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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

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
1.10.18
what is gravity?
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
10.4.17
Is This the Real Life?
Is This the Real Life?

Behold, the Largest Simulated Universe Ever Made

25 billion galaxies populated with 2 trillion particles will help calibrate a satellite on the hunt for dark matter.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.9.17
Into the Void
Into the Void

Scientists Say That, Yes, We Live in a Giant Gaping Void

It’s the largest void known to science.
Lisa Cumming
6.6.17
the ties that bind
the ties that bind

Here's a Knot of Dark Matter Binding Two Galaxies Together

Check out the first composite image of a dark matter filament in our universe.
Kate Lunau
4.13.17
field trips
field trips

Tour a Subterranean Dark Matter Lab in 360º VR

Join us on a Motherboard Field Trip to SNOLAB, a particle physics research facility inside a working mine in Ontario, Canada.
Derek Mead
2.3.17
video
video

Inside the Dark Matter Lab Buried Over a Mile Underground

Motherboard visits SNOLAB, where scientists are searching for dark matter, supernovas, and neutrinos inside an active mine.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
2.1.17
universe
universe

The Expansion of the Universe Appears Faster Than We Thought

The results of a new study are close, but slightly faster than, the generally accepted rate.
Farnia Fekri
1.27.17
Picó
Picó

Dark Matter Hunters Are Hoping 2017 Is Their Year

If we don't find it soon, our best searches could be doing it wrong.
Kate Lunau
1.3.17
2016
2016

Dark Matter Pioneer Vera Rubin Has Died

Many feel that Rubin's work was worthy of the Nobel Prize in Physics, but she never won.
Kate Lunau
12.26.16
space
space

New Theory of Gravity Doesn’t Need Dark Matter

Erik Verlinde’s controversial theory of gravity was able to accurately predict the gravity distribution of 33,000 galaxies.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.16
china
china

More Negative Results in Hunt for Dark Matter WIMPs

But the search continues 2,500 meters underground at China's PandaX experiment.
Michael Byrne
9.22.16