A simulation image of two black holes merging into one. Photo credit: LIGO

Newly detected gravitational waves are window to the universe, LIGO spokesperson says

  By Lauren Puckett WASHINGTON, D.C – Colliding black holes have a heartbeat. It just took scientists 1.3 billion years to hear it. Fresh from the announcement Feb. 11 that researchers had detected gravitational waves, ripples in spacetime itself, a triumphant Gabriela González appeared at the AAAS Global Science Engagement in Washington, D.C. February 12. González, spokesperson…

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8 must-see films at True/False

It’s that glorious time of the year again when the streets of Columbia, Missouri, transform from the hum-drum of everyday life into an ultra-spunky, art-filled mecca for documentary film fans. True/False Film Festival is right around the corner and there are plenty of reasons to get excited.