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A New Tabletop Experiment to Search for Dark Matter

What is Dark Matter? We don't know. At this stage of the game, scientists are busy trying to detect it…

2 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars are the Ultimate Particle Accelerators

Gamma-ray telescopes observing neutron star collisions might be the key to identifying the composition of dark matter. One leading theory…

3 months ago

Are Pulsars the Key to Finding Dark Matter?

The search for dark matter continues, with astronomers developing new hypotheses to search for this invisible gravitational influence on the…

8 months ago

Dark Matter Might Interact in a Totally Unexpected Way With the Universe

A new theory of Dark Matter suggests that it interact with normal matter in a non-localized way, potentially revolutionizing our…

12 months ago

Gravitational Lensing is Helping to Nail Down Dark Matter

Using gravitational lenses, a team of astronomers showed how axions could be the particle that makes up Dark Matter.

1 year ago

If Axions are Dark Matter, we've got new Hints About Where to Look for Them

A computer simulation of dark matter points to axions being more massive than expected.

2 years ago

Missing Mass? Not on our Watch—Dr. Paul Sutter Explains Dark Matter

In the first episode of a new series with ArsTechnica - Edge of Knowledge - Dr. Paul Sutter explains the…

2 years ago

A Worldwide Search for Dark Matter Fails to Turn up a Signal for This Mysterious Particle

A global search for dark matter turns up nothing, but than in itself is useful.

2 years ago

WIMPS vs. Axions: What is dark matter?

Dark matter rules every galaxy. But what exactly is it? Astronomers believe it to be some kind of new, exotic…

3 years ago

One Idea to Explain Dark Matter – Ultralight Bosons – Fails the Test

A study of rotating black holes show that some spin so quickly because dark matter particles haven't slowed them down.

3 years ago