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.
Our DNA Might Be the Most Valuable Thing in a Trade Deal With Aliens
Or, how to avoid a “Mars Attacks”-style bloodbath when we eventually encounter extraterrestrials.
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...
The Real: X-Files
A Brief History of Scientists Searching for Extraterrestrial Life
There's still no sign of alien life, but that hasn't stopped researchers from looking for the past 50 years.
Here's the Plan to Eavesdrop on Aliens' Interplanetary Communications
SETI researchers plan on being nosy.