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Everything to know about the search for extraterrestrial life at a glance

A new infographic from Space.com details some of the highlights in our quest to know whether we're alone in the universe.

By October 21, 2015


The 404: Steve Guttenberg, 20th century nostalgia, extraterrestrial life, how to pitch a show (podcast)

Another mind-bending discussion with Steve Guttenberg finds the guys discussing the existence of alien life and 20th century nostalgia. But first, Steve fake-pitches an idea for a new TV series to Russ and Jeff.

By August 14, 2015


Parkes Observatory: Extraterrestrial messages or microwave noodles?

Strange signals picked up by the radio telescope pointed towards the stars in Parkes, Australia have a rather more mundane origin.

By April 12, 2015


Two newly discovered planets look promising for extraterrestrial life

Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.

By January 7, 2015


Martian meteorite may contain evidence of extraterrestrial life

A meteorite from Mars that landed on Earth in 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin.

By December 2, 2014


Horror movies to be thankful you survived watching

Spend Thanksgiving watching these scary movies with killer turkeys, deranged family members and alien abductions. Just don't blame us if your family doesn't appreciate gore with their gravy.

By November 25, 2015


Farewell to hope of life on Kepler-438b

One of the most Earth-like planets located by the Kepler mission is uninhabitable after all, due to its very active star.

By November 18, 2015


Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin Ashton.

By November 11, 2015


Russian billionaire patiently listens for alien sounds

Yuri Milner, who backed Facebook and Twitter, says his search for extraterrestrial life is in "listening mode."

By October 7, 2015


The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.

By October 17, 2015