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August 15: Light from Darkness? Searching for Dark Matter in the Sky

Dark matter is believed to comprise five-sixths of the matter in the universe, but cannot be "seen." Now, however, technical innovations offer the potential for real observation and maybe new physics.


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Each particle has a opposite form, its anti-particle, a discovery that has had wide-ranging effects

The Tumultuous Milky Way and Its Satellite Galaxies

How do spiral galaxies like our Milky Way form? Elena D'Onghia

The 2016 Large Hadron Collider Update

The latest news from this year's work at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. Tulika Bose

The Jurassic Genome

Genetic material in ancient fossils yields an amazing profile of extinct organisms. Chris Organ

Using Genetics to Trace Human History

An explanation of how modern genetics analysis confirms ancient human migrations, such as the Indo-Europeans. Nick Patterson

The Politics of Food's Environmental Footprint

Calculating the impact of large-scale food production on the environment... Susanne Freidberg

The Vital Role of Seagrass in Marine Ecosystems

A fascinating look at the vital role of seagrass in marine ecosystems. Barnabas Daru

How TB Bacteria Evade Treatment

TB cells do not all respond to antibiotics. Discovering why is the key to effective treatment. Bree Aldridge

Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology

Advances in nanotechnology are revolutionizing medicine. A leader in the field describes recent developments and his commitment to making them available to a wide public. Sameer Sonkusale

"Green" Batteries for Renewable Energy: How About Rhubarb?

The great potential of ordinary plants in the development of "green" batteries. Alán Aspuru-Guzik

There Is More Than Enough Renewable Energy

Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss

Today's Featured Contributors

Featured Author

Kamaljit S. Bawa, Ph.D.

A major textbook on conservation biology and a beautiful tribute to the ecology of the Himalayas

Featured Guest

Meet Tulika Bose, PhD

A particle physicist explains the excitement of the research at the Large Hadron Collider