The latest sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFO's, regularly makes the news. Often easily explained, fascination with UFO's persists thanks to the public's interest in life outside Earth. Multiple websites, film and television are devoted to the subject.

The Search for UFOs May Reveal Something More Valuable

America's "space agency" picking up the UFO ball was bound to raise eyebrows and concerns for NASA's reputation. But if it's handled well, the commission could do more than shed much-needed light on UAPs. It could also give Americans a masterclass in the most basic, most important, and unfortunately, most boring topic in science: Standards of Evidence. They are the key to knowing if we are alone in the Universe or not.