Dark Matter

May 26, 2017: 2 weeks to the Dark Matter double-episode season 3 premiere!

I can hardly believe that we’re only two weeks away from <i>Dark Matter’s</i> double episode premiere. It doesn’t feel that long ago that we were in the …

Physics

Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space

A new study may help reveal the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance that is pushing the universe to expand outward. Dark energy may …

Dark Energy

Dark Matter: Exploring Multiverse Theory in Fiction and Fact

In Blake Crouch’s novel <i>Dark Matter</i>, physics professor James Dessen is knocked unconscious by a masked abductor. When he comes to, he’s strapped to a …

Multiverse

Randy Newman announces new album, Dark Matter

It's his first album of new material for nine years<p><b>Randy Newman</b> has announced details of his new studio album, <b>Dark Matter</b>.<p>It is his first album of …

Music

The World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Is Now Up and Running

After three years of construction, the world's most sensitive dark matter experiment is online, and scientists report that the detector is operating …

Physics

Dark Matter Properties Limited By Fermilab’s PICO Experiment Using Bubbles

We know dark matter makes up an overwhelming 85 percent of the observable universe’s mass, but we know only through inference, since we have not been …

Physics

New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate

In 2011, three researchers won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the universe expands at an ever-increasing rate. Americans Saul Perlmutter and …

Dark Energy

Australian telescope offers new clue on fast radio burst mystery

Astronomers could soon be able to pinpoint the origin of mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs), after a new telescope in Western Australia detected one …

Universe

The World's Best Dark Matter Detector Just Delivered Its First Results

Finding the Universe's missing 85%.<p>Three years after construction started, the most sensitive dark matter detector ever built has served up its first …

Physics

Controversial theory says expansion of universe is driven by quantum fluctuations—not dark energy

A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia, Canada, has proposed a radical new theory about the expansion of the universe. …

Dark Energy

DC Is Introducing a Weird New Multiverse in Dark Nights: Metal

DC’s next big event, <i>Dark Nights: Metal</i>, is promising to head to some strange places. How strange? “The Justice League clad in ‘90s action figure …

Dark Energy

'Black Origami' by Jlin Review: Footwork Goes Global

The music of composer-producer Jlin, the stage name of Jerrilynn Patton, now resides in that delicious and liberating place where it can’t be easily defined, as demonstrated on her new album, “Black Origami” (Planet Mu).<p>Ms. Patton’s recordings have their roots in footwork, the form of electronica …

Dark Energy

Diving deep into the world of emergent gravity

Getting rid of dark matter would be a big ordeal, so we talk to the man behind the theory.<p>The Universe is a strange place. Apart from the normal …

Dark Energy

Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics

Occam's razor is one of the most useful tools for logic and problem solving ever devised: When examining competing hypotheses to explain phenomena, …

Physics

When Was Dark Matter Formed?

Was dark matter created during the Big Bang?<p>Our current understanding of the event dubbed the Big Bang implies that <i>all</i> matter, and <i>all</i> energy, appeared in our Universe at that moment. Ever since then, the Universe has been changing, and those changes are reflected in the behavior of matter and …

Space Science

In METAL, SNYDER Creating 'Dark Multiverse' Beyond MORRISON's MULTIVERSITY

Credit: Greg Capullo (DC Comics)<p>Some of the characters in the DCU may have <i>thought</i> they knew the Multiverse, but they never suspected the existence of …

Comics

How We Define Distance In An Expanding Universe

Recently the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has completed the largest map of the universe thus far. The map focuses on the positions of quasars. These objects are powered by supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies, and are so bright they can be seen from the farthest regions of the …

Dark Energy

Getting to the Nitty Gritty of the Universe

The Universe is so immense and so vast that to be able to explain what it is in one or two sentences is physically impossible. In a very general …

Dark Energy

Unsolved Mysteries That Scientists Just Can’t Get to the Bottom of

There are many unsolved mysteries of the Universe, many of which stem from physics. It’s not that scientists haven’t tried to unravel these cosmic …

Physics

Are There Dark Matter Galaxies? ft. Sarah Pearson from Space with Sarah

One of the things I love about astronomy is how it’s rapidly changing and evolving over time. Every day there are new discoveries, and advancements …

Physics

Bad guys have way more fun in the trailer for the next season of Syfy’s Dark Matter

Seasons one and two are now streaming on Netflix<p>The Syfy Channel released its first trailer for the upcoming third season of <i>Dark Matter</i>. While the channel some heavy-hitting shows like <i>The Expanse</i> and <i>The Magicians</i>, <i>Dark Matter</i> is a fun, pulpy space opera that hails back to the days when shows like</i> …

Science Fiction

The Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases Its First Results

Around eighty-five percent of the matter scientists have detected in the universe comes from something we can’t feel or see. It’s a seemingly …

Physics

Space Station-Based Experiment Might Have Found Evidence of Dark Matter Destroying Itself

Since it was first proposed in the 1960s to account for all the “missing mass” in the Universe, scientists have been trying to find evidence of dark …

Physics

We Now Have the Largest 3D Map of the Universe

Quasars are beacons of light powered by supermassive black holes at their center, making them easy to spot, even at the furthest reaches of the …

Dark Energy

Review: Jlin - 'Black Origami'

Jlin is more than footwork. During a recent set last week at Chicago’s Smart Bar, the Gary, Indiana-based producer drew a crowd from disparate music …

Music

Large Area Telescope Instrument Proves its Worth as it Observes Billionth Gamma Ray

More than 200 pulsars have been discovered over the past nine years with thanks to the LAT (Large Area Telescope) instrument of Fermi satellite. Many …

Universe

Is Dark Energy Pushing Our Galaxy Somewhere?

<i>If dark energy is pushing our Galaxy in a known and straight line, then where is it pushing us to? What kind of force is driving the dark energy and where is it taking us to? Or is there a force that is drawing dark energy to it, and we are just trapped within it?</i><p>Still from an animation …

Dark Energy

Lichtouched – A New Sorcerous Origin

At the beginning of the year I unveiled my plan to make Enora my first fully published world.<p>With that world comes new monsters, races, subclasses, …

Dark Energy

Interview with Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter

After I started reading <i>Dark Matter</i>, I didn’t do anything else for 24 hours except turn the pages. The fast-paced, relentlessly surprising sci-fi …

Physics

ATLAS releases new results in search for weakly-interacting supersymmetric particles

Supersymmetry is an extension to the Standard Model that may explain the origin of dark matter and pave the way to a grand unified theory of nature. …

Physics