Harvard astrophysicist: It’s time to take my ideas about alien technology seriously

Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb says he has found good evidence for alien technology in the solar system, and that some other scientists don’t take his ideas seriously because of “groupthink.” In his new book “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), set to be published Jan. 26, Loeb describes how […]

Make your own New Year’s ball, and 4 other family party ideas

You know what’s even better than sparklers? The spark of hope in their eyes. (Deposit Photos/) For the first time in more than a century, New York City’s Times Square will be nearly empty on New Year’s Eve. No chorus of cheap noisemakers. No awkward selfies with the Naked Cowboy. No families swapping hot chocolate […]