FOIA release sheds light on the DOD's own struggle to understand UFOs.
- A just-unclassified Department of Defense reading list on UFOs is stunning.
- The DOD is wondering if the truth lies in some of the most far-out theories.
- Science fiction has nothing on science fact.
Cosmologists propose a groundbreaking model of the universe using string theory.
- A new paper uses string theory to propose a new model of the universe.
- The researchers think our universe may be riding a bubble expanded by dark energy.
- All matter in the universe may exist in strings that reach into another dimension.
These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity.
- Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling.
- Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world.
- Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history:
Between Carl Sagan's laughter, the brainwaves of somebody in love, and a live theremin concert, humanity has sent a lot of data out into the stars.
- Ever since we've had the capability, humanity has been desperately trying to make contact with other life in the universe.
- While we've been beaming out information passively through our television and radio broadcasts, we've also sent more intentional messages.
- Looking at these messages tells us how humanity wants to think of itself and what kind of relationship we hope to have with alien life.
Carl Sagan—who first coined the term—was tempted to call them "star-tar."
- Tholins are a broad group of organic compounds formed when simpler molecules are irradiated.
- They are extremely common in our solar system, and studies have shown that their properties are incredibly useful to emerging life.
- By tracking and understanding tholins, we might be able to find extraterrestrial life and even explain how life began on Earth.
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