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A speed trap for dark matter

Analyzing the motion of X-ray sources could help researchers identify dark matter signals.  


LUX maps where dark matter isn't

The LUX experiment has drawn the best picture yet of what dark matter particles cannot be.


What could dark matter be?

Scientists don’t yet know what dark matter is made of, but they are full of ideas.


Dark matter’s newest pursuer

Scientists have inaugurated the new XENON1T experiment at Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy.


The light side of dark matter

New technology and new thinking are pushing the dark matter hunt to lower and lower masses.


The particle physics of you

Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day.


Xenon, xenon everywhere

It’s in the air we breathe, but it’s not so easy to get ahold of 10 metric tons of xenon in its liquid form.


Hitting the neutrino floor

Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.


A light in the dark

The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.


XMASS continues dark matter debate

XMASS is the latest of multiple experiments to contradict a previous dark matter discovery claim, but the conversation isn't over yet.


Miraculous WIMPs

What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates? 


A goldmine of scientific research

The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.


DES releases dark matter map

The Dark Energy Survey's detailed maps may help scientists better understand galaxy formation.


Seeing dark matter without seeing

Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.


Physics for the people

Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.


10 unusual detector materials

The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.