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The shape of physical laws
[The following is a guest post from   Bjoern Malte Schaefer  ( see his last guest post here ). Bjoern is still one of the curators of the  Cosmology Question of the Week  blog, which is also still worth checking out. Enjoy!] Introduction The aim of theoreti...

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LIGO's search for gravitational waves.
Here is an infographic showing how LIGO searches for gravitational waves. We're happy for it to be shared, so long as it is attributed to  @ashadesigns  and The Trenches of Discovery. For more details on why you should be interested in LIGO and gravitationa...

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Trying to understand all this talk about gravitational waves? An experiment called LIGO is due to make an announcement. The announcement is likely to be that they have detected gravitational waves. How do they do this...?

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Dark energy: onus of proof reversed
[Note from Shaun: The following is a guest post by Boud Roukema . Boud is a professor at the Toruń Centre for Astronomy at Nicolaus Copernicus University . Boud is one of the coauthors of the papers on the pro-backreaction side of the debate I referred to i...

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What's genome editing, and why is it important?

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Hypothesis: The future of peer review?
If I could recreate the way research results are quality checked and revealed to the world , I would probably change almost all of what is currently done. I think the isolated scientific paper is a product of the 20th century, being imposed on the 21st puel...

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Will Planck have some interesting things to say about inflation later this week?

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