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This image shows an Einstein Ring

The ring is caused by a near-perfect alignment of two galaxies with respect to Earth. One galaxy is ‘lensing’ the other galaxy’s light.<p>According to …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

Two quantum properties teleported together for first time

The values of two inherent properties of one photon – its spin and its orbital angular momentum – have been transferred via quantum teleportation …

Quantum Physics

How The Nature of Information Could Resolve One of The Great Paradoxes Of Cosmology

Stephen Hawking described it as the most spectacular failure of any physical theory in history. Can a new theory of information rescue …

Planck Satellite Brings Early Universe into Focus (Kavli Hangout)

<i>Kelen Tuttle, writer and editor for the Kavli Foundation, contributed this article to</i> Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>From its orbit …

Physics

The Hubble Space Telescope Has Orbited Earth For 25 Years. Here Are 25 Of Its Most Stunning Images

Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has been orbiting Earth, capturing images of the cosmos that have “fundamentally changed humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.”<p>This year, to celebrate the telescope’s 25th anniversary, NASA and the European Space Agency have compiled 25 of the …

How Earth’s orbit shapes climate and the seafloor

A surprising connection between sea level and volcanism at the bottom of the ocean.<p>It’s often helpful to view the Earth as a complex device composed …

Planck Mission Explores the History of Our Universe

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 09, 2015 - Hot gas, dust and magnetic fields mingle in a colorful swirl in this new map of our Milky Way galaxy. The image is …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Large Hadron Collider Quiz: Are you ready for Run 2?

Photograph: Heinz Pernegger/Atlas<p>Installation of the ATLAS Insertable B-Layer<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/8/1423399230328/27dfd543-54c3-4fa4-afea-2661d5f137b7-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Heinz Pernegger/Atlas<p>Installation of the ATLAS Insertable …

Physics

Cosmology: Late news from the Big Bang

Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 09, 2015 - Viatcheslav Mukhanov, cosmologist at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, models the first instants …

The Stunning Thing That Researchers Claim the Ring Finger Could Reveal About Promiscuity and Faithfulness

New research out of the U.K. claims that both men and women tend to fall into two categories: those with a propensity toward promiscuity or those who favor faithfulness.<p>Psychologists at Northumbria University and Oxford University examined an online questionnaire analyzing sexual habits of U.S. and …