Aliens

There’s Another, More Boring Explanation for those Dyson Sphere Candidate Stars

Dyson Spheres have been a tantalising digression in the hunt for alien intelligence. Just recently seven stars have been identified…

2 weeks ago

Some Intelligent Civilizations Will Be Trapped on their Worlds

Evolution has produced a wondrously diverse variety of lifeforms here on Earth. It just so happens that talking primates with…

4 months ago

We Could Snoop on Extraterrestrial Communications Networks

SETI researchers have directed their search toward interesting star systems where extraterrestrial civilizations could send signals toward Earth. According to…

4 months ago

Can Alien Civilizations Detect Humanity?

One of the fascinating things about being a human in this age is that we can do more than wonder…

5 months ago

First Contact Could Turn Out Well for Humanity

Most science fiction portrays the first contact between humanity and alien civilizations as a disaster. That's probably because our history…

9 months ago

Could We Find Aliens Terraforming Other Worlds?

The first early humans to use fire had no inkling of what it would lead to. Fire was one of…

9 months ago

Is Anyone Planning for Diplomacy with an Extraterrestrial Civilization?

Imagine we detect an interstellar object entering our Solar System. At first, astronomers think it's just another natural interloper like…

10 months ago