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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because of Their "Complex" Brains

Consider this your excuse for hitting the snooze button.<p>Research has already proven that insomnia is more common in women than in men, and now it seems that women also need more sleep than men to function normally.<p>According to researchers at Loughborough University's Sleep Research Center in …

Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Credit card companies really want to put payment technology in your clothes

You can buy things with cash, a credit card, your phone, or even your watch, but the latest initiatives from Visa and MasterCard is to let you buy things with everything else you might carry around on you. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, both companies announced further plans to put payment …

U.S. tries to force Apple to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The fight between the feds and Apple has been turned up a notch.<p>The government on Friday asked a judge to force Apple to help the FBI access an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.<p>The FBI's request "presents no danger for any other phone and is not 'the equivalent of a master key …

Privacy

What to Eat to Keep Your Mind Sharp

The science supporting healthy brain diets is growing every year.<p>How solid is the science behind the so-called "healthy brain" diet?<p>Researchers from around the world have served the scientific community with new data recently that help explain why a Mediterranean diet is good for brain health,</i> …

Nutrition

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

Interview: Gorgeous Self-Portraits Highlighting Beautiful Natural Landscapes by Michele Sons

Nestled in the Blue Mountains of Virginia, photographer Michele Sons has finally found herself a place to settle down after a lifetime of wanderlust. With a father whose career required frequent moves abroad, she has always been a traveler. Michele was naturally drawn to documenting her experiences …

National Parks

The science behind why we eat chicken noodle soup when we’re sick

Although researchers have not been able to determine the cause of the alleged positive effects of chicken soup, several studies have confirmed that it helps to unblock congested noses and throats.<p>Archaeological evidence shows that people started using poultry to make soups soon after they …

Here's the disturbing impact that space has on the human body and mind

The mission saw a cosmonaut clock up more days in space than any other human being, the launch of the most audacious twin study in the history of science, and astronauts eating lettuce grown in space for the first time.<p>The crew have taught us plenty about how to survive beyond our own planet - …

Here’s what happened when a group of friends built a scale model of the solar system in the desert

But in reality, the solar system is extremely vast.<p>To get an idea of just how far that is, it would take about 4 hours to reach the furthest planet from the sun at the speed of light.<p>In the words of James Irwin, an astronaut on Apollo 15:<p>As we got farther and farther away, the Earth diminished in …

Judge Reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood Contract

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.<p>U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted Planned Parenthood of the …

Is Scheduled Sex Really All That Bad?

An expert weighs in.<p>My husband Chris is a chef, and that means we see each other, <i>oh</i>, about twice a week.<p>RELATED: How My Husband Really Feels About Being the Subject of a Marriage Column<p>And it’s not like we have two whole days off together—far from it. On the days he’s off, I’m usually working (and …

A Photo of a Sunset Over the Mountains of Pluto

NASA has released a spectacular new photo of Pluto that was captured by its New Horizons spacecraft during the flyby on July 14th, 2015. This latest …

Solar System