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Why do we sleep? Scientists uncover how late nights can physically change the brain

We all sleep – some of us less than others – and yet the exact role sleeping plays on our bodies and minds has largely remained elusive.<p>By focusing …

Neuroscience

One of Samsung’s most promising smartphones could be announced very soon

Samsung has been trying to give its devices more of a “premium” feel with the launch of its Galaxy A series, although so far the only two Galaxy A …

Here's What It Looks Like When You Send A GoPro Camera To The Stratosphere

Earlier this month, Maxime Dehaye launched a weather balloon into the sky from France. It reached an altitude of just under 15 miles and hit temperatures as low as -25° F.<p>In addition to a number of sensors to take atmospheric readings, the balloon was also towing a GoPro camera. Here's a look at …

Ethiopia's giant underground blob of magma puzzles scientists

The Afar Rift in Ethiopia is marked by enormous gashes that signal the breakup of the African continent and the beginnings of a new ocean basin, scientists think.<p>The fractures appear eerily similar to seafloor spreading centers, the volcanic ridges that mark the boundaries between two pieces of …

Earth Science

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

Perseid Meteor Shower Peak 2013: When to Watch, Where to Go

People wanting to see the peak activity of the Perseids meteor shower, which began on July 17, should plan ahead for August 11 and August 12.<p>During …

My 12,000-Mile Pan-American Highway Journey

As some of you might know, I have been on a quest to travel the length of the Western Hemisphere by land. I just returned from my fifth trip– a bus …