Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory | Quanta Magazine

Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

LIGO’s Greatest Discovery Almost Didn’t Happen – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

On August 17th, 2017, a gravitational wave event unlike any other showed up in one of the LIGO detectors: at Hanford, WA. Just a few days prior, the first black hole-black hole merger with all three…

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Ripples In Spacetime: From Einstein To LIGO And Beyond

There's a new book out on gravitational waves, and it covers the history, science, people, and possibilities unlike any other.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Was It All Just Noise? Independent Analysis Casts Doubt On LIGO's Detections

The LIGO team just recently announced their third robust event, consistent with merging black holes. But an unexplained effect might mean this isn't signal, but simply noise instead.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Gravitational Waves | WIRED

There are so many cool aspects of LIGO's detection of gravitational waves. Here are six ideas for you to consider.