That wonder molecule of life on Earth, DNA, is now being enlisted in the search for an exotic species zooming through the cosmos: dark matter. As far back as the 1930s, astronomers watching distant galaxies saw that something was missing: There were not enough stars to account for the heavy gravity needed to whirl galaxies so quickly or smash them together so swiftly.

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  • Dark matter and energy could be red herrings
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    05/31/2023 - 6:19 am | View Link
  • Laser Experiment Could Expose Particles Responsible for Dark Matter
    Long tubes, strong magnets, and bright lasers. Is that all it takes to entice the shyest particles in the universe to reveal themselves?
    05/25/2023 - 3:05 am | View Link
  • Astronomers may have spotted never-before-seen mysterious star made of dark matter
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    05/23/2023 - 10:57 pm | View Link
  • New threat to privacy? Scientists sound alarm about DNA tool
    The scientists collected human eDNA from nearby oceans, rivers and towns, as well as from areas far from human settlements. Struggling to find a sample not tainted by humans, they went to a ...
    05/15/2023 - 10:15 pm | View Link
  • Airborne DNA at crime scenes could identify criminals
    Experts were amazed to find huge amounts of human DNA amid the ... Florida/PA Criminals can no longer vanish into thin air after scientists discovered humans emit a tell-tale cloud of airborne ...
    05/15/2023 - 6:44 am | View Link
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