Books et al.COMMUNICATION

Seeking shared ground in space

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Science  08 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6466, pp. 696
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay6955

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They shared hits of LSD with dolphins to enhance mutual communication capacities. They suggested we detonate all existing nuclear bombs on the Moon to create a far-reaching message. They claimed to have received communications from Mars. These individuals, who sound more like characters in a B movie than real people, populate a few of the many fascinating (and true) anecdotes recounted by Daniel Oberhaus in his new book, Extraterrestrial Languages, which chronicles the adventures of scientists who have sought to communicate with extraterrestrial life.

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