Why this universe? Maybe not special – just possible

Cosmologists have spent For decades you’ve struggled to understand why the universe is so amazing. Not only is it smooth and flat as far as we can see, but it’s also expanding at an ever-increasingly slow pace, when naive calculations suggest that – out of the Big Bang – space should have been gravitationally collapsed … Read more

Ripples in the fabric of the universe may reveal the beginning of time

Newswise – Scientists have progressed in discovering how to use ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves to go back to the beginning of everything we know. Researchers say they can better understand the state of the universe shortly after the Big Bang by learning how these ripples in the fabric of the universe flow … Read more