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In a thought experiment that demonstrates how science can be as fantastical as religion or magic, a mad scientist named Fergus Simpson from the University of Barcelona is publishing a paper in the journal arXiv that uses a mathematical approach to determine the population and body size of alien races. According to Live Science, who […]

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The search for intelligent life has mostly focused on what we know life to be based on, such as looking for carbon, oxygen, water etc. But some theorists are taking up a new approach to break out of the box. One theory is that it’s possible an entire star system could be a macroscopic living […]

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ANIMAL’s feature Game Plan asks game developers to share a bit about their process and some working images from the creation of a recent game. This week, we spoke with Porpentine about With Those We Love Alive, a text-based browser game about love, power and an alien empress. With Those We Love Alive opens on […]

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NASA’s next rover to Mars, launching in 2020, will pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transform it into breathable oxygen. “When we have humans exploring Mars, they can make great use of the oxygen,” Michael Meyer of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program told the press. “We all love that stuff.” NASA will conduct several experiments on Mars […]

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NASA has approved an independent project that will allow a crowd-sourced message to be sent into space via the New Horizon’s space probe. When NASA’s New Horizons mission finishes studying Pluto next summer, the data will be streamed from Earth to the spacecraft to create a digital record. The New Horizons will then take with […]

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And now, for the greatest news story of the day. Smoking Gun reports: A domestic dispute over space aliens escalated Saturday morning when a lingerie-clad New Mexico woman allegedly pointed a silver handgun at her boyfriend, a weapon she retrieved from her vagina, where it had been placed while the accused was performing a sex act, police […]

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In 1961, Frank Drake had conceived an equation that could theoretically predict the likelihood of finding intelligent life on some of our more distant planets. While this equation can’t effectively solved for “x,” it helped shed light on exactly how many different factors are actually involved in the search for intelligent life. That was then. This is now. […]

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Doomsday is fast approaching and in that spirit, here’s today WTF news: Local officials in charge of Pic de Bugarach, a mountain in France said to be an Apocalyptic alien pick-up site, have closed the location for December 21, in an effort to avoid an onslaught of believers, or more likely, the journalists that will […]

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So, as you may have heard, National Go Topless Day happened Saturday. The idea–a very reasonable one, I might add–is that women should have the right to go shirtless wherever men do the same. Of course, here in New York, women are legally allowed to go out shirtless, but other states aren’t so progressive. I’m […]

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So, about that new arsenic-munching bacteria discovery that might have meant all kinds of new life forms and sounded so damn X Files? Seems like it was a bust now that all these scientists are bashing on NASA’s announcement. Apparently it’s full of holes and bad science. And as “cool” as it may have been, it […]

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