Einstein still annoyingly right as researchers weigh white dwarf

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 5 Share this story A key feature of scientific theories is that they make successful predictions, which we can use to determine whether they’re likely…


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LIGO spots a third black hole merger, tightens mass limits on gravitons

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Spread the loveTweet LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet) reader comments 17 Share this story Today, the team behind the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is announcing the detection of a third…


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Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / AMS aboard the International Space Station. reader comments 5 Share this story What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer…


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Insensitive gravitational wave detectors improved using clever addition

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 14 Share this story The detection of a black hole merger through gravitational waves signaled the opening up of new ground in astronomy. Until that…


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CERN points giant magnet at the Sun to look for dark matter particles

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Spread the loveTweet That blue tube contains a magnet similar to the ones used to steer particles around the LHC. reader comments 27 Share this story With the identification of…


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