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Speck of Interstellar Dust Obscures Glimpse of Big Bang

Dennis OverBye New York Times
A new analysis, undertaken jointly by the Bicep group and the Planck group, has confirmed that the Bicep signal [of gravitational waves from the Big Bang] was mostly, if not all, stardust, and that there is no convincing evidence of the gravitational waves. No evidence of inflation.

Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

Adam Withnall The Independent
Pope Francis broke with Catholic tradition Monday by declaring that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real, and remarking that God is not “a magician with a magic wand.” “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” the pope said at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, during a plenary meeting dedicated to evolving concepts of nature.

Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

Science and religion have very different stories of the origin of the universe. But does the question 'What came before?' even make sense?
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