Feb 18, 2014 — The relationships between big and small, near and far, then and now can be perplexing. Commentator Adam Frank says you can bring it all into focus by spending a little quality time with your toilet.
May 22, 2013 — Confronted with the amazing advances made by science, why do so many still cling to God as a creator? Could the answer be that we need to be created in order to be special? Or are we afraid of our own unique place in the Universe? Marcelo Gleiser knows what he thinks.
Sep 26, 2012 — The notion that the Big Bang is like an exploding bomb is completely wrong. But what, then, lies beyond the edge of space? Can we ever know whether the Universe is infinite?
Jun 12, 2012 — The sky is really, really scary. It's full of explosions, collisions and deadly cosmic rays. It's full of good reasons to develop a healthy dose of existential dread, something NYT columnist Maureen Dowd can relate to.
Mar 4, 2012 — The exquisite warp seen here is likely caused by interactions with other galaxies. Collisions or "harassment" between galaxies is quite common and may be the most important process shaping galactic evolution.
Jan 11, 2012 — It's the biggest cluster of galaxies ever seen and may help scientists learn more about dark energy, dark matter and how such clusters form.