Plan to broadcast messages to alien worlds leaves cosmologists worrying

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SOURCE: The Independent

A plan to beam powerful radio messages to possible alien civilizations on distant planets has caused consternation among some scientists who believe it could spell doom for humanity on Earth.

Leading figures behind the 50-year-old Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti), which uses radio telescopes to listen passively for unnatural signals from space, have now proposed an “active” form of search known as Meti – Messages to Extraterrestrial Intelligence. These signals will be aimed at the parts of the galaxy where Earth-like planets and life may exist, based on the growing number of “exoplanets” beyond our solar system identified by the Kepler space telescope, which include many in the so-called “habitable zone” of a star. (more…)

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Media Roots Radio – Nuclear Weapons & Fear, Iran War Propaganda, Party Loyalists by Media Roots

MEDIA ROOTSAbby and Robbie Martin discuss nuclear weapons: living in a perpetual Cold War mentality, MAD, stockpiling, labs and mismanagement, how nuclear fear and control underpin US imperialism; the manufactured GOP debate on contraception as a distraction from real issues; Obama’s drone warfare and domestic drone surveillance; the complacency of party loyalists and their approval of Obama’s continuation of Bush policies; Iran war propaganda: the political establishment and corporate press trumping up the war drum to instill fear and justify pre-emptive warfare against Iran and Syria.

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MEDIA ROOTS- This discussion covers US imperialism: wars, costs, media and government propaganda; the culture of self-censorship and the erosion of privacy in the US; information as power and how communication is an important tool to strengthen and build communities.

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Charlie Sheen, Bradley Manning, Sex & Censorship

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Robbie Martin, Abby Martin and Laurie Kirchner host this edition of Media Roots Radio. We talk about Charlie Sheen’s squelched opportunity to bring up his politics while the world watched him “win”, new updates on Bradley Manning’s detention, the campaign to de-fund Planned Parenthood, women’s rights, and sex: the over-sexualized nature of advertising and sex  censorship in the US compared to other countries.

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Media Roots Interview with Filmmaker Brett Smith, Creator of 9/11 Film Hypothesis

Interview with Filmmaker Brett Smith, Creator of Hypothesis by Media Roots

This is an exclusive Media Roots Radio interview with Utah based documentarian Brett Smith, conducted by Abby and Robbie Martin on February 23, 2011. In 2006, Brett’s love of films drew him into taking a film class where he was required to make a 15 minute short. That 15 minute short later turned into 40 minute documentary called Hypothesis.

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