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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

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

A new New Cairo: Egypt plans £30bn purpose-built capital in desert

Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters<p>A model of the planned new capital was displayed for investors during the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm …

Urban Design

What it's like to live in 24 hours of darkness at the northernmost edge of the civilized world

A few weeks ago, I was unexpectedly invited to Oslo, Norway, as part of a business trip to meet with a new Norwegian client. It seemed destiny was hellbent on sending me to the Northern latitudes in winter, but I had already been to Norway before to chase auroras.<p>On all my other trips, I had …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Americans Can Go to Cuba -- Just Don't Lay on the Beach!

On a recent CODEPINK trip to Cuba with a 150-person delegation, we found the island crawling with Americans taking advantage of the relaxation of U.S. travel restrictions and the historic thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations. Conan O'Brien was taping his comedy show at a Cuban cigar factory. Senators …

A controversial low-cost eBike has now raised over $3.8 million on Indiegogo

Sondors Electric bike has raised $3.8 million so far.<p>This is despite the controversy surrounding the bike where critics have claimed that it can't be sold for the original low advertised price.<p>The campaign originally made it sound like the bike would sell for under $600. But Sondors clarified that …

The Best Burger in Every State in America

<i>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers</i><p>After we tried to figure out the best pizza in every state, it was inevitable that burgers would be next. After all, we spend much of our year consuming them for our 33 best/personal satisfaction. So, over the course of the last three months, we've set about …

South Korea legalises adultery

Constitutional Court says state should not intervene in people’s private lives<p>South Korea’s Constitutional Court has struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison.<p>The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 law was …

South Korea

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. YouTube isn't profitable.</b> Sources say that the site is struggling to attract visitors directly rather than through links.<p><b>2. Apple's iPad sales are dropping.</b> New data shows that Apple's share of the global tablet shipment market was down 20% last year.<p><b>3. Google has launched Android for Work.</b> It's …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Kentucky Senate Committee Passes School Restroom Mandate For Transgender Students

A Kentucky Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would require transgender students to use restrooms designated for "their biological sex," days after an identical measure failed.<p>The legislation, introduced last month, would require schools to “provide separate, private areas designated …

Wal-Mart just put pressure on McDonald's

The pressure comes at a particularly difficult time for the world's biggest fast-food chain. McDonald's and its roughly 3,000 U.S. franchisees are fighting to break a long streak of lackluster sales that has made it virtually impossible to boost prices on its famous hamburgers and french fries to …

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

14 tech jobs that pay over $90,000 right now

But which job titles specifically make the most money in 2015, and which ones have tons of job openings?<p>Those are the questions the job-hunting site Glassdoor answered when it created its latest list of the 25 best-paying jobs that are in high demand.<p>And naturally, that list was dominated by tech …

Employment

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Physics

Why You Want to Avoid the Car Rental Airport Pickup

It's almost always more expensive renting a car from the airport versus picking it up in town. Just go to town.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>My fiancé and I were in Denver during Martin Luther King weekend and, unfortunately, walking is just not an option in Colorado. I also had a …

31% off ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet

When you need power on the go and can’t get to a wall outlet, there’s hardly a better choice than the ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet.<p>This compact and lightweight power bank features an 18,000mAh battery (with a cheaper 12,000mAh version available as well) and can charge up to three devices at …

Netflix Comes To Cuba

Streaming video service Netflix will be available to Cuban customers starting today, at the $7.99 U.S. per month rate that it offers in the U.S., the company announced today. It’ll still require an international payment method for now, as well as Internet access (which still isn’t ubiquitous in the …

Intel CFO: We're so far ahead that Apple has no choice but to work with us

It was a shock because Intel was the biggest chip maker for PCs that ran Windows, and Microsoft was Apple's biggest rival at the time. (Now Apple and Google are enemies.)<p>But Apple and IBM were having trouble designing chips that could keep up with Apple's ambitions for Macs and MacBooks, so Apple …

NBA player destroys writer who 5 years ago said there was a 100% chance he would be arrested within 5 years

Cousins, who was clashing with coach John Calipari at Kentucky at the time, had a reputation for being emotional on the court but had never been in any sort of off-the-court trouble.<p>Since then Cousins has turned himself into one of the most dominant big men in the NBA and remained a model citizen …

22 Food Reasons Seattle Is Winning At Life

<i>Are you a Seahawks fan? Send this to your friends who are rooting for the Patriots, and then read about how New England food could give Seattle food a run for its money.</i><p>If you think Starbucks is the best that Seattle food-and-drink has to offer, we've got 22 reasons why you're absolutely wrong. …

Ex-commish Tagliabue says Goodell could have avoided 'season from hell'

Paul Tagliabue says he hasn't spoken to Goodell much since Bountygate.<p>Commissioner Roger Goodell did not have the greatest year. The 2014 NFL season …

MasterCard brings Apple Pay to the PGA Tour w/ perks for attendees paying from iPhone

MasterCard announced today that it’s bringing Apple Pay to the PGA Tour starting with its first stop at the Waste Management Phoenix Open kicking off this week.<p>MasterCard will also offer attendees using Apple Pay the chance to earn rewards through its Priceless Surprise program.<p><i>Food and beverage</i> …

9 Super Bowl Snacks That Aren't Wings

Why do wings get to have all the fun come Super Bowl Sunday? Change up your usual game-day menu with these party-ready snacks.<p><b>TATER TOT NACHOS</b><p>Sub in crunchy potatoes for tortilla chips and you've got a winner. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>SAVORY MONKEY BREAD</b><p>Snack on this ooey, gooey cheese-filled bread as you …

Huge asteroid set to fly past Earth – get that telescope ready

The closest pass to Earth by a large asteroid until 2027 is due to happen on Monday, according to Nasa, which said the half-kilometre wide object posed no danger to the planet.<p>The asteroid, which is called 2004 BL86, will pass within 745,000 miles of Earth – around three times the distance to the …

Asteroids

Economy Class Gets An Upgrade... Wait, Make That a Downgrade

The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view.<p>At least two airlines are unveiling new coach class sections this spring. Alaska Airlines, with its Alaska Beyond service, will add custom leather seats, roomier overhead bins and new …

Bill Gates Is Doubling Down On A Bet He Made 15 Years Ago

The Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and his wife have published their annual letter in which they spell out where they think (and hope) the world will be by 2030.<p>This idea of a "bet" is inspired by Gates' longtime friendship with Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Forty years ago, the two of …

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …