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Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the universe?
The race to identify the Higgs boson is on at CERN. (2011-09-21)
The end to a mystery?
Astronomers at the University of St Andrews believe they can (2008-01-31)
Planck unveils the universe -- now and then
ESA's Planck mission has delivered its first all-sky image. It not only provides new insight into the way stars and galaxies form but also tells us how the universe itself came to life after the Big Bang. (2010-07-05)
Universe's first life might have been born on carbon planets
Our Earth consists of silicate rocks and an iron core with a thin veneer of water and life. (2016-06-07)
New theory on the origin of dark matter
Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have come up with a new theory on how dark matter may have been formed shortly after the origin of the universe. (2017-08-08)
Supercomputer could throw light on 'mysterious' dark energy
Cosmologists have run a series of huge computer simulations of the Universe that could ultimately help solve the mystery of dark energy. (2008-01-10)
Clemson researcher explores how the universe creates reason, morality
Recent developments in science are beginning to suggest that the universe naturally produces complexity. (2015-01-23)
Solving one of nature's great puzzles: What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe?
UBC physicists may have solved one of nature's great puzzles: what causes the accelerating expansion of our universe? (2017-05-15)
Gamma ray hide & seek
Draping the earth and entire universe in a thin, ever-present veil, their origin remains one of the greatest puzzles of cosmology. (2000-05-14)
UBC-led team uncovers faintest stars ever seen in ancient star cluster
An international team of astronomers led by UBC professor Harvey Richer has uncovered the faintest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster, bringing scientists closer to revealing the formation time of one of the earliest generations of stars in the Universe. (2006-08-17)
New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate
The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2017-09-13)
Does the universe have a rest frame?
Physics is sometimes closer to philosophy when it comes to understanding the universe. (2017-03-21)
Montana State University joins search for gravitational waves
Montana State University scientists who search for black holes and super novas are now part of an international group devoted to gravitational waves. (2007-04-19)
Galaxies are running out of gas
The Universe forms fewer stars than it used to, and a CSIRO study has now shown why -- compared to the past, galaxies today have less gas from which to make stars. (2011-08-22)
Yale astronomer discovers upper mass limit for black holes
There appears to be an upper limit to how big the universe's most massive black holes can get, according to new research led by a Yale University astrophysicist. (2008-09-11)
Big Bang theory saved
An apparent discrepancy in the Big Bang theory of the universe's evolution has been reconciled by astrophysicists examining the movement of gases in stars. (2006-10-26)
Physicist Fred Adams tackles the big questions in 'Origins of Existence'
University of Michigan astrophysicist Fred Adams is a world-renowned theorist on star and planet formation whose ideas have influenced a generation of thinkers. (2002-10-15)
UBC physicists make atoms and dark matter add up
Physicists at the University of British Columbia and TRIUMF have proposed a unified explanation for dark matter and the so-called baryon asymmetry -- the apparent imbalance of matter with positive baryon charge and antimatter with negative baryon charge in the Universe. (2010-11-24)
Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive map of the universe
Astrophysicists have created a 3-D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic neighborhood to date. (2015-04-27)
Galaxy formation not random, says astronomer
Gaze into the vastness of the universe this evening and in all likelihood those galaxies look just as they did five billion years ago, and they didn't get to their locations by random chance, says University of Toronto astronomy professor Raymond Carlberg. (2001-02-22)
Construction begins on Canada's largest radio telescope
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C., on Canada's largest radio telescope -- and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years. (2013-01-24)
ASPERA-2: Toward a sustainable structure for European astroparticle physics
Funding agencies for astroparticle physics celebrated today the official launch of ASPERA-2, a three-year program funded by the European Commission, which the main challenge is to create a sustainable structure for the coordination of astroparticle physics in Europe. (2009-07-07)
Theorists propose a new method to probe the beginning of the universe
How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? (2016-01-25)
Was The Universe In A Spin Before It Began Expanding?
The early Universe may have turned like a stately merry-go- round, according to a Brazilian physicist. (1998-12-16)
Accelerating research into dark energy
A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by UCL and CEFCA scientists. (2016-07-06)
Cosmologists 'see' the cosmic dawn
Scientists have used a computer simulation to predict what the very early universe would have appeared like 500 million years after the (2009-02-10)
With new data, Planck satellite brings early universe into focus
The latest data release from the Planck space telescope offers insight into everything from the fabric of space to dark matter -- and may even still have a shot at detecting gravitational waves, says Kavli Institute for Cosmology Director George Efstathiou. (2015-02-16)
NASA reveals end of universe's dark ages
The universe had a period of (2003-02-13)
Astronomers discover stars in early galaxies had a need for speed
A team of astronomers has measured the motions of stars in a very distant galaxy for the first time and discovered they are whizzing around at astonishingly high speeds -- about 1 million miles per hour, or twice the speed at which the sun circles our own Milky Way galaxy. (2009-08-06)
First direct detection sheds light on dark galaxies
With assistance from a quasar, dark galaxies -- galaxies with few if any stars and made predominately of dense gas -- have now been directly detected, giving fresh insight into modern galaxies. (2012-10-30)
A simulation of the universe with realistic galaxies
An international team of astronomers, based at the Universities of Leiden in the Netherlands and Durham in the UK have developed a simulation of the universe in which realistic galaxies are created; their mass, size and age are similar to those of observed galaxies. (2014-12-30)
Ancient signals from the early universe
For the first time, theoretical physicists from the University of Basel have calculated the signal of specific gravitational wave sources that emerged fractions of a second after the Big Bang. (2017-02-10)
Astrophysics flies high at APS meeting in D.C.
The elements and forces that shape the universe and are explored in research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are highlighted at the American Physical Society meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1, 2001. (2001-04-22)
After the Big Bang: Project explores seconds that shaped the universe
Kent State faculty and graduate students are among a team of physicists who recreated the material essence of the universe as it would have been mere microseconds after the Big Bang. (2006-07-12)
OU researchers predict the next big thing in particle physics: Supersymmetry
A better understanding of the universe will be the outgrowth of the discovery of the Higgs boson, according to a team of University of Oklahoma researchers. (2012-01-11)
Cosmologists predict a static universe in 3 trillion years
Now, physicists Lawrence Krauss from Case Western Reserve University and Robert J. (2007-05-24)
Does dark matter annihilate quicker in the Milky Way?
Researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai have proposed a theory that predicts how dark matter may be annihilating much more rapidly in the Milky Way, than in smaller or larger galaxies and the early Universe. (2017-06-23)
Mysterious dance of dwarfs may force a cosmic rethink
The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not 'swarm' around larger ones like bees do but 'dance' in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved. (2014-07-20)
Evidence of the big fix?
The theory of wormholes and multiverse suggests that the parameters of the Standard Model are fixed such that the total entropy at the late stage of the universe is maximized. (2014-06-25)
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