The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsUFO sightings are often of saucer- or disc-shaped objects. Is there any evidence... ...Read more Comments Off on Is the flying saucer the best shape for a spaceship?
Renewed US interest could produce some fascinating hearings, but the focus should be on the quality not just the quantity of reported sightings There’s renewed interest in the UFO phenomenon and it’s coming from an unexpected source: the United States ... ...Read more Comments Off on UFO sightings may be falling, but Congress is still paying attention | Nick Pope
The search for alien life continues, but how near are we to finding life on other planets – and will we ever answer the question ‘are we alone’? In less than an hour, the decision was made. It was 2 December and Avi Loeb, an astronomy professor at Harv... ...Read more Comments Off on Why we keep scanning the skies for signs of alien intelligence
US army efforts in 1947 to put ‘wiretapping’ balloons in the mesosphere led to flying saucer tales but ultimately to scientists finding natural channels of communicationSeventy years ago a rancher near Roswell, New Mexico, found some peculiar wreckage ... ...Read more Comments Off on Atmospheric sound channels – good for sleuths but not UFOs
From flying saucers to alien life on other planets, our lessons will help you explore all things extra-terrestrial from the comfort of your classroomIs it a bird? Is it a plane? If you have to ask, then – technically – it is an unidentified flying obje... ...Read more Comments Off on How to teach … UFOs