About SETI.news

Academic research on the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is sometimes considered taboo, and thus is scattered among many research journals and outlets. It can also be difficult to distinguish online between actual academic research and wild speculation or conspiracy theories.

This newsletter was started in January 2016 as an attempt to aggregate and disseminate legitimate academic SETI research to the community. We will only include academic articles or blog posts with relevant observations or testable theories related to SETI. Note this doesn’t include general astrobiology, as there are now multiple appropriate research journals devoted to that topic. Spam, abject speculation, hoaxes, and conspiracy theory will also not be included.

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James Davenport is supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.