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Here's Exactly How Much Sleep Your Kid Needs

Depending on age, some need up to 16 hours a night.<p>Parents who are always on their teens' cases for Saturday-morning laziness might want to rethink their own behavior. Unless your kid hits the sack before midnight, an 8 a.m. wakeup-call is too early, according to new research.<p>Previous studies have …

Here's How You May Really Feel About Your Husband Once He Becomes a Dad

One day, he's your partner. The next, he's Satan-sent spawn wielding a very loud toothbrush.<p>On a recent Sunday, my daughter's late nap bumped her bedtime to later than usual, and my husband and I needed to find a way to run down the clock. So, I insisted on a family outing to Ikea, which I learned …

Parenting

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Biology

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

<i>Jill Suttie</i><p>Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent …

Parenting

Establishing House Rules for Teenagers

Parenting a teenager requires a delicate balance between giving her enough guidance to ensure she's making making healthy choices and giving her …

Parents, Give Your Teens This Crisis Text Line Number

Teens receive crucial help via crisis text line<p>A mental health text line is helping teens receive counseling and support when they need it most in an …

Mental Health

Why Sales of Solar Panels Could Soon Start Booming

The way people are getting solar panels installed in their homes is going through a rapid change.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that companies such …

Solar Power

New class of protein could treat cancer and other diseases, study finds - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

ATLANTA–A protein designed by researchers at Georgia State University can effectively target a cell surface receptor linked to a number of diseases, …

8 Rules for Perfect Parenting

I've been a parent for ten year now. I've read just about every parenting book and I've even written one myself. From all of this research, I have boiled down the eight most important parenting tidbits I can find. Here's that list, the list I wish someone had given me when I was first becoming a …

Cotton Candy

Human skin turned into beating heart cells in breakthrough that could lead to Salamander-style regeneration

Scientists have turned skin into brain and beating heart cells, using a technique similar to the astonishing powers of regeneration of animals like …

A $1,000 garden igloo promises to transform your backyard into a year-round paradise

The all-weather dome can act as a Jacuzzi cover, greenhouse, play space, garden shed, or a gazebo.<p>The stylish pop-up style igloo features a transparent, cold-resistant cover that is made from recyclable PVC plastic tubing. It's also super easy to assemble.<p>For sale by a Germany-based design company, …

Igloos

Biotech Company Claims To Have Successfully Used Gene Therapy In Attempt To Reverse Aging

In what they are claiming is a world first, biotech company BioViva has announced that they have used gene therapy to lengthen the caps on the end of …

Genetics

Wearable patch predicts patients’ next heart attack before it happens

The problem with doctors is you only see them after you’re sick. Prevention is preferable.<p>A new generation of wearable sensors is finally living up to that promise by letting patients get constant, personalized care wherever they go. The convergence of several innovations—small, efficient …

Wearable Tech

DIY These Pretty Coasters Instead of Buying Flowers for Mom

Very few gifts beat a bouquet of fresh flowers. But a fresh arrangement only lasts a few days, or a week at best, and don’t even get me started on all of the possible combinations of blooms! Unless you’re a professional florist, arranging or even choosing a bouquet can be insanely intimidating. So …

Chemicals

This Gorgeous, Sustainable “Leather” Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Your future handbag will be made from fruit–not cow or petroleum.<p>When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the …

Sustainability

Secrets of ancient DNA from Greek shipwrecks uncovered by police forensic science

Analysing ancient DNA is a powerful method for classical studies, helping modern-day scientists understand more about life thousands of years ago. …

10 Ways Vegans Can Get More Protein

Vegan Protein<p>You know that you need protein in order to build and repair muscle. But when you’re on a vegan diet you can’t lean on the old standbys …

DNA from mysterious 'Denisovans' helped modern humans survive

Genetic mutations from extinct human relatives called the Denisovans might have influenced modern human immune systems, as well as fat and blood sugar levels, researchers say.<p>Very little is known about the Denisovans. The first evidence of them was discovered in Denisova Cave in Siberia in 2008, …

Humanity

FDA Finally Agrees To Test Food For Monsanto's Glyphosate Weedkiller

The Food and Drug Administration will begin testing corn, soybeans and other foods for the presence of glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, according to the blog Civil Eats.<p>The decision comes almost a year after the World Health Organization declared that the chemical, the active …

Agriculture

A Harvard nutrition expert tells us why we should eat more fat

We've been told for decades that we shouldn't eat too much fat. Remember how it was on the top of that food guide pyramid you probably saw in elementary school?<p>For "bad" fats, like trans fats, this is true.<p>But scientific evidence has been growing that this advice was misguided, and that low-carb, …

Nutrition

You Won't Like It, But Here's the Answer to ISIS

<b>Giving Advice to a Presidential Candidate Who Wants to "Do Something"</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>How can we stop the Islamic State?<p>Imagine yourself shaken awake, rushed off to a strategy meeting with your presidential candidate of choice, and told: "Come up with a plan for me to do something …

Middle East

Early Exercise Promotes A Bacteria Health Boost

The benefits of exercise are ultimately down to the way it remodels your metabolism. Physical activity also shapes the microbes in the gut, a community whose composition is more malleable during early human development. Physiologists now believe that exercising in early life creates a microbial …

Immune System

The Weirdest Parenting Tips a Child Therapist Has to Offer!

We are all filled to the brim with obvious parenting tips and advice. Most of the time the challenge isn't knowing what to do - but to have the patience and time to do it. With three kids - I have found that what works for one kid, completely backfires with another one! Parenting is not a one size …

Parenting

Do Cats Really Kill Babies by Sucking Away Their Breath?

Cats always seem to get a bad rap. Perhaps one of the most commonly held beliefs about cats — right behind the one that says that black cats are bad …

Pregnancy

Can a Plant Remember? This One Seems to—Here’s the Evidence

There’s this plant I’ve heard about that had a really bad afternoon a few years ago. It was in its pot bothering nobody and then, suddenly, it fell. Not once, but 56 times. (I’ll explain in a minute.) But it’s a plant. Things happen to plants, and as far as I know, they go on as before. They don’t …

Western Australia

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

The Latest Science on Protein and Muscle Building

Those protein guidelines you’ve been following? Throw them on the scrap heap along with the PalmPilots, VHS tapes, and Ashton Kutcher trucker hats. …

In Pictures: Ingredient in Metamucil can tame your garden paving stones

Landscaping

This amazing 3d-printed home and car can charge each other

The future of smart energy-efficient homes may be all about sharing. This is the concept behind AMIE, the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy concept by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest science and energy lab of the U.S. Department of Energy.<p>Both the one-room shelter and the …

Natural Gas