The Most Worrying Rumor Yet About Star Trek 3's Director Change!

A casting call sheds a surprising light on Batman v. Superman's take on Bruce Wayne. Andy Serkis debunks a bunch of rumors about his Star Wars role. Evangeline Lilly says some intriguing things about Ant-Man, and there's a look at Jessica Chastain in Crimson Peak. Plus the first look at Neil Patrick Harris in American… » 12/19/14 6:00am Friday 6:00am

​Without Dark Matter, There Would Be No Life

The evolution of life is a 13.8 billion-year-long chain of events, from the Big Bang through the creation of chemical elements, galaxies, planets and the first self-replicating organisms. But without dark matter's influence, says an astrophysicist, it's hard to see how anything as complex as life could have emerged. » 12/02/14 6:40am 12/02/14 6:40am

​What If Dark Matter Were Actually A Vast Electric Field?

There isn't enough visible matter in the universe to account for the gravitational force that holds galaxies together. That's why scientists are searching for evidence of the missing "dark matter" that makes it possible. Now, one researcher has advanced an odd theory: dark matter is actually a galactic-scale electric… » 11/03/14 1:40pm 11/03/14 1:40pm

Curious Signal Could Be Dark Matter Pouring From The Sun's Core

This could be historic: Astronomers from Leicester University have detected a strange signal in the X-ray spectrum that appears to be a signature of 'axions' — a hypothetical dark matter particle. It could take years to confirm, but this may be the first direct detection and identification of dark matter. » 10/17/14 8:00am 10/17/14 8:00am

Could This Be The Signal Of Dark Matter?

Sometimes a strange signal comes from the dark and it takes a while to figure out what that signal means. In this case, scientists analyzing high-energy gamma rays emanating from the galaxy's center found an unexplained source of emission that they say is "consistent with some forms of dark matter." » 4/05/14 7:30am 4/05/14 7:30am

This Planetarium Show Will Blow Your Mind

With its new show Dark Universe, the American Museum of Natural History in New York has turned an already-awesome planetarium experience into something mind-blowing. Not only will you be filled with wonder, but you'll be treated to an incredible science story about dark matter, dark energy, and all the other strange… » 12/18/13 11:06am 12/18/13 11:06am