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Our complicated relationship with cats

It would seem that I've made an unforgivable error. Last week, I wrote about a new study that suggested a possible function for sleep. The research in question was a mouse study, so it seemed to make sense to stick up a picture of a mouse alongside the article. However, lots of commenters were …

NIH retires most research chimpanzees

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that it will retire to sanctuary nearly all of its research chimpanzees — about 310 …

10 Things to Pack That Make Cooking on Vacation Easier

Some people see vacation as an escape from cooking, but I often find that time in the kitchen is much more relaxing when I'm on a trip. …

So, it’s not parasitic mind control?

<b>PENN STATE (US) —</b> The feeding behavior seen in mosquitoes carrying malaria may be an immune response, not the parasite’s manipulation of the insect’s …

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Across Cultures, Music Therapy Promotes Sounder Sleep

Music does more than soothe the savage beast. It also provides relief for the irritated insomniac.<p>That’s the conclusion of a just-published …

Sleep Disorders

A Rocket Scientist Explains How a Sleep Study Can Change Your Life

Once upon a time, before medical science started nosing around your bedroom, snoring was a nocturnal annoyance and little more. Sawing logs in the wee hours, while the bane of spouses and significant others, wasn’t a health concern – just cause for housemates to wear ear plugs.<p>But over the last …

The National Sleep Research Project - 40 amazing facts about sleep

<i>(OR WERE TOO TIRED TO THINK ABOUT)</i><p>-The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. …

Bring back the night - your health and wellbeing depend on it

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning or the wristwatch that …

Introduction

Sleep is an important part of your daily routine—you spend about one-third of your time doing it. Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the …

Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer

At 12:30 am on June 10, 2002, Israel Lane Joubert and his family of seven set out for a long drive home following a family reunion in Beaumont, Texas. Joubert, who had hoped to reach home in faraway Fort Worth in time to get to work by 8 am, fell asleep at the wheel, plowing the family’s Chevy …

Sleep Deprived Women Grumpier than Men, Face More Health Risks

Brad Grossman: Take Control Of Your Mind And Increase Creativity

Founder of cultural think-tank Grossman and Partners, publisher of the Zeitguide, takes a closer look into how to best channel one's mental energies …

Scientists Try to Unravel the Riddle of Too Much Sleep

Getting too little sleep is bad for your health. But getting too much—as wonderful as it may sound to some—can be problematic too.<p>The powerful need to nap during the day can be a warning sign of many health issues, from diabetes to depression, low thyroid or obstructive sleep apnea. When doctors …

Sleep

Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3 a.m., but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. …

iPhone App Turns Your Sleep Patterns Into Art

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When You Can't Sleep, How Good Is Lying in Bed With Your Eyes Closed?

The key differences between sleep and "quiet wakefulness"<p>Reddit is a great forum for raising scientific questions, but the fact that it's discussion-based makes it difficult to know when a debate has settled on the best answer, objectively speaking. Exhibit A concerns the value of lying down with …

How Google creatively maps terrain too tight for cars

Most people know about the fleet of Google cars that go around filming streets.<p>But what about the submarines and the tricycles and the backpacks? At …

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The 10 best family holiday destinations

Who says that successful travel <i>en famille</i> means a week in the company of a certain famous mouse? In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences,</i> we've got some suggestions for a trip your brood will never forget.<p>1. Sing a rainbow in the desert, Rajasthan, India<p>It might be dry but …

Falling yen in Japan is leading to rising tourism numbers

Attention, bargain-hunters around the world: Japanese goods — from cars to televisions — are going on sale.<p>Credit Japan’s drive to pump cash into its …

What makes a halo around the sun or moon?

A large ring or circle of light around the sun or moon is called a 22-degree halo by scientists.<p>We get many messages throughout each year from people …

New to nature No 103: Tinkerbella nana

The family Mymaridae includes more than 1,400 species of diminutive insects called fairyflies. They are not flies at all, but tiny wasps that deposit …

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Our Very Normal Solar System Isn't Normal Anymore

Some things you just count on. Like if we ever meet a space alien, it should have eyes (and maybe a head). Like somewhere out there, there are planets like ours. Like we have an ordinary solar system — "ordinary" because you know what it looks like ...<p>It's got a sun in the middle, little planets on …

It’s the calories, not flavor, you’re craving

<b>YALE (US) —</b> Overeating often has little to do with how much we like a particular food. It’s the calories that keep us coming back for more, research …

Engage! Astronomers need your assistance to detect space warps

Think you can find space warps? Astronomers have recruited thousands of citizen scientists to look for exoplanets, galaxies, moon craters and other cosmic curiosities — and now they need your help to go after one of the weirdest phenomena in space-time: gravitational lenses.<p>The Space Warps website …

Why getting scared ‘magnifies’ our eyes

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> We go wide-eyed with fear because a larger visual field makes it easier to see threats, and the expression can help others spot …