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# unknown unknowns
Nasa launches independent team to study UFOs despite ‘reputational risk’
The space agency considers this a first step in trying to explain UFOs.
All time
Life could exist in Jupiter's clouds, according to Belfast scientists
The concentration of water vapour in the clouds may be enough to sustain life.
# Myth Busted
Researchers solve the mystery of 'alien' skeleton found 15 years ago
It belonged to an infant girl with a handful of rare gene mutations.
# nostalgia on tour
War of the Buttons and other classics are being screened outdoors around Ireland this summer
War of the Buttons, Michael Collins, Jurassic Park…
# ET Go Hole
Over 2,000 copies of 'worst video game ever' found in desert landfill
The E.T game was made for a massive budget, but was slated upon release.
Column: Why are we compelled to search for life on other planets?
From the X-Files to the Men in Black, the alien occupies a unique place in pop culture, linked to widespread paranoia at the technological complexity of our age, writes Clare Taylor.
CIA papers reveal that Area 51 does exist
Declassified CIA documents provide proof that Area 51 is a real place, but there is no mention of UFOs.
# Birthday
8 totally unexpected Daniel Day Lewis moments
It’s his birthday today.
Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally
It’s good to be curious about a world outside our own, because being inquisitive in the past has gotten us where we are today, writes Conor Farrell.
# Phone home
Happy 30th ET! Here’s a very young Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore
Includes Elliot’s amazing audition tape.
Column: Council reform will discourage women – and help the old boys
The changes to councils will reinforce the dominance of the three major parties, says Fine Gael councillor Mick Glynn.
Column: ‘People speak to me like I’m ET’ – why social labelling is a problem
We need to change the way we view people with special needs, writes Adam Harris, who has Asperger Syndrome.
# et
VIDEO: 6 things to love about ET
It’s been 30 years since ET hit our screens back in 1982. He’ll never grow up for us.
# Space
We are not alone - asteroid discovered in Earth's orbit
Thankfully, this Trojan asteroid poses no danger to the planet.