What Is the Biggest Thing in the Universe?

Discerning what the largest “thing” in the universe is much more difficult than it sounds. First, you must define what constitutes a “thing” since celestial objects could contain more than a single object that composes its whole.

A New Physics Theory of Life

Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it.

Revolution in Physics as Gravitational Waves Seen for First Time

We just turned the volume up on the sky. Gravitational waves, the booming echoes of massive objects moving all over the universe, have been detected for the first time by LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which was recently upgraded.