RIP, H.R. Giger, 1940-2014

The famous Swiss surrealist leaves behind some of the twentieth century’s most impressive and startling artwork. Here are our favorite biomechanical wonders.

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Tiny alien skeleton suspected of being human

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This tiny skeleton, just 6 inches long, was found a decade ago in Chile's Atacama Desert. Scientists now report that DNA and other test results prove that it is human. Fox Mulder believes otherwise. "Alien-Looking Skeleton Poses Medical Mystery" (Discovery, thanks Syd Garon!)

And here is more about this specimen's provenance and its unwitting participation in a new documentary about ETs visiting Earth, titled Sirius.

Realistic Roswell space alien autopsy tableau

John Whalen says, "My brother, Dan, cooked up this little quasi-historical tableau for his wife, Rose, in San Francisco."

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Prometheus trailer reveals Alien prequel

The high-definition trailer for Ridley Scott's forthcoming science fiction movie, Prometheus, is bound to impress. [iTunes]