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Major Microsoft Shakeup Seeks to Revive Struggling Tech Giant

The software company hopes to revitalize itself as PC sales decline and it struggles to compete in mobile. Full story

Shattered, Part 12

   The jurors return with their verdict. Will Eric Abshire walk away a free man?

Black Holes May Have Been Common in Early Universe

Black holes may have been abundant among the first stars in the universe, helping explain the origin of the supermassive monsters that lurk at the heart of galaxies today, researchers say. Full story

Oops! The 5 Greatest Scientific Blunders

Even geniuses make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes turn out to be genius in their own right, helping to illuminate some underlying mystery or impacting the way an entire field thinks. Full story

‘We’re trying to peer at the remnants of the big bang’

   Michael J. Holstine, business manager at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia tells NBC’s Kevin Tibbles that the steerable radio telescope, which is the largest in the world, can “peer back to just after the big bang.”

Even for the greats, blunders are part of the equation

   Author and astrophysicist Mario Livio discusses the brilliant blunders of respected scientists and how those mistakes led to breakthrough and discovery.

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How piracy and Weibo help Western TV stars break out in China

Kaley Cuoco reveals 'Big Bang Theory' set mishap: 'I had blood gushing down my face!'

Big Bang Didn't Need God, Stephen Hawking Says

Baby Boom: Ancient Galaxy Fires Out New Stars at Record Pace

Here's What the Big Bang Sounded Like

Bob Newhart's 'Big Bang Theory' role might get bigger

Will Leonard leave Penny and 'Big Bang Theory' on finale?

'Big Bang Theory' star Mayim Bialik's surprising stance on Sheldon-Amy romance

'Big Bang Theory' cast performs 'Rocky Horror' classic number

Bob Newhart to guest on 'Big Bang Theory'


  The universe is a lot older than you think

Scientists who are investigating radiation from the Big Bang made the finding that our universe is about 100 million years older than we had thought.

  Dinosaur farts and the pits of Hell

Rachel Maddow relays video of a speech by Rep. Paul Broun in which he describes evolution, embryology, and the big bang theory as "lies straight from the pit of hell,” and lists other Republican congressmen who reject science yet regrettably serve on the House Science Committee.

  Rewriting GOP-er on government and religion

One Georgia Congressman on the House Committee on Science says evolution and the Big Bang are "lies from the pit of Hell." In the Rewrite, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell looks at some of the things in scripture that "Bible-thumping Republicans" probably don't really believe.

  New subatomic particle discovered

Scientists in Geneva announced that they may have solved the mystery of how the universe is held together. Professor and TV host Michio Kaku joins MSNBC to explain the discovery.

  How did the universe begin?

Physicist Brian Greene shares details from the multiverse theory.

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CBS revealed that on the season six finale, Leonard (Johnny Galecki, left) will receive an overseas job offer that surprises Penny and Sheldon .

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Kaley Cuoco poses on arrival at the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest, honoring The Big Bang Theory at the Saban Theatre, Wednesday March 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.