‘Dark matter’ concept darker than ever

By Odd Man Out

“The stars are matter, we’re matter, but it doesn’t matter.” — Captain Beefheart

For years laymen have felt puzzled by the concept of “dark matter,” an unscientific term scientists use to describe the invisible substance that supposedly accounts for 83 percent of the matter in the universe. So it was less than comforting to read yesterday that scientists were and still are as puzzled as the rest of us. More here.