Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Oumuamua Isn’t an Alien Probe, Because Aliens can Learn Everything They Need About us With Telescopes

A new study offers a new take on why 'Oumuamua could not have been an alien probe: a lack of…

4 months ago

According to the Math, it’s Highly Unlikely That an Intelligent Civilization is Located at Alpha Centauri

In a new study, a pair of Harvard astrophysicists did the math on whether or not BLC1 is an extraterrestrial…

6 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XVI: What is the “Dark Forest” Hypothesis?

A recent addition to the list of possible resolutions to the Fermi Paradox: nobody is broadcasting because they don't want…

7 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XV: What is the Percolation Theory Hypothesis?

Could it be that the reason we haven't met any aliens is because interstellar colonization simply isn't practical? Not exactly…

7 months 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…

7 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” XI: What is the Transcension Hypothesis

Could it be that the reason we haven't heard from any aliens is because they transcended and aren't interested in…

10 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” X: What is the Firstborn Hypothesis?

In this latest instalment, we explore the possibility that humanity is an early arrival to the Universe, and that intelligent…

10 months ago

Extraterrestrial Hunters Figure Out a Way to Expand Their Search for Signals by a Factor of 200

Thanks to a new study by SETI researchers, Breakthrough Listen's search for extraterrestrial intelligence has expanded by a factor of…

11 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VIII: What is the Zoo Hypothesis?

Another possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: we could all be living in some giant "nature preserve" where the aliens…

11 months ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” VI: What is the Berserker Hypothesis?

In our latest installment, we explore the possibility that the reason we haven't heard from aliens is because they've been…

11 months ago