# Frank Drake: "It Would Be Silly" To Message Alien Life Today

Frank Drake, creator of the eponymous equation formulated to predict the probability of finding communicative…

Frank Drake: "It Would Be Silly" To Message Alien Life Today

Frank Drake, creator of the eponymous equation formulated to predict the probability of finding communicative…

To Learn How Aliens Think, We Must First Learn About Their Biology

Should E.T. finally give Earth a ring, it's not only important to understand what the message says but why it is…

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…

A Wonderful Interview with Frank Drake

In June 2012, SETI Institute Board Member Andrew Fraknoi sat down with astrophysicist Frank Drake, father of the…

New Kepler data could change our odds of meeting aliens

Earlier this week we reported on the astounding revelation that 22% of sunlike stars in the Milky Way are orbited by…

A New Equation Reveals Our Exact Odds of Finding Alien Life

It’s been over half a century since Frank Drake developed an equation to estimate the probability of finding…

Why finding love is like finding alien intelligence

Current estimates put the number of stars in the Milky Way at well over 100 billion, each of which is thought to have …

Use This Equation to Figure Out If Alien Life Exists

The Drake Equation, developed by astronomer Frank Drake, is an equation that estimates how many alien civilizations…

Use this interactive chart to figure out how many alien worlds exist across the *entire universe*

*BBC Future*, with the help of iib Studio, has put together a very cool interactive calculator that takes the Drake…

Is it too late for first contact with aliens?

Every scientific breakthrough has taken time to get going. Knowledge and technology needs to slowly accrue over time…

Mathematician Uses SETI Formula To Determine He Has A 0.00034% Chance Of Getting Laid

An economics graduate student in the UK has used the well-known Drake Equation - used to figure out how many advanced…

Astrobiology Rap Proves That Science Is Fun, Nothing Really Rhymes with Abiogenesis

If the fantastic Large Hadron Collider rap was too esoteric for your tastes, Oort Kuiper's Astrobiology rap,…

The Empty Universe vs. Zillions of Aliens Debate

It's a big, dumb, empty universe, according to a new formula that estimates our chances of meeting non-human…

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