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UFOs: The Stiff Reality of a Flexible Phenomenon

Ryan Sprague
in Science

When facing the UFO phenomenon head on, the most problematic question one may ask is actually the most simple: Are UFOs real? The answer is yes. The answer is always yes. In fact, it’s literally right...

Artificial Intelligence Research Today

Lindsie Polhemus
in Science

We’ve all encountered artificial intelligence on the internet. Those AI programs are bots that are designed to mimic human behavior and make you feel more at ease with your decisions. As the programs ...

Still Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)

James Lizowski
in Science

Irrespective of Hollywood's perspective on the implications of alien contact, the dialogues that would inevitably follow an actual encounter are enormous, almost too staggering to conceive. Imagine th...

Live Forever In a Happiness Box and Never Die

Jeffrey A. Corkern
in Science

What, gentle reader, do you think is the most likely way for the human race to go extinct? Asteroid strike? Unlikely at this point. Scientists have already started tracking asteroids and are constantl...

4 Bizarre 'House' Diseases that Actually Exist

Jason Schwartz
in Science

If you have never seen an episode of House M.D., then you are missing true TV brilliance. House M.D. has incredible writing and acting and is worth watching just for Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Dr. Hou...

The Future of the Future

Matt Swayne
in Science

When it comes to futurism, 2016 was no slouch. Lots of technology first-evers were introduced in 2016, including reusable rocket ships that pinpoint landed on barges floating in the middle of the ocea...

This Is What Mars Looked Like With Water

Skup
in Science

And How It Reminds Us Of Another Blue Marble

Transient Lunar Phenomena

Stephanie Gladwell
in Science

In our present phase of post-Apollo enlightenment, it would be wrong to suggest that all the mysteries of the moon have been solved. Curious things, seen now and then—faint glows, flashing lights, pat...

Antimatter: Better Brains, Demon Detectors and Mystical Neanderthals

Matt Swayne
in Science

The following is another issue of my somewhat regular tribute to the cool stuff that used to appear in Omni Magazine’s Antimatter column. In this issue, we have stories about billionaires building bra...

Time Traveling Views from Stars

Conrad Morningstar
in Science

The White Queen in Through the Looking Glass made a regular morning habit of believing at least six impossible things before breakfast. There is one thing that simply cannot be done. It is impossible ...

Quantum Computing is Huge

Matt Swayne
in Science

Most people think that a quantum computer is either a plot device in a science fiction plot, or, at the very least, a relic of mankind's 100-year fascination with adding the adjective "quantum" to nou...

Solar Power Today and Tomorrow

OMNI Staff
in Science

Solar power is one of the most efficient and clean sources of energy humanity possesses. There are no increased fuel costs or dependencies, no ties to pollutants, and it is both reliable and affordabl...

Franz von Paula Gruithuisen's Venus Science Fiction

Izzy Erlich
in Science

The fascinating story of Franz von Paula Gruithuisen, a German astronomer who became prominent early in the nineteenth century, has inspired sci-fi writers to ponder exploring distant worlds like Mars...

Garrett Brown's SkyCam History

Eddie Wong
in Science

You've seen the view from high above a football stadium before. But have you ever flown through the goalposts like a football? With SkyCam, a computerized camera originated in the 1980s, that soars th...

Terence McKenna Unraveled Consciousness

Stephanie Gladwell
in Science

An adamant critic of culture, Terence McKenna was a 20th century shaman that pioneered an in-depth analysis of one's consciousness and the lives we live. He birthed radical hypotheses about the development of the mind, posited "the stoned ape" hypothesis, and declared he had deciphered the nature of time using the I Ching. Mckenna held that individuality and social constructs were detrimental illusions to living a fulfilling life. He was called the "Timothy Leary of the 1990s," inspiring million...

Science Journalist Lee Billings On Life Beyond the Solar System

Claire Evans
in Science

The history of science can be read as a series of brusque reality checks. Once, we imagined ourselves the center of a small and harmonious universe, gifted with a sun content to revolve placidly aroun...