. It only needs some Power Loaders. » 8/04/14 7:50pm 8/04/14 7:50pm

The very first E.T. designs would have scarred every kid's brain forever

I never liked E.T. I must be the only kid in the planet who hated that freaky thing when it came out. But these initial designs by the amazing Rick Baker—the true ancestors of the iconic marooned alien—would have scarred my brain forever. He recently published them in his Twitter account. » 5/28/14 9:23pm 5/28/14 9:23pm

Zigzagging light of unknown origin spotted in Hawaii (Updated)

There's nothing more befuddling than looking up at the sky and seeing a strange light appear out of nowhere. Your adult brain tells you it can't be what you want it to be but when you check with adult-brained officials, they're clueless too. That's what just happened in Hawaii. A mysterious zigzagging light popped up… » 5/21/14 5:09am 5/21/14 5:09am

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens (Update 4)

"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and purposes, they might have been made by aliens." When a new NASA book on alien communications has a paragraph like that, you better pay attention. » 5/21/14 12:10am 5/21/14 12:10am

NASA astronomer finds first Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

The search for a new Earth outside the solar system seems to be nearing its end. NASA's Ames Research Center astronomer Thomas Barclay has found a planet nearly the size of Earth in the habitable zone of a star in the Milky Way. » 3/24/14 12:44am 3/24/14 12:44am

Kick ass dad made a giant Aliens power loader costume for his baby

Having a kid is a lot of responsibility but if you're a man-sized child, it can also be a lot of fun. Take Carsten Riewe, for example, he made a Caterpillar P5000 Powerloader costume from the movie Aliens for his 13-month-old daughter. What's the point of having kids if you can't do crazy things like that! » 3/10/14 8:00pm 3/10/14 8:00pm

Submarine cave video is both stunningly beautiful and terrifying

It's human nature to look up at the stars and wonder what's out there. Becoming an astronaut and going outer space is every kid's dream. But sometimes it's more eye opening to explore what's here. Like in the ocean. Like deep underwater. Like inside alien-looking caves. It's utterly terrifying. » 2/19/14 11:34pm 2/19/14 11:34pm

Scottish scientists awarded grant to build alien-detecting laser device

A group of Scottish scientists were recently awarded a £250,000 grant to build an infrared laser device to seek out new life (i.e. small, earth-like planets that orbit stars) and new civilizations (planets capable of containing life), and boldly explore where no man has gone before (basically distant planetary systems » 1/19/14 5:41pm 1/19/14 5:41pm

What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're… » 1/09/14 5:33pm 1/09/14 5:33pm

This clear purple sea creature is proof the ocean is where aliens hide

Say hi to the Portuguese man o' war. It's purple, it's clear, it looks like a balloon, it's painfully venomous, but it's not a jellyfish and you wouldn't have to convince me too hard that it's from an alien world. This Portuguese man o' war, which other than being a fantastic name, washed up on a beach to freak people… » 12/31/13 6:10pm 12/31/13 6:10pm

NASA explains how it knows so much about alien planets

How do you understand something you can barely see, never visited and is light years away from us? By being really, really smart at connecting dots. In this video, NASA explains its process in figuring out what alien planets are like with the limited information it has. » 12/04/13 10:23pm 12/04/13 10:23pm

Five crazy buildings that were actually made by Russians, not aliens

English Russia has a splendid selection of the Top 25 Fantastic Soviet Buildings. I think the word they were looking for wasn't fantastic but crazymadmegalomaniacal. They look straight from the imagination of a sci-fi writer with double utopian-dystopian personality. It was hard to pick, but here are my five favorites: » 11/20/13 5:39pm 11/20/13 5:39pm

Here’s what we really know and don’t know about alien civilizations

George Dvorsky explores some of the most plausible scenarios for alien civilizations based on what we know about life and the Universe—which is not a lot, but enough to make some educated guesses. » 11/04/13 2:35pm 11/04/13 2:35pm

New Equation Shows We Will Find Alien Life for Sure

Sara Seager—professor of planetary science at MIT—has developed a new formula that demonstrates that we will find proof of alien life very soon, probably within our lifespan. Unlike the classic Drake's equation—which assess the probability of intelligent life—hers uses real data instead of speculation. » 6/21/13 3:53pm 6/21/13 3:53pm

Is the Atacama Alien Skeleton an Aborted Fetus Mummy?

When a Stanford University professor said the bizarre Atacama skeleton likely belonged to a human child between the ages of six and eight, it seemed crazy. How could this tiny, long-headed creature with less ribs than standard kids been inside a child of grade-school age? Today there's a more plausible explanation:… » 5/09/13 11:54am 5/09/13 11:54am