alien encounter

Our DNA Might Be the Most Valuable Thing in a Trade Deal With Aliens

Or, how to avoid a “Mars Attacks”-style bloodbath when we eventually encounter extraterrestrials.
Mirjam Guesgen
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Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault

How to Expand the Search For Aliens Beyond Earthlike Worlds

Casting a wide search for ET won’t be easy and it won’t be cheap, but it will surely be transformative.
Ramin Skibba

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Why People Who See UFOs Feel So Good

Most scientists dismiss ufology, the study of UFOs, as a pseudoscience. Dr. Bob Davis wants to change that.
Daniel Oberhaus

Aliens and Shower Sex Don’t Mix in the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer

Billy Crudup is the captain! No Ripley—but there is someone who looks a lot like her!
Carl Franzen

Pixels Are Driving Out Reality

Even amid steady streams of images of real-life disasters, the ones in movies are dulling our sense of what real-life is.
Riccardo Manzotti
All in Your Head

The Lead Designer of 'Alien: Isolation' Reinvents His Other Favourite Monsters

Former Creative Assembly man Gary Napper talks things that go bump in the night, from Godzilla to the Predator.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell

Death of an Alien Sex Machine

The cyberpunk life and times of HR Giger.
Claire L. Evans
Motherboard Blog

That Time the Air Force Tried to Build a Supersonic Flying Saucer

The U.S. Air Force is finally ready to pull back the curtain on the giant cache of alien technology they stole from the little green men at Area 51. Just kidding. No, but seriously, what was the government doing developing a supersonic flying saucer in...
Adam Clark Estes
Motherboard Blog

Think Prometheus Was Nuts? One 'Alien' Script Featured Anti-Tech Monks Living in a Wooden Satellite

So, Prometheus is out, and everyone’s obsessed with Aliens again. Understandably so—despite the inconsistent quality of the films, Alien‘s intensely biological aesthetic is so unnervingly potent that if we didn’t have collective nightmares about that.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Like Lost, Prometheus Is Brilliant Only At Being Its Own Viral Marketing Campaign

The movie _Prometheus_, the thing itself, is as viral as its actual, "still-growing": viral marketing campaign. I paid $11 last night not to watch a so-so _Alien...
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

Is the Spiral UFO Real? Nope, It's Just Rocket Science

Last week, a spiral of light lit up the Middle Eastern sky. Turns out, it's just rocket science.
Amy Shira Teitel