The search for alien life forms should be conducted here on Earth rather than in outer space, scientists have claimed.
Odds of finding E.T. never better: astronomer
The U.K.'s leading astronomer says the chance of finding life elsewhere in the universe is better than ever, though others say looking for E.T. is a waste of time.
Scientists to discuss alien life
Extra-terrestrial life is to come under the microscope as scientists and academics discuss its possible effect on humanity at a gathering in London.
The second day of the conference, organised by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, will hear talks on human responses to extra-terrestrial life.
Are aliens out there? Heavens, I hope so!
Six-eyed slime monsters. Tentacled terrors. Giant creepy-crawlies. But as scientists debate what form ET might take, MICHAEL HANLON says that the most terrifying possibility of all is that we're alone in the Universe...
Why hasn’t ET made contact yet?
He’s absolutely convinced. Frank Drake has been scouring the sky for 50 years, looking for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.
He’s heard nothing… but he’s in no doubt they’re out there.
Boffins see 'probability' of alien life
LONDON — The law of probabilities backs theories that we are not alone in the Universe, although an encounter with an advanced civilisation may shock our species, scientists at a conference in London said on Monday.
"There is no firm evidence that life exists elsewhere, but there is a very firm probability" for it, said Baruch Blumberg, an astrobiologist at the Fox Chance Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
Scientists say aliens may already be on Earth
New space telescopes are greatly increasing the chances of finding life in outer space, but some scientists say the search for aliens must begin on Earth.
Would space aliens need redemption?
Via Science & Religion Today, we learn of a two-day Royal Society conference in London in which scientific big thinkers speculate on what alien life is likely to be like, if it indeed is ever discovered. A piece in New Scientist catalogues some educated guesses (none of them involving sexy, lanky Na'vi babes, alas). Simon Conway Morris, the Cambridge paleobiologist, supposes that if we ever encounter intelligent life in outer space, it'll be a lot like us ... and that's not something to look forward to.
In Britain, the hunt is on for aliens
Leading astronomers in Britain say they have compelling evidence of alien life on other planets, a claim that would mark a breakthrough if proven correct.
Lord Rees, Britain's leading astronomer and the president of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal, told BBC on Monday that there is a good chance of discovering life on other planets.
Even if we found aliens, how would we communicate?
The great Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi, called it a paradox. If life is not unique to Earth, and with billions of stars in just our own galaxy, then there must be many millions of Earth-like planets out there populated by intelligent beings. So why haven’t we seen them?
Man 'must prepare to meet alien life forms'
St Andrews University scientist tells conference that man now has more chance than ever of discovering life on other planets.
Scientists probe alien life
Some of the world's finest scientific minds have assembled to discuss the question of UFOs.
Eminent academics and scientists are attending a two-day conference in London organised by the Royal Society - the UK's national academy of science.