Scientific advances – including the recent discovery of gravitational waves – force us to deal with numbers so extreme they're virtually inconceivable.
Why gravitational waves from the birth of the universe are a whole different story than the waves LIGO detected.
The hunt to find the source of the gravitational waves detected by LIGO on the sky is only just starting.
There's a good reason you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves, even if you don't understand the science.
The discovery of gravitational waves has ushered in a new era in astronomy and physics. Where will the next big discovery be made? There's no reason for it not to be Africa.
The discovery of gravitational waves involved a team of more than 1,000 scientists from across the globe, including Australia. So how does such an international collaboration work?
It's taken centuries for our understanding of gravity to evolve to where it is today, culminating in the discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
All this time we were only observing some of gravity's most superficial effects. This discovery changes everything.
The long awaited discovery of gravitational waves has sent ripples through the scientific world. Here top experts respond to the historic announcement.
Sometimes big research news bypasses the usual scientific publishing process. Here's why that's not good for scientists or the public.
Here's a LIGO insider's description of how he got the news of a phenomenon that had first been theorized 100 years ago.
The detection of gravitational waves is the final confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, and opens up a new window into the cosmos.
It takes something as stupendous as the merger between two black holes to generate detectable gravitational waves. Here's how such incredible cosmic objects form.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you'll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.