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Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein

by Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Business Insider

Scientists may have stumbled upon a previously unknown class of massive collision in the universe. 

On Monday, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had yet again detected ripples in space-time. They think these particular disturbances in the fabric of the universe — which were observed in April 2019 — came from the collision of two neutron stars, the super-dense remnants of dead stars.

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Putting Einstein first: It’s time to stop lying to our children about physics

by David Blair for Ockham’s Razor, ABC Science

Isaac Newton is a physics icon, but he was wrong.

Sure, three hundred years ago, his discoveries about gravity and the laws governing motion revolutionised the world.

And yes, sure, those discoveries led to an incredibly useful mechanistic, deterministic view of the universe – in which one thing causes another.

It’s the story we all still learn in school. But Einstein proved it was wrong a century ago. Continue reading Putting Einstein first: It’s time to stop lying to our children about physics