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Matt Barnes suspended for physical altercation with Derek Fisher

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes was suspended for two games without pay by the NBA on Monday for his physical altercation with New York Knicks Coach Derek Fisher in October.<p>Barnes confronted former Lakers teammate Fisher on Oct. 3 in Redondo Beach, the league announced in a release.<p>The …

Doctor featured in 'Concussion' explains why he let his sons play football

It’s been 10 years since Dr. Julian Bailes placed his fateful phone call to Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who discovered a disease he named “chronic traumatic encephalopathy” in the brains of deceased football players. At the time, Omalu was under assault from physicians on the National …

First full moon on Christmas since 1977! How to see it

For the first time in the 21st century, you can catch a glimpse of the full moon on Christmas Day.<p>The last time the moon was full on Christmas was in 1977, and astronomers say the next time won't be until 2034.<p>So if you love Christmas, and you love the moon, this is your moment!<p>The moon will be the …

Scientists discover how your brain wakes you up

Researchers believe they've identified the part of the brain which ends light sleep, called the non-rapid eye movement (NREM) cycle, and ultimately wakes you up. Professor Antoine Adamantidis from the University of Bern and his team found a neural circuit sandwiched between two brain regions, …

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Christmas Eve Asteroid Will Not Destroy Us All, NASA Says

Have no fear. The nearly 4,000-foot asteroid that’s hurtling toward Earth on Christmas Eve will not hit the planet, NASA says.<p>The space agency issued …