This is an entry in my series where I read physics articles in Scientific American, and pretend that my physics PhD is useful.
This month, we have an article called “The Darkest Particles“, about sterile neutrinos (sorry, this one’s paywalled). But before I get to the main attraction, I’m excited because we have the first letter from a responding to an article that appeared earlier in this series! Science writing isn’t just about the cutting edge, it’s also about following up with critical discussion and further research. These letters give us a small taste of critical scientific discussion. Although, many of these letters are written by non-experts, so it’s not quite the same.