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The 9 New Sleep Rules

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Sleep<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Anyone who has nodded off on the …

Virginia Tech

These 7 Coffee Gadgets Will Finally Make You a Morning Person

There are plenty of reasons that we <i>have</i> to get out of bed on weekday mornings, but often very few reasons that we actually <i>want</i> to. A good cup of …

Coffee

7 kitchen accessories under $30 that will improve your morning coffee

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>A trip to Starbucks every morning can easily cost $5 a day, sometimes more if you have a complicated order. Even many of our favorite …

Coffee

How can you make your weekends more awesome?

What’s the research have to say about making Friday through Sunday that much better…?<p>Don’t Trust Your Instincts<p>Ever eat or drink too much, feel …

Happiness

California city could become the first Zero Net Energy city in the U.S.

The city of Lancaster, California is one step closer to becoming a Zero Net Energy city – the very first in the U.S. The proposed ordinance, recently …

Trump Looks Ready to Outdo ‘Deporter-in-Chief’ Obama

ICE agents rounded up hundreds of undocumented immigrants in an ‘enforcement surge’—and they appear to be casting a wider net than before.<p>Last week, …

Immigration

Can History Prepare Us for the Trump Presidency?

Twenty-one historians explain which moments in history are closest to this one—and what we can learn.<p>The 45th president had already broken many norms when he took the oath of office: Donald Trump is the first commander in chief never to have served in public office or the military; he enters the …

Political Science

Humorous New Contextual Street Sign Interventions by Michael Pederson | Colossal

<p>Look close, or you’ll miss it. Camouflaged like legitimate street signs in public spaces around Sydney you’ll find these fun urban interventions by …

Art

Burst your bubble: five conservative articles to read in this 'peak Trump' week

As the inauguration approaches, conservative writers have been in elegiac mood, discussing the crisis of the Christian right and the end of US hegemony<p>Just when you think you’ve hit peak Trump, Buzzfeed comes out with a story that gives a whole new meaning to “leaks”.<p>As our grace period between …

Obama Administration

Republican Lawmakers Keep Taking Down This Painting

A high school student's painting that depicts the tension between police and the black community in Ferguson, Missouri, keeps getting pulled down from a Capitol hallway by Republican lawmakers.<p>The artwork, painted by Missouri teen David Pulphus, was selected as part of the Congressional Arts …

Hung Up

Light on New York City by Franck Bohbot

Book recommendation: Light on New York City – nocturnal street photography of facades, storefronts, neon marquees and signage shot by Franck …

Street Photography

Retreating after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new GOP era in Washington got off to a messy start Tuesday as House Republicans, under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, abruptly dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.<p>The dizzying about-face came as lawmakers convened for the first day of …

Donald Trump

Trump objects after House GOP votes to gut ethics office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump criticized House Republicans Tuesday for making one of their first acts a vote to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics, arguing that tax reform and health care should be higher priorities.<p>"With all that Congress has to work on, do they …

Donald Trump

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Make your own coffee creamer in a pinch

Never run out of coffee creamer again. Here's how you can make your own with common kitchen ingredients.<p>Much to the chagrin of coffee purists, many coffee drinkers won't touch the stuff without a hefty helping of sugar and cream.<p>If you have guests over often and don't care for cream yourself, …

Coffee

A beginner's guide to drinking espresso

Yes, there's both a right and a wrong way to drink espresso, which is why we tapped a real live Italian — Luca Di Pietro, coffee industry vet and founder of Tarallucci e Vino in New York — to give us the inside scoop on how to drink it like a local.<p>Coffee beans are coffee beans. Despite what the …

Coffee

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

La Jolla

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Cannabis

The most famous book set in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

Books

Starbucks is spending millions of dollars to fix its 'basic' image problem

Starbucks will go down in history books as the brand that made it OK to charge more than $2 for a cup of coffee. But its reputation as a higher-end coffee shop has faded — and that has the company worried.<p>The chain was founded with the mission of providing premium coffee to the masses, with CEO …

Coffee

This Artist Created A Show Just For Dogs, And They Loved It

You might think dogs don’t care about art. But maybe that’s just because art isn’t created with dogs in mind.<p>Dominic Wilcox is changing that. The British designer’s canine-centric exhibition, commissioned by U.K. insurance company More Than, ran from Aug. 19–20 in London. The show was part of the …

Pets

China Begins Testing Elevated "Straddling Bus" That Goes Over Cars Driving on the Road

Many countries deal with the same traffic problem of having too many cars on the road. To combat this, China has created an out-of-the-box solution to ease some of these crowding issues. Known as a “straddling bus,” this elevated transportation system—a hybrid of an automobile and train—is tall …

Transportation

How Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab

Wormholes don't only exist in space. Scientists have just created one in the lab...with magnets!<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><br>How Do Wormholes Actually …

TMS differences between brain activity of people who dream and people who do not dream - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Wisconsin utilised a TMS-EEG device, which combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and …

Evil Scientists at the Department of Energy Swear Stranger Things Got Them All Wrong

“We don’t mess with monsters,” claims the real government agency.<p>If there’s one thing <i>Stranger Things</i> has taught us, it’s that you shouldn’t trust the U.S. Department of Energy. So take the following with a large grain of salt: the real-life Energy Department has released a fact check of its …

Stranger Things

Hidden meanings in The Garden of Earthly Delights

On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting.<p>It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’, however, has one of art’s most celebrated paintings as its inspiration. After …

Artists

Study reveals men are their own favourite experts

A fascinating new working paper finds that men are far more likely than women to back up their arguments with appeals to a higher authority: …

National Science Foundation

24 Teachers Share the Most Ridiculous Things Parents Have Ever Said to Them

Clever Guy Carries His Husky in a Giant Tote Because NYC Subway Only Allows Dogs in Carriers

Dogs are welcome to ride the New York City subway, with one caveat—they must be put in some sort of bag or carrier. While this is an easy feat for smaller pups, bigger canines have an obvious size disadvantage. The rules, however, do not stipulate weight restrictions, and large-breed owners have …