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Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Marine Mammals

The Ministry of Magic Tricks

Looking for occult solutions to real-world problems may seem incompatible with the hard-headed industrial and financial magnates who support the …

India

Why India’s e-commerce boom will look nothing like China’s

China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.<p>As things stand, the current level of internet penetration in India is the same as China’s in 2007. And, in the next five years, the number of Indians with internet access is …

India

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

University of Pennsylvania

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s nearly the new year -- a time for resolving to eat less, exercise more, work harder, give more, get your financial situation in order, make a …

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: India captain quits Test cricket

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Our weird robot apocalypse: How paper clips could bring about the end of the world

If you dread a robot revolt, stop worrying about killer computers, and start worrying about … paper clips?<p>Nick Bostrom is explaining to me how superintelligent AIs could destroy the human race by producing too many paper clips.<p>It's not a joke. Bostrom, the director of the Future of Humanity …

California: The next grizzly habitat? Some want to see it happen

Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"<p>Local shop owner Cindy Skeen said she often sees black bears around her house, …

About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person's ability to tackle one subject influence their aptitude at the other, accounting for about half of a …

Dinosaurs Walked Through Denali: Footprints Found in Alaska

NBC News Science<p>Watch NASA's TESS planet-hunting satellite launch into space<p>01:37<p>‘Mr. Science’ Jason Lindsey shows how to make explosive bubbles<p>03:56<p>Virgin Galactic’s new spacecraft makes first supersonic flight<p>00:40<p>Chinese space station falling back to Earth<p>01:31<p>NASA to study the interior of Mars …

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