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

A Brief History of People Thinking Google's Loon Balloons Are UFOs

Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens—a lot. And fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder their… » 11/21/14 9:40am 11/21/14 9:40am

Under the Skin Is Really Weird Sci-Fi Worth Watching

I like to think myself a connoisseur of science fiction film, or at the very least, a fan. I've seen the birth of the genre with George Méliès and Fritz Lang, enjoyed the black-and-white space tales that so often become MST3k fodder, and reveled in the several Philip K. Dick retellings. But I've never seen anything… » 11/16/14 9:00pm 11/16/14 9:00pm

Is It Time to Accept That We're Alone in the Universe?

We have yet to discover any signs of aliens, a troubling observation that has led to much speculation. One possible solution to the Great Silence is that nobody's out there. It's a conclusion that sounds impossible to believe, but there may be something to it. Here's why we may be alone in the universe. » 11/05/14 5:17pm 11/05/14 5:17pm

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 9:40pm 8/04/14 9:40pm

No One Knows What's Causing These Mysterious Radio Bursts From Space

Back in 2007, astronomers detected an incredibly brief, incredibly strong radio wave burst in Australia. And now, on the opposite side of the world, astronomers have detected a second blast of similar proportions. Meaning that A) the first one wasn't a fluke, and B) we have absolutely no idea what's causing them. » 7/28/14 4:08pm 7/28/14 4:08pm

How Would Alien Astronomers Find Earth?

This weekend, astronomers announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet anyone has identified yet. The search of habitable planets is intensifying—and with it, questions about whether we're looking for the exoplanets the right way. For starters, figuring out how Earth would look to aliens is actually pretty… » 6/30/14 1:00pm 6/30/14 1:00pm

NASA Will Send Your Messages To Aliens Into Outer Space

Last year, when Voyager I left our solar system for the lonely pastures of interstellar space, it carried a message for extraterrestrial life: A golden record containing images and words selected by Carl Sagan and others. But that was almost 40 years ago. Now, NASA is making a whole new message from the Earthlings of… » 6/25/14 3:45pm 6/25/14 3:45pm

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 10:40pm 5/28/14 10:40pm

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 5:10am 5/21/14 5:10am

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 12:21am 5/21/14 12:21am

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 8:32pm 3/10/14 8:32pm