This Week in Science: Quantum Jitters, a Peanut Allergy Cure, and the Mites on Your Face

August 29, 2014 2:35 PM

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This Week in Science: Quantum Jitters, a Peanut Allergy Cure, and the Mites on Your Face

Scientists turned a mouse's bad memories into happy ones with a pulse of light, and cured other mice of peanut allergies by dosing them with Clostridium bacteria. Married couples who smoke marijuana more than once a week were revealed to have the lowest rates of domestic violence. One in seven people suffer from "sleep drunkenness." Richard III's bones show traces of a rich diet including wild birds and freshwater fish.

Is the universe a vast hologram? Fermilab researchers intend to find out by measuring the "quantum jitter" of space. Scientists discovered the fossil of the oldest known animal with muscles, snapped a photo of two galaxies colliding 7 billion years ago, and solved the mystery of Death Valley's "wand...

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