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Big Bang

Why Does the World Exist?

Glyn Vincent | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Glyn Vincent

In Jim Holt's lively, bestselling book, Why Does The World Exist?, the author informs us the very phrase, Big Bang, was coined by a cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle, who disagreed with the conception of a universe-creating explosion.

Big Bang...Or Big Freeze?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer Published: 08/21/2012 07:57 PM EDT on How did the universe begin? The Big ...

Marveling at the Busiest Second in the History Of the Universe

Amir Aczel | Posted 10.17.2012 | Science
Amir Aczel

While the "why" part may elude us, perhaps forever, the Large Hadron Collider has over the last six weeks already supplied us with two important pieces of information about the "where" and the "how." Physicists tell us that this is just the beginning.

Cara Santa Maria

He Looked Back In Time, And Won A Nobel | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

Imagine looking back in time--no, not flipping through old high school yearbooks--but really, studying the history of our universe as it was 13.7 bill...

Physicists Use Particle Colliders To Make 'Soup'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/19/2012 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The primordial soup of matter that existed only s...

Cara Santa Maria

What Existed Before The Big Bang? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.18.2012 | Science

Why is there something rather than nothing? What existed before the Big Bang? How can everything we know to exist in the entire observable universe ha...

Who Needs a Theory of Everything?

Mario Livio | Posted 08.28.2012 | Science
Mario Livio

There are at least two crucial circumstances in which we absolutely need a theory in which general relativity and quantum mechanics are compatible. One is the case of the objects we call black holes, and the second is the Big Bang.

Cara Santa Maria

Black Holes And Beyond With Brian Greene | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

Have you ever wondered what happens at the center of a black hole? Is it simply a dense, hot core filled with crushed matter? Is there such a place as...

Closing In On New Particle

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher say they have reams of new data that will reveal with greater certainty whether they have alr...

WOW: Faintest Galaxy Ever Seen Is HOW Far From Earth?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 06/06/2012 12:06 PM EDT on Astronomers have found the faintest galaxy yet seen in the deep, distant reach...

Shavuot, Mt. Sinai And The Big Bang

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

Just as there is a background sound permeating all the universe as a result of the initial instant of the big bang, we can say similarly that there is a spiritual background voice in the world resulting from the giving of the Torah at Sinai.

Cosmic Prayer

Ed Shurna | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

A few months ago, I welcomed James into the world. My grandson joined our cosmic journey on January 25. Several weeks ago, my son and his wife presented baby James to family and friends for a spiritual baptism. Below is the prayer I offered as part of the welcome celebration.

Scientists Probe Secrets Of Moleule That Helped Build The Universe

Posted 04.18.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 04/17/2012 08:25 AM EDT on LiveScience A new study of one of the most fundamental molecules in the universe has...

'Big Bang' Machine Smashes Old Energy Record

AP | Posted 04.06.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- Scientists say a Big Bang machine, where high-energy beams of protons are sent crashing into each other at incredible speeds, is now able to...

Religion Vs. Science's Answers To The Big Questions

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Robert Lanza, M.D.

So those who ask science for ultimate answers, or to explain the fundamentals of existence, are looking in the wrong place -- like asking particle physics to evaluate art.

WATCH: Spacecraft Makes Tricky Landing On Comet

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 02.04.2012 | Science

What's it like to land on a comet? Thanks to the European Space Agency, we now have a pretty good idea. It's produced this animated video that shows w...

Time Is Nothing?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Frank A. Weil

Time is a construct of man to organize life on earth into a manageable process that can be utilized by virtually all of mankind, regardless of languag...

A Review Of The Tree Of Life -- The Trials Of Job And The Grace Of Mary

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

The Tree of Life is serious enough to legitimately ask deep questions and powerful enough to make us think about them.

How Could God Have Allowed the Holocaust?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

If we agree that humanity must have free will, we must accept the consequences of its decisions.

Beyond Genesis: Is Science Past the Big Bang Already?

Adam Frank | Posted 03.06.2012 | Science
Adam Frank

The Big Bang is, without doubt, one of the greatest achievements of human civilization. So why then are so many scientists waiting so expectantly for its immanent demise?

What Happened Before Creation?

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Everyone knows that something is screwy with the way we visualize the cosmos. The failure of science to address the deep and basic questions of life plays a large role in why people continue to turn to religion for answers.

New Data On 'God Particle' Search To Be Released

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Technology

GENEVA -- Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher have new data that shows with greater certainty where to find a long-sought theoretical parti...

Big Bang, Now and Then

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This week represents the 25th anniversary of London's Big Bang. Many beneath a certain age, particularly in the U.S., will wonder what this now-antique event in October 1986 was all about.

War Of The Worldviews: Where Science And Spirituality Agree And Disagree

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

People are asking about the major points of contention between science and spirituality. Do we always disagree or are there some points of agreement?

A Cosmic Book With Human Insight

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.12.2011 | Books
Deepak Chopra

When religionists and atheists clash, or when science places itself as the alternative to myth, a larger trend is at work, the trend from a unified sense of humanity to a splintered sense of humanity.