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Making a Choice: Is the Universe Mental or Physical?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD   Science often makes strides by contradicting what we t...

The Earliest and Faintest Galaxies in the Universe

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

A new research observation by an international team of astrophysicists using the Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery of the largest sample of the faintest, smallest, and earliest known galaxies in the Universe.

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

Evolution Will Change How You See the World

Lawrence Rifkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | Science
Lawrence Rifkin

When the idea of evolution sinks in - really sinks in - evolution hits home with power and an emotional rush.

Physics' Split Personality: Is the Dark Side Winning?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.27.2015 | Education
Deepak Chopra

But in the last half century or so, a great many theories either cannot be proven through gathering evidence or barely can be.

The Farthest Object in the Universe

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Scientists at Caltech have confirmed the distance of the furthest galaxy known in the Universe as of today. The light from this very early celestial comes just 570 million years after the Big Bang.

From Facts to Meaning, Through Beauty

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Deepak Chopra

Science tells us what the world is, not what it means. As expert as they are at collecting and analyzing data, most modern scientists tend to shy away from the question, "What does it all mean?" To them, the question seems so vague as to be, well, meaningless.

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.

Relatively Speaking

Hanoch Gutfreund | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science
Hanoch Gutfreund

Almost 100 years ago, on November 25, 1915, Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences the final version of his general theory of relativity, which also became the standard theory of gravity.

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 ...

Discovery Of Rare Cosmic Quartet Baffles Astronomers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science

Call it the cosmic equivalent of winning the lottery: for the first time ever, astronomers have discovered four of the rare, super-luminous celestial ...

The Pythagorean Paradigm

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Pythagoras' life spans most of the sixth century and early fifth century before our common era. He is a one of the greatest Greek thinkers of all time.

David Freeman

Astronomers Discover What May Be The Biggest Thing In The Universe | David Freeman | Posted 04.27.2015 | Science

Astronomers are crowing about the discovery of what they say just might be "the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity." It's no...

A God That Scientists And Philosophers Can Believe In

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God. She’s still at it. And according to her new...

Detailed Map of Dark Matter Announced

Don Lincoln | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Don Lincoln

Using a very sophisticated camera containing 570 million pixels, scientists imaged distant galaxies, looking for tiny distortions in the galaxies' shapes. This distortion is caused by a phenomenon called gravitational lensing.

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

James Geach | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science
James Geach

Have you ever looked out on a damp and dreary January day and considered that everything you see around you -- from the bare trees and the frost-fringed asphalt to the discarded newspaper -- is the culmination and product of nearly 14 billion years of cosmic history?

The Time Machine of Consciousness: Time Travel, Cosmology, Relativity, Neuroscience

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 03.08.2015 | Books
Menas C. Kafatos

In a recent book we edited as executive editors, we examine many issues associated with time, including its relationship to consciousness and the quantum physics of mind. Here we provide the foreword from The Time Machine of Consciousness.

Astronomers Create First 3D Map Of Hidden Universe

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Science

Mapping the cosmos sounds like a daunting challenge, but now an international team of astronomers has managed to do just that. Using a powerful ne...

David Freeman

Physicist Says She Has Proof Black Holes Simply Don't Exist | David Freeman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science

Scientists have lots of bizarre theories about black holes. Black holes gobble up everything that gets too close, even light. They can cause time to s...

Freaky Experiment May Prove We Live Inside A Hologram

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absur...

God and the Multiverse

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In a broad sense of that term, reading Max Tegmark'sOur Mathematical Universe is akin to a religious experience. I would not be at all surprised if Tegmark felt a similar sense of excitement in writing this massively learned yet wonderfully accessible book.

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...

Much-Ballyhooed Big Bang Finding Called Into Question

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

The astronomers who earlier this year announced that they had evidence of primordial gravitational waves jumped the gun, two independent analyses sugg...

Pseudophysics: The New High Priesthood

Amir Aczel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
Amir Aczel

Let's look at the very vocal minority of theoreticians who, without a shred of experimental evidence to support their claims, are now telling us what, in their view, nature is truly made of. They do it mostly through recent books aimed at the average reader. I will survey the most widely read of these books.