The universe can “bounce” forever. But it still has to start somewhere

From the smallest germ to the largest galaxy, death looms. Even if the time scales are, from a cosmological perspective, too big to really understand. In the end, even the universe itself must come to an end – when the last light goes out, and cold, dense masses of dead stars remain. This is, at … Read more

Scientists have hinted at the first dark matter ever observed in the universe

What little do we know dark matter They come from calculations based on the glow of surrounding galaxies. However, the farther away we looked, the fainter the starlight became, making it difficult to see the subtle influence of these more mysterious forces. A collaboration of astronomers from Japan and the United States has found a … Read more

AI independently discovered in alternative physics

Get any physics book and you’ll find formula after formula that describes how things swing, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe the actions that we can observe, but may be behind each of them combinations of factors that are not immediately obvious. Now, a new artificial intelligence program developed by researchers at Columbia University … Read more

Physicists have simulated the primitive quantum structure of our universe

Long enough peer in the sky, and the universe begins to resemble a city at night. Galaxies take on the characteristics of streetlights crammed into neighborhoods of dark matter, linked to highways of gas that run along the shores of intergalactic nothingness. This map of the universe was predetermined, drawn up in the tiniest moments … Read more