The Universe Will Probably End – But No Time Soon

[DIGEST: New Scientist, HubbleSite, IFLS] T.S. Eliot may have predicted the world ending “not with a bang, but a whimper,” but he may have missed the mark: the final destruction might be a tremendous rip. The good news is it won’t happen for at least 2.8 billion years, and it’s possible it will never happen … Continued

Einstein’s “Greatest Blunder” — Or His Last Laugh?

Einstein’s theory of relativity has survived over a hundred years, having been put to rigorous testing and come out unscathed. But recent conclusions on the accelerating expansion of the universe corroborate a further idea Einstein had posited–and rejected–nearly a century ago.

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