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.

Scientists Discover Similarities Between The Brain And The Universe

Scientists Discover Similarities Between The Brain And The Universe

A recent computer simulation has led scientists to believe that the universe behaves very much like a brain. Published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the results of the simulation point to “undiscovered, fundamental laws” that dictate the development of both large and small networks, and draw a fairly direct parallel between the transmission of electrical signals …

The Omega Point Theory

Simulated Immortality At The End Of The Universe

Immortality is a strange thing. Even if humans one day unlock the ability to live forever, all life must inevitably face the end of the universe itself. Or does it? Believe it or not, there exist certain peculiar theories that would promise humans immortality, despite the ultimate death of the universe. These theories, unorthodox as …

LHC Experiments Venture Into The Primordial Universe

The ALICE, ATLAS and CMS collaborations at CERN will reveal new findings in their exploration of the primordial universe today. They’ll do so at the Quark Matter 2012 conference in Washington, DC. Together, the projects have accumulated a plethora of new results, including new measurements of “the kind of matter that probably existed in the …

The “Big Rip,” Coming Soon(er) To A Universe Near You

Most physicists thought, if it happened, the “Big Rip” would occur in about 20 billion years. That’s when they predicted our constantly expanding universe would tear itself apart, driven by a mysterious force known as dark energy. But now Chinese cosmologists claim, with a “95.5% confidence level,” that we may only have about 16.7 billion years left. …