Trace breaks down some of his favorite theories for what the universe is. Are we really just living in a computer simulation?
Chemical signature of ancient star suggests it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova explosion from huge star in early universe.
Cosmologists have carried out new analysis techniques on Planck's cosmic microwave background radiation data and found that some of the more mysterious features may be observational error. Continue reading →
The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
BICEP2 scientists are in talks with the European Planck space telescope team to form a collaboration and, perhaps, publish a joint paper later this year. Continue reading →
It's funny when two seemingly distant theories conspire to destroy the Universe. Continue reading →
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
Scientists have worked out an easy way of turning light into matter, a process thought to be impossible when first proposed 80 years ago.
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