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Humans Seem to Have Evolved for More Efficient Sleep

A new study has found that humans can get by on significantly less sleep than other mammals because our sleep is more efficient.<p>Researchers from Duke …

Space Alphabet, in pictures - Telegraph

Time in With Dr. Tim: Helping Girls Overcome the Emotional Scars of Trauma

The breakthrough came through crochet.<p>Like many girls who have suffered abuse or neglect, Kacy didn't want to talk to a counselor. At just 10 years old, she had come to our Youth Villages Girls Center for Intensive Residential Treatment for intensive help in a safe setting. She hadn't been …

The Climate Post: Tough Issues Linger in New Climate Deal Draft

Climate negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris have until Friday to reach a global deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most serious climate change impacts. Negotiators released a new, shorter draft of that deal. The 29-page document leaves some …

Medical Community Warns Climate Change Is an Imminent Public Health Threat

An international alliance of doctors, nurses and other health professionals concerned about the impacts of climate change is urging governments to …

Climate

The Supreme Court just heard an affirmative-action case that could lead to an incredibly rare phenomenon

As she did when the court last heard the challenge, Fisher v. Texas, Justice Elena Kagan will recuse herself from the case. That's because she worked on the case as the US' solicitor general from 2009-10.<p>That leaves the Supreme Court with eight justices to hear and decide on the case this time …

Drinking Milk Is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease: Study

Studies have found a connection between the consumption of dairy products and a higher risk of developing Parkinson disease, the neurodegenerative …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

Massive wedding card to royals on display in Los Angeles<p>Crowds gather at Windsor Castle ahead of the royal wedding<p>Late passenger attempts to break …

Royal Weddings

How Having A Purpose In Life Impacts Your Brain -- In A Big Way

<i>This post first appeared on ThisChairRocks.com.</i><p>We've known for quite a while that some people seem to escape cognitive decline well into their nineties and beyond. Intriguingly, the brains of these sharp older people often reveal the extensive abnormalities like the "plaques" and "tangles" seen in …

The Brain

Giant tortoise in Galapagos is a new species - Futurity

Scientists thought shell patterns on giant tortoises in the Galapagos were simple variations. Then they realized they had discovered a whole new …

German prosecutors conduct searches in VW emissions probe

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors carried out searches Thursday in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking …

Automotive Industry

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

How to protect drinking water from shallow fracking - Futurity

Fracking shallow oil and gas wells may endanger drinking water sources. "Shallow hydraulic fracturing is surprisingly common," says Rob Jackson.

Fracking