Over time, the Universe becomes less dominated by dark matter and more dominated by dark energy. Is one transforming into the other?
Searching for dark matter, the XENON collaboration found absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Here's why that's an extraordinary feat.
Our Universe requires dark matter in order to make sense of things, astrophysically. Could massive photons do the trick?
Finland reveals that happiness is more about mindset than umbrella drinks and sun-warmed beaches.
All religions have totems, rites, and taboos that are considered "sacred." Émile Durkheim believed society is largely underpinned by them.
Albert Einstein and his theory of general relativity continue to amaze us to this day.
The non-contact technique could someday be used to lift much heavier objects — maybe even humans.
Reduction is an approach that has been successful in science but is not itself synonymous with "science."
A new study proposes that Hawking radiation could be used to find dark matter in places like primordial black holes.
A new AI-generated map of dark matter shows previously undiscovered filamentary structures connecting galaxies.
Science is an ongoing flirtation with the unknown.
The Field Medal was created to elevate promising mathematicians from underrepresented demographics. But has it followed through on that goal?
Researchers propose a new method that could definitively prove the existence of dark matter.
A new study rocks prevailing theories on antimatter in the early Universe.
Our Universe cannot be described by normal matter alone. Vera Rubin’s work led the way. Ask an astrophysicist what our Universe is made of, and you’ll likely receive a shocking surprise. […]
The team caught a glimpse of a process that takes 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.
A new method promises to capture an elusive dark world particle.
A rare, ultra-diffuse galaxy is full of stars and not much else. Here’s how to make sense of it. One of the greatest puzzles in the entire Universe is the dark […]
Finding a warm-hot intergalactic plasma is amazing! But we still need dark matter just as much as ever. “There are stars leaving the Milky Way, and immense gas clouds falling […]
By modifying an old virus and vaccine, researchers have found a new way to attack some cancers.
Evolution exists and exerts itself in a different way than gravity does... because natural selection is an "algorithmic force."
Retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis is known as “Chaos,” “Warrior Monk,” and “Mad Dog.” The names reflect his blunt way of speaking, and his ability to get results.
Can we work out what ingredients could make "free will" work? Here's a map of some of the steps it would need.
It seems very odd now, but one of the greatest thinkers ever, believed that we could rely on the love of math and its beauty to make us better people. Here's why Plato thought so...
Plato wasn't worried that democracy tended to lead to Donald Trump-style tyranny (despite what Andrew Sullivan claims). Here's what he was really concerned about.
"Behavioral politics” can shed light on terrorism's appeal. And why simple appeals to reason might not work. Indeed rationality doesn't work the way many think it does. What makes us tick must matter for how reasoning works.