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Jan 11, 2016 05:13 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the roller-coaster rumor mill that surrounds some of the biggest physics endeavors of our time, it pays to remain skeptical when extraordinary claims of historic discoveries are made on social media.
Dec 16, 2015 06:34 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An ancient supernova that was serendipitously captured in four Hubble space telescope images thanks to a naturally occurring cosmic magnifying lens has reappeared, as astronomers predicted.
Dec 8, 2015 08:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers wanting more accurate measurements of distant black holes have some new assistants -- robots that can tackle the tedious task of monitoring black hole neighbor clouds’ glow.
Dec 3, 2015 03:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A pioneering satellite is on its way to an orbital perch 930,000 miles away from Earth to test a new technique for detecting elusive ripples in space and time known as gravitational waves.
Nov 25, 2015 12:15 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A century after Albert Einstein unveiled a new concept to explain gravity, his so-called general relativity theory remains fertile ground for scientific observations and experiments.
Nov 24, 2015 06:20 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Exactly 100 years ago on Nov. 25, 2015, physicist Albert Einstein, then 36, presented a fourth and final lecture to the Prussian Academy of Sciences about his new general theory of relativity.
Oct 7, 2015 02:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.
Aug 27, 2015 12:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Has Stephen Hawking found the 'emergency exit' for information falling into a black hole?
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