Thursday, August 04, 2011

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Is Hollywood's 'Alien Fever' Inspired by Real Science Finds?

by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer

In the past few months, a slew of big-budget alien movies has hit theaters, from kiddie flicks ("Mars Needs Moms") to comedies ("Paul") to high-octane action films ("Battle: Los Angeles," "Green Lantern" and the just-released "Cowboys & Aliens," among others). And many more such movies are on the way, both this year and next.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Returns to Cast Critical Vote

SPACE.com Staff

Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wife of astronaut Mark Kelly, made an unexpected return to work yesterday (Aug. 1) for the first time since being shot in the head seven months ago, to cast a crucial vote in an economic bill aimed at averting a national debt crisis, according to news reports.

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