Tagged: alien

Sensationalising science: sometimes behind the sizzle is just fizzle - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Jul 25, 2014

If we believe the headlines we might expect to see aliens waving at us via telescopes within 20 years. How much harm does the sensationalism of science do? Image Source: Wikimedia Commons http://science1.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2001/ast07sep_2/ Accompanying the increasing permeation of science news into mainstream media, there’s an explosion of popular science media sites such as IFLScience. Should we … Read More

What would we do when the aliens land? - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2010

According to Nature, we’d be in trouble… I love it when serious publications take a walk into the slightly more whimsical.  Let me clear, here – I firmly believe that there is intelligent life out there.  I also firmly believe the hallmarks of their intelligence are that they haven’t contacted us (in … Read More