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May. 10, 2013

Hello...Is There Anybody Out There?

The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.

seti, alien life, astrobiology, search for extraterrestrial intelligence, jill tarter, contact

Oct. 01, 2010

A 'Goldilocks' Planet?

Planet hunters say they've identified the first planet orbiting a distant star with conditions right to sustain liquid water and, perhaps, life.

planet, habitable, geology, orbit, exosolar, extrasolar, seti

Aug. 13, 2010

SETI Throws A Party

SETIcon celebrates all things extraterrestrial this weekend.

seti extraterrestrial space life

Apr. 29, 2011

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

Funding cutbacks have forced the hibernation of the Allen Telescope Array--that's the series of dishes used to search for radio signals from alien life.

seti, space, alien life, extraterrestrial

Dec. 21, 2012

Could Life Exist on Newfound Alien Planet?

Astronomer Steven Vogt discusses a new discovery of a potentially habitable exoplanet.

astronomy, exoplanet, exosolar, extrasolar planets, alien life, astrobiology, seti

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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