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Gravitational Waves

10 Ways Advanced Computing Catalyzes Science

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 11.17.2015 | Science
Aaron Dubrow

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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...

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...

Fresh Doubts Raised Over Sensational 'Wave' Discovery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Science

The evidence for the primordial gravitational waves that caused a sensation when it was announced in March could be less strong than previously though...

The Messiness of Science: From Galactic Dust to Corn Syrup

Mark Alpert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

science moves in fits and starts. Nothing is proven until it's proven. Good researchers are always skeptical, always questioning their own results and those of their colleagues. It can be a frustrating process. Just ask my daughter.

Will the 'Real' Reality Please Stand Up?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

To know what is "really" real requires going beyond the five senses and the evidence of reason. The world's wisdom traditions proclaim that reality is known only by examining experience, first and foremost, which entails looking directly at consciousness.

Killing Einstein's God

Amir Aczel | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Amir Aczel

Einstein believed in something like Spinoza's "God": a powerful entity that transcends the world. To Einstein, "God" was the maker of the laws of physics that he, Einstein, saw as his life's role to uncover. This is far from the "God" of organized Western religions, to be sure, but it is equally far from Lawrence Krauss "universe from nothing."

Supersensitive 'Wave' Detector Set To Go Online

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Science

The ripples from violent cosmic collisions can be felt far across the universe, and thanks to a new, sensitive detector expected to start collecting ...

'Inflation' Discovery Puts Multiverse Debate Front And Center

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

The multiverse is one of the most divisive topics in physics, and it just became more so. The major announcement last week of evidence for primordial ...

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

David Blake | Posted 05.26.2014 | Science
David Blake

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.

Big Discovery May Help Bring 'Theory Of Everything'

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science

The discovery that the universe really did expand at many times the speed of light immediately after the Big Bang should bring physicists slightly cl...

Does New Cosmic Discovery Prove We Live In A Multiverse?

Space.com | Miriam Kramer` | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also suppor...

WATCH: Dramatic Moment Physicist Learns He Was Right About Universe

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

Dr. Andrei Linde was one of the principal architects of the theory of cosmic inflation way back in the early 1980s. Decades passed, and still there wa...

WATCH: Just What ARE Gravitational Waves?

natureheader | Davide Castelvecchi | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

Astronomers have announced the detection of the imprint of primordial 'gravitational waves' that originated in the Big Bang that created our Universe ...

WATCH: Astronomers Find Cosmic 'Smoking Gun'

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say the...