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12/01/15

What could dark matter be?

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

11/11/15

Dark matter’s newest pursuer

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

11/06/15

The light side of dark matter

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

11/03/15

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.

10/13/15

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.

09/17/15

Hitting the neutrino floor

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

09/16/15

A light in the dark

The MiniCLEAN dark matter experiment prepares for its debut.

09/10/15

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.

07/15/15

Miraculous WIMPs

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

05/26/15

A goldmine of scientific research

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

04/13/15

DES releases dark matter map

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

04/09/15

Seeing dark matter without seeing

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

02/19/15

Physics for the people

Citizen scientists dive into particle physics and astrophysics research.

02/17/15

10 unusual detector materials

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

01/27/15

Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

Scientist Helen Quinn has had a significant impact on the field of theoretical physics.

01/13/15

Dark horse of the dark matter hunt

Dark matter might be made up of a type of particle not many scientists are looking for: the axion.