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Defiant Demi Lovato: Space Creatures Are 'ETs,' Not 'Aliens'

Singer says 'alien' is an offensive term 'for anything'

(Newser) - Demi Lovato may need to have a word with Katy Perry . Rolling Stone reports that whispers recently circulated that an upcoming Lovato song is named "Aliens," a rumor that the 29-year-old singer—who goes by the pronouns they/them—seemed to neutralize during an interview with Pedestrian.TV , an...

29 Planets Are in Prime Spot to Observe Earth
29 Planets Are in 
Prime Spot to 
Observe Earth
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29 Planets Are in Prime Spot to Observe Earth

They orbit some of the stars that have a 'cosmic front seat'

(Newser) - Astronomers searching the cosmos for signs of life are getting curious about who might be looking back. Of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, astronomers have pinpointed 1,715 nearby systems where their alien counterparts might have been able to detect Earth at some point in the...

Israel's Ex-Space Boss: Trump Interacted With Aliens

Haim Eshed claims 'Galactic Federation' is experimenting on Earth, Mars

(Newser) - The race to get to Mars is apparently a smokescreen. According to the man who led Israel's space security program for almost three decades from 1981 to 2010, American astronauts have already found their way to a secret underground Mars base created by aliens. In an interview with Yediot ...

In Clouds of Venus, a Tantalizing Find
Something
Weird Is
Happening
on Venus
new study

Something Weird Is Happening on Venus

Chemical associated with biological life is detected in the clouds

(Newser) - Astronomers have found something unexpected in the clouds of Venus—a chemical usually associated with biological life. Does this mean there's life on Venus? Nope, far from it, explains the MIT Technology Review . But the gist from coverage is that the discovery is extremely intriguing. In their paper in...

If ET Calls This Week, We Probably Won't Hear Him

Famous Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico is badly damaged by haywire cable

(Newser) - If aliens pick this month to finally send a message to us earthlings, we might not hear it. The famous Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, known for scanning the heavens in search of extraterrestrial signals, has been knocked out of commission for the near future by a giant cable that...

Scientists Have Surprisingly Specific Answer on Alien Life
Scientists Have Surprisingly
Specific Answer on Alien Life
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Scientists Have Surprisingly Specific Answer on Alien Life

Study estimates 36 alien civilizations exist in our galaxy capable of communicating with us

(Newser) - Asked the meaning of life, the supercomputer in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy came up with a very specific answer: 42 . Tasked with a different Big Question—how many intelligent alien civilizations exist in our galaxy—real-life scientists have gotten just as specific: 36. That's the estimate...

First-Ever Radio Signal Hits Earth From Inside Our Galaxy

And scientists think they've found the source

(Newser) - Intrigued by radio signals from outer space? Scientists have spotted a fast radio burst from inside the Milky Way—the first ever from our own galaxy—and say it might solve the riddle of other such bursts from the cosmos, Science Alert reports. This signal was discovered Tuesday and reported...

Think Life Endures Anywhere on Earth? Try This Place
Life Endures Pretty Much
Anywhere—Except Here
new study

Life Endures Pretty Much Anywhere—Except Here

The landscape at Dallol is forbidding to say the least

(Newser) - Just because a planet has liquid, don't expect life there—at least according to a new study that delved into one of Earth's most toxic environments, CNN reports. Scientists took samples from the creepy, multicolored pools on a volcanic crater in Ethiopia, and found not one living thing....

'Mystery Men' Took Our UFO Data: Navy Veterans

5 veterans tell their version of a UFO sighting

(Newser) - The Navy already admits to seeing "unidentified aerial phenomena." Now five Navy veterans are adding to the story with details about longer video footage and two mysterious visitors, Fox News reports. In a private group chat with Popular Mechanics , the veterans tell their version of what happened on...

Snowden: I Looked for Government Proof of Aliens, Found None

NSA leaker talks to Joe Rogan

(Newser) - Extraterrestrial enthusiasts may be disappointed to hear Edward Snowden's official take on the matter: The infamous NSA leaker doesn't think the government is hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life. While he was a contractor at the National Security Agency, "I had ridiculous access to the networks of the...

Dozens Show Up at Area 51 Gate
Dozens Show Up 
at Area 51 Gate

Dozens Show Up at Area 51 Gate

No mass storming takes place, but one person is arrested for urinating near the gate

(Newser) - About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada—at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens—and one person was arrested, authorities said. The "Storm Area 51" invitation spawned festivals...

US Navy Confirms UFO Videos
US Navy Confirms UFO Videos

US Navy Confirms UFO Videos

But the Navy doesn't like saying 'UFOs'

(Newser) - The Navy isn't hiding it: Those purported UFO videos seen in recent years really do show unidentified flying objects, the Washington Post reports. "The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told the Black Vault blog last week...

Planet Has Both Water, Temperature Needed for Life

It's a big first

(Newser) - In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life, the AP reports. Two research groups announced this week that they've found water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet 110 light-years away in the constellation Leo. This...

Near-Constant UFO Sightings Force New Navy Procedure

From now on, pilots will be able to submit UFO data

(Newser) - Angry pilots have prompted the US Navy to draft new guidelines about UFO sightings—but it seems that information will be kept from the public, Newsweek reports. "There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air spaces in recent...

Scientists Are Excited About the Next Mars Destination

2020 rover will land on site of ancient delta

(Newser) - Between 3.5 billion and 3.9 billion years ago, when simple life forms were emerging on Earth, a river flowed through a delta system into a lake on Mars, then a warm and wet planet. NASA plans to send a rover there to see if any traces of life...

Officials Make Admission About Alien Life

Germany admits it lacks plan for extra-terrestrials

(Newser) - The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country, the AP reports. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government says "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact...

Town Wants UFO Memorial Moved; Witness Says No Way

Thom Reed is willing to pick a fight

(Newser) - A memorial in a remote corner of Massachusetts that marks a 1969 UFO sighting has been ordered moved, but one man who experienced a close encounter is objecting, the AP reports. The 5,000-pound memorial in Sheffield was installed in 2015, but was moved about 30 feet a few weeks...

Truth About Mummified 'Alien' Skeleton Revealed

'Ata' was human girl with severe genetic mutations

(Newser) - You can definitely see why the tiny mummified skeleton—found inside a leather pouch behind an abandoned church in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2003—had many claiming an alien had been discovered. The 6-inch skeleton—nearly 2 inches shorter than the shortest baby ever born—had a cone-shaped head,...

It's the World's Biggest Radio Dish, and It's Looking for ETs

In the Chinese countryside, a structure that searches for 'a civilization's fainter radio whispers'

(Newser) - Nestled in southwest China lies the largest radio dish in the world, and Ross Andersen reveals in the Atlantic the dish's purpose: to serve as "Earth's first flagship observatory custom-built to listen for a message from an extraterrestrial intelligence." Andersen journeyed into the remote countryside to...

Congressional Candidate Claim: I've Ridden an Alien Spaceship

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she's kept in touch with alien abductors since incident at age 7

(Newser) - ET, phone … Miami? The Miami Herald reports on a GOP congressional candidate out of the South Florida city who once said she's remained in contact with aliens (though telepathically, not by phone) ever since she was abducted at age 7 by "three blond, big-bodied beings" who took...

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