Scientists Give a Hand(edness) to the Search for Alien Life
Source: NIST Posted: 4/24/09 Visiting aliens may be the stuff of legend, but if a scientific team working at the NIST is right, we may be able to find extraterrestrial life even before it leaves its home planet—by looking for left- (or right-) handed light.
Mysterious Space Blob Discovered at Cosmic Dawn
Source: CIW Posted: 4/24/09 Using information from a suite of telescopes, astronomers have discovered a mysterious, giant object that existed at a time when the universe was only about 800 million years old.
'The strength and weakness of physicists is that we believe in what we can measure. And if we can't measure it, then we say it probably doesn't exist. And that closes us off to an enormous amount of phenomena that we may not be able to measure because they only happened once. For example, the Big Bang. ... That's one reason why they scoffed at higher dimensions for so many years. Now we realize that there's no alternative... '