Alien

New 'Habitability Index' Ranks Exoplanets for Potential to Host Alien Life

As telescopes become more and more powerful, astronomers will be able to investigate a plethora of exoplanets, and essentially won't...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 12:34PM

Alien: Paradise Lost Will Feature a New Crew of Travelers

It looks like there's no avoiding the Prometheus sequel, which is now called Alien: Paradise Lost, and now we have a few more...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - 9:46AM

China Is Building the World's Largest Telescope to Begin Searching for Alien Life Next Year

China is rapidly coming to the end of construction for the largest telescope in the world, which will begin searching for alien life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 3:38PM

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 Premiere Review: "Laws of Nature"

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with Inhumans going viral and strange alien worlds.

Rhonda Dehaini
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 10:18AM

Ridley Scott Confirms Whether Rick Deckard Is a Replicant

We may have a definitive answer to one of the biggest questions in sci-fi.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 - 4:56PM

Ridley Scott Says Neill Blomkamp's Alien 5 Is Still Happening, Teases Alien: Paradise Lost's Connections to Ripley

Ridley Scott has insisted time and time again that the Prometheus franchise does not directly connect with the Alien franchise, or at...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 25 September 2015 - 1:32PM

SETI Corrects Edward Snowden on the Difficulties of Eavesdropping on Alien Civilizations

Last weekend, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claimed that we may not have heard from alien civilizations yet because their...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 12:58PM

Ridley Scott Reveals the Title for His Prometheus Sequel is Alien: Paradise Lost

You can now drop Prometheus 2 from your movie vocabulary, because Ridley Scott has just revealed the official title for the Prometheus...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 12:03PM

Ridley Scott Is Planning Three More Prometheus Movies Before Connecting to Alien Mythology

Prometheus was supposed to be a prequel to Alien, and then it was supposed to be a distinct film with "strands of Alien DNA," and then...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 - 11:04AM

Edward Snowden Thinks We Haven't Heard from Aliens Because Their Communications are Encrypted

On the latest episode of Star Talk, the NSA whistleblower discussed alien life with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 3:43PM

Elon Musk's Plans for Sending 1 Million People to Mars for $500,000 Each.

Elon Musk has long been a vocal proponent for the quest to send humans to Mars, regularly suggesting that humanity must become...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 5:59AM

Scientists Claim to Have Proof that an Alien Invasion is 'Unlikely'

Super-advanced alien civilizations may be absent from our part of the Universe.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 3:22PM

Here's How Star Wars Helped Create the Alien Franchise and Turned Ridley Scott into a Sci-Fi Legend

With movies such as Blade Runner, Prometheus, and The Martian to his name, Ridley Scott can easily be considered a legend of science...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 5:20PM

DARPA Experts on Why We Should Be Optimistic About the Search for Alien Life

"We haven't really looked for extraterrestrial life yet."

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 4:10PM

The Future of SETI and the $100 Million Search for Alien Life

In July, some of the greatest minds on the planet, including Stephen Hawking, Kip Thorne, Frank Drake, SETI director Seth Shostak,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 10 September 2015 - 12:26PM

The Octopus Could be the Most-Likely Model of Intelligent Alien Life

We’ve always known that the octopus was smart, but we’ve never quite understood why. This relative of the snail has managed to...

Alexandra Grunberg
Sunday, 06 September 2015 - 12:27PM

Professor Brian Cox Suggests Pluto Could be Home to Alien Life

Could Pluto be added to the ever-growing list of potential alien life hosts that exist within our solar system?

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 04 September 2015 - 11:56AM

Life Could Spread Across Our Universe Like the Outbreak of an Epidemic

Harvard study claims "infected pockets" of life could develop all over the galaxy.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 31 August 2015 - 1:39PM

Ridley Scott Is Working on Prometheus 2 Right After The Martian

The Alien franchise is alive and well, as the next few years will see the release of both Prometheus 2, helmed by Ridley Scott, and...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 10:01AM

Astronomer Wants to Find Alien Life By Detecting Radiation from Light Sails

Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb is known for his unusual thought experiments regarding alien life; he has suggested a search for...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 24 August 2015 - 3:34PM