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What is the Fibonacci sequence?
By Tia Ghose last updated
Almost everything you know about the famous Fibonacci sequence is wrong.
Dark energy could lead to a second (and third, and fourth) Big Bang, new research suggests
By Paul Sutter published
Scientists have proposed a way that the universe could stop expanding, ending in a 'Big Crunch' that resets space and time as we know it.
What Is dark energy?
By Adam Mann last updated
Dark energy is the name physicists have given to the mysterious thing driving the universe's accelerated expansion. It may be a force or a form of energy, and one piece of evidence suggests it is hidden inside black holes.
Da Vinci understood key aspect of gravity centuries before Einstein, lost sketches reveal
By Ben Turner published
Sketches found inside Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks, show that he had already grasped the essence of Einstein’s 1907 ‘Equivalence Principle’ centuries before the physicist.
Scientists reveal 'invisible' galaxy from the early universe, using space-time trick predicted by Einstein
By JoAnna Wendel published
Using the ALMA telescope in Chile and Einstein's theory of relativity, scientists observed a young galaxy in the early universe that is invisible in nearly every wavelength.
Physicists want to use gravitational waves to 'see' the beginning of time
By Andrey Feldman published
Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space. Waves that originated in the early universe could carry important information about the phenomena that occurred there.
Scientists created a weird new type of ice that is almost exactly as dense as water
By Stephanie Pappas published
Researchers have created a never-before-seen form of ice with a disorganized structure and a density almost exactly that of liquid water.
New map of the universe's matter reveals a possible hole in our understanding of the cosmos
By Ben Turner published
The cosmic web is a gigantic network of crisscrossing celestial superhighways that connects nearly everything in the universe.
Only filmed interview with Georges Lemaître, 'father of the Big Bang,' rediscovered after 60 years
By Harry Baker published
The only known filmed interview with physicist and Catholic priest Georges Lemaître, who originally proposed the Big Bang theory, has been found on a video that was lost nearly 60 years ago.
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