Looking for Life on Mars
An astrobiologist and a director on the joys and challenges of filming space science.
The Forgotten Planets
Why should Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn get all the attention?
How Much Should Expectation Drive Science?
Answers to the biggest mysteries may lie well outside traditional paradigms.
Dark Matter Could Be a Superfluid Sometimes
Dark matter might be fluid in galaxies but something else on vaster, cosmological scales.
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.
Why These Researchers Are Drawn to the World’s Edge
The joy and toll of doing remote science.
The Physicist Who Denies that Dark Matter Exists
Maybe Newtonian physics doesn't need dark matter to work, but Mordehai Milgrom instead.
Dark Matter May Be Trapped in All the Black Holes
The elusive substance may not be a new kind of particle at all.
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.
What Dark Matter Needs Are New Kinds of Experiments
After 30 years and no results, it’s time to support more entrepreneurial physicists.