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WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA Teaches Big Bang Theory With Rhyme

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you're looking for an education in science (that's mixed with pure amazing), then you absolutely need to take in this course taught by the Wu-Tang ...

Big Bang Meets Big Data

Ton Engbersen, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Ton Engbersen, Ph.D

Storing 14 exabytes of data isn't economically feasible in terms of both material and energy costs. But by using cognitive computing, we can design systems that are smart about how to manage that information.


Mario Livio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

An intriguing question that arises is whether infinities are only a mathematical concept, or whether they can occur in physical reality. Interestingly, cosmology -- the study of the universe as a whole -- provides quite a few examples where in principle one could encounter infinity.

WATCH: Can 'Twist' Help Unlock Secrets Of Early Universe? | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

Researchers have discovered a subtle twist in the primeval light that formed shortly after the universe came into being. They hope it can reveal new ...

Big Bang Bentsching: Celebrating the Beginning Again

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

Once after eating a meal on our porch in the festive tent in which we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, my then ten-year-old son announced that he was not so interested in saying the blessings after the meal.

Did A Black Hole Spawn Our Universe?

natureheader | Zeeya Merali | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science

It could be time to bid the Big Bang bye-bye. Cosmologists have speculated that the Universe formed from the debris ejected when a four-dimensional st...

David Freeman

Probes Let Physicists Peer Further Back In Time Than Ever Before | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

What was it like at the dawn of the universe? No one knows for sure. But with help from powerful space probes, physicists say they have now peered fur...

Who First Wondered: 'Why Is the Night Sky Dark?'

Mario Livio | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The night sky, sprinkled with twinkling stars and the pale light of a silvery Moon, has fascinated humans since the dawn of history. But, why is it dark? If you think that the answer is: "Because you don't see the Sun," think again.

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital 'T'? (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.28.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Science is all about making observations and taking measurements to prove theories. It can measure brain waves and the regions that light up on an fMRI. But it cannot measure meaning, beauty, truth, morality, and purpose, not to mention higher experiences of God, the soul, or the afterlife.

Can the Truth Come Back With a Capital 'T' ? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.21.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

If you propose that Truth with a capital T might return into our lives, like a speck on the horizon that gets bigger and bigger, many would prefer to swat the speck away. For one thing, Truth veers uncomfortably close to God.

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...

WATCH: Rare View Of Colossal Galaxy Collision

Posted 05.23.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/22/2013 01:05 PM EDT on Astronomers have caught two big ancient galaxies in the act of colliding, shedding ...

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: This Week's Top Science Stories | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.13.2013 | Science

Human evolution, solar flares, and the Big Bang all made headlines this week. But did you miss the news? Don't worry -- I was able to count down th...

LISTEN: What Did Big Bang Sound Like?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

Imagine you could go back 13.8 billion years to the dawn of time. What do you think you would hear during the Big Bang? We may not have time machines ...

Universe Older Than We Thought, Space Probe Data Suggest

AP | LORI HINNANT and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.21.2013 | Science

PARIS -- A new examination of what is essentially the universe's birth certificate allows astronomers to tweak the age, girth and speed of the cosmos,...

Celestial Sound Effects

Seth Shostak | Posted 04.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Seth Shostak

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoHonor Harger's presentation suggests that if we could only escape the acoustic buffer of our atmosphere and surmount the softening powers of distance, we would confront a universe throbbing with sound. Not exactly.

What The Big Bang Forum Says About The State Of Music

Jeff Pollack | Posted 04.16.2013 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

What do biofeedback, scavenger hunts and photo sharing have in common? Each represents a possibility for the near-term future of the music business.

Science and Religion: Never the Twain Shall Meet

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Unlike scientific claims, beliefs cannot be arbitrated to determine which is valid because there is no objective basis on which to compare one set of beliefs to another. Those two world views are not closer than we think; they are as far apart as could possibly be imagined.

Key Einstein Idea Put To Test In New Research

Posted 01.16.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/16/2013 12:56 PM EST on A new study of one of the universe's fundamental constants casts doubt on a pop...

Re-Misunderstanding Heckling

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I'm relatively new to comedy, so my skills to shut the heckling down are akin to a dog with a new pair of roller-skates. It's awkward, and while there's usually plenty to laugh at, the dog is totally out of control.

Universe's New 'Baby Picture' May Reveal Details Of Big Bang

Posted 12.22.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 12/21/2012 06:02 PM EST on Astronomers have released a new "baby picture" of the unive...

How Can We Tell If a Multiverse Exists?

Mario Livio | Posted 02.12.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Given that the different members of the multiverse are not causally connected, the question that emerges is whether there is a way to verify whether such a multiverse truly exists. As it turns out, there are at least two possible paths that could (at least in principle) test the multiverse scenario.

Distant Quasar Reveals Secrets Of Early Universe

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor Published: 12/05/2012 01:14 PM EST on A cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by the brightest ob...

Marco Rubio's Geological Cliff

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Rubio's critics are alarmed that an up-and-coming Republican leader is, once again, floating in a fact-free zone. It's Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock and Paul Broun all over again. It's the Republican primary when all the candidates publicly rejected evolution.

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.