Right now, across the scientific world, the hunt for Dark Matter is hotting up. The Higgs Boson discovery keeps unleashing more surprises, not least of which is an uncanny link between the God Particle scam and a recent episode of Stargate SG1 on Pick TV - just before Atlantis took the crew a step too far.
Other surprises are a complete change of character - just a little while ago the Higgs was described as 'vanilla' - in particle physics-speak this means boring, ordinary and bog-standard. But flavours of the month do suddenly change, and researchers found that the Higgs could be a portal to other dimensions, not your run-of-the-mill average particle at all but a very colourful character. This could contribute to the unravelling of the Dark Energy mystery (Dark Materials are dark, of course, so naturally are also elusive).
Pictures from the telescopes and space stations dotted around the planet keep getting better at showing us images of Dark Matter illusions, created by bounding different photon wavelengths off the radiation signature The Dark is said to leave behind.
Only we don't want to see it as being Dark, so we are trying very hard to shine a light on it and illuminate it with pretty pictures like this one. At the same time as we are being shown these candyfloss treats, billions of global currency is being poured into major high-physics projects like this one - the ILC.
Oh yes, Imperial One. My hand is small I know but it's not yours, it is my own and we are never broken.