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 1:16am 3/20/14 1:16am

New Big Bang Evidence Suggests Presence of Alternate Universes

According to very real and totally verifiable scientific research, we might live in a multiverse. No, really. The same research that revealed the first-ever direct evidence of Big Bang inflation earlier this week also suggests the presence of alternate universes. » 3/19/14 6:29pm 3/19/14 6:29pm

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 of… » 3/18/14 11:40am 3/18/14 11:40am

Why the Big Bang Discovery Is Even More Important Than You Think

As you've probably heard, yesterday a team of scientists identified evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang, a finding which helps explain how the entire Universe originated. Amazing as that sounds, it's way more important than you even imagine. » 3/18/14 10:48am 3/18/14 10:48am

Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion

Somebody's going to win a Nobel Prize. At least that's what the physics community is saying after the announcement on Monday that a Harvard team has found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang. It's more proof that the Big Bang really was the beginning of it all. » 3/17/14 12:20pm 3/17/14 12:20pm

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 1:40am 3/04/14 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 6:46pm 2/04/14 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 9:59am 9/27/13 9:59am

The Universe Is 80 Million Years Older Than We Thought

We've known for ages that the universe is 13 and a quarter billionish years old for a while, but now a recent study is tweaking that number just slightly. Findings by the European Space Agency's Planck space probe show that the universe is about 80 million years older than previously thought, bringing the total to… » 3/21/13 10:50am 3/21/13 10:50am

And Man Said: "Let There Be Light"

You are now watching the beginning of the Universe. Or better said, a small scale version of what scientists think happened one millionth of a second after the Big Bang, created inside the 16.77-mile acceleration ring of the Large Hadron Collider. » 11/08/10 4:00pm 11/08/10 4:00pm