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August 31, 2017

$100 Million E.T. Hunt Spots 15 Mysterious Light Flashes

A $100 million search for intelligent aliens has spied 15 bizarre, repeating flashes of light coming from a distant galaxy. The galaxy — a dwarf known as […]
June 14, 2017

Our sun might have been born with an evil twin called “Nemesis”

Sunlike stars often come in twos and threes, and astronomers and astrophysicists have long wondered why. Are these pairs and trios born as multiple stars orbiting the same point, […]
February 17, 2017

Organic Material Discovery Suggests Life Could Exist on Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission has detected tar-like organic compounds on the dwarf planet’s surface, bolstering prospects for life on the largest body in the asteroid belt. Scientists […]
January 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—The Smallest Critter Yet

473 is a huge number when it refers to active players in a cascade of nested complex systems. To untangle who does what, when everyone is looking […]
October 25, 2015


Jessica Ulrika Meir (born July 1, 1977) is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following postdoctoral research in comparative physiology […]
June 12, 2015

NASA Gets Best View Yet of Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best-ever images of the dwarf planet Ceres‘ bright spots, but the strange features still have researchers scratching their heads. The […]
May 21, 2015

NASA releases Ceres 'alien lights' extreme close-up pics but STILL can't explain the mysterious extraterrestrial illuminations

NASA has released the most detailed pictures of the mysterious alien lights on dwarf planet Ceres, but is no closer to fully explaining them. The Dawn […]
May 10, 2015

Mars astronauts risk brain damage from cosmic rays

It may not be space debris, errant asteroids, supply shortages, thruster malfunctions or even the malevolent aliens envisioned in so many Hollywood films that thwart astronauts […]
March 7, 2015


LARRY LEBOFSKY HAS always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota […]