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Drake Equation

Reinventing The Drake Equation

Marc Dantonio | Posted 08.11.2016 | Science
Marc Dantonio

The Drake Equation is a thought problem created in 1961 by Astronomer Frank Drake to produce a number meant to indicate how many intelligent and detectable civilizations may exist in the Milky Way galaxy which is our home in the Universe.

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...

40 Billion Ways to Dance

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Go ahead, try it. Step outside tonight and glance skyward, pick any star and then visualize its own rocky, Earthy little ball orbiting around it, with some form of life potentially dancing a tango on top.

Can Alec Baldwin Crash a Plane With a Cell Phone?

Eric Korpela | Posted 04.07.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

Your cell phone is very unlikely to cause a crash, but look at it from the FAA's perspective. There is a very, very small chance that the seven seconds it takes to turn off your phone and the 30 seconds it takes to turn it back on could save 300 lives.

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Jill Tarter -- Video

SETI Institute | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
SETI Institute

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute. Watch a video of Dr. Jill Tarter giv...