Aliens

Pop star says ‘alien’ is derogatory term for extraterrestrial life
Aliens seen in the woods
Tall Tales

Pop star says ‘alien’ is derogatory term for extraterrestrial life

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Oct 2021
Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game
Squid Game
Tall Tales

Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Oct 2021
Penguins ‘might be aliens’
Penguins
Tall Tales

Penguins ‘might be aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Sep 2021
Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying
The feet of a person sleeping in a bed
Tall Tales

Doctor says we should not sleep naked because of flatulent spraying

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Sep 2021
What are Hycean planets?
Artist’s impression of Hycean planet ocean
Fact file

What are Hycean planets?

Planets ‘hiding in plain sight’ could provide habitable conditions for life
26 Aug 2021
Woman lactates from armpit after giving birth
Bottles of breast milk
Tall Tales

Woman lactates from armpit after giving birth

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Aug 2021
Aliens ‘use stars to communicate’
Night sky
Tall Tales

Aliens ‘use stars to communicate’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Aug 2021

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Woman with biggest mouth named
Sam Ramsdell
Tall Tales

Woman with biggest mouth named

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Aug 2021
Contact with aliens could kill us all
wd-earth_from_space.jpg
Tall Tales

Contact with aliens could kill us all

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jun 2021
Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

Radio bursts in space ‘could be from military aliens’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Jun 2021
Brian Cox says universe could have 200bn alien civilisations
Brian Cox
Tall Tales

Brian Cox says universe could have 200bn alien civilisations

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jun 2021
Could microbes communicate with alien species?
Sky at night
Expert’s view

Could microbes communicate with alien species?

Experts argue that we should be searching for microbial life rather than human-like aliens
17 May 2021
Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist
Elon Musk
Tall Tales

Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Mar 2021
Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco
A Tesco store pictured from the car park.
Tall Tales

Aliens blamed as car keys stop working outside Tesco

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Mar 2021
New theory says we will all turn into crabs
crab
Tall Tales

New theory says we will all turn into crabs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Jan 2021
Aliens ‘have struck a deal with Donald Trump’
Aliens seen in the woods.
Tall Tales

Aliens ‘have struck a deal with Donald Trump’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Dec 2020
Jeffrey Epstein is ‘alive and plotting’
Jeffrey Epstein
In Brief

Jeffrey Epstein is ‘alive and plotting’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Dec 2020
Man dies after pot plant liquifies his brain
plant-paprika-pepper-grow-82728.jpg
In Brief

Man dies after pot plant liquifies his brain

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Sep 2020
Scientists find no sign of alien life in 10m solar systems
ET
In Brief

Scientists find no sign of alien life in 10m solar systems

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Sep 2020
UFO expert says ‘woke’ aliens have already dealt with racism
Aliens seen in the woods.
In Brief

UFO expert says ‘woke’ aliens have already dealt with racism

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jul 2020
‘Did I miss anything?’ asks man after 75-day retreat
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In Brief

‘Did I miss anything?’ asks man after 75-day retreat

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jun 2020
Pentagon reveals new details after UFO video release
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In Brief

Pentagon reveals new details after UFO video release

‘Suitcase-sized and silver in colour’ - military pilots’ encounters with ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’
14 May 2020
Could invisible aliens really exist on Earth?
Aliens seen in the woods.
In Depth

Could invisible aliens really exist on Earth?

Astrobiologist responds to claim by Britain’s first astronaut that extraterrestrials may live among us
13 Jan 2020
Area 51: what is inside the secret military base?
Area 51, Nevada
In Brief

Area 51: what is inside the secret military base?

Conspiracists and party-goers on rural Nevada for ‘Storm Area 51’ event
20 Sep 2019
Are radio bursts from deep space signs of alien life?
Chime radio telescope
In Brief

Are radio bursts from deep space signs of alien life?

Repeating bursts of radio waves detected for second time in history
10 Jan 2019
What happened to conspiracy theorist Max Spiers?
Max Spiers
In Brief

What happened to conspiracy theorist Max Spiers?

British man died in Poland after telling mother his life was in danger
8 Jan 2019
The War of the Worlds: what to expect from new BBC drama
The War of the Worlds
In Depth

The War of the Worlds: what to expect from new BBC drama

Edwardian-era retelling of HG Wells’s classic 1898 novel stars Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Carlyle
31 Oct 2018
British spies spent 50 years trying to catch UFO
wd-ufo.jpg
In Brief

British spies spent 50 years trying to catch UFO

Government hoped to harvest alien technology in order to develop superweapons
2 Jul 2018
Experts working on ‘universal language’ to speak to aliens
ET
In Brief

Experts working on ‘universal language’ to speak to aliens

Linguists including Noam Chomsky say earthlings and extraterrestrials may share similar kind of grammar
5 Jun 2018
The Pentagon's secret UFO programme
The Pentagon is the world's biggest office building
In Depth

The Pentagon's secret UFO programme

Multi-million dollar programme to investigate flying objects may have had a more practical purpose
18 Dec 2017
Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay
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In Brief

Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

World War II prime minister predicted space travel and was open to the idea that extra-terrestrials existed
16 Feb 2017
'Alien-looking shrimp' hatch in Australian desert
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In Brief

'Alien-looking shrimp' hatch in Australian desert

Heavy rains cause mass-hatching of shield shrimp that lay dormant under soil for years - and other tall tales
13 Jan 2017
Arrival: Is this one of the best films of 2016?
Arrival movie
In Review

Arrival: Is this one of the best films of 2016?

Critics praise Amy Adams's 'stellar' performance in a 'grown-up sci-fi drama' about alien contact
11 Nov 2016
CIA unveils reports of flying saucers in Sheffield
Flying saucer ufo
In Depth

CIA unveils reports of flying saucers in Sheffield

US intelligence agency has rounded up some cases that Mulder and Scully might enjoy
28 Jan 2016
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