Dark Matter

Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We’re Losing Information About The Universe? (Synopsis)

“The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons.” -Edwin Hubble<p>As you look to greater and greater distances, you’re looking back in time …

Dark Energy

Cosmic Superclusters, The Universe's Largest Structures, Don't Actually Exist

On the largest scales, the Universe looks like a vast cosmic web. Stars link up into galaxies, which are clustered together in galactic groups. Many groups bound together lead to galaxy clusters, and occasionally clusters merge together, creating even larger clusters. Many clusters together, …


Does the Large Hadron Collider Actually Disprove Ghosts?

The Large Hadron Collider sits underground, spanning over five miles across beneath the bucolic suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland. This metal behemoth …

Particle Physics

Take A Trip Into The Monster-Filled Depths Of The Dark Dark Woods

You've heard this tale many times before- a princess is bored of the royal life, so she decides to go out and find some adventure outside the castle …

Cool Stuff

Black Hole Mergers May Yield Clues About Dark Matter

Artist's impression of gravitational waves caused by two merging black holes.When researchers associated with the Laser Interferometer …


A Potential Dark Matter Signature Has Been Seen in The Andromeda Galaxy

NASA's Fermi Telescope has looked at the gamma-ray emission of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, and discovered the largest fraction of this powerful …


A.V. Club Live: No matter what he did, Guillermo Del Toro couldn’t get Hellboy 3 made

Poor Guillermo Del Toro. The man has made both critically acclaimed indies and giant robot-vs-monster movies, and yet he still struggles to get movies green-lit. This week, we learned that <i>Hellboy 3</i>, the long-rumored third part of a planned trilogy, has finally and definitively been declared dead. …

Guillermo del Toro

Cards Against Humanity Brings Us a Mass Effect Expansion Pack

How Many Times Can I Use “In The Middle Of Some Calibrations”?<p>Bioware is teaming up with Cards Against Humanity, and the results are awesome. As a …


Has the Mystery Surrounding Einstein’s Constant Finally Been Solved?

Albert Einstein was a very clever physicist and one that the world of physics owes a lot too. But one of his theories has never really been able to …

Dark Energy

The Mass Effect expansion for Cards Against Humanity is only $1

The Mass Effect Pack from BioWare and Cards Against Humanity features 14 new Mass Effect-themed cards to add to your deck. That’s not very many …


Strange signals in space have experts wondering if they just detected dark matter for the first time

Scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected a mysterious signal in the Andromeda Galaxy. They're not sure what it is, yet, but there's a chance it could be evidence of dark matter — an unusual type of matter that dominates our universe, but is not well understood.<p><i>Video</i> …


Earth - The cosmic explosions that made the Universe

Lithium is everywhere these days. As far back as the mid-19th Century, the soft, silver-white metal was medicine. Doctors used it to treat gout as well as psychiatric disorders such as mania. Even today, lithium remains a common treatment for bipolar disorder.<p>But for many people, lithium has become …


Dark Energy

Is Dark Energy Real?<p>When it was discovered in 1998 that the expansion of the universe was accelerating, there was no known force that could be …

Dark Energy

Chicago nightlife at Five Roses Pub last week


When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i><i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

Dark Energy

Amazing Galaxy Cluster Collisions Reveal Dark Matter Separated From X-Rays


Scientists SMASH five of the biggest mysteries of modern physics

<b>It’s five theories for the price of one.</b> One of the most ambitious physics theories in recent times claims to have solved five of the biggest …


Super Massive Black Holes Explained

A black hole is a place in space where gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed …


Case Western Reserve University research team finds radial acceleration relation holds in all common types of galaxies

The distribution of normal matter precisely determines gravitational acceleration in all common types of galaxies, a team led by Case Western Reserve …


Once Human Premiere “Dark Matter” Video

Not a light matter...The post Once Human Premiere “Dark Matter” Video appeared first on Theprp.com.


Code for firefly protein makes mouse glow in the dark

A new way of using firefly proteins to make glow-in-the-dark mice could lead to improved vaccines and cancer therapies.


When your phone gets glitchy, blame cosmic rays

Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your electronics. And no, a shield isn't an option.


Universes that spawn ‘cosmic brains’ should go on the scrapheap

TRUST your senses. Any theory that lets bizarre brains randomly pop into existence can’t be a valid description of the universe.<p>That might seem …

Dark Energy

Gallery Hopping: John Bedoya’s Dark Forests at Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

On View<p>See what's beyond the trees.<p>,<p>John Bedoya is not your traditional landscape painter.<p>The Colombian artist works directly with elements from the …


Quantized Inertia, Dark Matter, The EMDrive And How To Do Science Wrong

Science isn’t easy. It isn’t supposed to be. The process of open publication, peer review and clear data are a part of science because they help us understand how the Universe works. It can be inconvenient and contentious, but it works. Through this process, new ideas are faced with an uphill …


Unifying Inflation with the Axion, Dark Matter, Baryogenesis, and the Seesaw Mechanism

Abstract<p>A minimal extension of the standard model (SM) with a single new mass scale and providing a complete and consistent picture of particle …


Confessions of a dark matter detective

<i>Using an observatory made of giant water barrels, particle astrophysicist Andrea Albert hopes to find the gamma-ray tracks leading back to their WIMP-y source.</i><p><b>By Andrea Albert</b><p>Fourteen thousand feet above sea level near a volcanic peak in Mexico sits a unique astronomical observatory. Instead of …


EmDrive: UK scientist claims 'new physics' explains galaxy rotation and theoretical space propulsion

Dr Mike McCulloch says his theory explains why galaxies are not ripped apart, without needing dark matter.<p>British physicist Dr Mike McCulloch, who …


Next-gen dark matter detector in a race to finish line

The race is on to build the most sensitive U.S.-based experiment designed to directly detect dark matter particles. Department of Energy officials …


[1702.03901] Primordial black holes from single field models of inflation

Abstract: Primordial black holes (PBH) have been shown to arise from high peaks in the matter power spectra of multi-field models of inflation. Here …