Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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…

1 year ago

What are the Odds of Life Emerging on Another Planet?

A new study by Prof. Kipping of Columbia University indicates that extraterrestrial life should be statistically significant, even if intelligent…

1 year ago

Seti@home is on Pause. Unfortunately, it’s not Because They’ve Discovered Aliens

After 20 years in operation, SETI@home program recently announced that it is taking a hiatus to sort through the mountain…

2 years ago

Earth is an Exoplanet to Aliens. This is What They’d See

A team of Caltech researchers developed a new method that shows what Earth would look like to extra-terrestrial observers, which…

2 years ago

Breakthrough Starshot is Now Looking for the Companies to Build its Laser-Powered Solar Sails to Other Stars

Breakthrough Starshot, a project that hopes to send a small spacecraft to Proxima Centauri in our lifetimes, is now looking…

3 years ago

Language in the Cosmos I: Is Universal Grammar Really Universal?

Is there any way we can hope to communicate with aliens? Will they have a concept of language as we…

3 years ago

The WOW Signal Probably Didn’t Come from Aliens, or Comets as You Recently Heard

A new study has indicated that the famous Wow! signal may have been caused by a comet, though not all…

4 years ago

Did We Arrive Early To The Universe’s Life Party?

According to a new study from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, life as we know it could have emerged prematurely…

5 years ago

Alien Minds I: Are Extraterrestrial Civilizations Likely to Evolve?

Paul Patton begins a three-part series on the evolutionary biology of aliens. Will they follow the same direction as life…

5 years ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” II: Questioning the Hart-Tipler Conjecture

Welcome back to our Fermi Paradox series, where we take a look at possible resolutions to Enrico Fermi's famous question,…

6 years ago