Stephen Hawking Backs $100-Million Search For Aliens

Ultra rich entrepreneur Yuri Milner plans to invest $100-million dollars over the next ten years in a search for alien life through a program called Breakthrough Initiatives. Stephen Hawking and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees are also on board, but more in a scientific way than a paying for it way. "The idea is to bring the Silicon Valley approach to the search," said Milner at an event announcing the program at the Royal Society in London. "That means an approach to data that is...

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