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10/21/14

Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud

These physics-themed Halloween costume ideas are sure to entertain—and maybe even educate. Terrifying, we know.

10/13/14

Q&A: Katherine Freese

The new director of the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics talks neutrinos, women in science, and the hunt for dark matter.

08/18/14

Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season

In September, DES will make data collected in its first season freely available to researchers.

07/24/14

How to weigh a galaxy cluster

The study of galaxy clusters is bringing scientists closer to an understanding of the “dark” universe.

06/27/14

Getting the jump on big data for LSST

Efforts are already underway to ensure that the data the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope collects will be ready to be mined for scientific gold.

05/22/14

Proposed plan for the future of US particle physics

The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel’s report recommends a strategic path forward for US particle physics.

05/05/14

Scientists to map universe in 3-D HD

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will create the clearest three-dimensional map yet of one-third of the sky.

05/01/14

Keeping things awesome on the Dark Energy Survey

Scientists stay inspired in their sometimes tedious task of inspecting photographs taken in the Dark Energy Survey’s ambitious cataloging of one-eighth of the sky.

04/07/14

Expanding universe measured with precision

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has made the most precise measurement of the expansion rate of the universe over a period of time, an important step toward understanding dark energy.

04/01/14

The oldest light in the universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe—for those who can read it.

01/28/14

A new dark-energy detector on the horizon

A dark-energy detector under development at Fermilab uses a different technique to generate full-color images of astronomical objects.

12/20/13

Physicists look toward the high-energy horizon

A panel met at Brookhaven National Laboratory to chart the course for US investment in particle physics experiments.

12/06/13

US particle physicists look to space

A panel met at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to look for promising routes to the study of dark matter, dark energy and other phenomena.

12/02/13

Baryonic acoustic oscillations

Scientists have found a way to study sound waves from the early universe to learn more about its history and contents. 

11/22/13

Mock data, real science

In scientific circles, “mock” is not always a four-letter word. Through mock-data competitions, astrophysicists check their work.

09/03/13

The Dark Energy Survey begins

Over the next five years, scientists will capture some of the grandest images of the cosmos ever seen and use them to probe the mystery of dark energy.