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The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

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Dinosaurs Walked Through Denali: Footprints Found in Alaska - NBC News

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Scientist Links Fossil to the Biggest Bird That Ever Flew

Behold the ultimate Big Bird — a seabird called Pelagornis sandersi, which probably needed a running start to take to the air because of its absurdly wide 20- to 24-foot wingspan.<p>The fossilized bones of the giant creature were found more than 30 years ago near Charleston, South Carolina, during …

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Brain's Consciousness 'Sleep Switch' Found By Accident?

Scientists believe they may have accidentally found the key in the human brain that, when turned or tweaked the right way, seems to switch our consciousness on and off.<p>A team led by Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University was working with a patient with epilepsy, placing electrodes …

NASA's space robots will soon sport Google's Project Tango smartphones

Robots aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are getting shiny new smartphones with 3D imaging capabilities, courtesy of Google’s Project Tango hardware, reports Reuters.<p>Project Tango refers to the new line of smartphone and tablets Google is pushing that are more aware of surrounding areas …

Why the Planet Mercury is So Utterly Peculiar

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are known collectively as the rocky planets, in contrast the Solar System’s gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and …

Astronomy

Triceratops horns evolved over time

Aligning the results of classical biological studies and those in palaeontology is rarely easy. The fossil record is great for demonstrating many things about past life on Earth over large timescales and that involve big changes such as the origins of major groups of organisms. Biology is generally …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

Scientists spot another planet straight out of 'Star Wars'

Researchers believe they've found the first rocky, Earth-like exoplanet to orbit a distant binary star system. That's good news for the search for habitable worlds, not to mention real-life analogs to the "Star Wars" universe.<p>The barrage of exoplanet discoveries we've seen in recent years has begun …

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