Economic Cosmology and the Evolutionary Challenge
Our paper discusses three very old “cosmologies” in Western thought, how these play out in economic theory, and how...0
Lopsided Map of the Cosmos Offers New Clues to the Universe’s Origins
If our universe slammed into a neighboring one during a growth spurt in its first second, the collision would...
New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis
On an overcast afternoon in late April, physics professors and students crowded into a wood-paneled lecture hall at Columbia...
Funny Things Happen When Space And Time Vanish
Of the many mysteries of modern physics, few compare to “nonlocality” in quantum physics. Nonlocality means that far away...
Are There Really as Many Neurons in the Human Brain as Stars in the Milky Way?
This is a phrase a lot of science communicators like to use because giving people a sense of scale...
James Gleick reviews Lee Smolin's new book "Time Reborn" in the New York Review of Books.
Giant band of galactic gas likely has dual origin
An enormous ribbon of gas that threads through the thinner gas of the Milky Way’s halo is the result...
An Exploding Star, A Grain of Sand, and an Origin Story
Humans have created some pretty ingenious myths to explain the world around us: the sun and the moon chase...
Astronomers Discover New Neighbor Galaxy to the Milky Way
In recent years astronomers have extended their view almost to the very edge of the observable universe. With the...
The Cosmic Gallery – in pictures
From a serene view of planet Earth, through the heart of the Milky Way and out to far-flung galaxies,...