It’s been a while since there’s been much news on dark matter direct detection. Many of the experiments are working on building bigger and better versions of their detectors. Fortunately, there is still some news. LUX just released a paper with updated WIMP cross section limits after improving things like calibrations and background modeling. The limits have improved and LUX remains the strongest direct detection experiment over a wide range of WIMP masses (assuming there isn’t something strange going on with the individual nucleon couplings).