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Designers recreate stone age tools with space age technology

For more than a million years, the simple stone hand axe was one of our most important tools, but in the age of smartphones and virtual reality it can be hard to understand how revolutionary it really was. In their design series "Man Made," Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach use 3D printing to make the …

China Tried To Build A Replica Of Manhattan ... And It's Not Looking So Great

But it languishes as many wasteful Chinese ghost cities have.<p>At one point it was reported that the Juilliard School had signed an agreement to set up an institute in Yujiapu. And there were plans for a Rockefeller and Lincoln Center as well.<p>But construction in this Manhattan hopeful has ground to a …

Inside Keurig's plan to stop you from buying knockoff K-Cups

Imitation K-Cups are booming, but Keurig's new brewer will lock them out<p>No company has done more to change the way Americans drink coffee in the last several years than Keurig Green Mountain. Its method of brewing coffee by injecting hot water into prepackaged plastic pods has quickly grown to …

Need Instant Gratification? Go to Sleep

Thanks to the Internet and social media, we live in a world where we expect instant gratification at every turn. We expect immediate replies to our texts, we share our photos within seconds of taking them and ordinary people become overnight sensations without the help of writers, producers or …

Sometimes, You Just Need To Remember To Breathe

Sometimes, you need to sleep in. Or take a break. Or turn off your phone. Or get up and walk around. Or just make the world stop for a second so that …

Non-Restorative Sleep Linked With Widespread Pain

Pain of the nerves, muscle and bone only becomes more common with age, and widespread pain affecting multiple parts of the body -- a condition called fibromyalgia -- is also more common among the over-50 set. Now, a new study shows a surprising predictor of experiencing this kind of widespread pain …

‘iWatch’ to Reportedly Monitor Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Levels

Electronics industry analyst <i>Sun Chang Xu</i> has made a couple of interesting predictions for China’s <i>Electrical Engineering Times</i>, noting that Apple’s …

A Pilot Program To See If Constant Bio-Monitoring Can Save Lives

Intense measuring and tracking of vital signs might help doctors catch health problems sooner.<p>One hundred healthy folks from Seattle have agreed to allow researchers to sequence their genomes, monitor their sleep every night, measure 100 proteins in their blood, and even examine their stools every …

Scientists find switch which makes us sleep

Scientists claim they have discovered the switch in the brain that tells our bodies when to go to sleep.<p>The discovery, made by neurologists at Oxford …

When It Comes To Sleep, Believing Is Good Medicine

In my last article I discussed research that put the “sleep debt” theory to the test. In some ways the theory held up – catch-up sleep helped ward off daytime sleepiness and tissue inflammation. What catch-up sleep did not do is return attention levels back to what they were before a few days of …

Insomniac? You Might Have a Hyperactive Brain

Almost everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while – worries from the day have a tendency to stick in your brain and spill over into the night, and …

The Differences Between The Brains Of Insomniacs And Good Sleepers

A small new study sheds some light on how the brains of people with insomnia and good sleepers differ.<p>Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that there is more activity, adaptability to change (plasticity) and increased "excitability" of neurons in the motor cortex …

6 Habits That Ruin A Good Night's Sleep

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p>If you equate getting older with needing—or getting—less sleep, here’s a wake-up call: It's not true! “The majority of us require between seven and nine hours of shut-eye a night," says Robert Oexman, D.C., director of the Sleep to Live Institute. “And there’s little …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits

If you're still tired on a solid night of rest, take a look at how you're snoozing.<p>If you’re getting to bed on time and staying there for the recommended seven to eight hours, but still are routinely fatigued, you may have a sleep disorder. If you answer yes to any of the following, talk to your …

How Science Will Help Us Sleep Better

Getting rid of nightmares and new pills for sleep disorders<p>#<p>No More Nightmares<p>The occasional sweaty bad dream is just a bother, but five percent of adults have frequent nightmares, which can disrupt sleep enough to interfere with waking life too. And for the 7.7 million American adults with PTSD, …

The Modern American Family: How Well Are They Sleeping?

The National Sleep Foundation has released its annual "Sleep in America Poll." This year, the poll examines sleep in the modern American family. How well -- or not -- are parents and children sleeping today? What are the challenges facing families in their pursuit of high-quality, plentiful sleep? …

The Difference of Just One More Hour of Sleep

Did you know that each year when we "spring forward" at the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, heart attacks and car accidents spike? Productivity, performance and concentration are also significantly disturbed. Losing just one hour of sleep might not seem like a big deal -- many of us do this …

Go to bed tonight. On Time. (Or else.)

The sleep crisis and the science of slumber<p>The sleep doctors are coming and they want you to go to bed. On time. Tonight. Every night. Or else.<p>They …

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Impact of obstructive sleep apnoea on diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a high prevalence of insulin resistance (IR), type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease …

Mild Electronic Stimulation Therapy Effective For Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Some people with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea could soon have an additional treatment option for their sleep disorder.<p>A new study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine detailed the results of a phase III trial testing the safety and efficacy of mild electronic stimulation therapy …

How dangerous is sleep deprivation, really?

Everyone has a night here or there where sufficient sleep just doesn't happen. (Just ask anyone who's ever been to Vegas... or cared for a newborn.) But a lot of people miss out on getting significant shut-eye on a regular basis. In fact, about one in five American adults are sleep deprived.<p><b>The</b> …

Kids, Going to Sleep Just Got a Lot More Fun!

With help from designers at Mathy by Bols, it might just be easier to get your kids to go to sleep at night, or at least get them to sleep in their …

ALS is on the rise and it's targeting people who are younger

ALS seems to be striking people who are younger and younger and doctors don’t know why<p>Update, March 2015: Melanie York, the subject of this article, …

Generation ‘Y’ Can’t We Sleep?

I freaking love sleep.<p>Unfortunately, the hamster running the word-wheel inside my head starts his nightly marathon around 11pm and this HGH induced …

World Sleep Day 2014 Welcome

Private Eye front page mocks Hugh Grant and MPs with 'press regulation special'

Satirical current affairs magazine Private Eye has reiterated its acerbic opposition to the Government’s plan for press regulation, printing a a …