The Most Sensible Thing the UN Has Done in Decades
The UN has appointed an ambassador to space aliens:
At least now we know what to do when asked, “Take me to your leader.”
THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth’s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.
Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.
Addendum: There's an update.