# Heating up neutron stars with dark matter
Summertime makes particle physics blogging slow… Anyways, here I am, after having read a [**recent article**](https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.10145) discussing the usage of neutron stars to detect dark matter. In some cases, **dark matter can heat up neutron stars** and hence provide an **observable signature**.
Read more on [SteemStem.io](https://SteemStem.io): [https://www.steemstem.io/#!/@lemouth/heating-up-neutron-s-1565353610](https://www.steemstem.io/#!/@lemouth/heating-up-neutron-s-1565353610)
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The problem as we see it has always been that those with the greatest knowledge of STEM subjects (*i.e.* researchers actively involved in groundbreaking research) lack incentive to communicate their work to mainstream audiences, leaving the majority of scientific reporting to journalists. As a result, only the most positive, groundbreaking and bizarre stories get heard, often becoming misinterpreted ‘fake news’ by mainstream media.
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