Astronomers detect signs of life in the atmosphere of Venus

A team of astronomers believe they have found signs of life in the atmosphere of Venus, The New York Times reports. In two papers published today, the astronomers explain that they’ve detected the chemical phosphine in Venus’s thick atmosphere. They...

This Alien Facehugger Face Mask Keeps Viruses and Xenomorph Eggs In

If you’re going to have to wear a face mask to keep from spreading germs, it might as well be something interesting, right? Well, I can’t think of anything better than this Alien facehugger mask to prevent the your nose and mouth droplets from escaping and infecting others. As an added bonus, it’s guaranteed to increase social distancing by others around you.

Of course, it does mean that you’re willing to subject yourself to xenomorph eggs being implanted in your belly, but that’s a small price to pay for public health, right? You might even get a little tap dance out of it. This awesomely creepy mask was made by UK leather artist Pirate’s Leatherworks, who did an amazing job that’s sure to have him swimming in custom orders for quite some time.

If you’re interested in buying one for yourself, keep an eye out on the artist’s Etsy shop, where no one can hear you scream.

[via Reddit via Geekologie]

Alien Trick or Treat Bucket: Now Gimme Some Candy!

Halloween isn’t far off, so it doesn’t hurt to start shopping now before all of the good stuff is sold out. While your kids might already have ideas for costumes, I bet their trick or treat pumpkins aren’t being given the slightest thought.

Give your kid the coolest candy collector ever with this awesome Alien xenomorph candy bucket from Super7.

While the SuperBuckets Alien Xenomorph would be most at home with a Ripley costume, it’s pretty darned great all on its own, as its creepy alien head and pearly choppers will scare your neighbors into tossing some extra candy into the bucket just to get you off their porch quicker. And I’m not talking about the crummy stuff like Necco wafers, raisins, or those butterscotch old people hard candies. This scary buckethead will be filled with the good stuff like Tootsie Pops, Reeses, Twix, and Snickers.

[via Plastic and Plush]

This Alien Stop-Motion Flip Book Is a Terrifying Work of Art

Animated flip books are usually pretty cute and simple. This one, however, is complex and terrifying. The artistry that went into this creation is just inspiring. In this flip book, no one can hear you scream.

This stop-motion style flip book was made by artist Serene Teh and was actually commissioned by 20th Century Fox to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Alien franchise. That’s 40 years of alien horror that has kept us glued to our seats. What you see here isn’t just any flip book, but a masterpiece. Seriously, check out the video. Watch Serene flip through the book, as it tells a horrifying story of aliens with an appetite.

Even Jonesy the cat makes an appearance as an alien tries to eat it. No worries though, Ripley shows up and save the day, firing like 100 rounds into the Xenomorph. Eventually, the Xenomorph is jettisoned off of the ship through an airlock. That’s how you take care of an alien infestation, and it’s what airlocks were built for. The good guys always win you alien bastards! Now stay out!