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  1. Aspect Radio #48: COWBOYS & ALIENS, Trailer Talk, Top 5 Alien Invasion Movies

    Corey and guest host Phil Owen take on the latest in cowboys fighting aliens movies, ahem, “Cowboys & Aliens,” director Jon Favreau’s big budget adaptation of the lesser known graphic novel.

    While the film looks great and is packed with star power and special effects, it just doesn’t seem to deliver on its promising concept of mixing the two beloved genres of westerns and science fiction.

    Also on tap are new trailers for Peter Berg’s board game adaptation “Battleship” and producer/co-writer George Lucas’ Tuskegee Airmen adventure “Red Tails.”

    Finally, the guys unveil their top five alien invasion movies, which include “Independence Day,” “Mars Attacks!” “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing.”

    http://aspectradio.tumblr.com/post/8432355545/aspect-radio-48-cowboys-aliens-trailer-talk-top-5

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  2. A Conversation with John Hodgman | StarTalk Radio Show

    “Will you donate your body to be stuffed and put on display (at the American Museum of Natural History)?” This is one of the many questions John Hodgman poses to Neil during their monumental meeting of minds. From the Mac vs. PC debate to ‘geeks versus jocks,’ John and Neil provide more information than you require on the questions and challenges that face our age. Astrophysicist Charles Liu sits in the co-host chair this week, and comments on areas far beyond his usual expertise.

    http://startalkradio.net/2011/02/27/a-conversation-with-john-hodgman

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  3. The Memory Palace Episode 24: The Moon in the Sun

    The article began by triumphantly listing a series of stunning astronomical breakthroughs that the famous British astronomer, Sir John Herschel, had apparently made "by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and an entirely new principle." Herschel, the article declared, had established a "new theory of cometary phenomena"; he had discovered planets in other solar systems; and he had "solved or corrected nearly every leading problem of mathematical astronomy." Then, almost as if it were an afterthought, the article revealed Herschel’s final, stunning achievement: he had discovered life on the moon!

    From: http://thememorypalace.us/2010/01/episode-24-the-moon-in-the-sun/

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  4. Alien Invasion

    They’re heeeere! Yes, aliens are wreaking havoc and destruction throughout the land. But these aliens are Arizona beetles, and the land is in California, where the invasive insects are a serious problem.

    And what of space-faring aliens? We have those too: how to find them, and how to protect our planet – and theirs.

    From Hollywood to SETI’s hi-tech search for extraterrestrials, aliens are invading Are We Alone?

    Guests:

    • Paul Davies – Physicist and author of The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence
    • Frank Drake- Senior Scientist, SETI Institute
    • Andy Ihnatko – Journalist and tech blogger
    • Margaret Race – Biologist and Principal Investigator at the SETI Institute
    • Margaret McLean – Director of bioethics at the Markkula Center for Ethics, Santa Clara University
    • Mark Hoddle – Biological Control Specialist at the University of California, Riverside
    • Vanessa Lopez – Graduate student in entomology, University of California, Riverside

    http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Alien_Invasion

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  5. Paul Davies | The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

    The acclaimed British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist Paul Davies is the director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and co-director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. He is also a member of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence’s (SETI) post-detection committee. Among his numerous scientific distinctions, Davies is a recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize for his work on science and religion. His writings include the bestsellers The Mind of God, About Time, How to Build a Time Machine, The Fifth Miracle, and The Goldilocks Enigma. In his provocative new book, Davies challenges existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if we ever do make contact. Free Library Festival (recorded 4/17/2010)

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  6. SETI, Hawking, and Alien Contact

    A new warning from astrophysicist and global science guru Stephen Hawking: Do not talk to aliens.

    The brilliant Hawking is wheel-chair bound and speaks through a computer. But he’s thinking about the cosmos.

    With billions of galaxies, trillions of stars, the numbers tell him there’s life out there. The smartest forms could make it here. But we should not want that, says Hawking. Too much danger.

    Other scientists disagree. We’ll hear that debate, and talk to the man who heads Earth’s greeting committee for aliens.

    http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/04/seti-hawking

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