1) The way they found the dark matter sounds like something straight out of Quantum Leap or Star Trek: Deep Space 9:
In a series of coordinated announcements at several US laboratories, researchers said they believed they had captured dark matter in a defunct iron ore mine half a mile underground.
Wait, huh? There really are creepy dark things going on in defunct iron ore mines? I knew it!
2) I also love the story because of the phrase “dark matter”–it’s so evocative that it practically demands to have people write stories and poems and draw pictures about it. Love it.