New technology and new thinking are pushing the dark matter hunt to lower and lower masses.
Not only are we made of fundamental particles, we also produce them and are constantly bombarded by them throughout the day.
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.
Dark matter experiments are becoming so sensitive, even the ghostliest of particles will soon get in the way.
The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.
XMASS is the latest of multiple experiments to contradict a previous dark matter discovery claim, but the conversation isn't over yet.
What are WIMPs, and what makes them such popular dark matter candidates?
The underground home of the LUX dark matter experiment has a rich scientific history.
The Dark Energy Survey's detailed maps may help scientists better understand galaxy formation.
Indirect detection experiments might be the key to discovering invisible dark matter.
Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.
The past century has generated some creative ideas for tracking particles.
Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.
Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.
After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.
An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.