More than science

The end of time: Our universe may be housed inside a black hole — if so, we can map out how time and physics will end. A review of Victor Stenger’s The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe is Not Designed for Us. De-spooking quantum mechanics: Einstein wouldn’t have found entanglement so strange, if he’d thrown out a key pre-twentieth-century misconception. A review of Mathematics of Life: Unlocking the Secrets of Existence by Ian Stewart. Astronomers have always thought that because life emerged quickly on Earth, it must be likely to occur elsewhere — that thinking now turns out to be wrong. Don Quijote may tilt at an asteroid: The most likely way that the universe could eliminate life on planet Earth has to be with an asteroid. A review of Darwin, God, and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew by Steve Stewart-Williams. Here is a profile of Richard Dawkins, an original thinker who bashes orthodoxy. A point of view: Can religion tell us more than science? From Improbable Research, a look at the winners of the Ig Nobel Prize for achievements that first make people laugh then make them think. The destiny of the universe: A radical reformulation of quantum mechanics suggests that the universe has a set destiny and its pre-existing fate reaches back in time to influence the past. A look at how gigantic gravitational waves could explain the universe’s biggest mysteries. A review of First Life: Discovering the Connections between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began by David Deamer. The priest-physicist who would marry science to religion: John Polkinghorne leads a disparate group of scientists the 
controversial search 
for God 
quantum physics. A look at 5 mind-blowing scientific answers to life's "Big Questions".