articles tagged: alien civilizations
world of weird things podcast: keep quiet or the aliens will kill you?
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: keep quiet or the aliens will kill you?

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?

world of weird things podcast: the fermi paradox, or, are we being ghosted by aliens?
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the fermi paradox, or, are we being ghosted by aliens?

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...

find aliens with this one weird trick
# astrobiology

find aliens with this one weird trick

A new idea in the search for intelligent alien life argues that we should focus on aliens that could see us too.

when the answer could actually be aliens
# astrobiology

when the answer could actually be aliens

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...

why you’re probably not an alien descendant, redux
# oddities

why you’re probably not an alien descendant, redux

A new conspiracy book thinks it has a slam dunk argument for why humans were genetically engineers by aliens.

how the media discovered an alien signal
# astrobiology

how the media discovered an alien signal

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.

what a crab computer can tell us about seti
# astrobiology

what a crab computer can tell us about seti

A study using soldier crabs to emulate computers is actually a perfect illustration of how different alien computing could be.

if you rearrange a galaxy, will anyone notice?
# space

if you rearrange a galaxy, will anyone notice?

If an alien civilization is advanced and powerful enough, could evidence of their existence be written on a galactic scale?

so how would you claim territory in outer space?
# astrobiology

so how would you claim territory in outer space?

As vast empires on Earth once learned, claiming an immense territory doesn't mean controlling it.

why reverse-engineering alien tech is a pain
# astrobiology

why reverse-engineering alien tech is a pain

Reverse-engineering alien technology is a common sci-fi and conspiracy theory trope. But doing it in real life would be a lot harder than it sounds...

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