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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.


Of symmetries, the strong force and Helen Quinn

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


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.


Mirror, mirror

After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the first-ever dual-surface mirror for a major telescope is complete.


Transition edge sensors

An update to technology more than a century old might be key to making the next big discovery in particle physics.


Shh! DEAP is hunting dark matter

How far will scientists go to cut through the noise in search of a subtle signal?


New books for the physics fan

These recently published popular science books will help you catch up on particle physics news, knowledge and history.


Searching for a dark light

A new experiment at Jefferson Lab is on the hunt for dark photons, hypothetical messengers of an invisible universe.


The rise of astrostatistics

Astrophysicists and cosmologists are turning to statisticians to help them analyze an ever-increasing deluge of data.


Australia’s first dark matter experiment

A proposed dark matter experiment would use two underground detectors, one in each hemisphere.


Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud

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


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.


Pursuit of dark matter progresses at AMS

A possible sign of dark matter will eventually become clear, according to promising signs from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment.