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Scientists Want to Study Exoplanet Atmospheres for Signs of Alien Life

Instead of looking at individual biosignatures, a new dynamic framework suggests that studying atmospheric seasons may be the key for detecting alien life on exoplanets.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.10.18
ALIENS
ALIENS

Researchers Warn of Extraterrestrial Hacks

Can Earth get pwnd from space?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.26.18
thanks a lot
thanks a lot

Cryptocurrency Miners Are 'Limiting' the Search for Alien Life

Berkely's SETI project can't get its hands on the latest graphics cards, which are popular with cryptocurrency miners.
Matthew Gault
2.14.18
eyes on the universe
eyes on the universe

Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals

Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Jacob Dubé
10.17.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

Next Year, Scientists Will Send Messages to Search For Aliens

How the “Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligences” community is preparing for humans to talk to aliens.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.13.17
Not aliens
Not aliens

The Controversy Over the Alien 'Wow!' Signal Is Astronomy's Greatest Beef

A 40-year-old mystery remains unsolved, according to astronomers disputing new research about the Wow! signal.
Ben Sullivan
6.12.17
we come in peace
we come in peace

Meet the First Chatbot Sent Into Outer Space

Ella is a 17-year old artificial intelligence sent into space as an ambassador for Earth.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.7.17
#IWantToBelieve
#IWantToBelieve

Twitter Has Made Our Alien Contact Protocols Obsolete

Social media will make an alien encounter much more complicated.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.19.17
hello
hello

2017 Will Be the Year We Decide Whether to Put a Call Out to Aliens

In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, there’s a major divide about whether to broadcast or just listen.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.4.17
ALIENS
ALIENS

An Astrolinguist Explains How to Talk to Aliens

The president of METI International weighs in on the science and fiction of ‘Arrival.’
Daniel Oberhaus
11.20.16
Life
Life

SETI Telescopes Are Investigating a Weird Radio Signal from a Sunlike Star

We all want to believe, but it's probably not aliens saying hello.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.16
ALIENS
ALIENS

​What If We Haven’t Found Aliens Because Humans Came First?

Here's the case for contacting aliens by sending messages into the future.
Becky Ferreira
8.15.16