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    How Much Should Expectation Drive Science?

    Answers to the biggest mysteries may lie well outside traditional paradigms.

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    Dark Matter Could Be a Superfluid Sometimes

    Dark matter might be fluid in galaxies but something else on vaster, cosmological scales.

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    Meet the South Pole’s Dark Matter Detective

    Reina Maruyama wasn’t expecting her particle detector to work buried deep in ice. She was wrong.

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    The Physicist Who Denies that Dark Matter Exists

    Maybe Newtonian physics doesn't need dark matter to work, but Mordehai Milgrom instead.

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    Dark Matter May Be Trapped in All the Black Holes

    The elusive substance may not be a new kind of particle at all.

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    Dark Matter Is in Our DNA

    The binary pairing of Darkness and Light is so basic to human culture, no other name for the unseen stuff could do.

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    What Dark Matter Needs Are New Kinds of Experiments

    After 30 years and no results, it’s time to support more entrepreneurial physicists.

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    If You Can’t Find Dark Matter, Look First for a Dark Force

    Physicists are rethinking how to use the Large Hadron Collider to search for dark matter.

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    Dark Matter May Show Quantum Effects on a Galactic Scale

    This weird type of dark matter would also puff up galaxies and make stars age prematurely.

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    Dark Matter Is Our Friend

    Without the extra heft of dark matter, you wouldn’t be here.