Why is the universe pointing in one direction?

While the faster-than-light neutrinos are grabbing all the physics-shattering attention, there's another strange, unexplained anomaly that might be about to rewrite our understanding of the cosmos. It's all because the universe isn't as monotonous as it should be. » 12/11/11 2:25pm 12/11/11 2:25pm

Gigantic gravitational waves could explain the universe's biggest…

Modern physics assumes the universe is the same all over... but that might not be the case. Until recently, physics held that the universe was contracting... now we're stuck with dark energy. But one moderately insane new theory could explain it all. » 9/27/11 4:00pm 9/27/11 4:00pm

The universe might not be the same all over

The cosmological principle holds that the universe has the same structure and basic properties wherever you go. It's been a fundamental part of physics since Copernicus, and all available evidence has supported it...until now. » 9/08/11 10:43am 9/08/11 10:43am