Claim: “Revolutionary Theory of Dark Matter” … Nope, it is just an idea that has not yet been confirmed.

We know that most of the universe is dark matter, but we have no idea what dark Matter actually is. Well, the latest news is that some University of Oslo physicists have now come up with a mathematical explanation that could solve this mystery. By the way, that picture on the left is of Professor Are … Read more

Signs of dark matter from Minnesota mine

Ron Cowen reports in ScienceNews that there are Possible evidence for WIMPs reported, supporting claims of Italy-based experiment

An experiment in Minnesota is the first to bolster a long-contested claim that detectors a continent away have found evidence of particles called WIMPs.

WIMPs are theorized particles considered to be leading candidates for dark matter, invisible material believed to make up more than 80 percent of the matter in the universe.  In the Minnesota experiment, called COGENT, a hockey puck–sized chunk of germanium deep in a former iron mine attempts to record rare collisions with WIMPS.

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Science Stories in the news this week – 12 Sept

Here is this weeks collection of science news stories that triggered my “Hey, that’s cool” detector. As always, if I’ve missed anything that is truly cool, then drop a comment and I’ll do an update that includes a hat tip you. In honor of the Pope’s visit to the UK, lets start with this one … Read more