Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory

Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from "silent engrams." Go to Source Author: Elizabeth SvobodaPowered by WPeMatico

New Bird Species Arises From Hybrids, As Scientists Watch

New Bird Species Arises From Hybrids, As Scientists Watch The rapid, unorthodox emergence of a new finch in the Galápagos hints that speciation isn’t rare. New hybrid species may quietly appear and disappear without anyone noticing. Go to Source Author: Jordana CepelewiczPowered by WPeMatico

Neutrinos Suggest Solution to Mystery of Universe’s Existence

Neutrinos Suggest Solution to Mystery of Universe’s Existence Updated results from a Japanese neutrino experiment continue to reveal an inconsistency in the way that matter and antimatter behave. Go to Source Author: Katia MoskvitchPowered by WPeMatico

The (Math) Problem With Pentagons

The (Math) Problem With Pentagons Triangles fit effortlessly together, as do squares. When it comes to pentagons, what gives? Go to Source Author: Patrick HonnerPowered by WPeMatico

Solution: ‘Triumph or Cooperation in Game Theory and Evolution’

Solution: ‘Triumph or Cooperation in Game Theory and Evolution’ How well does the Nash equilibrium concept from game theory map to the real world? Go to Source Author: Pradeep MutalikPowered by WPeMatico

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that links number theory to physics. Go to Source Author: Kevin HartnettPowered by WPeMatico

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe It weighs as much as 780 million suns and helped to cast off the cosmic Dark Ages. But now that astronomers have found the earliest known black hole, they wonder: How could this giant have grown so big, so fast? Go to Source Author: Joshua SokolPowered... Continue Reading →

What Bacteria Can Tell Us About Human Evolution

What Bacteria Can Tell Us About Human Evolution To discover our species’ deep history and to shape its future health, we should learn from the microbes that accompanied us on our evolutionary journey. Go to Source Author: Tara C. SmithPowered by WPeMatico

Plunge Into a (Virtual Reality) Black Hole

Plunge Into a (Virtual Reality) Black Hole Join a fleet of robotic probes on a one-way virtual-reality trip into the abyss of a massive black hole. Go to Source Author: Natalie WolchoverPowered by WPeMatico

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics An eminent mathematician reveals that his advances in the study of millennia-old mathematical questions owe to concepts derived from physics. Go to Source Author: Kevin HartnettPowered by WPeMatico

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