This is how SETI plans to find alien life by 2037

Supercharged technology and artificial intelligence may just pick up signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. 

Turns out that mysterious signal SETI found is almost certainly not aliens
Sep 1, 2016

Researchers at SETI were (very) cautiously optimistic about a mysterious new signal that could’ve come from extraterrestrials a few star systems away — but it seems the much more likely explanation is the right one.

SETI investigating mysterious, extraterrestrial signal from deep space star system
Aug 29, 2016

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program has spent decades scanning the heavens looking for potentially alien signals — and it sounds they just picked one up.

Turns out that mysterious, dimming star probably isn’t caused by aliens
Nov 10, 2015

Reports that a mysterious star could have been dimming due to the efforts of an alien race made headlines last month, though now researchers say extraterrestrials are probably not to blame. At least, are far as we can prove at this point.

These two new SETI programs might finally hold the key to finding aliens
Jul 1, 2014

We lowly humans have spent the past few decades searching for aliens, and now SETI is launching a few new programs that might help us make contact.

SETI's chief astronomer says we'll meet aliens within 25 years
Sep 13, 2013

There are an awful lot of planets out there and SETI's willing to bet we're about to hear back from one of them.

Former SETI boss says aliens don't want to eat or enslave us
Dec 17, 2012

Though big screen aliens are typically trying to turn us into dinner or slaves, a former Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) director says the movies have it wrong—if anything, aliens will probably just pop in to say hello.

Thanks to your donations, we've started searching for E.T. again
Dec 16, 2012

In August we noticed that the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute received $200,000 in donations after having its budget cruelly cut back in April. Now we're happy to report that SETI has finally dusted off its ATA (Allen Telescope Array), and is back in business. The business of finding aliens, that is.

SETI back on track thanks to Jodie Foster, Larry Niven and (maybe) you
Dec 15, 2012

As we reported in April, the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute was experiencing budget cuts, so it was forced to shut down their spearhead to life in space, the Alien Telescope Array. Now fans of the institute, who obviously didn't want a crimp in their first contact plans, have donated $200,000 for the cause.

Thanks to the economy, we're no longer scanning the skies for E.T.
Dec 14, 2012

Any extraterrestrials trying to get in touch with us are about to get some bad news—a busy signal. Because budget cuts have just taken one of our best tools in the search for intelligent alien life and sent it straight to mothballs.