Physicists Are Backing Away From the Biggest Discovery of This Century

Back in March, a group of physicists announced the first direct evidence of the Big Bang in a splashy press conference followed by Nobel prize forecasts and champagne. But scientists have since questioned the discovery, and a new paper suggests the signal detected was not evidence of the Big Bang but instead largely,… »9/22/14 3:55pm9/22/14 3:55pm

Here's the simplest explanation about the Big Bang discovery in the news

If you're still a little confused about why everyone is talking about The Big Bang and gravitational waves and cosmic inflation and space and twists of light and so forth, it's okay. Much smarter people are taking care of answering those questions for humanity. But it's a big effing deal so us less wrinkled brain… »3/20/14 1:16am3/20/14 1:16am

The Sensor Array That Made the Big Bang Discovery Possible

Astronomers have long sought tangible proof that the Big Bang caused the universe to violently and exponentially expand in the first few milliseconds of its existence. Now they have it, thanks in part to a radio telescope in Antarctica that recently detected primordial gravitational waves, the "smoking gun" evidence… »3/18/14 11:40am3/18/14 11:40am

This animation explains the Big Bang better than school did

I used to joke around about how I have learned so much more from YouTube than I ever did in school. I'm not joking anymore. Here's a nice animation from Kurzgesagt that simplifies all you need to know about the Big Bang. It's this type of education that plants a seed in my brain for future Wikipedia rabbit holes and… »3/04/14 1:40am3/04/14 1:40am

Here are the three ways that the universe will be destroyed

Nothing lives forever, not even our universe. Eventually it'll go kaput and be destroyed... but how? Smart people have wrapped their heads around the universe's destruction and have come upwith three different theories. The Big Rip, Heat Death (or the Big Freeze) and the Big Crunch and Big Bounce. They all sound like… »2/04/14 6:46pm2/04/14 6:46pm

Our Universe Might Just Be Fourth-Dimensional Black Hole Vomit

Scientists are proposing a radical new way of think about how the universe began. In a new imagining of the Big Bang theory, they think it could have been the result of a four-dimensional star collapsing in on itself to form a black hole, which then proceeded to spew its guts out and, kindly, form our universe. »9/27/13 9:59am9/27/13 9:59am