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astrophysics

Data Driven: The New Big Science

A Digital Copy of the Universe, Encrypted

As physics prepares for ambitious projects like the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, the field is seeking new methods of data-driven discovery.

particle physics

In Hunt for Dark Matter, Promises to Keep?

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.

cosmology

Peering Into the Early Universe

Three “extremely large telescopes” poised to begin observations within a decade could help answer some of the universe’s oldest and best-kept secrets.