A huge scientific discovery announced this week confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, which Einstein theorized but that most scientists believed could never be proved. (Sound familiar? Like the notion that communication from the afterlife is absurd and can never be proved?) What made this happen was a creative, persevering team of scientists, and they recorded the sound of two black holes merging into a blast that would make the Big Bang look like fingers snapping. This New York Times article explains it all, with a great, informative video in less than 5 minutes. Be sure to listen to the link in the article to hear the sound itself, replayed in slow motion. The second link is to an opinion piece that puts the discovery in perspective. Our hope is that one day, this same scientific perseverance can answer questions about survival of consciousness.