Astronomers estimate there are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion stars in the universe. That’s a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times 100 billion. Intelligent life on the surrounding planets would have to make a helluva lot of noise in order to stand out in that crowd.
- Lloyd Pye: In defense of Zecharia Sitchin.
- Rendlesham Forest UFO still leaves questions.
- Real-life UFOs, from flying flapjacks to mystery missiles.
- Ready for Contact: Humans have searched for extraterrestrial life for more than a century. What will we do when we find it?
- Interview with Keith Chester, author of Strange Company: Military Encounters with UFOs in WWII.
- Men with red eyes: Creepy encounters in Chile, US and UK.
- Update on dancing light UFO video from Thailand: Expert analysis of video showing UFO ‘skywriting’.
- Government spying on UFO bloggers.
- Amateur Bigfoot hunter oversteps boundaries.
- YouTube news report: Biologist Bindernagel convinced Sasquatch legend is true.
- Disturbing cow mutilation evokes past Montana mysteries.
- Philip Coppens: An Icon for Mother Russia.
- Astronomers find first evidence of other universes.
- The far side of the moon, pictured in unparalleled detail.
- Missing black holes cause trouble for string theory.
- Farewell Pioneer anomaly?
- Books used to create ‘fossil record’ of human culture.
- Pythagoras, a math genius? Not by Babylonian standards.
- This Japanese multiplication method will divide your brain by zero.
- Iron Age copper reveals Earth’s magnetic field was stronger and more variable than scientists ever imagined.
- 2010’s world gone wild: Quakes, floods, blizzards.
- This intergalactic telephone would be powered by the Sun.
- Scientists have discovered the fundamental building blocks of life, in a type of meteorite where they weren’t expected to exist.
- Ocean may contain nuclear powered microbes.
- New high-speed X-ray video camera can see through molten metal and watch weld-weakening flaws form in real-time.
- Einstein was right: You can be in two places at once.
- The physics experiment that will one day let you walk through walls.
- Living near highway doubles infant autism risk.
- Hope for millions as brain study unlocks secrets.
- Podcast: Half the living things on the planet are parasites, and they’ve developed uncanny ways of making us do what they want. One ecologist argues they could even be changing our personality at the civilisational scale.
Thanks to G.C, Red Pill Junkie, and Greg.
Quote of the Day:
My God, it’s full of stars!
Dave Bowman’s final words as he entered the monolith in 2010: The Year We Make Contact.