It's a question that's bothered scientists and writers alike for centuries: are we alone in the universe? For most of human history, it's been a matter of idle speculation (not to mention a point of fierce debate among Curiosity editors). But now, our broadcast technology has advanced to the point that one of those alien civilizations, if they're out there, could eventually hear us. Do we want them to, though? According to some experts (Stephen Hawking, for one), the answer might be "no."
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Written by Reuben Westmaas June 16, 2017
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