Life as we don’t know it
The chemistry of life is an extension of the chemistry of the Earth.
Our recent article “Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?” stirred up quite a response.
Finding life on other worlds will help answer lingering questions about natural selection.
SETI Institute artists are being inspired by our search for alien life.
Why some say searching for ET is best done quietly.
The Gaia hypothesis implies that once alien life takes hold, it will flourish.
Almost in spite of themselves, scientists are driven to a teleological view of the cosmos.
Why methane on Mars is a sign of something extraordinary.
Life on other planets will likely have these telltale signatures.
How to terraform a room-temperature Mars in 100 years.
Movies get alien bodies right, but not alien ecosystems.
Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.
A poet blends the personal with the cosmic.
Why the search for alien technology is about to get much more efficient.
A conversation with the linguist who helped Amy Adams communicate with aliens in Arrival.