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Dark Matter

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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 ...

What Would God Think of the God Particle? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

If God exists, the deity must be smiling. For behind the high fives and hoopla over the Higgs boson, there's a growing doubt that we are anywhere near to understanding the nature of reality. These doubts arise from two major sources.

Poem: Of Two Minds

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

image credit: Cathy Lees Of Two Minds Dear Miss Manners, teach me how to reach a decision. When I reach for it, what will it feel like, fingertip...

Higgs Discovery May Solve Key Riddle In Cosmology

natureheader | Eugenie Samuel Reich | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

A key riddle in cosmology may be answered by the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson — now a leading contender for the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics on ...

Take a Ride with Art Bell's Dark Matter on SiriusXM Radio

CarsTravelFood | Posted 11.23.2013 | Media
CarsTravelFood

If you're ever longing for the simpler days, before this era of addictively looking down at some inane comment a faux "friend" says, this show brings you to that quieter space, back when we could just sit and listen and think, without outside chatter or interruptions.

A Few Fundamental Physics and Astronomy Questions for the Next Few Decades

Mario Livio | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

One may wonder which crucial questions will almost certainly occupy physicists and astronomers working together in the coming few decades. Here are a few of the remaining puzzles.

Dark Matter and Worst Packings

Frank Morgan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Science
Frank Morgan

Just as Einstein's theory of General Relativity explains gravity as curvature of the universe, Hugh Bray similarly incorporates dark matter into the geometry of the universe, altering not just the "Riemannian metric" but also the "connection."

Deep Underground, Physicists Begin New Hunt For Dark Matter

Posted 05.04.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/03/2013 01:09 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new hunt for dark matter — an invisible but bountiful constituent of the un...

Atom Smashers May Help Settle Longstanding Physics Debate

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/16/2013 10:29 AM EDT on LiveScience The new generation of atom smashers such as the Large ...

Has Dark Matter Been Found?

Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience.com Senior Writer Published: 04/15/2013 03:06 PM EDT on SPACE.com DENVER — Hints of dark matter, the mysteri...