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Dark Matter

Naïve Realism, or the Strange Case of Physics and Fake Philosophers (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Scientists have assigned the role of Mister Answer to science, the source of knowledge on every subject. This is peculiar because science does not accept a complete body of knowledge at any one time as final, therefore no answer can be final. This is how science progresses. Scientists, though, often forget that.

'Missing' Light Has Astronomers Scratching Their Heads

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science

An extraordinary amount of ultraviolet light appears to be missing from the universe, scientists have found. One potential source of this missing l...

WATCH: 'What We Found Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics'

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.28.2014 | Science

When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something ...

Have Scientists Found Dark Matter?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.26.2014 | Science

Two spacecraft have detected a possible signal of dark matter, the mysterious, invisible stuff that makes up most of the material universe. NASA's ...

Exploring the Invisible

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Much of modern physics has been about exploring inherently invisible things, which seem to be far more common than the obvious things we experience with our senses. Yet these invisible things follow rigorous laws that allow us to test their existence in many ways. Here is a very short list of some of the "invisible" things that we routinely work with.

Neutron Death Mystery Stymies Physicists

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Despite decades of taking measurements, scientists cannot agree on how long neutrons live. Neutrons are stable inside atoms, but on their own they dec...

Chilly Neutrons Help Shed Light On 'Dark' Mysteries

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.06.2014 | Science

Neutrons bouncing in Earth's gravity are helping to shed light on two of the greatest mysteries in the universe, dark matter and dark energy, researc...

Have Physicists Found Dark Matter's Hiding Place?

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 05.01.2014 | Science

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says...

Dark Matter Could Trigger Species-Killing Cataclysms, Physicists Say

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 04.29.2014 | Science

Dark matter could sling lethal meteors at Earth, potentially causing mass extinctions like the cataclysm that ended the Age of Dinosaurs, Harvard sc...

WATCH: Has Space Telescope Spotted Dark Matter?

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science

Astronomers have perhaps their best lead to date about the nature of dark matter, the strange and invisible stuff that dominates the material univers...

Wait, What Is The Higgs Boson Made Of?

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.11.2014 | Science

Updated April 4 at 10:51 a.m. ET. The Higgs boson — a particle thought to explain how other particles get their mass — is tiny, but it may not ...

Did Dark Matter Kill the Dinosaurs?

Amir Aczel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Science
Amir Aczel

New research suggests a tantalizing hypothesis: that the dark matter in the Milky Way caused the mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, as well as other mass extinctions, which seem to take place somewhat regularly, with a period of some 35 million years.

Did Dark Matter Disk Kill The Dinosaurs?

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science

A thin disk of dark matter running through the Galaxy might be behind the large meteorite strikes that are thought to be responsible for some of Earth...

A Journey Into Darkness

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 05.03.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Paradoxically, as we consider the easy-to-see light in the world, it is the hidden things lurking in the darkness that control much of the destiny of the universe, offers the rebirth of stars and solar systems from its substance, and allows us to see our sun's ineffable halo!

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality is waiting for us to creep closer to understanding its mysteries. In the meantime, it won't falter or come to an end. Reality will remain our home, our source, and the ground state of our being far beyond the lifetime of the foreseeable universe.

What Is Cosmic Consciousness? The Quest for Hidden Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The question at hand is whether there is such a thing as higher consciousness. We are using the term "cosmic consciousness" to denote a state of aware...

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, Religion and the Universe

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

While astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes all individuals have a right to their own beliefs, he's passionate about what should be taught in science class -- science.

In a Moment of Time, in a Moment of Space

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

That overwhelming feeling separated my senses from the richness of existence just beyond a luminous curtain. As infant and old man, both of whom are wrinkly and limited, we share the ability to navigate wonder.

Newfound 'Cloud' Utterly Dwarfs Our Own Galaxy

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers have discovered the largest known gas cloud in the Universe. The mammoth nebula may be the first imaged filament of a spidery arrangement ...

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New 'Cosmos'

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In a multi-part series with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, we explore a variety of topics, including the nature of an expanding, accelerating universe (and how it might end), the difference between "dark energy" and "dark matter," and the concept of God in cosmology

Dark Matter Search Turns To Ideas Once Considered Fringe

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ever since astronomers realized that most of the matter in the universe is invisible, they have tried to sort out what that obscure stuff might be. B...

Dark Matter May Have Already Been Found, Researchers Say

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

The mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the universe may already have been detected with superconducting circuits, researcher...

Effort To Solve Dark Matter Mystery Comes Up Empty-Handed

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A planet-hunting NASA spacecraft has detected no sign of moon-size black holes yet in the Milky Way galaxy, limiting the chances that such objects c...

WATCH: Wu-Tang Clan's GZA Teaches Big Bang Theory With Rhyme

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

If you're looking for an education in science (that's mixed with pure amazing), then you absolutely need to take in this course taught by the Wu-Tang ...

Dark Matter Detector Gives First Results

AP | CHET BROKAW and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

LEAD, S.D. -- LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up ...