Scientists being wrong is not a bug or a glitch – it's a feature of science and mistakes can actually lead to new, deeper discoveries.
Africa has deep-rooted problems: poverty, disease, corruption and war. Could these be solved through mathematical science?
It is possible – with just a couple of awkward provisos.
Einstein, an accomplished violinist, claimed that, had he not pursued science, he would have been a musician. That's worth reflecting on, in the wake of last week's discovery of gravitational waves.
Music has always played a role in our understanding of the universe. Listening to gravitational waves confirms thousands of years of metaphysical investigation.
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.
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.
Here's a LIGO insider's description of how he got the news of a phenomenon that had first been theorized 100 years ago.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you'll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.
Why the LISA pathfinder mission, just about to launch, could revolutionise astronomy forever by giving us a completely new window into the universe.
After the triumph of general relativity, Albert Einstein spent the rest of his life chasing a unified theory, which eluded him right up until the end.
Many people think relativity puts a hard speed limit on the universe, but it actually opens up the possibility of faster-than-light travel - if we can overcome some significant practical hurdles.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
Physicists are working hard to unite Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. It's no easy task.
Space, time and space-time: it's all relative.
General relativity challenges our intuitive conception of how space and time work, which might explain why it's such a popular target for crank theorists.
Special relativity was inspired, but it took true genius to conceive of general relativity. Had Einstein not come up with it, it may have taken decades for us to figure it out.
This month is the centenary of the general theory of relativity. But how did we get from the absolutism of Newton to the relativity of Einstein?
Testing the bizarre theory of quantum mechanics isn't easy, but scientists are making progress.