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UFO mania: Startling poll finds majority of Americans believe alien ETs are real

A Pew Research Center poll has concluded about two-thirds of Americans believe alien life exists somewhere out there among the stars. UFO mania has swept across the US in recent months thanks to the US Pentagon publishing its highly anticipated report on UFO sightings. Although the report did not validate the existence of extraterrestrials – as many hoped – it did not outright deny this possibility and that is a big deal in and of itself.

The Pew Research Center carried out is poll just before the Pentagon report was published, and examined America’s attitudes towards ETs.

The survey of more than 10,400 Americans asked questions about the existence of aliens and the possibility of ETs visiting our planet.

About 65 percent of those surveyed, said intelligent life exists somewhere on other planets.

Only 34 percent said alien life “does not” exist on other planets and a mere two percent refused to answer the question.

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The survey then asked whether UFOs reported by people in the military are evidence of alien life.

This time around, 51 percent answered affirmatively – 40 percent said “probably” and 11 percent said “definitely”.

The majority, however, appeared sceptical towards the idea with 47 percent of people disagreeing.

About 36 percent said “probably not” and 11 percent said “definitely not” to the question.

Once again, two percent of those surveyed refused to answer the question.

Once again, three percent of those surveyed refused to answer the question.

The pollsters then asked surveyees whether UFOs hold hostile attitudes.

Interestingly enough, an astounding 74 percent said they are neither hostile nor friendly.

Only 17 percent guessed UFOs are friendly and seven percent said the opposite.

The survey of 10,417 US adults was conducted between June 14 and June 24 – one day before the Pentagon report was published.

The Pew Research Center said: “The survey is weighted to be representative of the US adult population by gender, race, ethnicity, partisan affiliation, education and other categories.”

The Pew Research Center has also examined Americans’ attitudes towards UFOs based on age.

Survey results show younger Americans are more likely to believe aliens are alive on other planets.

For instance, 76 percent of people in the 18 to 28 age group, believe in intelligent life beyond Earth, compared to just 56 percent in the 65+ group.

Author: Sebastian Kettley
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Epic Store free PC games: Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo making way for THIS game

Epic is about to refresh the free PC gaming giveaways on the Epic Games Store.

As part of Epic’s bid to dethrone Steam, the company gives away a selection of free PC games each week.

Previous free games have included Grand Theft Auto 5, Borderlands, Civilization 6 and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

The current free games include two excellent retro releases, such as Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo.

Unfortunately, however, Sonic Mania and Horizon Chase Turbo will only be available to download until 4pm BST UK time on July 1.

The current freebies will be replaced by first-person puzzle game The Spectrum Retreat.

You can download The Spectrum Retreat from July 1 until July 8 at 4pm BST UK time, at which point a new game will join the line-up.

The Spectrum Retreat features a host of colour-coded puzzles in the rooms of a mysterious hotel.

“The Spectrum Retreat is a challenging, first-person puzzle game set in the near future,” reads the official description.

“You awake at The Penrose hotel, a peaceful yet unsettling refuge from the outside world. As a valued guest, your existence is embedded into the corridors and guest rooms of The Penrose.

“Exploration of the striking art-deco hotel will begin to uncover the mysteries of both The Penrose and the uncertainties surrounding your current stay. Your desire to unearth the truth is obstructed by an array of colour-coded puzzles, mind-bending physics challenges and the growing fear of exposing your true intentions.”

Undoubtedly the best game of this week’s bunch is Sonic Mania, which gives the classic gameplay a modern makeover. 

“The ultimate celebration of past and future. An all-new adventure full of unique bosses, rolling 2D landscapes, and fun classic gameplay. Sonic Mania brings retro fast-paced platforming into the future through pixel perfect 2D graphics running at 60FPS.”

Finally, Horizon Chase Turbo is a racing game inspired by classics such as SEGA’s Out Run.

“It recreates classic arcade gameplay and offers you unbound speed limits of fun. Horizon Chase Turbo offers a Multiplayer Split Screen mode that rescues the nostalgia of playing with your best friends sitting on a couch all night long.

“Horizon Chase Turbo is inspired in the past without letting go of its contemporaneity. The apparent polygon and secondary colour aesthetic results in a unique atmosphere.

“In Horizon Chase Turbo you’ll pilot your car through extraordinary places, watching the sun setting, facing rain, snow, volcanic ashes and even severe sandstorms.”

Author: Liam Martin
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Bitcoin Miami mania, Dogecoin bounces back, Eth2 woes

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“Largest Bitcoin event in history” kicks off in Miami

Sun, sea and satoshis were on the agenda as the biggest Bitcoin event in history kicked off in Florida.

Organizers were expecting a huge turnout for the sold-out event, with some predicting there would be more than 50,000 attendees.

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Day one saw MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor reveal more about his experience in the crypto space so far. He said: “I realized that I first bought Bitcoin one year ago yesterday, and so this is the end of my rookie year.”

Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey also declared that “Bitcoin changes absolutely everything.” He told the conference: “We don’t need the financial institutions that we have today” — and for money to be created for the world, it has to be developed internationally.

One particularly eye-opening on-stage discussion came from Brian Brooks, a former regulator turned CEO of Binance.US. He said: “If you’ve never worked in a big bank, you have no idea how bad the problem is.”

It’s Mati Greenspan versus the Maxis at “Shitshow” 2021

For many, Bitcoin 2021 in Miami is the first physical event for many since the coronavirus pandemic began, enabling celebrities, cryptographers and CEOs to rub shoulders. Alas, you can’t please all the people, all the time.

Quantum Economics founder Mati Greenspan had tweeted an innocuous comment about how Bitcoin 2021 was set to be the “Biggest crypto conference ever!”

But he was quickly set straight by the likes of Bitcoin Magazine editor Pete Rizzo, who said: “It’s a Bitcoin conference, about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the subject and hence why it’s used as an adjective.”

To be fair, organizers were crystal clear that it is a Bitcoin-only event, meaning no altcoins are allowed.

But as DeFi Pulse’s founder Scott Lewis pondered…is it really possible to go for two days without talking about Ethereum?

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