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Could our Universe be Someone’s Chemistry Project?

According to a new op-ed by Harvard Prof. Avi Loeb, our Universe may have been created by an advanced civilization,…

3 months ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

3 months ago

We Could Detect Extraterrestrial Satellite Megaconstellations Within a few Hundred Light-Years

If an alien civilization has a Starlink-like constellation of satellites, we might be able to find them.

9 months 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…

1 year ago

Beyond “Fermi’s Paradox” III: What is the Great Filter?

In 1996, economist/futurist Robin Hanson proposed a possible resolution to the Fermi Paradox: there's a "Great Filter" that prevents intelligent…

1 year ago

How an Advanced Civilization Could Stop Dark Energy From Preventing Their Future Exploration

In a new study, an astrophysicist proposed how an advanced civilization might survive the inevitable expansion of the Universe, and…

4 years ago

Construction Tips from a Type 2 Engineer: Collaboration with Isaac Arthur

Fraser Cain and Isaac Arthur team up again to bring you another epic collaboration. This time, it’s construction tips from…

5 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…

5 years ago

Finding Alien Megastructures Around Nearby Pulsars

A new study addresses the possibility of being able to observe alien megastructures around nearby pulsars using current instruments

5 years ago

Do Stars Move? Tracking Their Movements Across the Sky

The stars look static in the sky, but are they moving? How fast, and how do we know? What events…

5 years ago