Dark Matter


Scientists Are Chasing an Ancient Signal That Could Explain the Modern Universe

The faint, 12-billion-year-old signal would lead scientists to the very first stars and illuminate the origins of the modern universe, dark matter, and, well, everything.


This Tabletop Gravitational Wave Detector Could Shed Light on Dark Matter

LIGO, the observatory that detected the first gravitational wave, stretches for miles. The Levitated Sensor Detector would fit in your living room.


United Arab Emirates Says It Doesn't Hack Dissidents or Journalists

But news reports continue to suggest that ex-NSA hackers are helping the country hack and surveil its citizens.


A New Theory Unifies Dark Matter and Dark Energy as a ‘Dark Fluid’ With Negative Mass

Can one of Einstein’s forgotten theories solve the riddle of why 95 percent of the stuff in the universe appears to be missing?


Black Holes Can’t Account for Missing Dark Matter in the Universe

A statistical analysis of 740 supernovas found that black holes can only account for 40 percent of dark matter in the universe, putting another nail in the coffin for the MACHOs theory of dark matter.


The New Hunt for Dark Matter Is Taking Place Under a Mountain

Davide D’Angelo wasn’t always interested in dark matter, but now he’s at the forefront of the hunt to find the most elusive particle in the universe.


This May Be the Experiment That Finally Discovers the Dark Matter Particle

“If dark matter axions exist within the frequency band we will be probing for the next few years, then it’s only a matter of time before we find them.”


Astronomers Can’t Explain Why This New Galaxy Has Hardly Any Dark Matter

Dark matter was thought to be the glue that holds galaxies together, so how did this galaxy end up with hardly any of it?


We went around the world searching for dark matter

An abandoned gold mine ​in South Dakota and the dry desert of Chile are two key sites where the scientific work is happening.


The Physicist Building the World’s Most Precise Clock

Advanced timekeeping could help unify quantum and gravitational physics, predict earthquakes, and navigate in deep space.


We Dive Way Too Deep into Assassin’s Creed Mythology on Waypoint Radio

Writer Cameron Kunzelman joins us to argue First Civilizations and...spelljammers?


Theoretical Physicist Erik Verlinde Says We Don’t Need Dark Matter to Explain the Universe

Watch Verlinde deliver a talk on his "new view" on gravity tonight.