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

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

What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?

In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're… » 1/09/14 10:45pm 1/09/14 10:45pm

The Telescope That Told Us the Age of the Universe Retires Today

The Planck deep space telescope is off to a warm retirement. After a four year mission that revealed the universe is 80 million years older than scientists estimated, Planck is headed to a permanent parking spot orbiting the sun. Rest well, little traveler. » 10/23/13 6:03pm 10/23/13 6:03pm

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