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Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon Might Be Aliens Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon Might Be Aliens

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are starring alongside Mindy Kaling as reality-shifting superbeings in the upcoming Disney film A Wrinkle in Time—but based on this latest photo series for Vanity Fair, they might also be actual extraterrestrials.

If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call? If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?

Let’s say your house is on fire, or overrun by a gang of psychotic raccoons. You don’t hesitate—you take out your phone, and you call the fire department, or animal control, and then firemen/raccoon-wranglers are promptly dispatched to your home. These are well-established protocols, essential to the maintenance of a…

Ridley Scott Thinks Alien Should Be as Big as Star Trek and Star Wars Ridley Scott Thinks Alien Should Be as Big as Star Trek and Star Wars

In the realm of science fiction, it’s hard to get bigger than Star Trek or Star Wars. Each has a long history in multiple mediums, massive fan bases, and are still going strong. It would be difficult for any franchise to match those levels of success, but Ridley Scott thinks Alien should have.

OK, Which of You Idiots Pranked Guillermo del Toro With a Crappy Homemade UFO? OK, Which of You Idiots Pranked Guillermo del Toro With a Crappy Homemade UFO?

Earlier this month, news broke that the Pentagon had secretly run a $22 million program to investigate unidentified flying objects—and obtained evidence including footage of Navy F/A-18 pilots chasing a strange craft off the coast of San Diego in 2004 and an alleged warehouse of mysterious “alloys.” To this list of…

White House Unsure Whether Our Big Credulous President Believes in UFOs, Will Check Though White House Unsure Whether Our Big Credulous President Believes in UFOs, Will Check Though

The White House isn’t sure whether President Donald Trump—a noted believer in every single conspiracy theory ever—has a firm stance on the existence of UFOs, despite recent revelations that the Pentagon secretively funded a $22 million program to investigate them from 2008 to 2012.

Ten Video Game Alloys That May Or May Not Be What The US Government Apparently Has Ten Video Game Alloys That May Or May Not Be What The US Government Apparently Has

This weekend, the New York Times reported on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which apparently found unidentifiable alien alloys. While we have no clue what the hell those alloys are, here are some video game alloys that might as well be real now.

Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Program Uh, So the Pentagon Spent $22 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Program

The X-Files are real, y’all. No, seriously, here is some wild news for anyone who, like me, cried at the end of Arrival, or perhaps fears that one day aliens will roll on through planet Earth and absolutely wreck our shit.

A Stranger Things Fan Favorite Stars in This Dreamy Short About Family Drama and Aliens A Stranger Things Fan Favorite Stars in This Dreamy Short About Family Drama and Aliens

As her parents bitterly argue over how to care for her aging grandmother, a young girl—played by Priah Ferguson, a.k.a. Lucas’ sassy little sister on Stranger Things 2—drifts deeper into her dreamworld, and her increasing fears that aliens will soon bring about the end of the world.

The 7 All-Time Worst Dudes in Outer Space The 7 All-Time Worst Dudes in Outer Space

Between the alien monsters, the crazed androids, and the malfunctioning ships, space is already totally scary before you start factoring in humans and all their potential awfulness. And yet, there’s something about space that seems to attract a lot of assholes. Case in point: All seven of these guys.

Was It a Good Idea to Beam Our Best Techno to an Alien World? Was It a Good Idea to Beam Our Best Techno to an Alien World?

In the year 2030, a powerful radio transmission originating from Earth will arrive at a potentially habitable exoplanet located approximately 12.4 light years away. Should any alien intelligence be there to receive it, they’re in for quite a treat: This binary stream of data contains short musical clips from some of…

You've Never Seen Your Favorite Pop Culture Weapons Quite Like This You've Never Seen Your Favorite Pop Culture Weapons Quite Like This

Some of our favorite science fiction and fantasy franchises are defined by the weapons in them. Star Wars has its lightsabers. Zelda’s Link has his Master Sword. These are the touchstones of each property, and artist Matt Ritchie is reimagining them all in a beautiful, colorful new way.

1990s Alien Drama Roswell Is Getting a Reboot With an 'Immigrant Twist' 1990s Alien Drama Roswell Is Getting a Reboot With an 'Immigrant Twist'

Get out your bottles of hot sauce, Roswell fans—the cult-beloved WB drama about photogenic aliens in you-know-which New Mexico town is making a return. It’s heading to the CW with a new script from Carina MacKenzie, producer of Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals.

'80s Alien-Abduction Adventure Flight of the Navigator Is Getting a Remake '80s Alien-Abduction Adventure Flight of the Navigator Is Getting a Remake

Thanks to It and Stranger Things, it makes sense that any scifi or fantasy property that revolves around scrappy kids would get put on the fast track. And a new one has entered the fray, plucked from the same era that inspired those two hits: a remake of 1986 kid-meets-aliens adventure Flight of the Navigator.

Love and Saucers Is a Sweet Little Documentary That'll Make You Believe in Aliens Love and Saucers Is a Sweet Little Documentary That'll Make You Believe in Aliens

David Huggins is a 72-year-old man who believes he lost his virginity to an alien. He also believes he’s been visited by aliens for the majority of his life. It’s an easy story to laugh at, but in Brad Abraham’s documentary Love and Saucers, you want to believe Huggins. And, frankly, it’s hard not to.

Of Course Steven Spielberg Believes in Aliens Of Course Steven Spielberg Believes in Aliens

Yup, Steven Spielberg believes in aliens. As if you expected anything different from the man who made E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, War of the Worlds and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Curiosity Has Discovered Something That Raises More Questions About Life on Mars Curiosity Has Discovered Something That Raises More Questions About Life on Mars

Everyone from David Bowie to astrobiologists to tinfoil hat believers has pondered the question: is there life on Mars? While we’ve found direct evidence of liquid water on the Red Planet, we have yet to find any microbes there. But not all hope is lost—new discoveries from NASA’s Curiosity rover have brought forth…

What Would Aliens Look Like? What Would Aliens Look Like?

As the absurdity on our home planet grows, so does humanity’s curiosity about life beyond 1 AU. Of course, wildly speculating about aliens is nothing new: it’s been fueling many facets of science fiction for years. But recently-proposed missions to“Ocean worlds” that could harbor microbial life make the search for…

Here Are the Messages NASA Should Not Beam Into Deep Space Here Are the Messages NASA Should Not Beam Into Deep Space

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft is one of the universe’s only unproblematic faves. For over 39 years, it’s been cruising along in space, flying by Saturn and the Kuiper Belt, doing nothing but beaming back beautiful photos and scientific research. Now, the intrepid spacecraft—skirting serenely in interstellar space—is…

Don't Get Too Excited About Alien Life on Tau Ceti Don't Get Too Excited About Alien Life on Tau Ceti

Mildly encouraging news for Earthlings hoping to escape the scorched ruins of our own planet: A team of astronomers has found evidence for four Earth-sized (ish) worlds orbiting tau Ceti, a Sun-like star located just 12 light years away. Two of these planets, the researchers say, might barely be on the edge of the…

NASA Isn't Hiring Someone to Stop an Alien Invasion, You Jabronis NASA Isn't Hiring Someone to Stop an Alien Invasion, You Jabronis

These days, reading anything (e.g. the news) feels like squeezing your head into a Juicero. Just when I thought we had hit the apex of bad reporting and general dystopia, today, several outlets ran stories about NASA hiring someone “to defend Earth from aliens.” It quickly skyrocketed to become the top story on…

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