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DNA repair

Scientists Find the Secret to DNA Repair

The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals. The findings are timely,...
dark matter

Harvey Meyer Is Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for Fundamental Calculations...

Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on...
astronomical objects

Data on 400 Million Astronomical Objects Released

DES scientists are using this data to learn more about dark energy, the mysterious force believed to be accelerating the expansion of the universe....
dark matter

Waterloo researchers capture first image of a dark matter web that...

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The...
gravity

Running Away from Einstein

Einstein’s theory of gravity may have to be rewritten, after researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting...
supercomputers

High-precision Calculations on Supercomputers Help Reveal the Physics of the Universe

On their quest to uncover what the universe is made of, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are harnessing...
dark matter

Light in a Dark Universe

It makes up some 25 percent of the universe – and forms a kind of cosmic glue, which holds together galaxies and entire clusters...
Quantum

Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical Physicists Striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s called the “problem of time.” In...
force of nature

UCI physicists confirm possible discovery of fifth force of nature

Light particle could be key to understanding dark matter in universe
sterile neutrinos

Neutrino search finds no evidence of “hidden” particle

If discovered, sterile neutrinos may explain dark matter.
universe

Universe expanding faster than expected

Astronomers have obtained the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding, and it doesn’t agree with predictions based on other...
Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider gets upgraded ‘brain’ to handle billions of collisions

Imperial physicists have led the creation of a new system that will enhance the LHC's ability to hunt for dark matter and extra dimensions. The Large...
Maize genome

Maize genome ‘dark matter’ discovery a boon for breeders

For astronomers, “dark matter” is the largely hypothetical substance that accounts for approximately 85 percent of the matter in the universe. Now, plant scientists...
Physicists

LHC Reboot Promises Piles of New Data for Duke Physicists

Undeterred by a recent weasel incursion, CERN announced last week that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back up and running for the 2016 season, smashing protons together...
Optical Clocks

Optical Clocks Synched to Femtoseconds — Through the Air

NIST researchers have devised a way to synchronize the time of two different clocks – separated by as much as 4 km of open,...
Neutrino

Ghost Hunters: Duke Physicists Track the Changeable Neutrino

One kilometer below the surface of Mount Ikeno in Japan lies Super-Kamiokande, the largest neutrino detector of its kind in the world. This 12-story, cylindrical...
big bang

New Theory of Secondary Inflation Expands Options for Avoiding an Excess...

Physicists suggest a smaller secondary inflationary period in the moments after the Big Bang could account for the abundance of the mysterious matter

New ‘stealth dark matter’ theory may explain mystery of the universe’s...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have come up with a new theory that may identify why dark matter has evaded direct detection in...

Dark Matter: CRESST searches for “lightweights”

  The Earth, planets, stars, and galaxies form only the visible portion of the matter in the universe. Greater by far is the share accounted...

Closer look at microorganism provides insight on carbon cycling

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee found that microorganisms called archaea living in marine sediments...