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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...

Secrets Of Universe's Birth May Lurk In New Data

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 02.01.2014 | Science

At first, there was nothing — complete and utter emptiness. Zero energy and zero matter. And then, out of this nothingness, the universe was born...

'Time Machine' Telescope Switched Off

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

After hunting for the earliest clues about the evolution of the universe for more than four years, Europe's Planck Space Observatory has gone dark. ...

Cosmic 'Swirls' May Shed New Light On Birth Of Universe

| Adrian Cho | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Scientists have spotted swirling patterns in the radiation lingering from the big bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB). The observati...

Higgs Boson Could Challenge Leading Big Bang Theory

natureheader | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By Zeeya Merali When the European Space Agency’s Planck mission team unveiled the most detailed map yet of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave bac...

LISTEN: What Did Big Bang Sound Like?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

Imagine you could go back 13.8 billion years to the dawn of time. What do you think you would hear during the Big Bang? We may not have time machines ...

Imperfection

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Islamic artists will often break a pattern deliberately, interrupting the order and logic of a design. Geometric forms were thought to embody the divine order of the universe, and art revealed God's true nature through geometric design.