How Paul Allen Saved the American Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
The Microsoft co-founder single-handedly revolutionized the American search for extraterrestrial intelligence at a time when no public institutions wanted to touch it.
If the Universe Is the Ocean, We've Only Searched for Aliens in a Hot Tub
Three Penn State researchers created a framework for determining how much of the universe we’ve looked at for signs of alien life.
Meet the Woman Who Pioneered Our Search for Aliens
When Jill Tarter enrolled in the engineering program at Cornell, she was the only woman in her classes. Since then, the radio astronomer has become the public face of the systematic search for extraterrestrial life—and had Jodie Foster play her in a...
Jill Tarter Has Just Spent 35 Years Leading the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Interview
Jill Tarter has been leading the hunt for extra-terrestrial life at SETI for the past 35 years. On May 22, she announced that she would be stepping down, leaving a search that's become more helpful that ever since the discoveries of thousands of...