Jul 5, 1988. Vol. 9, Issue 39.
The hunt for other intelligent civilisations has a new technique in its arsenal, but its first use has turned up no signs of alien broadcasts.
Australian astronomers used “very long baseline interferometry” to examine Gliese 581, a star known to host planets in its “habitable zone”.
The hunt for aliens is fundamentally a vast numbers game, so the team’s result should come as no surprise.
My favourite parts of the article:
The team trained the Australian Long Baseline Array onto Gliese 581 for eight hours, listening in on a range of radio frequencies.
Beware the 456!
“The fact that we look at one star system and don’t find a signal doesn’t tell you that there’s no intelligent life.”
Ahah, time to go find the Doctor!
The horrific face-eating arrest in Miami and several other seemingly subhuman acts has many people wondering what’s behind this flesh-munching wave of terror.
A zombie apocalypse, however, is not what we should be worried about, at least according to the federal government.
Over the years the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a couple of tongue-in-cheek “zombie warnings,” which really are just disaster-preparedness stunts. But on Thursday, the agency made it official: Zombies don’t exist.
“CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms),” wrote agency spokesman David Daigle in an email to The Huffington Post.
Nevertheless, recent incidents in which humans reportedly ate human flesh have the Internet in a firestorm, with “zombie apocalypse” being Google’s third most popular search term by Friday morning.
The zombie craze seemed to start with an attack in Miami on Saturday, when Rudy Eugene, 31, was killed by cops while in the process of eating almost the entirety of a homeless man’s face off. The victim, Ronald Poppo, miraculously survived, but doctors are having a hard time figuring out how to put his face back together.
Scientists turn to DNA tests in search for bigfoot
Scientists are turning to genetics to see if they can prove the existence of the elusive hairy humanoid known across the world as bigfoot, yeti and sasquatch.
A joint project between Oxford University and Switzerland’s Lausanne Museum of Zoology will examine organic remains that some say belong to the creature that has been spotted in remote areas for decades.
“It’s an area that any serious academic ventures into with a deal of trepidation…. It’s full of eccentric and downright misleading reports,” said Bryan Sykes at Oxford’s Wolfson College.
By Phil Larson
Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.
The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of…
Shadows of the Sun.
This gives you an idea of what SDO will see on June 5-6, 2012. It’s not long now, only ~20 days away!
Newt Gingrich caught nodding off before speaking to AIPAC conference
I bet he’s dreaming of having a threesome with sexy robot ladies.
…On the Moon.
Quite correct, it’s not in the constitution;
It’s in the Declaration of Independence!
What part of that don’t you understand?