I find we use "resources" too much on our website... what other words? databases - too narrow. stuff - too informal. services - too narrow, not exactly right. thesaurus.com suggests thingamabob, but somehow doesn't see right. suggestions?
What if there really is a Galactic Federation of highly technologically advanced a superhuman/godlike species with a Prime Directive not to interfere with primitives like us? So the reason why we haven't seen any signs of extraterrestrial life is because they're deliberately withholding them from us.