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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 …

An App (concept) that writes your autobiography

A typical smartphone today can read and detect a lot of data about the person using it. I was wondering what if there was an app — an AI sitting …

When It Comes to a Natural Sleep Aid, Consumers Have Spoken

Scientists are stumped by extragalactic fast burst radio waves

Ten of the bizarre flashes have been picked up by radio telescope over the past 15 years, displaying a mathematical pattern that has bamboozled …

A neurological expert explains why teenagers do dumb things

This week, I'm sharing a variety of responses to the question, "What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?" Professor Laurence Steinberg, an expert on the adolescent brain, teen risk-taking, and psychological development, recalls two times when research findings particularly excited him. The …

Teens

Google's Dream Robot Is Running Wild Across the Internet

Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and …

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

FDA

NASA releases climate changes projections: winter isn’t coming

The world you grew up in is not going to be the same in 2100 if NASA’s climate change projections are correct. Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist, …

Climate Change

Google Photos Reminder: Smile, It’s Free — You’re The Product!

At its I/O developer conference last week Google announced a big revamp of its cloud-based photo sharing and storage product, uncoupling it from the Google+ social network, where usage was inevitably constrained, and sending it winging its way onto the wider web and iOS as a standalone app.<p>Its …

Google Photos

Top Mormons outline support for marriage for man-woman only

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference Saturday that also included two rare events.<p>The first came when the conference kicked off without the usual …

Religion

Military denies Manitoba UFO crash rumors - Unexplained Mysteries

Did a UFO crash in Canada this week or was it just a military exercise ? Image Credit: DoD<p>Multiple witness reports of a light in the sky were …

“THERE’S NO SIGN OF E.T. OR UFO COVER-UP”, WHITE HOUSE SAYS

USO | If the vast majority of people think that are probably the flying machines with which our planet is visited …<p>Co-author: Abby Moore (superhero …

New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

MRP1 is one of many genes that can help tumor cells become resistant to chemotherapy. MRP1 codes for a protein that acts as a pump, eliminating …

Biochemistry

Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the body

Ask anybody — stress is bad news. The negative view of stress has been expressed so consistently that the concept is now built into our vernacular, …

Hiking Trail

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

Archaeology

The Genetics of Being Injury-Prone

Researchers are beginning to understand how DNA makes some athletes more likely to get hurt.<p>Injury is a fact of life for most athletes, but some professionals—and some weekend warriors, for that matter—just seem more injury-prone than others. But what is it about their bodies that makes the bones, …

Genetics

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Cybersecurity

Everything you need to know about Android launchers

Android launchers are apps that can spice up your phone's home screen or act as a personal assistant. Here's what you need to know about how they work and how to choose one that's right for you.<p>One of Android's best features is that you can design your phone's interface. Unlike the iPhone, where …

Apps

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

Save Google Maps for offline access, so you can navigate the roads even when you're off the grid.<p>The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even …

Google

Presbyterian Church Leaders Declare Gay Marriage Is Christian

DETROIT — The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted by large margins Thursday to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."<p>The amendment approved by the …

LGBTQI

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

The divers called her Naia, for "water nymph," because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.<p>She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of dozens of extinct Ice Age beasts — and divers quickly spotted her skull …

Viggo Mortensen Doesn't Really Care for the Last Two 'Lord of the Rings' Movies

If you thought the second and third installments in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" series -- "The Two Towers" and "Return of the King" -- were a little too CGI-ed, you're not alone: Star Viggo Mortensen thinks so, too.<p>Mortensen revealed his distaste for the latter two films in the blockbuster …

Plated delivers ingredients and prep instructions to your door

Plated has created the un-grocery-shopping-trip. The company received $5 million in its first round of funding today.<p>While there are plenty of companies that will deliver groceries to your door, and plenty more companies that will deliver fully-cooked healthy meals to your door, Plated delivers the …

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