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If dark matter is made from "dark" versions of the basic building blocks of ordinary matter, the world's largest particle accelerator should be able to pin it down, a new study suggests.
Scientists suspect that type-Be 'vampire' stars grow by preying on their smaller companions. New research suggests there may be an important third player in these systems.
There are infinitely many prime numbers, but the biggest one we know of goes by the name M82589933 and contains more than 24 million digits.
From the humble trillion to Graham's number, here are some of the most massive numbers ever conceived by humans.
As new and powerful telescopes gather fresh data about the universe, they reveal the limits of older theories like Einstein's relativity.
Our universe seems to be perfectly suited for life. But anyone who claims that's evidence of a multiverse is falling prey to a logical fallacy.
In this extract from the new book Beautiful Experiments: An Illustrated History of Experimental Science, science writer Philip Ball explains how Isaac Newton transformed our understanding of light.
The first images from ESA's dark universe detective Euclid are out, featuring spectacular views of nebulas, distant galaxies and globular clusters of thousands of stars.
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