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 enormous amount of mass whose gravity bends other stars’ light and makes galaxies spin strangely. And scientists really, really want to know what this so-called dark matter is.
FERNEY-VOLTAIRE, FRANCE— Some particle physics experiments are easier to ride than others. The giant detectors that take pictures of particle collisions on miles-round rings don’t really have anywhere to sit, and the intense bureaucracy would probably demand an unwieldy amount of paperwork for would-be riders. The…
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The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 years, in 2012, and gravitational waves, which were theorized 100 years ago, in 2016. This year, they’re slated to take a picture of a black hole. So, thought some…
There’s a gravitational anomaly that permeates our entire universe: The way most galaxies and clusters of galaxies behave implies that there’s around six times more matter than we actually observe. Scientists called the missing stuff that should create the unaccounted-for gravity we measure “dark matter.”
Vera Rubin, one of the most important astronomers of the 20th century, died on December 25th in Princeton, NJ at age 88. She played a seminal role in our understanding of dark matter, and should have been awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics—but never was.
The birth of a child changes everyone’s life, but for the main character in Dark Matter, it’s a bigger change than most. He’s forced to abandon his lifelong research into multiple dimensions—until he’s abducted into one of those other dimensions, a place where his research never stopped and his child was never born.
The Uncharted movie loses its release date. Get new glimpses at Jumanji and Beauty and the Beast. Legends of Tomorrow reveals its Stargirl. Plus, behind the scenes on Spider-Man: Homecoming, what’s to come on Ash vs. Evil Dead, and a creepy new Westworld poster. To me, my spoilers!
Great news for fans of Syfy’s space operas Killjoys and Dark Matter: both shows will be returning for third seasons. This news comes just ahead of bounty-hunter drama Killjoys’ season finale on Friday; mystery thriller Dark Matter wraps up Sept. 16.
The hunt for the elusive dark matter received yet another blow earlier today at an international conference in Sheffield, England. Scientists with the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment announced that they found no hints of dark matter particles in their latest analysis, despite increasing the…
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Over the last couple of seasons of television, critics and audiences have begun to pay a considerable amount of attention to the role of women and racial diversity on their favorite shows. Despite being set in the future, science fiction television has often been stubbornly stuck in the past. With its latest lineup,…
The Syfy Channel might have conquered our solar system with shows such as The Expanse, but there are parts of the Earth that it hasn’t quite reached until now. Earlier this week the channel announced that they would be expanding into the Middle East and North Africa.
Last year, Killjoys and Dark Matter premiered on Syfy, two shows which returned to a formula that had been long missed by viewers: a story about a spaceship, its crew, and their adventures. Both series are poised to return for their sophomore seasons in July, and they’re coming back bigger than before.
The first season of Dark Matter ended with one hell of a cliffhanger: our heroes captured by the Galactic Authority, turned in by one of their own. A new extended promo for the show shows just what happens to them next.
Both Dark Matter and Killjoys ended their first seasons hinting at much more to come. And now we have some idea about what that is, since Syfy has released new promos for both series.
The most powerful supercomputer simulation of the Universe is providing important insights into how matter is distributed across large scales. Surprisingly, a significant portion of matter resides outside of galaxies and in the cosmic voids that permeate the cosmos.
Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television scrolling through Netflix. Allow us to help.
Many wonderful theories that explain the evolution of the universe fail because they predict more dark matter than is actually out there. Now a new paper proposes one event in the early universe that would reduce the amount of dark matter in all the theories.
Did you need another existential risk to keep you up at night? Probably not, but here it is anyway: galaxy quakes. We’ve known about ‘em for years, and we hadn’t a clue what causes them—until now.