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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


Alien hunters who listened to weird distant star share their findings

There's something around the star KIC 8462852 that seems so unnatural it's driven serious scientists to search for alien signals coming from the system.

By November 6, 2015


Snowden says aliens could be trying to get in touch right now

Technically Incorrect: In a conversation with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Moscow-based NSA whistleblower offers his views on interplanetary communication. He fears their communication may be encrypted, so we're missing it.

By September 20, 2015


NASA's Golden Record made for alien ears now on SoundCloud

An album full of dogs, weather and human noises meant for the listening enjoyment of extraterrestrials is now available in its entirely for online streaming.

By July 30, 2015


Dragon-slaying politician masters art of wacky campaign ads

An alien, a dragon and an oversize goose make cameo appearances in Canadian politician Wyatt Scott's political ad, the nuttiest of the year.

By August 12, 2015


New 'X-Files' trailer encourages 201 days of binge-watching

The first teaser for the new "X-Files" reboot offers a quick glimpse at the reboot along with some nostalgia and the assertion that "the truth is in there."

By July 7, 2015