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Oxygen Discovery Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

The strange, duck-shaped comet that ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting for more than a year just got a bit stranger: Like plants on Earth, the comet is blowing molecular oxygen, O2, into the space around it. Molecular oxygen is thought to be rare in the cosmos – or at least exceptionally …

Pyramid-shaped UFO ‘mothership’ appears over Brazil

A bronze pyramid UFO has appeared over Sao Paolo in Brazil – prompting fears that the aliens from semi-popular sci fi series ‘Stargate’ are invading …

How to bypass Australia's new metadata laws

Now that our metadata laws will be keeping tabs on our emails and text messages, it's important to use a messenger app that destroys any trace of …

Privacy

Metadata retention begins

Today, the new metadata retention law comes into effect in Australia. Data about your communications must be retained by communications providers for …

Greens warn against new anti-terror laws as Liberals and Labor unite to pass bill in Tasmania's lower house

The Tasmanian Greens have warned proposed anti-terror law changes expanding police powers are unjust.<p>Under proposed changes to terror laws that have …

Welcome to authoritarian Australia, where more anti-terror laws won't keep us safe

Politicians claim to pass more and more anti-terror laws in order to keep us safe. They don’t, but they do erode our democracy<p>Here we go again. A crime related to terrorism takes place – on this occasion the tragic shooting of a New South Wales police worker by an allegedly radicalised teenager – …

Surveillance

Terror laws: Extreme laws an attack on what we hold dear

The idea that a 14-year-old could be subject to house arrest for 12 months, based on secret evidence in a secret hearing, is impossible to reconcile …

Rights & Freedoms

WATCH: Does object in Nasa image of Pluto show 'ALIENS' reached the dwarf planet first?

NASAMister Enigma claims an "alien monument" could be in this image of Pluto<p>YouTube channel Mister Enigma zoomed in on the pictures beamed back to …

Planets

PICTURED: Now alien chasers claim 'Moon-sized UFO space stations' are orbiting the Sun

NASA•Myunhauzen74•YouTubeAlien hunters have zoomed in on Nasa solar images to find these<p>YouTube UFO channel Myunhauzen74 claims “various types of …

Canada's ex-defense minister: Aliens would give us more tech if we'd stop wars

Paul Hellyer, who has long insisted that aliens have visited Earth for many years, says that when aliens saw the atomic bomb they decided that we were a great threat to the cosmos.<p>I don't want to disturb what you're doing right now, but apparently four different species of aliens have been visiting …

Paranormal

Did Comets Spark Alien Life in Europa's Oceans?

If alien life swims in the ocean beneath Europa's icy surface, it might have got its start from comets cracking the icy shell to deliver vital …

Professor Brian Cox thinks ALIENS could exist on Pluto

NASACould alien life be below Pluo's surface<p>Mr Cox is the latest scientist to speak of his hopes that the dwarf planet is still geologically active …

Planets

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe