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Winners Of Prestigious Science Award Announced

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine scientists won awards Thursday for theories about the first moments of the universe, discoveries about the brain and techniques...

A Visit From the Big Bang

Mario Livio | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

You may have seen the viral video that shows physicist Chao-Lin Kuo telling his colleague Andrei Linde, "Five sigma, as clear as day, r of 0.2." What Kuo meant was that they have discovered direct evidence that the event known as "cosmic inflation" really happened.

Eternal Inflation?

Mario Livio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

The picture of "eternal inflation," if true, provides a new perspective on our place within the cosmic landscape.

Do We Live In One Universe -- Or Many? | Marshall Honorof | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science

NEW YORK — Whether you believe our universe is unique or one of many coexisting realities, there's a scientific model that backs up your views. Cosm...

What Did Go 'Bang' in the Big Bang?

Mario Livio | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Cosmologists have used the Big Bang theory to examine how the large-scale structure of the universe emerged from tiny fluctuations in the density of cosmic matter -- but the original model left some perplexing cosmic properties to chance.