Mother Earth To Be Given Rights Equal to Humans In New Bolivian Law

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Pachamama, the goddess revered by indigenous Andean people as ‘Mother World’

A brief update on a story from a year ago: Bolivia is about to pass laws granting all of nature equal rights to human beings. The laws were first proposed after the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth and show the deep differences in zeitgeist between Bolivia and, well, pretty much every other nation-state on the planet…

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Physicist Finds Universe Existed Before the Big Bang

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Sir Roger Penrose, renowned physicist, found evidence the universe existed before the Big Bang.

The current cosmological consensus is that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But a legendary physicist says he’s found the first evidence of an eternal, cyclic cosmos.

 

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SETI Finds Regular Laser Pulse In Space

SETI Finds Regular Laser Pulse In Space

 Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

After you’ve spent more than 20 years hunting for an alien signal, you think you’d be celebrating if you noticed a mysterious pulse suddenly rising up on your computer readouts. A regular pulse, amid the random clatter of the cosmos, suggests that someone very smart at the other end is sending a message.

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Dark Matter Still Confuses Scientists

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The universe is expanding at an ever-increasing rate.

After a decade of research, scientists have come to this conclusion about dark energy: they still have no idea what it is!

Here’s a fascinating article on the most mysterious force in the Universe, the dark energy, by Dennis Overbye for the New York Times (no physics equations, we promise!):

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