This New Video Map of Space Will Make You Feel Utterly Insignificant

Talk about your 40-foot perspective: An international team of researchers has put together an absolutely brilliant 3D video map of the nearby universe out to a distance of 300 million light-years. The video is a not-so-subtle reminder of how freakishly tiny we are in the larger scheme of things. » 6/13/13 9:00am 6/13/13 9:00am

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