The Thankless Search for Intelligence Out There... Somewhere

Adora Svitak, a 12 year-old prodigy who has been declared “the most clever child in the world,” is the host of our new Motherboard series. Adora learned to read at three and published her first novel when she was seven. Today she sees herself as an “educator, poet and humanitarian.” In this episode of Motherboard, Adora’s first assignment is to interview SETI astronomer Jill Tarter about her search for intelligent extra-terrestrial life.