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For some people, science is not enough but religion is too implausible to explain our origins, so instead of making their peace with one, they turn to a curious mix of both.
Perhaps the most sinister explanation for why we haven't heard from aliens is that any civilization that reveals itself gets obliterated. But why? How? And how likely is that to happen?
When it comes to alien life, the truth is out there. We just don’t know it yet. And the aliens don’t seem to be interested in helping us find out what it is...
A new idea in the search for intelligent alien life argues that we should focus on aliens that could see us too.
An alien civilization's megaproject is very unlikely to be responsible for the weird signals from a strange star. But we can't entirely rule it out...
A new conspiracy book thinks it has a slam dunk argument for why humans were genetically engineers by aliens.
In its quest or clicks, the media turned a single footnote in a paper on a sequence of fast radio bursts into proof that scientists found the second coming of the Wow! Signal.
A study using soldier crabs to emulate computers is actually a perfect illustration of how different alien computing could be.
If an alien civilization is advanced and powerful enough, could evidence of their existence be written on a galactic scale?
As vast empires on Earth once learned, claiming an immense territory doesn't mean controlling it.