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Look Up: How an Encounter With the Stars Showed My Kids They Are Not the Center of the Universe

Gina Maier | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents
Gina Maier

"Am I that small? Is there really so much more out there, beyond my life, my world?" These are liberating thoughts for kids who largely believe the world revolves around them. Particularly this tech-saturated generation, where the world they know best fits in the palm of their hand -- aka their smartphones.

The Devils of Darwin: Satan Takes on the Tea Party

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Democrats do not seem up to the task of taking on this new breed of crazy. With the freak show called the GOP primary season in full swing, the time has come to offer up a political counterbalance to dangerous right wing extremism -- beyond what traditional Democrats can muster.

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Galaxy Yet

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

A newly discovered galaxy, dubbed EGSY8p7, has set a far-flung record. The ancient galaxy is the most distant one humans have yet discovere...

At Last, Are Novae the Lithium Factories Longed for?

Francesca D'Antona | Posted 08.03.2015 | Science
Francesca D'Antona

When I had finally given up the hope, this year astronomers have reached twice a goal which I have dreamed to see for about 25 years. They caught in the act lithium formation in stars for the first time, observing it in the spectra of the matter ejected in two different novae, exploded in 2013.

Do We Really Know What's Real? The Most Optimistic Answer Is Maybe

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
Deepak Chopra

Three great unsolved mysteries remain, and they are the same riddles asked by ancient Greek philosophers: What is the universe made of? Where did the universe come from? How do we know what's real?

The End of the Universe: Dependent of Gooeyness?

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.02.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

The Big Rip, the Big Crunch, the Big Freeze, it pretty much sounds like a list of 'big' Hollywood B-movies. Funny as they may sound, these are some of the most fundamental theories for the beginning and the ending of the Universe.

The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.04.2015 | Religion
Dr. Sten Odenwald

You have heard Creationists and their sympathizers evoke the comment that you cannot assemble life from randomness. What you don't know is that this is an intentional misunderstanding of science that, unfortunately, works to sway millions of people.

How the Universe Pulled a Vanishing Act

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The issues facing modern physics are so baffling that they've crossed a threshold and now fascinate the general public. We laymen have very little at ...

Big Bang XIII: 'InterNot For Everyone'

Jeff Pollack | Posted 12.20.2014 | Technology
Jeff Pollack

Big Bang XIII, a forum for exploring new ideas and new technologies was a different event than its predecessors. Instead of introducing attendees to s...

You Know How The Universe Got Here. Here's Where It's Headed

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science

Where did the universe come from, and how is it evolving? Those questions made little sense a century or so ago, before the existence of the Big Bang ...

Is Our Universe Really 'Slip Slidin Away'?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Space is not empty but is permeated everywhere by the Higgs field: from the privacy of your bathroom to the most distant reaches of our universe. But because it is a field in Nature, it allows 'empty space' to have its own energy as this field interacts with itself.

Cosmic Inflation: How Progress in Science Is Achieved

Mario Livio | Posted 11.24.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

About six months ago, scientists got excited about the potential detection of direct evidence for the event known as "cosmic inflation." Then team of scientists claimed to have detected an imprint in the cosmic microwave background that could have been created by gravity waves resulting from cosmic inflation.

Here Are The 8 Best Bazingas From 'The Big Bang Theory' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment

It's Bazinga time! Season 8 of "The Big Bang Theory" premiered on Monday night with two episodes back to back. In "The Locomotion Interruption,"...

8 'Big Bang Theory' Spoilers You Need To Know For Season 8

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment

The Bazingas are almost back! After an intense summer of contract negotiations, "The Big Bang Theory" is set to return on Monday for Season 8 on ...

Matter and Antimatter: A Closer Look at Christianity's Chief Metaphor

David Teems | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion
David Teems

Most religions of the world have started with at least one powerful metaphor. Christianity is no exception. And while "simple" may not be the exact way to describe it, the first and chief metaphor in Christianity is darkness and light (the supremacy of the one over the other).

Collider Yields Hints Of Never-Before-Seen Subatomic Particle

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Science

Hints of a mysterious particle that has been long suspected to exist but has never been spotted are being revealed in a new experiment. So far, the...

Big Question About Black Holes Finally Answered | Mike Wall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science

Black holes do indeed come in three sizes: small, medium and extra large, a new study suggests. Astronomers have studied many black holes at either ...

Penny Welcomes Back 'Big Bang'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

"The Big Bang Theory" is back! After all the recent CBS contract drama, production on Season 8 of the "The Big Bang Theory" is officially getting s...

Black Hole Mystery May Finally Be Solved | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

Black holes may have grown incredibly rapidly in the newborn universe, perhaps helping explain why they appear so early in cosmic history, researcher...

This Is What's Delaying 'Big Bang Theory' Season 8

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

The Bazinga is officially on us. CBS' continued failure to reach contract agreements with the stars of "The Big Bang Theory" is officially delaying...

Scientists Finally May Have Solved Long-Standing Black Hole Mystery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallow...

Recollections of the Big Bang

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.31.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

About 13.8 billion years ago, the hydrogen in my body emerged from the Big Bang. It spent eons just hanging around in the rapidly expanding and cooling universe. As stars became supernovae, the other elements in my body were forged and ejected into space.

Controversial Big Bang Finding May Have Been Mistaken, Scientists Acknowledge

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.20.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines in March with their research on the early universe are now acknowledging that they may have been mista...

David Freeman

LISTEN: The Accidental Discovery That Proved The Big Bang Theory | David Freeman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science

Today the Big Bang theory is accepted as scientific fact. That wasn't the case a half-century ago, when a young radio astronomer named Robert W. Wilso...

Ancient Planet May Be Able To Support Alien Life, And It's In Our Backyard | Mike Wall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be the oldest known alien world that could be capable of supporting life, and it's just a stone's throw a...