RT America -- February 12, 2015

Funerals were held Thursday for the three Muslim students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who were shot Tuesday. RT’s Manuel Rapalo reports from the vigil in Washington DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, as the outpouring of grief and solidarity continues to spread throughout the country.

While the Big Bang has long been accepted as the primary theory for how the universe was formed, a new report is challenging its central premises. Saurya Das, professor of physics at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, is spearheading new research into the possibility that the universe didn’t actually start with a massive explosion, but is actually influenced by dark energy that exists throughout the universe yet is not visible to the naked eye. RT’s Ben Swann discusses with the physicist.