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|President Trump Bashed the FBI Again. An Hour Later, He Praised Its Agents as 'Heroes'|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:40:40 -0500|
|Is the Pentagon’s shadowy secret UFO research program still going on?|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:31:45 -0500|
For five years, the Pentagon ran a secret program to investigate UFO sightings. Although government funding ended, the head of the program recently resigned and said the investigations are still continuing.
|'All Dogs Can Smell Marijuana, But Only A Few Of Them Are Snitches'|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:22:41 -0500|
|Ski Lift Malfunction Leaves 100 People Stranded on Mountain|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:19:48 -0500|
|SpaceX launches first used rocket for NASA mission|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:35:00 -0500|
|A bird, a plane, a polar bear? Wild guests at Alaska airport|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:32:48 -0500|
|Holiday Shipping Deadlines For You Last-Minute Shoppers|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:44 -0500|
|‘Alien probe’ asteroid is dead quiet, but is that good news or bad news?|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:51:26 -0500|
A couple of months back, a really, really weird asteroid flew through our Solar System. It looked nothing like any object humanity had ever spotted in space, and was moving might fast. First it was identified as a comet, then an asteroid, and most recently scientists have been wondering if maybe it was actually an alien spacecraft. Now, after spending hours listening to the strange visitor with powerful radio telescopes, scientists say they haven't heard a peep.
The object, named Oumuamua, is shaped like a cigar. If it's really an asteroid it would be the very first interstellar asteroid — that is, a rock that originated outside of our Solar System — to be observed by humans, but its bizarre form and speedy entry and exit gave alien hunters reason to believe it might actually be otherworldly technology. Now, it seems, that question will have to wait a little longer to be answered.
Earlier this week scientists from the Breakthrough Listen project pointed their ears towards Oumuamua in the hopes of hearing something, anything, that couldn't be explained by some natural process. After a preliminary review of the data, they haven't found anything that would suggest the object is actually an alien probe, but whether or not we should be happy about that is up for debate.
Humanity has been hastily attempting to make contact with intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations for decades now. We've sent spacecraft out of our Solar System with directions on where to find us, and shot radio wave messages to distant stars in the hopes that someone is listening. If we're going to meet aliens, these are probably our best shots at making first contact, but should we even be trying?
Every scientist with an itch to find alien life has a counterpart who fears what that meeting may bring. Many astronomers and physicists, including Stephen Hawking, have warned that contact aliens could result in the utter destruction of mankind. We simply don't know whether intelligent beings living elsewhere in the universe will see us as a friendly neighbor, a threat, or simply a nuisance that should be wiped out simply because we're annoying them.
"Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reach," Hawking famously said. "If so, it makes sense for them to exploit each new planet for material to build more spaceships so they could move on. Who knows what the limits would be?"
For now, it appears that the strange object that just visited us isn't relaying messages with alien handlers on a distant star system, and maybe that's for the best.
|Soccer Coach Accused of Running Away With Teen Girl Returns to Florida|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:02 -0500|
|Female Congressional Candidate Quits Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:13:29 -0500|
|The Vatican Bans Sales of Saints' Body Parts in Updated Relic Rules|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:37:35 -0500|
|President Trump: Economy Will 'Start to Rock' After Tax Plan|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:54:04 -0500|
|Massive Great White Shark, Mary Lee, Tracked For Five Years, Goes Silent|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:28:59 -0500|
In September 2012, researchers put a tracking device on a 3,456-pound great white shark and named her Mary Lee. Probably not, says Chris Fischer, who leads ocean research expeditions and was part of the team that caught and tagged her. Mary Lee when she was first captured and tagged on a research vessel.
|Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants glow|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:20:05 -0500|
|Lorenzen Wright's Ex-Wife Has Just Been Charged With His 2010 Murder|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:05:15 -0500|
|The Trump Administration Wants to Block H-1B Visa Spouses From Working in the U.S.|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:02:16 -0500|
|What will net neutrality FCC repeal vote mean?|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:57:52 -0500|
|Grand Jury Slams Penn State for 'Rampant and Pervasive' Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza's Death|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:32:00 -0500|
|The U.S. Special Envoy Backs Rex Tillerson's Offer of Unconditional Talks With North Korea|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:47:41 -0500|
|How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? Fruit Flies Might Shed Light on the Answer|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:52:29 -0500|
In a new study published on Thursday in the journal PLOS Genetics, researchers used artificially bred fruit flies to examine the role of genes in the sleep process. “This study is an important step toward solving one of the biggest mysteries in biology: the need to sleep,” lead study author Susan Harbison, an investigator in the Laboratory of Systems Genetics at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), said in a statement. Harbison and her colleagues analyzed 13 generations of wild fruit flies—some of which they bred to sleep up to 18 hours each day, while others were bred to sleep only three hours each day.
|Police Investigating Possible Link Between Human Remains and 3 Young Boys Missing Since 2010|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:44:26 -0500|
|Poll: Most Americans Think President Trump Is Trying to Obstruct the Russia Investigation|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:19:38 -0500|
|The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons?|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:00 -0500|
Is the force with America? The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons? Calling it a “deflector shield,” with its Star Trek connotations, is a clever bit of marketing by BAE, though perhaps not totally accurate. The USS Enterprise’s deflector shields could repel both matter and energy. LDAL, if it works, would be useful against laser weapons but probably not bullets.
|What science says about why we get déjà vu|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:19:37 -0500|
It's the sense of familiarity that feels misplaced because you know you haven't experienced the same thing before. For no apparent reason, you feel like you're reliving a past experience. It's called déjà vu, which is French for "already seen," and it happens to an estimated 70% of the population, according to How Stuff Works, with people aged between 15 and 25 years old experiencing it most.
|Third Sea Lion Attack in a Week Prompts Swimming Ban at San Francisco Park|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:35:12 -0500|
|Former Time Warner CEO: It's Time to Replace All Men at the Top With Women|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:03 -0500|
|This Couple Lost 8 Family Members in the Texas Church Massacre. But They’re Still Finding Joy at Christmas|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:00:12 -0500|
|Federal Judge Blocks Trump's Birth Control Restrictions|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:13:05 -0500|
|Young computer experts exploited video game for mayhem|
|Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:43:59 -0500|
The hackers were targeting the server hosts that provide protection against botnet attacks for 'Minecraft' players, hoping then to provide such protection themselves and make millions; James Rosen has the story for 'Special Report.'
|Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice and Wanders the Streets of Philadelphia|
|Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:44:25 -0500|