Will the Universe One Day Collapse?

There are a number of ways scientists believe the universe will ultimately end. The Big Rip, in which the universe stretches itself apart. The Big Crunch, kind of the opposite of the Big Bang, where the expansion of the universe reverses and all matter returns to a small chunk of space. And then there’s collapse.

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The Universe Might Be A Hologram, But Not Really

I want you to travel back to 1997. It’s an exciting time; Disney’s Hercules is hitting theaters, Third Eye Blind’s Semi-Charmed Life is at the top of the charts. Mike Tyson is getting ready to bite Evander Holyfield’s ear off. Okay, well, maybe exciting isn’t the right word. But then a guy named Juan Maldacena …

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IBM Presents: A Boy And His Atom, The Smallest Stop-Motion Movie Ever Made

Here we have the smallest stop-motion film ever made, created by moving (and filming) single atoms. Presented by IBM, it clocks in at only a minute and a half long; watch it and be amazed. “The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to …

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Scientists Closer To Understanding Why Anything Exists

In the very beginning of the universe, at the starting shot of the big bang, there existed equal amounts of matter and antimatter. But almost instantly, most antimatter vanished. Why? If this was the case, matter and antimatter should have annihilated each other, leading to…well, nothing. Or so you’d think.

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