Alien Life

Why Red Dwarfs Might Not Be the Best Candidates for Finding Alien Life After All

Red dwarf stars--the most common star type in our galaxy. They have been the subject of recent discussion as planets surrounding them...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 12 June 2017 - 2:27PM

Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival' at Silicon Valley Comic-Con

  When we heard about the movie Arrival, we had the same reaction a lot of sci-fi fans did: "Linguistics? They're going to make a...

Chris Mahon
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 5:13PM

NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Like Planets that Could Contain Water or Life

Seven Earth-like planets have just been discovered orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star (that's an official name, we're not just...

Kat Stubing
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 8:06PM

Scientist Says "Exotic" Life Could Exist in Pluto's Heart

Recent studies have indicated that there is likely a subsurface ocean underneath Pluto's Sputnik Planitia. But does that mean there...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 02 December 2016 - 5:05PM

Could The Universe Really Just Be One Giant Alien?

In our search for extraterrestrial life, we may have overlooked one giant possibility - that alien life is right in front of us, or...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 2:32PM

How Would Humanity Handle the Events of "Arrival"?

Last weekend, sci-fi blockbuster Arrival opened in theaters, thrilling audiences with beautiful action sequences of alien spaceships...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 5:36PM

Stephen Hawking's "Breakthrough Listen" Project Is Investigating A Possible Alien Megastructure

Stephen Hawking has been pretty explicit about what he thinks of contacting aliens: if they call, don't answer. Hawking is also one of...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 2:18PM

Don't Get Excited About Those "Alien Signals" Just Yet

Today, a study was published that announced the news we've all been waiting for: aliens are trying to talk to us. More specifically,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 4:21PM

Wikileaks Releases UFO E-Mails Sent to Clinton By Former Blink 182 Singer

You've probably heard that Blink 182's former lead singer, Tom DeLonge, has a pretty big obsession with UFOs. He's made a number of...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 8:42PM

According to Two PhDs, Scientists Already Have the Genophage from Mass Effect

We've spoken in the past about Mass Effect's use of quantum entanglement to create a communicator that can transmit messages securely...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 2:05PM

NASA Presents New Evidence for Geyser Activity on Europa

Scientists have long known that Europa is a prime candidate for extraterrestrial life, as a result of its subsurface ocean that could...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 4:43PM

Stephen Hawking Warns Us Against Communicating with Aliens

In a new short film from CuriosityStream, Stephen Hawking explores a beautiful, digitally rendered version of the universe and talks...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 4:55PM

Astronomers Receive Radio Signal That Is a "Good Candidate" for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Have we just made contact with extraterrestrial life? (Or, more accurately, has extraterrestrial life just made contact with us?) An...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 2:01PM

Former NASA Engineer Says It's Highly Likely There Is Life in Our Solar System

Are we alone in the universe? That's the age-old question, and although astronomy has made plenty of progress in exploring the nearby...

Janey Tracey
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 11:30AM

Earth's Early Temperatures Might Make It "One-of-a-Kind," Study Says

For many years, scientists have all but taken for granted that, statistically speaking, there must be habitable planets within stars'...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 5:01PM

NASA Will Hold a Science of Star Trek Convention Next Weekend

Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the franchise is celebrating with both Star Trek Beyond and a new TV...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 3:22PM

Impact Craters May Be the Wrong Places to Look for Life on Mars

Have we been looking for signs of Martian life in the wrong place? A new study claims that meteorites may destroy all signs of life...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 4:49PM

Scientist Says We Should Look for Advanced Aliens Around Stellified Planets

In 2010: Odyssey Two, Arthur C. Clarke's sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jupiter was "ignited" through a nuclear fusion process, and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 5:08PM

Could We Communicate with Aliens Through the “Universal Language” of Mathematics?

There are many, many unanswered questions about potentially contacting intelligent extraterrestrials. First, there's the little...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 10 July 2016 - 2:56PM

There Have Definitely Been Advanced Alien Civilizations in Our Galaxy, Study Says

Most of the conversation surrounding the probability of alien life asks whether intelligent extraterrestrials exist right now (and if...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 5:36PM