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Sleep deprivation can cause brain to start 'eating' itself

A lack of sleep can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy.<p>Astrocytes are a cell in the brain that clean out worn-out cells and debris. Scientists studying the brains of mice found …

Sleep

Sleep Deprivation: How And Why Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself When You Get Less Sleep

Sleep deprivation is something we are all familiar with. But while most folks know, or have experienced, the day-time sleepiness, fatigue and even …

The U.S. Military Just Teamed With Boeing, and They're Building a Hypersonic Space Plane

Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Program<p>The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen The Boeing Company to design and build …

The Navy's Cruisers Are Old and It Has Nothing to Replace Them With

The 80s ships are getting long in the tooth.<p>The U.S. Navy's <i>Ticonderoga</i>-class cruisers, built during the 1980s, are nearing retirement age and there is nothing to replace them with. A backbone of the Navy's air defenses, the tall guided-missile cruisers' retirement would leave a hole in the Navy's …

The U.S. Military Has A "Space Aggressor Squadron" Trained for Off-World Warfare

Extraterrestrial Conflict<p>Right now, somewhere in the Rocky Mountains of the American West, there are two teams of Air Force specialists preparing to …

How to Fix 9 Common Sleep Problems With Science

Spoiler: it's all about the pillows.<p>It seems like it's getting harder and harder to get a good night's sleep. Myriad distractions are in cahoots, …

How the Humvee Compares to the New Oshkosh JLTV

Why the Humvee is getting replaced by a Chevrolet-Silverado-HD-powered armored truck<p>After over three decades of faithful service, the United States Army and Marine Corps are replacing the AM General Humvee in frontline service with the Oshkosh JLTV. Although Humvees will continue to serve …

Two Nasa images of Syria and Iraq four years apart reveal the dramatic effect of war

Nasa uses satellite images of Middle East to show how war is changing the region.<p>The US space agency Nasa released two satellite images of Syria and …

Many Americans Can't Find North Korea On A Map, *New York Times* Experiment Reveals

Time for a geography lesson.<p>An experiment conducted by Kyle Dropp of Morning Consult at the request of <i>The New York Times</i> with 1,746 adults found that only 36 percent of Americans could identify North Korea on a map. Instead they pointed to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and other countries in the …

North Korea

North Korea's closest major US city, Seattle, wants to plan for possible nuclear attack

North Korea’s latest test launch over the weekend has raised concerns among U.S. officials. The Pentagon says the ballistic missile flew 1,000 miles higher than NASA’s International Space Station. It was then able to re-enter earth’s atmosphere and splash down just 60 miles from Russia. One …

China's Northern Theater Command

At the end of April, China’s Defense Ministry announced it would be conducting “live fire drills” near the border with North Korea (MOD, April 27). …

Air Force Releases Photos of X-37B Plane After 700 Days in Space

It had been in space for two years.<p>Early Sunday, a sonic booming could be heard across central Florida as an unmanned, reusable space plane landed at …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

The Rebel Who Defied Jihadists By Smoking

He was known for launching missiles against the Assad regime, but now he’s in a jihadist jail for puffing defiantly on a cigarette.<p>BEIRUT—A Syrian …

Here's the workout routine a retired US Navy admiral uses to stay in tip-top shape

Admiral William McRaven, author of "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe The World," explains what his daily workout consists of including push-ups, pull-ups and other exercises. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I've got a routine. I do 100 crunches and then</i> …

Blogs: The Buzz

March 30, 2018<p>Russia and China are drawing closer together as Moscow faces further isolation from the West. Indeed, the two great powers are starting …

NATO ally tests Trump: Turkey threatens to strike U.S. forces partnered with Kurds

The war of words between Washington and Ankara over the U.S. military’s partnership with Kurdish paramilitaries in Syria escalated Wednesday, when a …

Middle East

Ex-guard at North Korean concentration camp reveals horrific treatment of prisoners with some beheaded and babies buried alive

A former guard at a North Korean concentration camp has revealed horrific tales of prisoners being beheaded as punishment and days-old babies being …

Lyme Patients Are Bending The Old Rules Of Scientific Research, To The Dismay Of Some Scientists

Feeling neglected by traditional scientific research, thousands of chronic Lyme disease patients are turning to the internet to conduct a study of their own. Critics worry their data won’t be useful.<p>In late 2015, Lorraine Johnson was frustrated with what she felt was the slow progress of research …

Medicine

The forgotten war in the Central African Republic

Violent conflict between rebel groups has been raging in the Central African Republic for years. Aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian …

How long can Jordan keep walking the Middle East tightrope?

For six tumultuous years, Jordan has weathered the war in neighboring Syria by walking a fine line: supporting the U.S.-supported rebels seeking to overthrow President<p>Bashar Assad, but also cooperating with Assad’s closest ally, Russia.<p>But as the<p>Trumpadministration pursues a more muscular stance …

Middle East

US troops patrol Turkey-Syria border after Turkish strikes on Kurds

<b>(CNN) —</b> US forces have begun patrolling part of the Turkey-Syria border after Turkish airstrikes in the area killed fighters closely allied to the United States.<p>The People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Peshmerga in Iraq -- both Kurdish groups -- said at least 25 of their fighters had been killed …

Middle East

'Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa’: the women fighting Isis

Kimberley Taylor from Blackburn is part of the all-female Kurdish force battling to rout Islamic State. Driving them on is the chance to free women enslaved by the extremists: ‘It starts with fighting Daesh, then the mentality of the male’<p>She had heard the stories about how Islamic State fighters …

Middle East

Scientists Found Cancer-Causing DNA in Stem Cells Given to Patients

These unlucky people were enrolled in clinical trials, not clients at shady clinics.<p>For decades, stem cells have offered rich potential, promising an age of "regenerative medicine." They're being used to in early-stage treatment for Parkinson's disease, macular degeneration, hearing loss, …

3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.<p>Nuclear bombs are …

The American government's secret plan for surviving the end of the world

Today, such an apocalypse could be triggered by any number of nuclear-armed states, including North Korea and Pakistan. During Carter's presidency, such anxieties were focused squarely on the Soviet Union. It was during that period that military planners in both the Soviet Union and United States …

Too good for your job? Here are 4 ways to improve your attitude and your situation

Since doing a job that doesn't use your skills and talents can feel frustrating, overqualified employees are often bored and already shopping around. …

Employment

This surreal 1956 magazine story predicted the soldier of the future — here's what it got right

An Army Magazine article from 1956 that made the rounds on Twitter predicted what the soldier of the future would look like.<p>In many ways, it was surprisingly accurate.<p>The author, Lt. Col. Robert R. Rigg, prophesized that these advancements — from night vision goggles, to helicopter warfare, to …