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The Dark Side:  Selected Articles in Science

Explorations of the Universe's dark side have a long history in the pages of Science -- in broad-ranging reviews on black holes and dark matter; in original research; in the selection as the journal's 1998 Breakthrough of the Year of the discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, presumably through the mysterious agency of dark energy. On this page, we've collected some memorable Reviews, Perspectives, and research papers from the magazine over the past several years on matters dark.

[Access note: Research Articles and Reports published more than 12 months ago are free to registered users of Science Online. Access to the full text of Reviews, Perspectives, Viewpoints, and Policy Forums published since 1995, and to research content published within the last 12 months, requires a subscription to Science; alternatively, these items can be ordered on a pay-per-article basis.]

Special Issues of Science

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4 January 2002: Star Formation
Vol. 295, No. 5552

Introduction: Great Balls of Fire
Linda Rowan and Robert Coontz; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 63 (2002)
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The Runts of the Cosmic Litter
Robert Irion; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 64-65 (2002)
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The Quest for Population III
Robert Irion; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 66-67 (2002)
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Clustered Star Formation and the Origin of Stellar Masses
Ralph E. Pudritz; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 68-75 (2002)
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Isolated Star Formation: From Cloud Formation to Core Collapse
Derek Ward-Thompson; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 76-81 (2002)
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The Initial Mass Function of Stars: Evidence for Uniformity in Variable Systems
Pavel Kroupa; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 82-91 (2002)
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The Formation of the First Star in the Universe
Tom Abel, Greg L. Bryan, and Michael L. Norman; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 93-98 (2002)
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Perspective: How the Cosmic Dark Age Ended
Joel Kastner; vol. 295, no. 5552, p. 51-52 (2002)
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cover24 May 2002: Spacetime
Vol. 296, No. 5572

Introduction: Spacetime, Warped Branes, and Hidden Dimensions
Ian Osborne, Linda Rowan, and Robert Coontz; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1417 (2002)
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The Intelligent Noncosmologist's Guide to Spacetime
Charles Seife; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1418-1421 (2002)
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A Foamy Road to Ultimate Reality
Charles Seife; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1420 (2002)
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Extra Dimensions and Warped Geometries
Lisa Randall; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1422-1427 (2002)
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Measuring Spacetime: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
Max Tegmark; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1427-1433 (2002)
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A Cyclic Model of the Universe
Paul J. Steinhardt and Neil Turok; vol. 296, no. 5572, p. 1436-1439 (2002)
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cover20 June 2003: The Dark Side
Vol. 300, No. 5627

Introduction: Welcome to the Dark Side: Delighted to See You
Linda Rowan and Robert Coontz; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1893 (2003)
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The Warped Side of Dark Matter
Robert Irion; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1894-1896 (2003)
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Dark Energy Tiptoes Toward the Spotlight
Charles Seife; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1896-1897 (2003)
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Evidence for Black Holes
Mitchell C. Begelman; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1898-1903 (2003)
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The Dark Age of the Universe
Jordi Miralda-Escudé; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1904-1909 (2003)
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New Light on Dark Matter
Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Paul Steinhardt; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1909-1913 (2003)
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Throwing Light on Dark Energy
Robert P. Kirshner; vol. 300, no. 5627, p. 1914-1918 (2003)
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Other Selected Science Articles

Review Articles and Perspectives

Precision Cosmology? Not Just Yet . . .
Sarah L. Bridle, Ofer Lahav, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, and Paul J. Steinhardt; vol. 299, no. 5612, p. 1532-1533 (2003)
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A Preposterous Universe
Alejandro Gangui; vol. 299, no. 5611, p. 1333-1334 (2003)
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Age Estimates of Globular Clusters in the Milky Way: Constraints on Cosmology
Lawrence M. Krauss and Brian Chaboyer; vol. 299, no. 5603, p. 65-69 (2003)
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The Cosmic Web of Baryons
Joel N. Bregman; vol. 298, no. 5591, p. 72-73 (2002)
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The Beginning of Time
Craig J. Hogan; vol. 295, no. 5563, p. 2223-2225 (2002)
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Putting Galaxies on the Scale
Francesco Bertola; vol. 295, no. 5553, p. 283-284 (2002)
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A Census of Cosmic Matter
Brian D. Fields; vol. 294, no. 5542, p. 529-530 (2001)
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Probing the Early Universe with the SZ Effect
Marshall Joy and John E. Carlstrom; vol. 291, no. 5509, p. 1715-1717 (2001)
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In Support of Inflation
Alejandro Gangui; vol. 291, no. 5505, p. 837-838 (2001)
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Piecing Together the Biggest Puzzle of All
Martin J. Rees; vol. 290, no. 5498, p. 1919-1925 (2000)
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How Flat Is the Universe?
Elena Pierpaoli, Douglas Scott, and Martin White; vol. 287, no. 5461, p. 2171-2172 (2000)
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The Dark Halo of the Milky Way
Charles Alcock; vol. 287, no. 5450, p. 74-79 (2000)
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The Cosmic Triangle: Revealing the State of the Universe
Neta A. Bahcall, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Saul Perlmutter, and Paul J. Steinhardt; vol. 284, no. 5419, p. 1481-1488 (1999)
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Type Ia Supernovae: Their Origin and Possible Applications in Cosmology
Ken'ichi Nomoto, Koichi Iwamoto, and Nobuhiro Kishimoto; vol. 276, no. 5317, p. 1378-1382 (1997)
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Microlensing Sheds Light on Dark Matter
Paul Hewett and Stephen Warren; vol. 275, no. 5300, p. 626-627 (1997)
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Cold Dark Matter
Scott Dodelson, Evalyn I. Gates, and Michael S. Turner; vol. 274, no. 5284, p. 69-75 (1996)
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Research Articles and Reports

Orbital Motion in the Radio Galaxy 3C 66B: Evidence for a Supermassive Black Hole Binary
Hiroshi Sudou, Satoru Iguchi, Yasuhiro Murata, and Yoshiaki Taniguchi; vol. 300, no. 5623, p. 1263-1265 (2003)
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Tracing Black Hole Mergers Through Radio Lobe Morphology
David Merritt and R. D. Ekers; vol. 297, no. 5585, p. 1310-1313 (2002)
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News: "Winged" Galaxies Point to Black Hole Mergers
Robert Irion; vol. 297, no. 5582, p. 753-754 (2002)
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Detecting Energy Emissions from a Rotating Black Hole
Maurice H. P. M. van Putten and Amir Levinson; vol. 295, no. 5561, p. 1874-1877 (2002)
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No Supermassive Black Hole in M33?
David Merritt, Laura Ferrarese, and Charles L. Joseph; vol. 293, no. 5532, p. 1116-1118 (2001)
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Acoustic Oscillations in the Early Universe and Today
Acoustic Oscillations in the Early Universe and Today; vol. 292, no. 5525, p. 2302-2303 (2001)
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Direct Detection of Galactic Halo Dark Matter
B. R. Oppenheimer, N. C. Hambly, A. P. Digby, S. T. Hodgkin, and D. Saumon; vol. 292, no. 5517, p. 698-702 (2001)
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A Younger Age for the Universe
Charles H. Lineweaver; vol. 284, no. 5419, p. 1503-1507 (1999)
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Superradiance in a Torus Magnetosphere Around a Black Hole
Maurice H. P. M. van Putten; vol. 284, no. 5411, p. 115-118 (1999)
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Extracting Primordial Density Fluctuations
Eric Gawiser and Joseph Silk; vol. 280, no. 5368, p. 1405-1411 (1998)
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Perspective: A Little Hot Dark Matter Matters
Joel R. Primack; vol. 280, no. 5368, p. 1398-1400 (1998)
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