cosmic microwave background

Cosmic Certainties 19 September 2016

More trouble with string theory, an attempt to do away with inflation, and a novel theory of dark matter, critiqued.
A review of “Fashion, Faith and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe” by Roger Penrose.
[Wall Street Journal]

Universal archaeology 13 February 2003

Just right
The age and composition of the universe have now been established by a NASA satellite.