The visibly intoxicated man asked to speak with the "president of the town."
The scientists also say similar shields could already be in use by advanced alien civilizations.
Shostak bets everyone a "cup of coffee" that alien life will be found in next few decades at Worlds Fair Nano NY event.
The Topol RS-12M can be fitted with a nuclear warhead and travel up to 6,800 miles, but it was local Russians who were most shaken by Tuesday's launch.
As the two-decade mission draws to a close, what has it revealed about the second largest planet in our solar system?
Breakthrough Listen project observes 15 fast radio bursts coming from dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away.
New theory about the cause of dips in light from a star emerge as scientists continue to monitor its weird behavior.
The maps depict Earth's position relative to the sun, using pulsars that can remain active for billions of years.
China is seeking one of the few foreigners qualified to run the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, but there are some drawbacks.
The position comes with a six figure salary and a "secret" security clearance.
Molecules that might drive the production of complex organic compounds were discovered on Titan, potentially shedding light on how life on Earth got started.
Astronomer Dhara Patel explains some of the big problems we face when it comes to searching for extraterrestrial life.
Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has clear protocols for what should happen if and when we are contacted by extraterrestrial lifeforms.
Scientists are now analyzing data from further observations to work out what caused the unusual pulses.
The hacking collective Anonymous had claimed that NASA was on the verge of announcing that it had found alien life forms.
An exclusive analysis shows an increase in legislative activity related to sanctuary jurisdictions, which comes as Trump has pushed back against such designations.
The hacking collective says that NASA is about to announce that we are not alone. But things aren't quite that simple.
Analysis of rocks from the Gale crater show climate change on the Red Planet over billions of years.
Hidden volcanoes and greenhouse gases mean if you were standing on the Venusian surface it would be like swimming 1,000 metres below sea level—if the ocean was scorching hot.
Taking back the franchise he created, it falls to Scott, to bring the series back to horror of the goriest variety.
Like others, Hawking fears what aliens could do to us if they found us.
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Astronomers at Cornell University made the calculation.