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Space Aliens

Why the Aliens Want Earth

Seth Shostak | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

You've got to wonder what would motivate creatures from other worlds to suffer a journey of hundreds of trillions of miles to visit our planet? Why bother? I've been asked this question at least a half-dozen times by Hollywood writers, and the best answer I can muster is "I don't know."

Is Alien Life Surfacing Nearby?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.14.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Extraterrestrial life may be showing up in some obvious places. No, this is not about hairless aliens that have come to Earth in saucer-shaped craft, but less sophisticated life just next door.

E.T. Hunters Overseas Focus On Faint Flashes From Space | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.25.2013 | Science

When it comes to detecting laser pulses aliens might shoot at Earth to attract our attention, scientists now find they can detect signals as faint a...

Need We Fear the Minds of Space Aliens?

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

It would be imprudent to ignore Stephen Hawking's words of caution. However, I believe we have little to fear. In all likelihood, the aspirations, longings, griefs, joys, anxieties, fears, failures, and foibles of the aliens from space are much like our own.

Which Candidate Better At Battling Space Aliens? Poll Gives Answer

Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 06/28/2012 03:56 PM EDT on Anyone who has seen "Independence Day" knows that strong, capable le...

Denver Rejects UFO Agency To Track Aliens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) -- Denver residents have jettisoned a plan to officially track space aliens. The proposal defeated soundly Tuesday night would have estab...

Obama On Space Aliens: Kucinich Would Give Them Licenses, Giuliani Would Shoot Them Down

Newsweek | Howard Fineman and Richard Wolffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a sense of urgency at Sen. Barack Obama's headquarters in a steel-and-glass office tower in downtown Chicago. The Iowa caucuses, a must win, ...