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Asgardia Becomes the First ‘Nation’ to Have All of Its Territory In Space

A growing kingdom has to start somewhere—in this case,

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is More Human Than ‘Blade Runner’

What is love? Do memories define us? What does it mean to be human? These questions are core to…

Made in Space Talks ‘Teleporting’ and the Future of Space-Borne 3D Printing

NEW YORK — The California company Made In Space, known for providing the first 3D printer on the International…

Who’s Out There?—Weirdoes or Boring Carbon Critters?

(+Reviewing a Review of the book by Jim Al-Khalili Aliens: the…

NASA’s GPS-Like Deep Space Navigation Experiment Set to Launch on SpaceX Rocket

The space agency is preparing to test the use of pulsars as navigational beacons, which it hopes will enable a…

The Moon Is Hot and Mars Is Not (At Least in Recent Sci-Fi)

Andy Weir’s new novel ‘

Alien: Covenant review: a terrifying return to horror

When Ridley Scott returned to the

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around

Who’s Out There?—Stuck With Carbon

As a microbiologist (by training), I’ve been delighted with the recent interest Physics Today has taken…

‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ documentary in the works

It’s finally time to go deep on Deep Space Nine. In the

SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition finally puts pods in the tube

Only three out of 27 teams made it to the final round.   “I almost cried…

Star Trek: Discovery gets delayed again, this time until “question mark”

Show was supposed to debut in January, then in May, and now who knows? If you’ve been waiting patiently for…

Four Out-Of-This-World Predictions For The Space Industry In 2017

Big things are happening in space travel and tech, with new startups mushrooming every day. Here are four trends…

Ridley Scott brings ‘The Martian’ to VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

Matt Damon’s experience taming the wilds of Mars in the The Martian are now available to all, thanks…

Future Technology from Films

Whether it be a hoverboard from Back to the Future, some top of the range memory loss tools…

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our solar system and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most…

The Other First Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, NASA made history by landing the first human explorers on the surface of the Moon….

Modern Superheroes and Space: How comic book figures and cinema stars have sparked a new interest in space

With the Avengers age of Ultron, Ninja Turtles, Fantastic Four and…

Life in the Universe – Fact or Fiction?

Extraterrestrial life has been theorized to exist for centuries. From planets and moons within our own solar system, to…

Who’s Out There?—Talented Genes

Several things have been noted in this year’s science magazines—things about genes that we should…

NEW ‘ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY’ TRAILER SHOWCASES AN UNEASY ALLIANCE

Luke Skywalker is America’s favorite insurgent. The plucky orphan at the heart of 

SCIENTISTS IN THE DARK OVER YEARS-LONG DIMMING OF ‘ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE STAR’

THIS STAR IS BREAKING ALL THE RULES The star KIC 8463853 has a…

Past Science Fiction Theories That Have Become Reality


From the earliest ponderings of our most creative fictional writers, an idea to dream beyond our existing technologies was…

Thales Alenia Space Stratobus eyes contract in 2017, Ku/Ka-band frequency OK in 2019

TOULOUSE, France – Satellite builder

WATCH THE NEW, EXPLOSION-FILLED ‘STAR TREK BEYOND’ TRAILER

The new trailer for the upcoming movie Star Trek Beyond is here. This trailer doesn’t include…

Who’s Out There?—Anywhere?

In the Milky Way, Kepler data point…

This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

In the 1950s, NASA was just getting its footing. It became a new agency in 1958, launching its first…

Star Trek Beyond’s new trailer rips the Enterprise apart

When director Justin Lin jumped from the Fast & Furious franchise to Star Trek Beyond, it promised an even…

William Shatner: ‘Star Trek’ Tech Is ‘Not That Far-Fetched’

WASHINGTON — William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for…

NASA WANTS NEW DESIGNS FOR WAYS WE COULD LIVE IN DEEP SPACE

How will humans live on Mars? Well, NASA’s not really sure yet, but if you’ve got any ideas you…

Who’s Out There?—Creative Chemicals and Genes

In searching for extraterrestrial life, it might be useful to broaden our vision to include the amazing mechanisms that drive…

Stephen Hawking: We Probably Won’t Find Aliens Anytime Soon

Will humanity find intelligent alien life anytime soon? Probably not, according to theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking made the prediction…

Someone worked out how much Darth Vader’s suit would cost and it’s ridiculously expensive

LONDON — Darth Vader’s outfit might look simple enough — and you could probably find a not-too-bad imitation of…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets its first trailer

The first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, and by the look of things this is…

‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar voice actor Erik Bauersfeld dies at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor behind cult Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has passed away at the age of 93. Bauersfeld provided the…

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly’s ‘cryptic message about seeing aliens in space’

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly…

GDC 2016 And Virtual Reality: What To Expect

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PS VR are…

Pilot the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in This Detailed VR Recreation

An estimated 530 million people watched Apollo 11 land on the

NASA Showcases Augmented Reality Tech in Space By Making a Skype Call

Back in November, we reported that Microsoft was sending a couple of…

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could…

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn’t actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX “You…

Seeking the Aliens Who Are Looking Right At Us

What if an advanced alien civilization saw our planet across the interstellar expanse and switched on their powerful radio…

NASA Has Designed a Warp Ship Inspired by ‘Star Trek’s Enterprise

When does science-fiction become science fact? Throughout various mediums over the last few centuries,…

Astronaut Scott Kelly fought off aliens in space with Microsoft’s HoloLens

Think augmented and virtual reality…

NASA decision on InSight Mars lander’s future expected soon

WASHINGTON — NASA could make a decision within a week on the…

Former Fermilab Physicist Aims To Build A ‘Star Trek’-Style Antimatter Engine

Humankind may dream of one day traveling to other star systems like

What Happens At The International UFO Conference?

The 25th annual International UFO Congress, held last week in

Who’s Out There?—Water and Genes, The Odds Go Up (1)

The news keeps pouring in—surprising bits of information about exoplanets and micro-biochemistry that make the existence of life beyond…

A Nigerian Astronaut Is Not Really Trapped In Space

Email scams from fake wealthy Nigerian princes promising a generous return if you pay…

Astroneer, The ‘Galactic Minecraft’, Delays Release To ‘Early Fall’

Hotly-anticipated game pushes its early access release date back Ever since it was first previewed last fall, we have been…

NASA rover ‘snaps ancient burial site on Mars’ sending alien hunters into a flap

ALIEN hunters are hoping that what they claim looks like a sarcophagus on the…

Star Wars, beware! Battlestar Galactica is back

Universal plans latest attempt at a big-screen revival for the sci-fi saga in response to Disney’s box-office success with…

new ‘star trek’ tv series will be run by ‘hannibal’ creator bryan fuller

Vulture reports that the forthcoming, all-new Star Trek

Congressional committee says NASA’s Mars mission is in critical need of a plan

At a special hearing today, members of the House

Star Wars director says Episode IX will be shot on film

Colin Trevorrow, the director of Star Wars:…

Goodbye, Little Green Men

They’re big-eyed and slight of build. They’re the grim, greenish beings that every moviegoer recognizes as aliens — the…

Computer beats human in ancient Chinese game

NEW YORK  — A computer…

The reason we haven’t met aliens may be that they don’t live long enough

Where are all the aliens? Where are the bugs, the invasion fleets, the Tripods, the Vulcans? Humans have imagined…

Study confirms that something’s weird about the ‘alien megastructure’ star

Astronomers really want to know what’s happening around a star that’s 1,480 light-years away. In…

‘Tipped over’: Why SpaceX rocket exploded on ocean barge touchdown

LOS ANGELES – After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit,…

Who’s Out There—Life’s Struggle On Earth

When we take life for granted, we put ourselves in danger of missing out on its most amazingly complex…

Researchers propose method for teleporting creatures’ memories

Teleportation is one of those future technologies I wish for almost every day–and…

Budd-e

After watching the Faraday Future roll out at CES 2016 I was a…

What happens if we find out an asteroid is heading for earth?

If ever there’s a giant space rock headed for our planet, hopefully bureaucracy…

The Wow! Signal: Aliens or just comets?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – First comets take away our alien megastructures, and…

Astronaut Tim Peake pays tribute to Bowie from space

LONDON  — Here he is, sitting in a tin can, far above the…

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the…

The Expanse is the best new science fiction series in years

There was a time—a long time—when every new science fiction TV series raised…

Time Travel

How funny would it be to watch Cleopatra sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy?  Or how remarkable…

Another Interesting Leak: A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ Is On The Moon

We live in a strange world, and as Neil Armstrong once said, there are “great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available…

Behold: “The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart”

There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic…

Europe to build Moon town by 2030 in bid to discover alien life

A MANNED base on the moon should become reality by 2030, according to the

Aliens, bunny-killing rovers, and a Moon base: What all is NASA “hiding”?

Spend any time around NASA public affairs specialists, as I do, and you’ll…

Congress wants nasa to create a deep space habitat by 2018

NASA may dream of sending humans to

‘Best piece of UFO evidence in years’ filmed by NASA as Tim Peake docked with ISS

THIS footage of the International Space Station apparently surrounded by Unidentifed Flying Objects (

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ almost had a much more familiar title

Did you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens at one point bore the title Star Wars:

Dark Matter

Dark matter is one of those enigmatic entities in the universe—for which…

Nasa sent the International Space Station Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Alien to watch over Christmas

220 miles away, orbiting the earth, floats the International Space Station (ISS),…

NASA wants to grow potatoes on Mars

In Ridley Scott‘s science fiction drama The Martian, Matt Damon’s character plays a…

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program…

Dark Energy

The universe, one of the most elusive entities known to the

NASA Captures Bewildering Footage Of UFO Entering & Leaving Earth’s Atmosphere

Those of you who read our articles on UFOs and extraterrestrials will know…

Star Wars-style lightsaber spotted in space by Nasa

Nasa has spotted a huge lightsaber cutting through space, in an area of space clouds where new stars are…

NASA’s Tech Was Repurposed in Some Strange Ways This Year

NASA has a long history of seeing its technology turned around after…

Artificial Morality?

If watching sci-fi has taught us anything, it is beware of intelligent robots. From Terminator to

Star Citizen game hits $100m funding milestone

Crowdfunded video game Star Citizen has…

Independence Day 2 Resurgence

We always knew they were coming back. After “Independence…

NASA reveals why it WON’T speak about UFOs and conspiracies

The US Space Agency is regularly accused by so-called UFO investigators…

Star Trek: Beyond gets fast and furious in first trailer

Star Wars week is finally here, and what better way to celebrate The…

This NASA engineer has all kinds of insight into the real science of ‘Star Wars’

If you want to build the massive Death Star seen in the movie “

NASA hacker says agency removes aliens from photos, faked moon landing

Gary McKinnon is back in the news. McKinnon, a British computer whiz who was…

New Star Wars footage shows multi-species x-wing squadron

We are eleven days away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.The seventh film in the long-running…

Ridley Scott reveals new ‘complex’ Alien prequel triology was inspired by Star Wars

Ridley Scott has revealed more details about his three upcoming

Largest Water Reservoir in the Universe

Located over 12 billion light years away exists the most massive water reservoir in existence—which contains almost 140 trillion…

NASA Humanoid Will Get to Mars Before Us

NASA has donated two humanoid robots to two universities for use in research. The principal investigators in…

NASA invests further in ‘humanoid robots’ with MIT

NASA is known for their futuristic technology and they haven’t failed scifi fans with this one. The

Astronaut tweets shot of ‘UFO’ taken from International Space Station

Alien believers claim US astronaut Scott Kelly, who is the first…

Who’s Out There—NASA’s Astrobiology and More

On September 29, NASA described its astrobiology program to a Congressional House Committee,…

10 stunning space missions you’ve never heard of

2015 has been a great year for space exploration. Astronomers landed the Philae probe on a comet, the 

The biggest ‘Star Wars’ spoiler yet: That’s no moon in ‘Force Awakens’

Lest there be any doubt that J.J. Abrams is doing his best…

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