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How Research On Sleepless Fruit Flies Could Help Human Insomniacs

When it comes to sleep, fruit flies are a lot like people. They sleep at night, caffeine keeps them awake, and they even get insomnia.<p>Those similarities, along with scientists' detailed knowledge of the genes and brain structure of <i>Drosophila melanogaster</i>, have made the fruit fly extremely valuable …

Harvard Medical School

Stephen Colbert Tracked Down His Childhood Crush for The Late Show

Tune in on September 8.<p>When <b>Stephen Colbert</b> takes the helm of <i>The Late Show</i> on September 8, there will be an extra bit of pressure on the host. Because, while he will have to grapple with the usual programming growing pains—ratings, finding the show’s groove, etc.—most of the nation knows him as his …

Rare nautilus seen for first time in 30 years - Futurity

Biologists recently spotted a nautilus that hadn't been seen in more than three decades. It may be one of the world's rarest animals.

E-cigarette ‘safety’ study was written by industry funded scientists, Lancet warns

Public Health England claimed e-cigarettes were safe but relied on evidence provided by scientists funded by the vaping industry<p>A study which was cited by public health officials when they advised that vaping was safe, was funded by the e-cigarette industry, it has emerged.<p>Last week Public Health …

Public Health

Nicki Minaj Will Open MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday

Get ready for Sunday night’s Video Music Awards to open with a killer performance.<p>MTV announced on Thursday that Nicki Minaj will kick off this …

Google adds hurricane tips to personalized search results

New features deliver information based on user's proximity to hurricanes or tornados<p>Google this week introduced a new set of features to better alert and inform users about major storms. The company announced the changes in a blog post published yesterday, as the US enters hurricane season and …

Dogs

Director Max Joseph used real stories from MTV's 'Catfish' in 'We Are Your Friends'

Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends."<p>The movie, out Friday, is the feature directorial debut of Max Joseph, best known for co-hosting the "Catfish" series, which unmasks people who use fake online identities to deceive someone …

Zac Efron

Microsoft's Upcoming Lumia 950 and 950 XL Windows 10 Flagship Smartphones Pictured In Latest Leaks

With the successful launch of Windows 10 on the desktop out of the way, much of the attention focused on Microsoft has shifted to Windows 10 for Phones. At this point it has been nearly two years since truly new, flagship devices—packing cutting edge hardware—launched on Microsoft’s smartphone …

Mobile Technology