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Bizarre slime mold behavior used to map hidden web of dark matter

by Abrar Al-Heeti, c|net

Slime mold may be one of Earth’s “simplest” life forms, but it’s providing a new way to learn about the universe.

Researchers are using the behavior of slime mold, a strange, single-celled organism, to help map the web of dark matter filaments which make up our universe. Scientists designed a computer algorithm inspired by the unique creature to try to trace the cosmic web, which is “the large-scale backbone of the cosmos,” according to a NASA press release. They applied the algorithm to data that had the positions of 37,000 galaxies, which then created a 3D map of the cosmic web’s “intricate filamentary network.”

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Understanding the Mystery of Matter in the Universe – Why Is There Any Matter in the Universe at All?

by University of Sussex, SciTechDaily

Scientists one step closer to understanding the mystery of matter in the universe.

Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron – a fundamental particle in the universe — more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over in the universe, that is, why all the antimatter created in the Big Bang didn’t just cancel out the matter.

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Search for aliens intensifies, new techniques announced to determine ‘whether we are alone in the universe’

by Chris Ciaccia, Fox News

Following the news that scientists discovered a fast radio burst from deep space that is “repeating” every 16 days, experts are increasing their efforts to look for alien life.

Scientists at the SETI Institute announced they are working on new techniques to spot “technosignatures” that could potentially indicate the presence of an advanced civilization. SETI will use the Very Large Array (VLA) telescope in New Mexico for their work and provide data to the search system.

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A New Theory On Time Indicates Present And Future Exist Simultaneously

by Hamza Naseem, SciencePhiles

The box Universe theory describes “now” as an arbitrary place in time and states that the past, the future and the present all exist simultaneously.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of philosophy Dr. Bradford Skow suggests that if we “look down” on the universe as if we were looking at a piece of paper, we would see time spanning all directions, exactly the same way that we see space at some point.

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Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein

by Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Business Insider

Scientists may have stumbled upon a previously unknown class of massive collision in the universe. 

On Monday, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had yet again detected ripples in space-time. They think these particular disturbances in the fabric of the universe — which were observed in April 2019 — came from the collision of two neutron stars, the super-dense remnants of dead stars.

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