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A new way to look for dark matter exposes hidden products homes

New research from Chalmers and ETH Zürich, Switzerland, suggests a promising way to detect elusive dark matter particles through previously unexplored atomic responses occurring in the detector material. The illustration above is a composite image (optical, X-ray, computed dark-matter) of mass distribution in the bullet cluster of galaxies. Credit: Chandra X-Ray Observatory, NASA/CXC/M. Weiss/Wikimedia Commons New research from Chalmers, together with…

Self-Interacting Dark Matter Assists Explain Formation of Dark-Matter-Deficient Galaxies

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A Matter of Time

9 essential facts about the coronavirus pandemic Credit: Scientific American Health & Medicine October 2020 The past six months have felt like an eternity for those of us isolating and staying home. And I imagine they’ve also felt like a stressful slog to every essential worker who has showed up day in, day out, to…

Seeking Dark Matter, They Detected Another Mystery

Out ThereDo signals from beneath an Italian mountain herald a revolution in physics?The Xenon Collaboration’s dark matter detector in the Gran Sasso Laboratory in central Italy.Credit...Enrico Sacchetti/Science SourceJune 17, 2020It could be a key to the secret of the universe. Or just annoying background noise, another item to be calibrated in future experiments.A team of…

No Matter Who Biden Selects as VP, It Will Be a Bittersweet Win for Women

By the end of Biden’s VP vetting, it seemed the 11th commandment of women’s politics is “Thou shalt never be just right.” Once upon a time, many American women looked forward to a euphoric 100th anniversary celebration of the 19th Amendment, which belatedly granted us the vote, to be led this month by the nation’s…

Viral dark matter exposed: Metagenome database detects phage-derived antibacterial enzyme

IMAGE: Let's give our special "phage " attack to those evil C. difficile! (Illustration by Hideaki Miyauchi) view more  Credit: Satoshi Uematsu, Osaka City University In a pioneer study published in Cell Host & Microbe - Researchers at Osaka City University and The Institute for Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, reported intestinal bacterial and viral…

Not All Face Masks Matter: Shopper Screamed at For Wearing MAGA Mask [Watch]

Incidents like this seem to be happening more and more often.On Thursday, Jeremiah Cota and his family were enjoying a stroll through an Arizona mall when – without warning – he says a woman inside a Bath & Body Works location they were passing began shouting profanity at him. And the incident was so disturbing,…

It’s time to take alternatives to dark matter seriously

In 1969, the American astronomer Vera Rubin puzzled over her observations of the sprawling Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way’s biggest neighbour. As she mapped out the rotating spiral arms of the stars through spectra that she and colleagues had carefully measured at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Lowell Observatory, both in Arizona, she…

Dark matter detector picks up unexplained and ‘unexpected’ signals

The detector at Gran Sasso  Xenon Collaboration An underground dark matter experiment, about a mile below Italy's Abruzzo mountains, has detected unexplained "excess events," hinting at the possibility researchers have stumbled upon some tantalizing new physics. The Xenon1T experiment, as it's known, has a track record for interesting physics observations. Last year, it observed "the rarest…

Dark matter detector picks up ‘unexpected’ and unexplained signal

The detector at Gran Sasso  Xenon Collaboration An underground dark matter experiment, about a mile below Italy's Abruzzo mountains, has detected unexplained "excess events," hinting at the possibility researchers have stumbled upon some tantalizing new physics. The Xenon1T experiment, as it's known, has a track record for interesting physics observations. Last year, it observed "the rarest…

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