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Stephen Hawking: Aliens Could Be Dangerous
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In a new documentary, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking says aliens are almost certainly out there. But Hawking doesn't recommend trying to contact them. He believes they may be dangerous nomads looking to colonize.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Stephen Hawking, in a new documentary, says aliens are almost certainly out there, but he doesn't recommend trying to contact them. Hawking believes that they may be dangerous nomads looking to colonize.

In Canada, one very intelligent life form was welcomed with open arms. The town of Vulcan has tried to lure Mr. Spock there for years. On Friday, he showed up in the form of his alter ego, Leonard Nimoy. He unveiled a bronze bust of Spock.

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