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Scientist under attack after he kills bird that took decades to find

Case of the moustached kingfisher pits those who think ‘collecting’ can save a species against those who believe we should never kill rare animals<p>For Christopher Filardi of the American Museum of Natural History, there is nothing like the thrill of finding a mysterious species. Such animals live at …

Birds

Mom Battling Cancer Breastfeeds Newborn In Emotional Photos

Two poignant photographs showing a Florida mom breastfeeding her newborn son went viral earlier this year. Months later, the 31-year-old woman is opening up about her battle with cancer -- and the family's emotional journey.<p>Sarah Whitney was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 20 weeks …

10 Relationship Lessons I've Learned in the Last 10 Years

About 2 months ago, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. Because of this reunion, I've found myself reflected on where I was 10 years ago compared to where I am now.<p>One of the areas where there has been significant change is how I approach relationships. So here are 10 relationship lessons …

Time I

This Tower Would Let City Dwellers Tour The Natural World

Circumnavigate the globe by elevator<p>City dwellers are reportedly 40 percent more likely to develop mood disorders than people in rural areas. But walking for roughly 90 minutes in nature, according to a Stanford University study published in June, can calm the negative thoughts. The Essence …

New York City

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

We shouldn’t wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.<p>The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.<p>“What that 32 years is …

Sleep

The Crime Your Brain Commits Against You (And What to Do About It)

In 1932, Frederic Bartlett was working at Cambridge University when he conducted one of the most famous cognitive psychology experiments of all-time.<p>For this research study, Bartlett recited a Native American folk tale called "The War of the Ghosts" to each participant. Then, Bartlett followed up …

Self-improvement

Study provides new insights into link between prematurity and autism

Researchers studying brain scans from premature and full-term babies have zeroed in on differences that may help explain why autism is particularly …