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Alien Life

Winston Churchill Contemplates E.T.s In Newly Discovered Essay

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.15.2017 | Weird News

Winston Churchill had something to offer besides “blood, toil, tears and sweat”: A willingness to consider the existence life on other planets. A ...

E.T., We Know You're Home: The Search For Our Own Alien Life

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 06.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Bill Miller

Everybody has an opinion about the possibility of alien life. In the movies, contact commonly starts with a violent encounter. Sometimes, the story in...

Alien Civilizations May Number In The Trillions, New Study Says

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Science

The possibility that we earthlings are not truly alone in the universe has gained some added credibility, thanks to a new study that coincides with NA...

NASA Research Finds That Alien Life Could Be Breathing Iron

Inverse | Posted 04.12.2016 | Science

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Adam Toobin Don't hold your breath, but oxygen may not be as essential to biological life as we ...

Scientists Offer Plan To Hide Earth From Advanced Space Aliens

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.02.2016 | Science

Talk about irony. At a time when many astronomers are trying hard to find evidence of alien life, a pair of astronomers at Columbia University are exp...

China To Relocate 9,000 People For World's Largest Radio Telescope

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Chinese authorities plan to evacuate 9,110 people from their homes to make way for what will be the world's largest radio telescope, China's state-own...

New Research Explains How Life Could Spread To Other Galaxies

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Science

Scientists haven't yet figured out whether life is capable of surviving the extreme conditions found in space and spreading to other stars -- a contro...

Does Alien Life Exist? 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Stars Share Their Views

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Just last month astrophysicist Stephen Hawking announced that he was supporting a $100 million program to investigate extraterrestrial life. Russian v...

Earth 2.0: Bad News for God

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

With this discovery, we come ever closer to the idea that life is common in the universe. Perhaps you are not convinced. That is OK; let me speculate what would happen should we ever find evidence of life beyond earth even if you think such discovery unlikely.

NASA Orbiter Discovers Glass On Mars

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

Talk about shattering expectations! NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 20...

We're One Step Closer to a Moon That Could Be Home to Alien Life

Robert Pappalardo | Posted 05.29.2016 | World
Robert Pappalardo

Finding life elsewhere would end our cosmic isolation: if there is life in our own planetary backyard, then life is probably common throughout the universe. These enticing possibilities are why my colleagues and I have spent 17 years developing a spacecraft mission dedicated to understanding Europa.

'Chaotic' Planets Make The Search For E.T. More Complicated

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.16.2015 | Science

When looking for alien life, astronomers pay special attention to planets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" -- that is, planets that orbit their host...

Bill Nye Talks Extraterrestrial Life: 'It's Gotta Exist'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.08.2015 | Science

When it comes to extraterrestrial life, Bill Nye is a true believer. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Thursday, Nye said that with so many ga...

LISTEN: Eerie 'X-Files' Sounds Recorded At The Edge Of Space

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science

What does the edge of space sound like? Pretty darn strange. Just have a listen to these acoustic signals recorded in the stratosphere some 22 miles a...

NASA's Hunt For Aliens Just Got Real

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science

NASA is taking the hunt for life on other worlds to the next level. The space agency has assembled a team of experts from across scientific fields...

Scientists Scan 100,000 Galaxies But Find No Evidence Of Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

Just how realistic is it to believe that humans will someday find evidence of extraterrestrial life? NASA's chief scientist recently predicted that...

Building Blocks For Life Found In Distant Star System

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.09.2015 | Science

We may be one step closer to finding alien life. Astronomers have found complex organic molecules -- the chemical building blocks for life -- in th...

Top NASA Scientist: We're On The Brink Of Finding Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science

Ellen Stofan (NASA) NASA's top scientist predicts that we'll find signs of alien life by 2025, with even stronger evidence for extraterrestrials in...

Talking to Aliens

Seth Shostak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

Unless Earth is special beyond reason, you can confidently assume there are plenty of societies out there. That doesn't mean that they'll come to Earth (or, as many believe, already have). Interstellar travel, despite what you've seen at the local multiplex, is hard. But we could easily get in touch via radio signals or flashing laser lights.

Will ET Pray? Extrasolar Planets, Extraterrestrial Life, And Religion

David A. Weintraub | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
David A. Weintraub

Thinking about whether a particular set of religious practices or beliefs would make sense on a different planet might be a valuable exercise in understanding ourselves.

A Journey to an Amazing Earth-like Planet!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Let's take a look at one of the most intriguing of the 1,739 confirmed exoplanets that is both Earth-sized and in the habitable zone of its star. Known only by its catalog number, Kepler-186f, it has no name yet, but we know quite a bit about it already.

Emily Swanson

Americans Aren't Sure If Trying To Contact Aliens Is Such A Great Idea | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science

Humans have been searching for signs of life on other planets at least since the 1960s, when scientists began scanning the heavens for radio signals t...

Smog May Aid Search For Alien Life

LiveScience | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

In the search for life beyond Earth, astronomers should look for signs of pollution in the atmospheres of alien planets outside the Earth's solar syst...

NASA Makes Big Prediction About Finding Alien Life

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science

It's highly unlikely we're alone in the universe, NASA experts are saying, and we may be close to finding alien life. In fact, it may happen in the ne...

Are We Alone In The Universe? 13 Theories

Tim Urban | Posted 08.17.2014 | Science
Tim Urban

Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone -- but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.