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Oumuamua: A Visitor from Beyond our Solar System

What would an object visiting from outside of our solar system look like? Astronomers now have one answer to this question: like a spinning cigar. At first, astronomers thought the rapidly moving faint light was a comet or an asteroid that had originated in our solar system. But based on its orbit, the astronomers realized … Continue reading

What ETs Probably Look Like: Octopods

What will ETs look like once we finally meet them? Due to the number of water or ice covered worlds that probably exist, experts feel that aliens may appear more like intelligent octopuses than us. To find out, [Michio] Kaku interviewed experts in exobiology, a field that studies what life might be like in distant … Continue reading

Video: Hand-Sized Aliens?

At first I thought these were cool little responsive robots, but no… they are alive! What are they? In this video you are seeing two devil’s flower mantids. Here is a detailed still: When it comes to life, you have not yet seen it all. Idolomantis diabolica, commonly known as the devil’s flower mantis or … Continue reading

Video: Energy Generation From Nitinol “Alien” Memory Metal

“It almost looks like perpetual motion.” – Quote about a working Nitinol Engine. One of the memorable things reported at the famous crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 of, supposedly, one or more flying disks, was a super light weight very strong material that returned to its original shape when bent. Major Jesse Marcel, … Continue reading

The Unbeholdable Face of God

Here’s a strange thought: Imagine an alien being with a head that is an endlessly morphing random kaleidoscopic jumble of all humans. It might look somewhat like the strange video below, but with full diversity, now and throughout time. I once imagined the face of the alien who created us as an average of all … Continue reading

Real alien on video in car lot?

With so many people carrying video cameras 24/7, this clip is the kind of thing I’d expect to see more of if there were truly aliens among us. Thinking creatively, here’s how I’d hoax this one: film a kid in a suit doing this, then edit and replace his image frame by frame to get … Continue reading

Are you seeing the hidden world?

Check out this video, it’s pretty amazing the first time you see it. This potoo is a large cypselomorph bird related to the nightjars and frogmouths, but like other potoos it lacks the bristles around the mouth found in the true nightjars. It is 33–38 cm long and pale greyish to brown, finely patterned with black … Continue reading

Octopus as alien: three hearts, nine brains, blue blood, and …

Why are aliens in most science fiction so human-like? An intelligent alien species may be more realistically as different from humans as octopuses. An octopus has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood. Two hearts pump blood to the gills, while a third circulates it to the rest of the body. The nervous system includes a … Continue reading

Falling Skies Marathon

I just watched all five seasons (44 episodes) of Falling Skies, an alien apocalypse series, on Amazon Prime. Plot: Pockets of humans fight to survive after aliens wipe out most of humanity. A history professor and his family eventually save the earth.  I enjoyed the adrenaline from the frequent challenges and fights the characters face. There … Continue reading

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