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The iconic film ‘Alien’ came out 40 years ago. A scientist explains why Hollywood depictions of extraterrestrials have changed since then.

The horror flick “Alien” hit the screen 40 years ago, in the summer of 1979. The film is one of Hollywood’s best-known sci-fi blockbusters. In the decades since “Alien” came out, depictions of aliens in movies have changed dramatically. Instead of showing extraterrestrial life as humanoid, directors have instead depicted […]
The iconic film ‘Alien’ came out 40 years ago. A scientist explains why Hollywood depictions of extraterrestrials have changed since then.
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13 celebrities who say they believe in aliens or UFOs

Celebrities like Katy Perry, Keanu Reeves, and Gigi Hadid have said they believe in aliens. Miley Cyrus said she once “made eye contact” with an alien and saw a UFO. Nick Jonas said he saw three UFOs when he was a teenager. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some celebrities […]
13 celebrities who say they believe in aliens or UFOs
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Smart aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven’t found them yet.

The universe has so many galaxies, stars, planets, and moons that many scientists believe intelligent aliens should exist within detectable range of Earth. Still, human searches for extraterrestrial intelligence have yet to detect any alien signal or “technosignature.” A new study suggests this may be because we’ve searched just 0.00000000000000058% […]
Smart aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven’t found them yet.
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How humans can communicate with aliens

Stephen Wolfram is an expert in computer languages. He has an interesting theory on how we may discover that what we learn from computer and artificial intelligence, could ultimately help us communicate with intelligent alien life. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. […]
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Forget Mars, there could be life on Venus

Scientists now think there could be microscopic life floating in the clouds of Venus. Their theory is surprising, considering how inhospitable the surface of Venus is. But in the clouds, the possibility of life is very real. Following is a transcript of the video. Despite decades of searching distant planets […]
Forget Mars, there could be life on Venus
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Scientists figured out a way to hide our planet from hostile aliens

VIDEO: Scientists are currently on a decades-long search for intelligent alien life, but leading experts including Stephen Hawking have warned against this search in fear that if we succeed it could lead to the end of the human race as we know it. In the event that humankind discovers the existence of hostile aliens, researchers have found a viable way to hide Earth from near-certain doom.
Scientists figured out a way to hide our planet from hostile aliens
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Here’s what scientists think aliens could actually look like

VIDEO: We've all wondered whether aliens actually exist... and if they do what exactly do they look like? We compiled information from some of the world's leading scientists in order to give you a glimpse into what they think intelligent life could actually look like and the answer could surprise you.
Here’s what scientists think aliens could actually look like
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Here’s why aliens might actually exist

VIDEO: Recent scientific discoveries increasingly point to signs of extraterrestrial life. And now, many believe the question is no longer "Is there life beyond Earth?" but rather "Will we ever find it?"
Here’s why aliens might actually exist
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Here’s why aliens might actually exist

VIDEO: Recent scientific discoveries increasingly point to signs of extraterrestrial life. And now, many believe the question is no longer "Is there life beyond Earth?" but rather "Will we ever find it?"
Here’s why aliens might actually exist