articles tagged: alien contact
why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet
# astrobiology

why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet

According to numerous pop sci outlets, the Wow! Signal is a comet in a strange orbit around the sun. But according to experts, this explanation just doesn't fit the relevant data…

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

will immigrants from tau seti get a tax cut?
# astrobiology

will immigrants from tau seti get a tax cut?

Even before her presidential campaign begins in earnest, Hillary Clinton appears to have the ufologist vote locked up...

shadow nation, now on amazon.com
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shadow nation, now on amazon.com

The sci-fi experiment is now loose on Amazon.com for less than the price of a latte.

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...

should we be looking for a dyson semaphore?
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should we be looking for a dyson semaphore?

Could an alien civilization set up a way to communicate with us more visually than just sending a laser or microwave broadcast?

greetings, we are here to convert you?
# astrobiology

greetings, we are here to convert you?

The Pope's astronomer thinks we should be trying to convert aliens to Catholicism. The chances they'll respond kindly to proselytizing doesn't seem high...

you’ve reached earth, please leave a message
# astrobiology

you’ve reached earth, please leave a message

We have trillions to bail out banks for gambling with our money, but a few million to figure out if we're alone in the universe? That we apparently can't afford...

the trouble with an alien-human dictionary
# astrobiology

the trouble with an alien-human dictionary

A new app that's supposed to teach aliens how to communicate with us seems to underestimate just how different aliens and their technology would be...

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