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Still Tired? There’s Help to Outsmart the Snooze Button | Inc.com

Temptation, thy name is the snooze button. Dating back to at least 1959 with the Westclox Drowse electric alarm clock, the day delayer has long appealed to the weaker side of our wills. At best, activating the booze sets a precedent procrastination for the day. But their true danger lies in the …

Demonstration

Earth Might Have Hairy Dark Matter

11-24-2015<br>Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.

Research

Who was John Titor, the 'time traveller' who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

As the world celebrates Back to the Future Day, it has forgotten the unknown man whose 2001 internet postings might just have saved humanity<p>If time travel is possible, why haven’t we met any time travellers?<p>This was the question Stephen Hawking advanced on the topic of time warps. But it misses …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

12 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar Forever

I love sugar. I consume plenty of healthy food each day, but my sweet tooth is my downfall and prevents me from being in better shape. And it turns …

Most European men descended from just three ancestors

Almost two out of three modern European men (64 per cent) were descended from just three Bronze Age males<p>Most European men descend from just three Bronze Age dominant forefathers who began a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.<p>A research team from the University of Leicester looked at …

Scott Darling: From humiliation to hero

After Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling started his first NHL playoff game on Sunday, he and his family gathered for dinner at a downtown steakhouse that overlooks the Chicago River.<p>At a nearby table sat puckish teammate Andrew Shaw, who was only too happy to out his teammate to fellow diners as …

Ice Hockey

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

Chilvary could indicate hidden sexism, study finds

Men who demonstrate 'well intentioned' sexism are said to see women as warm and pure yet helpless and incompetent<p>Men who open doors for women are as guilty of sexism as those who are rude to them, according to a new study.<p>Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask …

For Cleaner Water, Just Add Beer

The city of Boulder is teaming up with a local beer maker to use brewing byproducts to treat wastewater.<p>Leave it to Colorado to dream up a greener beer: The city of Boulder is teaming up with Avery Brewing Company to use weak wort—a sugar-water brewing byproduct—to help treat municipal …

Can pot treat depression? - Futurity

Studies with animals suggest marijuana can ease depression related to chronic stress. Researchers wonder if it could help PTSD sufferers.

Depression

Neuroscientists Have Worked Out How to “Read” And “Write” Brain Signals

A new technique allows researchers to both observe and control brain activity in mice.<p>Just like a very complicated computer, our brains control our …

Neurophilosophy

Did 2014 mark the beginning of the end for mental health stigma?

A lot of dreadful things happened in 2014. But one potential positive trend is that it seemed increasingly difficult to get away with dismissing or condemning those with mental health problems. Is this an anomaly, or is the tide really turning against mental health stigma? • The Guardian and …

World’s first ‘three-parent’ babies could be born in the UK

MPs will be asked to vote on whether to allow mitochondrial transfer technique to prevent inherited genetic diseases<p>A further step towards creating babies using DNA from three people has been taken by the UK government with the announcement of new regulations to be put before parliament. The move …

Is there life on Mars? We are tantalisingly close to being able to say: ‘Yes’

Unusual clusters of methane on the Mars could be being produced by biological organisms, Nasa say<p>Since William Herschel spotted polar ice caps on Mars in the mid-17th century, astronomers have speculated that life could exist on a planet which seemed so similar to Earth.<p>But when probes began to …

Strange rock containing 30,000 diamonds baffles scientists

Miners unearth rare rock stuffed full of diamonds that has baffled scientists<p>When Russian miners pulled a strange red and green stone out of the ground, they immediately knew it was different to the thousands of tons of ore they process every day.<p>In fact, what workers at <b>Alrosa</b>'s Udachnaya diamond …

Arctic Circle

Astronomer Royal: Life on Mars would change everything we know

If life had originated twice, independently, within our solar system, we’d have to conclude that it can’t be a rare fluke, says Martin Rees.<p>More than 100 years ago, a French foundation offered the grand prize of 100,000 francs to anyone who could prove the existence of extraterrestrial life. But …

Mighty Sand Dunes Of Saturn's Moon Titan Shaped By Rare High Winds

Scientists have figured out why the shape of Titan’s dunes seems to be all wrong in images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.<p>Saturn’s largest moon is a peculiar place, with a dense atmosphere, rivers and lakes of natural gases like ethane and methane and the only moon in the Solar System to have sand …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Dark Matter

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …