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Should we ever detect an extraterrestrial civilisation, or any kind of alien life for that matter, it's a safe bet they will look very different from us. They will also probably think in a way that's completely foreign to what we're used to. Here's how experts believe we might be able to predict what the minds of aliens will be like.


For more than 50 years, astronomers have pointed radio receivers to the sky and listened for signs of intelligent life — mostly, around stars like our own. Since that doesn't seem to be working out so well, a team of SETI researchers is now proposing something radically different: scanning the oldest and dimmest stars in the galaxy.


Humans have long dreamed of discovering intelligent life beyond Earth. But truth is, we have no way of knowing if an alien civilisation would be friendly or hostile. Should we have the rotten luck of discovering the Borg, we'll need to get our collective asses into hiding quickly — and a team of astronomers thinks they know how we can. Naturally, it involves lasers.