A rare yes/no effort promises to prove either that hypothetical particles called axions are the universe's elusive dark matter—or that they can't be.
LUX detector sees no evidence of low-mass WIMPs hinted at by others
Penrose "Parney" Albright says he's leaving at end of October
"Light echoes" reveal two previously unknown flare-ups from our galactic beast
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have imaged the earliest galaxy yet, dating from just 700 million years after the big bang, and conclude that it was forming stars at a furious rate 100 times that of the modern Milky Way.
Engineering changes could raise technical risks, but improve odds of success
David Keith has helped usher geoengineering into the mainstream. Actually testing a way to cool the planet is his next big challenge.
Two theorists whose work set the stage for finding the Higgs boson won the Nobel Prize in physics this week, while three biologists who explored various aspects of how cells package, transport, and release their internal proteins earned the physiology or medicine prize.
Breathless press reports overstate progress at U.S. laser facility
Nobel Committee honors Peter Higgs and François Englert after "a very good discussion"
Three nations still battling for right to host second array
New technique offers a way to verify solutions from superfast processors
Driving the auroras takes a zapping from a magnetic slingshot
Mix of forces combines to hold water aloft
Voyager leaves the solar system, taking the controversy about its whereabouts with it.
Physicists simplify cells made of a new material while maintaining energy-production efficiency
Technique won't end up in your computer screen, but could have other uses
Looking for a "new impetus," board shakes up leadership at planned Bilbao spallation source
In a year of triumphs for their reigning models, cosmologists and particle physicists yearn for something new that they can't explain.
Neutrinos flout the rules of particle physicists' standard model, but researchers are already deciphering their tricks.
Is Saturn's big, haze-shrouded moon Titan dead or alive?
Physicists demonstrate how to get around loophole
Nobel laureate and former White House science education chief returns to academia to expand his work on student learning
If Japan hosts the next-generation big physics project, tsunami reconstruction money might be available
Convinced that NASA will not finish the job, a private foundation intends to raise $450 million for a space mission to find asteroids that may threaten Earth.
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