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What is melatonin and can it help me sleep?

A perfect sleeping pill — one that gets people to fall asleep faster, and for a longer period of time, with no side effects — is still a dream.<p>Such a magic pill could potentially solve many problems. Millions of Americans don't get enough sleep. In a recent survey, the Centers for Disease Control …

These In-Shower Body Lotions Will Revolutionize Your Routine

Sure, we should be more religious about applying body lotion post-shower, especially in the middle of winter when the air is lacking serious …

Skin Care

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

<b>Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.</b><p>The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.<p>The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living …

3D Printing

This new drug has amazing side effects. Try it before it becomes illegal

ARE YOU FEELING TIRED, irritable, stressed out?<p>This new parody video from Nature RX reminds us of the joys of the great outdoors while simultaneously …

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Florence Welch Gets in the Chinese New Year Spirit

Whether our chic Instagram follows were celebrating Chinese New Year or not, the energy and spirit of the biggest lunar calendar holiday was felt in our feed. Between bites of homemade dim sum, model Liu Wen took to the streamer-filled streets of Chinatown in New York, posing in front of a fanciful …

Gravitational waves: a three-minute guide

Nature Video explains how scientists are searching for ripples in space-time.<p>Almost exactly a century after Einstein first predicted the existence of …

Gravitational Waves

Galaxies hidden by Milky Way revealed

For the first time, astronomers peered through stars and dust in the Milky Way galaxy to find … more galaxies. The work helps explain a mystery Great …

Universe

Today's gravitational wave announcement could be two great discoveries in one

Today’s expected announcement may not be just one great discovery but two because of the black holes that are rumoured to have created the signal<p>It is now widely expected that the detection of gravitational waves using the Ligo (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) observatories …

Black Holes

What happened to all the lesbian bars in the US?

IN THIS VIDEO JD SAMSON TRAVELS to the biggest gay meccas in the United States to figure out why all the lesbian bars are closing. There’s only one …

Nuclear Energy

The Toshiba FlashAir Makes Adding Wi-Fi to Your Camera Dead Simple

Wi-Fi SD cards have been around for quite a long time, but they didn’t really work that well. After digging around, I decided to try out Toshiba’s 32 …

We Met Uranus, Our Solar System's Weirdest Planet, 30 Years Ago Today

On January 24th, 1986, Voyager 2 swept past our system’s seventh planet, Uranus, on its way through the solar system. It was the first and last time …

Armed Conflict

Fetish Artists, Drag Queens, and Burlesque Stars Photographed Around the World

When night falls and the suits and ties have all been tucked away, a magical world emerges from the darkness, setting the cities of London, Berlin, …

San Francisco

Tetris House: A modern Brazilian home organized just like the classic arcade game

A modern home in Sao Paulo, Brazil<p>Geometry, geometry, geometry. That's what we learned playing Tetris as kids, among other things.<p>Award-winning …

Science News' favorite books of 2015

This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern …

Solar Power

How to Eat Healthy on a Low Budget

When it comes to healthy eating, it often means a serious dent in your bank account. From the daily $10+ cold-pressed juices to the $500+ week-long detox meal plan, staying slim on a budget is harder than it sounds. Here, 6 food tips to stay healthy and save money.<p><b>1) Buy the Basics:</b> Grocery …

Healthy Eating

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

Flying Car

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Floods and landslides remain a risk from Patricia – strongest storm yet recorded in the Western Hemisphere. The storm caused less damage than …

When and where can I see the 'Supermoon' 2015 and 'Blood Moon'?

Tonight's 'Supermoon' is the first of three spectacular lunar shows this year<p>Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.<p>That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.<p>Tonight's full moon will …

Brazil falls deep into recession

Brazil is going bust.<p>Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.<p>Once a major economic success story, Brazil sank into …

Brazil

20 Charts Showing Surprising Trends in Global Last-Minute Travel

People’s lives and schedules are often unpredictable and in many cases the days of planning travel several months in advance are long …

Data Visualization

This is Why Millennials Are Afraid of Marriage

• shares<p><i>Is fear paralyzing our ability to commit… or are we being given a bad rap?</i><p>–<p>My name is Nate, and I’m a millennial… oh, and I’m also super single.<p>…

Holy halo! New Horizons gets a good look at Pluto's dark side

Get ready to see Pluto like you’ve never seen it before. Scientists with<p>NASA’s New Horizons mission have released fresh images taken by the spacecraft, and these unprecedented views of the dwarf planet’s surface are nothing short of spectacular.<p>Even though the mission scientists have downloaded …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

This black hole outgrew its galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a gigantic black hole – among the most massive black holes ever found – inside a normal-sized galaxy.<p>Astronomers have …