Drake Equation

60 Years Later, is it Time to Update the Drake Equation?

On the 60th anniversary of the famous Drake Equation, a new study considers whether or not it is still of…

3 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XIV: What is the Aurora Hypothesis?

Is it possible that we haven't heard from aliens because colonizing exoplanets is hazardous to your health? So says the…

4 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” IX: What is the Brief Window Hypothesis?

In this latest installment in our Fermi series, we take a look at the possibility that advanced civilizations only have…

4 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VII: What it the Planetarium Hypothesis

In this installment, we explore the possibility that we haven't heard from aliens because they've got us in a simulated…

4 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” V: What is the Aestivation Hypothesis?

Is it possible that the aliens are not hiding, but sleeping and waiting for the Universe to get better?

4 years ago

Calculate the Number of Alien Civilizations in the Milky Way for Yourself.

A new online tool created by a team of physicists allows users to calculate how many alien civilization could be…

4 years ago

Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?

According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another…

6 years ago

If We Do Hear Signals From Aliens, They’re Probably Long Gone

According to a new study that included the Frank Drake, any alien signals humanity detects will have likely come from…

6 years ago

What is the Drake Equation?

In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake proposed his now-famous equation for calculating the likelihood of extra-terrestrial intelligence in the Universe.

7 years ago

Maybe the Aliens Aren’t Hiding, they’re Sleeping, Waiting for the Universe to Get Better

A new study by a team of researchers from the Future of Humanity Institute argues that the reason we haven't…

7 years ago