Tracey Morava

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How Human Sleep Differs From Other Primates, and What It Means for Our Health

An investigation of primate sleep patterns finds that humans are apparent outliers. We sleep shorter, yet often deeper, than our closest animal …

Researchers Create Simulated Exoplanet Atmospheres

Using a model for exoplanets of various sizes and orbiting different types of stars, Johns Hopkins University scientists show the type — and number — …

Environmental Change Forced Early Humans in East Africa to Innovate

New evidence of early human technological advancements dates to a period in eastern Africa when our ancestors faced an unpredictable environment and …

DNA Reveals Stone Age North Africans Had Near Eastern and Sub-Saharan Ancestors

The oldest nuclear DNA ever recovered in Africa shows that people who lived in what is now Morocco 15,000 years ago were related to populations from …

Medieval Women With Artificially Deformed Skulls Migrated to Form Strategic Alliances

Over a dozen southeastern European women with deformed skulls were buried in medieval Bavarian cemeteries, and now researchers think they know …

Making Paper From Poop Offers a Solution to the World’s Manure Problem

Researchers have developed a method for producing paper from a variety of animal manures, offering a possible solution to an acute environmental …

15 New Exoplanets Discovered — and One of Them May Be Suitable for Liquid Water

The planets orbit a red dwarf star called K2-155, located 200 light-years from Earth.<p>Researchers have discovered 15 new planets around cool stars …

This New Detector Technology Aims to ‘Scintillate’ Elusive Dark Matter Particles

Dark matter is thought to account for 25 percent of the mass of the universe, but it has never been observed. Berkeley Lab researchers hope to change …

A New Batch of Neanderthal Genome Provides Insights Into Their Complex History

The number of genetically sequenced Neanderthals has just doubled, offering a better picture of archaic human history, which eventually intersected …

The Pacific Garbage Patch Is Much Bigger Than Previously Thought — And Growing

Surface sampling and aerial surveys conducted over a 14-month period in 2015 and 2016, as well as computer modeling, show the patch is four to 16 …

A Star Grazed Our Solar System When Neanderthals and Modern Humans Shared the Earth

The red dwarf star came closer than 1 light-year to the sun 70,000 years ago.<p>Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint …

Brewing Craft Beer With CRISPR, Not Hops

By eliminating hops, brewers can make a more sustainable product. But are consumers ready for bioengineered beer?<p>Craft beer is big business. One out …

Humankind’s Voracious Appetite for Nature Is a Threat to Our Well-Being

A series of reports compiled by nearly 600 scientists meeting in Medellin, Columbia paint a grim picture of the world at the end of the century, with …

Prehistoric human footprints unearthed on Canada shoreline

Whether it was a family day out at the beach, complete with prehistoric equivalent of a bucket and spade, we’ll never know, but one thing is for sure: about 13,000 years ago a little band of humans were pottering about on a shore in western Canada.<p>Researchers have unearthed 29 footprints in a layer …

Archaeology

Scientists Are Probing The Biggest Mystery in Physics, And The First Results Are In

Why does the Universe even exist?<p>Experiments searching for a solution to one of physics' most perplexing mysteries have recently been delivering …

A Guide to the Interstitium, the "New Organ" That Isn't Actually New

It's always been there.<p>For a seemingly simple fact, the number of organs in the human body is surprisingly controversial. Though the human body …

How Narcissists Really Think

We often hear the term “narcissist,” but in reality, what does that mean? Does it merely describe someone who likes to be the center of attention, or …

Psychology

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Chasing Coral and Leadership

A brilliant, important documentary on the environment viewed from a leadership and the environment perspective.<p>The documentary Chasing Coral is emotionally evocative and hauntingly, tragically beautiful. I can see why it got its stellar reviews. I recommend it.<p>While I support their goals, I hope …

Google's E-Commerce Rivalry With Amazon Just Got More Serious

As Amazon.com (AMZN) continues taking e-commerce share like clockwork, many big retailers are choosing to draw closer to Alphabet/Google (GOOGL) …

How To Properly Build a Dakota Smokeless Fire Hole / Pit & An Upside Down Fire!

How to make a Dakota fire Hole / Pit – stealth fire making<p>What if I told you that you could make a fire that only you could see. Any passerby would …

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

I was a student of Stephen Hawking's – here's what he taught me

Like many students of my generation, Stephen Hawking had already had enormous influence on me long before we ever met. When I was hesitating about my …

Physics

'Christianity as default is gone': the rise of a non-Christian Europe

Europe’s march towards a post-Christian society has been starkly illustrated by research showing a majority of young people in a dozen countries do not follow a religion.<p>The survey of 16- to 29-year-olds found the Czech Republic is the least religious country in Europe, with 91% of that age group …

Religion

Monstrously Long Tapeworm in Viral Bunny Photo Was "Accidental," Says Vet

This doesn't usually happen.<p>Having pets means spending a lot of time looking at poop. At best, this means a brief glance at hard black pellets or …

Stephen Hawking Submitted His Final, Game-Changing Paper on Alternate Universes 2 Weeks Before He Died

Yeah, we're talking discoveries of parallel universes and permanent darkness and stuff.<p>The world mourned upon news famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at the age of 76 last week. He left us with more of his mind-blowingly brilliant work, though, it turns out. Business Insider UK …

Meghan Markle couldn’t help but break royal protocol to hug a 10-year-old school girl in Birmingham

<b>Meghan Markle broke royal protocol on an official visit to Birmingham today, when she went in for an emotional hug with a member of the public – just</b> …