12 ancient paintings containing surprising evidence of aliens
Evan Hoovler

Sci-fi has been around since just after the dawn of humankind—or, if you believe in ancient astronauts, sci-fi has been around since slightly before the dawn of man. We have to admit, it's a lot harder to disbelieve the notion that something otherworldly once walked among us after looking at these ancient paintings of just that.

Little-known sci-fi fact: James Cameron played the Alien Queen
Carol Pinchefsky

James Cameron is a hard-working director, writer, producer, editor, underwater director of photography, artist and actor. But did you know that he was also the voice of the Alien Queen in Aliens?

They're not coming: Aliens have no reason to invade Earth

Stephen Hawking has warned that aliens want to kill us, but others say it just isn't so.

Think you were abducted by aliens? Researchers say it was a dream
Matthew Jackson

Thousands of people have been brave enough (or crazy enough, depending on whom you ask) to come forward in the last half-century with tales of alien abductions in the dead of night. It's a widespread phenomenon, but researchers are adding fuel to the skeptic fire with claims that what you think of as a real experience was really just a "lucid dream."

Composer James Horner dead in plane crash
Carol Pinchefsky

 Variety has confirmed the prolific and award-winning composer's death.

Century-old art explores the early 1900s' fear of alien invasions
Trent Moore

An alien invasion evokes visions of blockbuster films like Independence Day and Edge of Tomorrow for most of us, but more than 100 years ago, things looked a bit different.

New video explains The Fermi Paradox and why we've never been visited by aliens
Jeff Spry

This animated short reveals where all the intelligent life might be hiding.

Paranormal Activity director's long-delayed Area 51 film gets a trailer, release date
Trent Moore

It seems like we’ve been hearing about Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli’s Area 51 film for years, and that’s probably because we have. Well, it's finally getting released.

NASA launching ambitious new plan to search for life on distant worlds
Trent Moore

NASA’s chief scientist wasn’t kidding when she said we should find signs of alien life soon — because the space agency is launching its most ambitious initiative yet to find some aliens.


11 Mars photos that made humans want to believe
Evan Hoovler

Sometimes, even the plainest rock from another planet can seem like something more.

Blastr POV: What's your favorite sci-fi/fantasy romance?
Blastr Staff

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at our favorite pairings from the movies, shows, books and comics we love.