Alien Life

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

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

$100 Million Mission to Find Alien Life Denied Use of World's Largest Telescope

Last week, some of the greatest minds in science announced the Breakthrough Listen initiative, undoubtedly the greatest attempt yet...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 30 July 2015 - 3:22PM

Stephen Hawking Will Conduct His First Reddit AMA Next Week

Have questions about artificial intelligence, alien life, or the beginning of the Universe? Go ahead!

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 July 2015 - 1:20PM

Read the Inspiring Open Letter from the $100 Million Project to Search for Alien Life

"Are we alone? Now is the time to find out."

Janey Tracey
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 11:06AM

Astronomers Believe Philae's Comet 67P is Home to Alien Life

Is this the discovery we've all been waiting for?

Zain Charkawi
Monday, 06 July 2015 - 11:32AM

4 Reasons Everyone is Excited for the Start of NASA's Exploration of Europa

4 Reasons to be excited for the start of NASA's exploration of Europa.

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 19 June 2015 - 2:26PM

NASA Announces 'All Systems Go' for Mission to Europa's Alien Ocean

NASA will soon travel to Europa in hopes of discovering alien life.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 12:37PM

The Key To Finding Extraterrestrial Life is Right Here at Home

Understanding how life survives in Earth's most inhospitable habitats could be key to finding extraterrestrial life.

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 12:23PM

NASA Discovers Glass on Mars that May Hold Ancient Life

Deposits of glass have been found in impact craters on Mars, and

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 1:58PM

Watch: NASA's Hubble Telescope Analyzes Exoplanets' Atmospheres to Detect Life

Amazing video explains how Hubble may detect alien life in the near future.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 11:18AM

NOAA's Mapping of Arctic Microbes Could Help Take the Hunt for Alien Life From Sci-Fi to Reality

NOAA's mapping of microbes in Earth's Arctic circle could aid NASA in their hunt for alien life on Europa.

Alexandra Grunberg
Friday, 08 May 2015 - 3:03PM

Europa May Not Be a Possible Candidate for Alien Life After All

Scientists believe that Europa is a prime candidate for life as a result of a liquid water ocean under its icy shell, but that ocean...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 08 May 2015 - 11:11AM

This Animated Explanation of the Fermi Paradox Explores Whether We're Alone in the Universe

This animated explanation of the Fermi Paradox asks, "Where are all the aliens?"

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 May 2015 - 2:20PM

NASA Launches Ambitious New Alien-Hunting Initiative

NASA is commencing a new interdisciplinary program specifically intended to find life on other worlds.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 4:23PM

NASA Scientists Claim We'll Discover Alien Life By 2025

NASA scientists are feeling more confident than ever that humanity will discover alien life within a generation.

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - 11:05AM

Scientist Claims Intelligent Aliens Are Likely 650 Pounds

A researcher claims that intelligent beings on other planets would likely be much larger than humans, possibly an average of 650...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 3:25PM

Astronomers Detect Unusual Patterns of Radio Emissions, Extraterrestrials Considered a Possible Explanation

Astronomers have detected mysterious radio bursts that follow an unusual pattern, so unusual that they're considering an "artificial...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 - 2:30PM