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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Neuroscience

National Geographic Travel

6 Uncomfortable truths about life in the United States

1. The only country that incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the U.S. is North Korea.<p>The International Centre for Prison Studies …

National Geographic Travel

Flames 'salute' Jets on season well done

In a surprising gesture of support from the Calgary Flames, the team posted a message on Twitter Thursday, which will also appear in the Saturday …

6 things you’ll get addicted to after living in Japan

1. Peeing to the sound of a babbling brook<p>Some Japanese toilets have so many buttons and gadgets that you almost expect to be launched off into space …

The Porsche Boxster Spyder is the simplest, lightest, and fastest Boxster you can buy

Porsche has always been reticent to tread on the performance stats of its legendary (and more expensive) 911 with the Boxster and Cayman, but it happens here and there. Take today's launch of the Boxster Spyder, for instance: it's a stripped-down, juiced-up version of the popular little ragtop that …

Porsche

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

This Easy Android Trick Will Keep Your Home Screen Clutter-Free

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

College Basketball

Fresh Turmeric and Why You Should Be Eating More of It

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: The vibrant root (well technically, rhizome) you should be eating more of.</i><p>If you have a jar of ground turmeric in your spice rack, it’s probably for one of two reasons. One: You …