Aliens

  • Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA July 15, 2014

    Washington: NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the search for life in the universe, an ongoing journey that involves a number of current and future telescopes. "Just imagine the moment,...
  • Discovery of the 1,000th alien planet likely to be announced soon September 29, 2013

    Washington: Astronomers are closing in on 1,000th alien planet to be discovered, just twenty years after spotting the first world beyond our solar system. Four of the five main databases that catalogue the discoveries of exoplanets now list more than 900 confirmed alien worlds, and two of them puts the tally...
  • NASA's Curiosity unable to detect methane on Mars September 20, 2013

    No life on Mars? Hopes of finding alien life on Mars may have been dashed after new data from NASA's Curiosity rover revealed that the Red Planet lacks methane gas, researchers, including one of Indian origin, say. Whether the Martian atmosphere contains traces of the gas has been a question of...
  • Alien life found living in Earth's atmosphere September 20, 2013

    British scientists claim to have found 'alien' organisms in Earth's atmosphere, suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here. The team, led by the University of Sheffield, found small organisms that could have come from space after sending a specially designed balloon to...
  • CIA acknowledges its mysterious Area 51 test site for first time August 17, 2013

    National security scholars at George Washington University have some good news and bad news for UFO buffs - the US government has finally confirmed the existence of Area 51 in Nevada, but it makes no mention of little green men or alien spaceships. The government acknowledged the existence of the mysterious...
  • Google doodles 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident reporting July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: An interactive doodle involving a flying saucer and an alien commemorates the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident's reporting on the Google home page on July 8, 2013. The incident referred to as the Roswell UFO incident, occurred on July 7, 1947 near Roswell in New Mexico, USA,...
  • Mars could have once supported life, says NASA March 13, 2013

    Washington: An analysis of rock samples collected by the Curiosity rover indicates that Mars could have supported living microbes, the American space agency NASA has said. "A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment. From what we know now, the answer is yes,"...
  • 'Moons similar to Pandora in 'Avatar' may hold alien life' January 10, 2013

    London: Moons similar to the one depicted in Hollywood flick 'Avatar' may be among the most common places to find alien life, scientists believe. Astronomers came to the conclusion after identifying up to 15 new planets orbiting the life-friendly 'habitable zones' of stars. All are giant gaseous worlds similar in size...
  • US: Alien-like skulls found at 1,000 year old cemetery December 30, 2012

    New York: A number of alien-like skulls have been discovered in a 1,000 year old cemetery in Mexico. The finding initially stunned the researchers, however, upon closer inspection the skulls were found to be human skulls warped into strange, alien-like shapes. Scientists said the practice of deforming skulls of children...
  • Joker: 10 reasons why NASA shouldn't see the film September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The initial reports about the business of 'Joker' don't seem good. Most of the reviewers have found a lot of flaws in the film. The film features a NASA scientist who returns to India in order to get basic amenities for his fellow villagers. He cooks up a...
  • Akshay Kumar learns gibberish for 'Joker' August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: As actor Akshay Kumar's upcoming film 'Joker' revolves around aliens, he learnt a new language to communicate with them. Directed by Shirish Kunder, 'Joker' is a fantasy-adventure film starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade and Minnisha Lamba. "In the film there is a real alien Golkot who we have...
  • 'Joker' is a different film: Farah Khan July 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan, who is quite upbeat about her next home production Joker, has planned 'out-of-the-box' promotion for the film claiming it is a very different movie. At a promotional event of the movie today at a mall in suburban Mumbai, Farah was accompanied by three alien characters of the...
  • Friday Release: 'Prometheus' brings aliens back June 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: Since hatching 'Alien' 33 years ago, Ridley Scott has hoped no other filmmaker would try to answer this question: Where did the space eggs containing those terrifying beasts come from? Scott has hints of an answer himself with 'Prometheus,' a cousin to 'Alien' that opens on June 8...
  • Watch the trailer of 'Men In Black 3' February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In 'Men in Black 3', Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's...
  • 'Sucker Punch' voted worst movie of 2011 November 26, 2011

    London: The Girl power action film 'Sucker Punch' has been voted as the worst film of 2011 in an online poll conducted by movie website Fandango.com. Dailystar.co.uk reports that the film directed by Zach Snyder beat 'Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star' and 'Cowboys and Aliens' to top the Thanksgiving...
  • James Bond taught me to shoot: Olivia Wilde August 17, 2011

    London: Actress Olivia Wilde says she feels proud that Daniel Craig, the "James Bond" himself was her instructor and taught her how to shoot. "I was really excited about being the woman in the shadows in this movie, the kind of Clint Eastwood character. I never wanted to be a typical...
  • The truth is out there: UK X-Files put online August 12, 2011

    London: Men in black, Mork and Mindy, shining lights in the sky and more than 20 years of other alien visitations and bizarre sightings recorded in Britain's own "X-Files" were made available online to the public on Thursday. The nearly 9,000 pages of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters and parliamentary questions...
  • Surprise box office tie for 'Cowboys', 'Smurfs' August 1, 2011

    Los Angeles: The tiny blue ‘Smurfs’ battled big-name, big-budget ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ to a surprising tie at the domestic weekend box office with each film ringing up an estimated $36.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates on Sunday. ‘The Smurfs’ live-action and animated 3D film drew families...
  • Now Showing: Reviews and a chat with team 'Aarakshan' August 1, 2011

    This week on Now Showing, Rajeev Masand reviews 'The Smurfs', 'The Tree of Life' and 'Cowboys & Aliens'. ...
  • Masand: 'Cowboys & Aliens' is a humourless affair August 5, 2011

    Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer Director: Jon Favreau As many as six writers are credited with bringing 'Cowboys & Aliens' to the screen. It's true what they say about too many cooks. This Western-meets-sci-fi khichdi is a somber and humourless affair with none of the popcorn fun...
  • Friday Releases: 'Gandhi to Hitler', 'The Smurfs' July 29, 2011

    Much awaited drama 'Gandhi to Hitler", 'Smurfs' and Brad Pitt's 'Tree of Life' hits theatres this Friday. ...
  • Sneak peek: 'Cowboys and Aliens' July 27, 2011

    Based on an 1873 incident in Arizona, the movie stars Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde. ...
  • 'Blue' director Anthony's next, sci-fi in 3D July 8, 2011

    Mumbai: Director Anthony D'souza, who made his directorial debut with one of Bollywood's costliest films Blue, is gearing up for a sci-fi action adventure in 3D. Underwater thriller Blue, starring Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt, was made at a cost of Rs.100 crore but it tanked at the box office. "The working...
  • Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031 June 28, 2011

    Moscow: Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer predicted on Monday. "The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms... Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years," Andrei Finkelstein, director of the...
  • Daniel Craig turns chef... May 4, 2011

    James Bond actor Daniel Craig turned chef on the set of Cowboys & Aliens but ditched the role when the entire crew queued up. Reports said that Craig eventually called in caterers when word of his delicious meals spread on the set. "I cook a few steaks and suddenly there are 50...
  • Zindagi Live: Judging north-east Indians May 18, 2011

    In this episode of Zindagi Live, we speak to people from north-east India on the issue of how they are made to feel like aliens in their motherland. ...
  • There are no aliens in the universe January 25, 2011

    London: There are probably no aliens out there - meaning we are entirely alone in the universe, said an astronomer. Even though there may many earth like planets, their existing conditions are likely to be too hostile to support life-forms such as extra terrestrials (ET), according to him. Howard Smith, senior...
  • US reviewing immunity for Kamal Nath January 25, 2011

    Washington: The United States is still reviewing whether Indian Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, who has been summoned by a New York court for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, can be given diplomatic immunity. "The immunity question remains under review here at the State Department, and we have...
  • People unfazed by possibility of alien life January 10, 2011

    London: The sight of flying saucers could drive people into panic on the streets, sci-fi would have us believe. But people have become so used to the idea of alien life that they would be 'unfazed' if little green men appeared in their presence, argues psychologist Albert Harrison, reports the...
  • Harrison Ford marries Calista Flockhart June 17, 2010

    New York: Actor Harrison Ford has tied the knot with long time actress-girlfriend Calista Flockhart in New Mexico. They have been together for several years and got engaged last year. People.com reported that the wedding took place at the Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe, officiated by New Mexico's Chief Justice Charles...