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Do You Believe in Aliens?

Cupcakes in the shape of orange extra-terrestrials. These may not be a fully accurate representation of aliens. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I saw a question someone posted on Facebook yesterday: Do you believe in aliens? I guess someone else wasn't too interested in observing Christmas either. Show More Summary

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be a story about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets really powerful. Read more...

When All Our Dreams Come True

The warmth and closeness that come our way during the holidays can cast a long shadow: loss, loneliness, and alienation. That makes Christmas a difficult time for ex- and recovering addicts. Because drugs and other addictions promise to fill the hole. read more

Random Time! - Nintendo Japan releases paper puppet promo for Wii U

I don't know why Nintendo released this, but it's certainly interesting. Watch a paper puppet purchase a Wii U, only to be abducted by aliens. Of course, the aliens take great interest in the Wii U!

Ancient Aliens: Seasons 1-6

yesterdayFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "Six seasons. 82 episodes. A whopping 23 discs. And more conjecture and wild speculation than you can stick your glowing, elongated finger at. "

European fire ant impacts forest ecosystems by helping alien plants spread

An invasive ant species that has become increasingly abundant in eastern North America not only takes over yards and delivers a nasty sting, it's helping the spread of an invasive plant species. The ants are very effective dispersers of invasive plant seeds and new research suggests that together they could wreak havoc on native ecosystems.

Robin Hanson On Very Advanced Aliens

yesterdayOdd : FuturePundit

Robin makes 5 points on what advanced aliens should be like. This is most worrisome: An old advanced alien race can be expected to make very careful calculations about whether to be friendly or hostile toward humans....very advanced aliens should not be either generically friendly or generically hostile to outsiders. Show More Summary

Extant Ditches Most Of Its Supporting Cast For Season 2

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The CBS "astronaut with a robot son gives birth to an alien" show Extant is getting a major shakeup for its second season, following in the footsteps of HBO's The Leftovers. Two characters are gone, and two major characters are only appearing at the start of the season, and then vanishing. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

How The New Godzilla Found His Impressive Roar

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Take a deep dive into the sound design behind this year's Godzilla movie. The lengths this team went to was pretty spectacular. Including capturing that awful "hand-on-balloon" sound for the alien pulsing sounds, and recording with microphones that capture sounds above human hearing to make the creature's vocals. So Loud! Read more...

EXCL. PREVIEW: Only One Can Survive in "Alien Vs. Predator: Fire & Stone" #4

A battle royale erupts in Christopher Sebela and Ariel Olvietti's "Alien Vs. Predator: Fire and Stone" #4, on sale Jan. 14 from Dark Horse.

PSN Store Update: Alien Isolation, Diablo 3, more

In a last-ditch effort to get in your wallet before the end of the year, the PlayStation Store has a number of good deals on games this week. Among the many deals for PS4 players at the moment, Alien: Isolation is $35.99 ($29.99 for PS Plus members),...

'Doctor Who's' Steven Moffat: 'Last Christmas' is like 'Alien' meets 'Miracle on 34th Street'

With Nick Frost as Santa Claus, Whovians may be expecting a rather lighthearted Christmas adventure for "Doctor Who's" 2014 special. That will not be the case.According to showrunner Steven Moffat, who spoke to Zap2it about "Last Christmas,"...Show More Summary

New building in the Arab desert looks like a an alien spaceship fleet

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is Zaha Hadid's latest building, the headquarters for UAE's environmental management company Bee'ah, in the emirate of Sharjah. The company says that Hadid's "design team found inspiration in sand formations created by the wind's movement and direction." Read more...

Obama Dumps Criminal Illegal Aliens on US Streets, Gives Them Work Permits

Just in time for Christmas, the Obama administration is dumping thousands of criminal illegal aliens from detention centers on the streets of America, including those who were facing deportation—and giving them work permits so they can compete with American citizens … Continue reading ?

Barak Obama's Presidential Library Could Look Like An Alien Spaceship

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A number of architects had designs among the finalists for the Obama presidential library, but our favorite is this one by Oslo/New York firm Snøhetta. It's variously described as looking like a coral reef or a teardrop, but to us it looks like a pretty cool alien spacecraft. Read more...

Invasive species get by with a little help from their alien friends

Scientists call it "invasional meltdown," and it's the theory that once an alien species takes root in a new land, it opens the door to intrusions from other invading organisms.

Gentle Giant's Newest Kenner Alien Tribute Is Gold, Jerry, Gold!

No, not real gold. The moment I saw that this latest version of the 22" figure was retailing for a mere $500, I knew that. It's just vac-metallizing. But that's like saying Skeet Ulrich just loo...

A Brief Military History of Israel and a Prediction for the Future

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

The armies of Israel once fought brilliantly and to the benefit of the state, but more recent conflicts targeting civilians only serve to isolate the country and alienate its most important allies.

One Of The Most Magical Photos I Have Seen This Year

Today’s National Geographic Your Shot editor’s pick is this stunning image of what seems to be a man/alien hovering over the ground in a forest. In reality, it is a surreal photo of a diver in a cenote, in the Yucatán, Mexico. The lighting is so perfect and the water so clear that you can’t really tell what’s going on. More »      

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