Steven Taubman's handy infographic breaks down your chances of survival should you be caught in the middle of an Alien Vs. Predator film (although I wouldn't put a lot of stock in the "facehugger deflection via paper bag" technique).
Alien Planet is a 94 minute special, originally airing on the Discovery Channel, about two internationally built robot probes searching for alien life on the fictional planet Darwin IV. It was based on the book Expedition, by Wayne Douglas Barlowe, who was also executive producer on the special.
For three years, speculative biology enthusiast Gert van Dijk has been writing a hard science fiction blog called Furahan Biology and Allied Matters, which deals with the realistic ecosystem on the imaginary planet Furaha. This blog is a treasure trove of biogeekery.
La polémique enfle sur la découverte d'une bactérie présentée comme "alien" par une équipe financée par la Nasa. Enfin, pas si "alien" que cela, puisqu'il s'agit d'une bactérie... terrestre.
It's the year 2154 and humankind has reached out to the stars in director James Cameron's new science-fiction epic Avatar. Here we check on some of the movie's scientific bona fides with top researchers in their respective fields to see where artistic license and scientific plausibility meld.