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How Does Something Come Out of Nothing? A Cosmic Tale

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Pankaj S. Joshi, PhD<p>The question of where the universe came from isn’t solved by pointing to the big bang, because this begs the question of where it came from. In physics creation is often dubbed “something out of nothing,” meaning that the entire observable cosmos emerged …

Physics

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

Universe

Pulsars: How The First 'False Alien' Signal Opened Up A New World In Astronomy

If you wanted to search for aliens, you might look into space for regular broadcast signals similar to what we create on Earth.<p>In 1967, a radio source emitting regular, 0.04-second long pulses every 1.3373 seconds was found for the first time using a scintillation array.<p>After the “noise” …

Universe

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …