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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?

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.

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 ...

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.

Hubble at 25!

Mario Livio | Posted 05.31.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

By its very nature as an all-purpose telescope, in most cases Hubble helped cement existing suggestions, rather than making singular discoveries. Nevertheless, in all the topics listed below, Hubble's contribution has been crucial.

Naïve Realism, or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Scientists have assigned the role of Mister Answer to science, the source of knowledge on every subject. This is peculiar because science does not accept a complete body of knowledge at any one time as final, therefore no answer can be final. This is how science progresses. Scientists, though, often forget that.

Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy. The dista...

NASA Doubles Down On Search For Mysterious Force | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 06.03.2014 | Science

Dark energy makes up nearly three-fourths of the universe, driving its accelerating expansion, but the substance is still mysterious to scientists t...

Chilly Neutrons Help Shed Light On 'Dark' Mysteries | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

Neutrons bouncing in Earth's gravity are helping to shed light on two of the greatest mysteries in the universe, dark matter and dark energy, researc...

'Real-Time' Analysis Shows Just How Our Universe Is Expanding | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

The universe is expanding — and it is doing so at the same rate in all directions, according to new measurements that appear to confirm the standa...

Physicists Use Neutrons To Test Newton's Laws

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 04.21.2014 | Science

When a tennis ball bounces off the ground, you could be forgiven for thinking its movement is smooth. But this is just an illusion. The ball is consta...

Multiverse Concept May Be MUCH Older Than You Think | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.02.2014 | Science

The idea that our universe may be just one among many out there has intrigued modern cosmologists for some time. But it looks like this "multiverse" ...

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality is waiting for us to creep closer to understanding its mysteries. In the meantime, it won't falter or come to an end. Reality will remain our home, our source, and the ground state of our being far beyond the lifetime of the foreseeable universe.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness. We are using the term "cosmic consciousness" to denote a state of aware...

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

While astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes all individuals have a right to their own beliefs, he's passionate about what should be taught in science class -- science.

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New 'Cosmos'

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a multi-part series with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, we explore a variety of topics, including the nature of an expanding, accelerating universe (and how it might end), the difference between "dark energy" and "dark matter," and the concept of God in cosmology

Exactly How Big Is The Universe? Now We Know | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

WASHINGTON — An ultraprecise new galaxy map is shedding light on the properties of dark energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for t...

What Would God Think of the God Particle? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

If God exists, the deity must be smiling. For behind the high fives and hoopla over the Higgs boson, there's a growing doubt that we are anywhere near to understanding the nature of reality. These doubts arise from two major sources.

Scientists Begin Hunt For Clues About Mysterious Force | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

Scientists have embarked on a quest to map one-eighth of the entire sky looking for clues about dark energy, the mysterious force believed to be resp...

A Few Fundamental Physics and Astronomy Questions for the Next Few Decades

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

One may wonder which crucial questions will almost certainly occupy physicists and astronomers working together in the coming few decades. Here are a few of the remaining puzzles.

Your Brain Is the Universe (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Asking the brain to understand where reality comes from is like asking a robot to dismantle itself to find out what it's made of -- you won't have a machine after the dismantling is done, and therefore no answer.

Dark Energy Explained -- A New Theory

Louis A. Del Monte | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science
Louis A. Del Monte

If the Existence Equation Conjecture actually models the energy a mass needs to exist, how does this explain the accelerating universe? If correct, the amount of energy required for existence is enormous, and it has to come from somewhere.

Nearby Galaxy Even Closer Than We Thought, New Research Shows

Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/06/2013 01:03 PM EST on The distance to one of the Milky Way's next-door neighbors, a satellite galaxy...

Science in the 21st Century: A Few Random Thoughts

Mario Livio | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Predictions about the future of science and technology are notorious for turning out to be wrong. Nevertheless, we know of at least a few topics that will undoubtedly be active areas of research for the next half-century.

As Easy as Pi

Mario Livio | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.