Dark Matter


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.
Becky Ferreira

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.
Ben Makuch
Dark Matter

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?
Daniel Oberhaus
Dark Matter

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
The Most Unknown

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
Dark Matter

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.”
Daniel Oberhaus
Dark Matter

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?
Daniel Oberhaus

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.
Lyle Kendrick

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.
Matthew Gault

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

Writer Cameron Kunzelman joins us to argue First Civilizations and...spelljammers?
Patrick Klepek
what is gravity?

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.
Kate Lunau
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Randy Newman's Album of the Year Contender

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Newman's latest, 'Dark Matter,' and his occasionally fun, awfully poetic 2016 collection, 'The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3.'
Robert Christgau