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Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Nine Jaw-Dropping Hotel-Room Views Around the World (Photos)

Stunning<p>The sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you get back to your hotel room. Check out these fabulous hotels that are even better looking out …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

Cape Cod

Countdown to Halloween - Evil Dead (2013)

<b>To countdown to this year’s Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Next up, the 2013 remake of Evil Dead…</b><p>Before …

Madonna Launches "secretprojectrevolution" Film and Flipboard Magazine

Madonna Launches “secretprojectrevolution” Film and Flipboard Magazine<p>Inside Flipboard / September 25, 2013<p>Yesterday, Madonna unveiled Art For …

Cold Blooded

• <b>Author:</b> Amanda Carlson<p>Magic, mayhem and madness explode in this third installment in the Jessica McClain series.<br>Jessica McClain is on the run... again.<br>Finally reunited with Rourke, Jessica arrives home to find that her best friend has been kidnapped, her father has vanished, and the supernatural …

Shadow Puppets

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card<p>Bestselling author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth and The Shadow Series.<br>Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by …

Red Hill

• <b>Author:</b> Jamie McGuire<p>When the world ends, can love survive?<p>For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest …

Witch Wraith

• <b>Author:</b> Terry Brooks<p><b>From bestselling author Terry Brooks comes the final thrilling novel in a brand-new trilogy—The Dark Legacy of Shannara!</b> <b><br>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>For centuries the Four Lands enjoyed freedom from its demon-haunted past, protected by magic-enhanced borders from the dark dimension …

The Way of Kings

• <b>Author:</b> Brandon Sanderson<p><b>From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion.</b><p>Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so …

Old Mars

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin and Others<p><b>Fifteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award winning editor Gardner Dozois</b> <br>Burroughs’s <i>A Princess of Mars.</i> Bradbury’s <i>The Martian Chronicles.</i> Heinlein’s <i>Red Planet</i>. These and so …

Power Consumption, From The Steam Engine To The Space Shuttle [Infographic]

Some things require just a little more power these days.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the October 2013 issue of</i> Popular Science.

Big Pic: 820-Foot-High Tunnels Discovered Under Antarctic Ice

The hidden channels are nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower.<p>This is the camp from which scientists discovered 820-foot-high channels underneath an ice shelf—a piece of ice jutting out into the ocean from land—in Antarctica. The tunnels are nearly as high as the Eiffel tower.<p>Researchers from several …

The Dark Side Of The Nobel Prizes

There have been quite a few controversies over the years.<p>When physicist Richard Feynman was asked which now-deceased person from history he would most like to speak with, and what he would say, he said: “My father. I would tell him that I won the Nobel Prize.” The prestige of a Nobel Prize is not …

Nobel Prize

APOD: The Bubble and M52 (2013 Oct 08) Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Colombari http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131008.html Explanation: To the eye, this cosmic composition nicely balances the Bubble Nebula at the lower left with open star cluster M52 above it and to the right. The pair would be lopsided on other scales, though. Embedded in a complex of interstellar dust and gas and blown by the winds from a single, massive O-type star, the Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is a mere 10 light-years wide. On the other hand, M52 is a rich open cluster of around a thousand stars. The cluster is about 25 light-years across. Seen toward the northern boundary of Cassiopeia, distance estimates for the Bubble Nebula and associated cloud complex are around 11,000 light-years, while star cluster M52 lies nearly 5,000 light-years away. The wide telescopic field of view spans about two degrees on the sky or four times the apparent size of the Full Moon. http://www.astrobin.com/users/rob77/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131008 #APOD

NASA's new moon probe settles into lunar orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 7 - Politics may be keeping most of NASA’s workers home, but that didn’t stop the U.S. space agency’s new moon probe from achieving lunar orbit, officials said on Monday.<p>NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is pictured orbiting near the …

Space Exploration

Birds, Cheetahs, and Curly Bird the Turaco: Talk Show #20

Dogs are people too? We don’t need scientists to tell us that

Wheaten Terrier owner Christopher Middleton isn’t surprised that canines have been found to have human feelings.<p>The discovery by scientists that “dogs are people, too” comes not so much as a shock to us canine-lovers as confirmation of what we have known all along.<p><b>As he relates in the The New York</b> …

Science Indicates That Sprite Might Be A Great Hangover Cure

Thank you, Chinese researchers.<p>Let's say you're hung over, and you're given the option of two hangover cures: one is a Chinese pain-relieving tea made of <i>huo ma ren</i>, or hemp seeds, and one is a dusty can of Sprite from the bodega down the street. Your instinct might be to stay away from the …

Alcohol

Environment: News & features

Peter Higgs and François Englert win Nobel Prize in Physics – as it happened

The comedian Dara Ó Briain has written a comment piece for the Guardian in which he recalls a public interview with Peter Higgs at the Cheltenham Science Festival last year:<p>Before the interview I showed him a T-shirt I bought at the gift shop in Cern, with a masssively long and complicated equation …

Movie Review - Machete Kills (2013)

<b>Machete Kills</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Robert Rodriguez.<br>Starring Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson, Carlos Estevez, Amber Heard, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia …

First clip from Ender's Game featuring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield

With less than a month to go before Orson Scott Card’s <b>Ender’s Game</b> makes its long awaited jump to the big screen, Summit Entertainment has released …

Vinnie Jones: "It took me 40 years to see a psychologist"

<b>I don't tire of playing the bad boys.</b> John Wayne was a cowboy – I'm just the badass that bashes everybody up. It's all right when you think I've been in more than 70 films. I've played the assassin, the debt collector, the thug… It seems like every time I start to grow my hair I get another part.<p><b>My</b> …

Countdown to Halloween - The ABCs of Death (2012)

<b>To countdown to this year’s Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Next up; fan-favourite The ABCs of …

My Response To Dick Costolo: Twitter Must Lead Silicon Valley On Diversity

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This post is a response to a Twitter exchange between Vivek Wadhwa and Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo.</i> <i>Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford Law School and Director of Research at Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University. We have</i> …