New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

World / Science & Health Sep 13, 2019

New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth — raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. The rate of expansion — known as the "Hubble constant" ...

Female Nobel winner for physics a long time coming

World / Science & Health Oct 3, 2018

Female Nobel winner for physics a long time coming

When Canadian scientist Donna Strickland got the early morning call informing her she just won the Nobel Prize in physics, she could barely hide her amazement. Not just that she had clinched one of science's most prestigious honors — her pioneering work on laser pulses ...