Mapping the ancestral history of spacetime in an effort to unite quantum mechanics and general relativity.

A new model argues the forces between particles in the early universe loosed time’s arrow, creating temporal order from chaos.

In The Neverending Story a little boy named Bastian discovers that there's something extraordinary about the book he's smuggled into his backpack: it changes as he reads it. The act of reading "The Neverending Story" Bastian finds, is simultaneously the act of writing it. Could our universe be in a similar loop?

According to Einstein, the past, present and future have exactly the same character - so why do we feel that there is a particular moment we call "now"? The physicist George Ellis looks for an answer in the curious laws of quantum mechanics.