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Feb 6, 2015 08:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The BICEP2 gravitational wave announcement may have been premature, but the search has only just begun -- an interview with cosmologist Kendrick Smith.
Jan 30, 2015 01:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Physicists have announced that last year's much-publicized 'discovery' of gravitational waves embedded in the 'echo' of the Big Bang was a misstep.
Aug 4, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jul 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The idea that there are an infinite number of universes beyond our own is assumed impossible to prove or disprove -- but a new computer model might give us hints as to what evidence to look for. Continue reading →
Jun 20, 2014 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
May 13, 2014 06:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Rumors of interfering galactic dust messing with the potentially historic BICEP2 detection of gravitational waves have been shot down by project scientists. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2014 03:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Last month's BICEP2 discovery of gravitational waves is compelling evidence for the inflationary period just after the Big Bang. But what if there's another explanation? Continue reading →
Mar 23, 2014 09:01 AM ET
Gravitational waves have been observed for the first time, providing direct evidence for quantum gravity. How does this prove the Big Bang actually happened? Trace and explain this groundbreaking finding.
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