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E.T. Hunters Overseas Focus On Faint Flashes From Space

Space.com | 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...

Klingon Worlds

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.26.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

It seems that the frequency of planets able to support life is roughly one percent. In other words, a billion or more such worlds exist in our galaxy alone. That's a lot of acreage, and it takes industrial-strength credulity to believe it's all bleakly barren.

Lee Speigel

Want To Say Hello To An ET? Scientists Are Here To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.18.2013 | Weird News

Want to say hello to an ET? SETI scientists are here to help. People in Seattle and other parts of the Northwest recently weighed in on what they w...

Why Bother Searching for ET?

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.01.2013 | Science
Seth Shostak

It's a disturbing question, and one that I seem to get more frequently than before. "Why are you looking for evidence of extraterrestrials? What's the point?"

Trekkers Triumph In Pluto Moon-Naming Contest

Posted 02.25.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 02/25/2013 12:34 PM EST on SPACE.com The votes are in, and it looks like 'Vulcan' could be the new name for one of ...

Mathematician Makes Huge Prime Number Discovery

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/05/2013 11:57 AM EST on LiveScience The largest prime number yet has been discovered — and ...

Lee Speigel

Facts About Doomsday 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.18.2012 | Weird News

Is the world going to end right in the middle of the upcoming holiday season? While that wouldn't be good for retail sales, many people feel that Dec....

Manned Mars Mission Called Big Threat To Life On Red Planet

Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 10/25/2012 09:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com Humanity has long dreamed of putting boots on Mars, but those boots have the potential ...

Newfound Alien Planet Is Top Contender To Host Life

Posted 11.20.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 09/20/2012 09:41 AM EDT on SPACE.com A newly discovered alien planet may be one of the top contenders to support l...

Lee Speigel

Only Kooks See UFOs, Head U.K. Astronomer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.19.2012 | Weird News

Astronomers -- the men and women who study the stars, galaxies and beyond -- have an almost universal agreement that there's nothing of scientific int...

Lee Speigel

Calling All ETs: Here Come Our Tweets From Earth

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weird News

The countdown is on. On August 15, with the push of a few buttons, a Twitter experiment of galactic proportions will launch from Earth into the cosmos...

Science, UFOs and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Video)

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 09.01.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I am gathering academics and members of the mainstream media to take a serious hard look at the phenomena in relation to other space mysteries.

Lee Speigel

Send ET A Tweet!

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Weird News

In a social media twist on "ET phone home," citizens of Earth are invited to participate in a global Twitter event to send a message replying to an un...

E.T. Hunters Plan Intergalactic Tweet

Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/25/2012 04:09 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries If there's something you'd like to say to aliens, now's your ...

Would Finding Aliens Spell Doom For Religion?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/25/2012 09:59 AM EDT on SPACE.com SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The discovery of life beyond Earth would shake up our view...

Five Massive Myths About Space Aliens

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 06/14/2012 02:44 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A typical Hollywood alien is "soft, squishy and big on m...

Extraterrestrial Habitats: Yet More Good News

Seth Shostak | Posted 08.14.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

Despite any inclination to believe yourself among the brightest bulbs around, new research indicates that even when the universe was considerably younger, there were heavy elements enough to spawn planets that could... spawn life.

Joe Satran

Should 'Prometheus' Prep Us For An Alien Invasion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 06.07.2012 | Entertainment

To judge by some of the biggest blockbusters of the past few years -- and especially the past few weeks -- we're on the verge of an alien invasion. ...

Hollywood Gets Aliens All Wrong, Famed E.T. Hunter Says

Posted 05.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:14 AM EDT on SPACE.com Despite what the movies tell us, any aliens that visit Earth probably won't ...

Government Psychic Spies and Extraterrestrials

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 07.07.2012 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

In April, SRI International announced it will be taking over the management of the Allen Telescope Array, whose primary purpose is listening for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.

Alien Life Could Exist On HOW Many Planets? Study Yields Surprising Answer

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 04/28/2012 08:24 AM EDT on SPACE.com A new estimate of the number of habitable planets orbiting the most common ...

The UFO Bestiary

Seth Shostak | Posted 06.27.2012 | Science
Seth Shostak

This is a phenomenon worthy of attention. If aliens are really hanging out in our 'hood, it's hard to imagine any other fact more worthy of study. If not, then why does such a large fraction of the populace insist on believing they're here?

Lee Speigel

Exobots And Robonauts: The Next Wave In The Search For Extraterrestrials

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

Self-replicating robots could be the solution to making first contact with an alien civilization. These proposed exobots could efficiently explore ...

New Mars Study Suggests NASA Probes Long Ago Found Life On Red Planet

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

Is there life on Mars after all? A provocative new study concludes that the twin robotic probes NASA put on Mars in 1976 may have detected signs o...

E.T. Hunters Ask You Join Search For Alien Life

Posted 03.01.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 02/29/2012 03:59 PM EST on SPACE.com Scientists need your help in the search for life beyond Earth. The SETI (Se...