The Biggest Question of All
Why is there something in the universe instead of nothing? Big Questions Online gives ten answers to perhaps the biggest question to ever vex us.
"Asking why there is something rather than nothing presumes 'nothing' is the natural state of things out of which 'something' needs an explanation. Maybe 'something' is the natural state of things and 'nothing' would be the mystery to be solved. As the physicist Victor Stenger notes in his forthcoming book, Why is There Something Rather Than Nothing?: 'Current cosmology suggests that no laws of physics were violated in bringing the universe into existence. The laws of physics themselves are shown to correspond to what one would expect if the universe appeared from nothing. There is something rather than nothing because something is more stable.'"
New research identifies an unexpected source for some of earth's water.
- Our planet hides majority of its water inside: two oceans in the mantle and 4–5 in the core.
- New reason to suspect that water is abundant throughout the universe.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- Some are concerned about the proliferation of space debris in Earth's orbit.
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