How to Talk to Aliens
A conversation with the linguist who helped Amy Adams communicate with aliens in Arrival.
The Stars Are a Comforting Constant
A poet blends the personal with the cosmic.
The Romantic Venus We Never Knew
Venus used to be as fit for life as Earth.
If ET Exists, We’ll Find Him in the Next 20 Years
Why the search for alien technology is about to get much more efficient.
Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence?
Alien life could be so advanced it becomes indistinguishable from physics.
Listening for Extraterrestrial Blah Blah
At the cosmic dinner party, intelligence is the loudest thing in the room.
Why Aliens and Volcanoes Go Together
Life on other planets may rely on plate tectonics.
Will ET Drink Water?
The intricate compatibility of water and life on Earth may not extend to other planets.