Nadia Drake Reflects On The Impact of Her Father's Famed Equation

In 1961, Frank Drake formulated an equation that would change the way we see ourselves in the Universe, and inspire in an unprecedented way the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Now, more than fifty years later, his daughter, science writer Nadia Drake, looks back on the impact of her father's eponymous… » 7/02/14 4:30pm 7/02/14 4:30pm

The Real-Life Baby Animals That Inspired Earth To Echo's Alien

The latest addition to the family-friendly boy-meets-alien genre is Earth to Echo, which features characters that are much more realistic than anything you'll see on the Disney Channel. We spoke with the director about channeling authentic kid dialogue and the creation of the cutest little alien robot to ever meep. » 7/01/14 11:30am 7/01/14 11:30am

NASA Has Released A Free eBook About Communicating With Aliens

Titled Archaeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication and edited by SETI Director of Interstellar Message Composition Douglas Vakoch, the document draws on "issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology" to prepare us "for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever… » 5/24/14 5:00pm 5/24/14 5:00pm

Europa Crisis: Read The First Chapter Of Jeff Carlson's Frozen Sky 2!

Last year, we brought you an exclusive look at Frozen Sky by Plague Year author Jeff Carlson — and now, here's the first chapter of the sequel, Frozen Sky 2: Betrayed — in which the situation with the alien sunfish on Europa is only getting more drastic. Plus some exclusive illustrations! » 5/13/14 6:00pm 5/13/14 6:00pm

Michael Fassbender Confirms Prometheus 2 Is A Go

Ridley Scott confirmed months ago that the script to Prometheus 2 was in the bag. Filming is slated to begin this fall, with a projected release date of March 2016. Now, in unsurprising but auspicious news, Michael Fassbender has confirmed he's "doing a sequel," presumable reprising his role as David (Davids?). » 5/11/14 10:33am 5/11/14 10:33am

The Best (Last?) Hope for a Good Alien Game

There's a reason that the first word in the next game based on 20th Century Fox's sci-fi horror franchise is singular. Alien: Isolation will be taking its cues from Ridley Scott's slower, more atmospheric 1979 original. That means no space marines and no P5000 power loader. Just you and one big, scary Xenomorph. Which… » 4/24/14 2:29pm 4/24/14 2:29pm