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How Sounds Undermine Sleep

Why can some people sleep through a jackhammer at the window, while others waken with the lightest whisper? Host Rachel Martin speaks to Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center researcher Jeffrey Ellenbogen about his new study on how noises interrupt sleep.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>We're spending …

The Brain

Uranus has a 'Trojan asteroid,' astronomers say

Astronomers have spotted a 36-mile-wide asteroid leading ahead of Uranus, in an orbit thought to have been impossible.<p>Astronomers have discovered an …

On Giant Blue Alien Planet, It Rains Molten Glass

There's a "blue marble" alien planet just 63 light-years from Earth, but the world is anything but friendly to life. Researchers say the blue color …

Space archaeology: Bill to create a national park on the moon.

<b>Beth O'Leary</b> <i>is an archaeologist at New Mexico State University. She has created a project with NASA to make the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing site a</i> …

Innovation, economics, and messy, complex truths

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Andy Kessler, whose take on things I generally like, recently wrote a piece for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> called, …

Wearables aren’t just for consumers. Enterprise can benefit too.

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Wearable computing looks like the next big trend in technology. Or at least one of the dozens that are being crowned right …

Broadband providers are being asked to create a database of customers illegally downloading music, films and books, which could be used to disconnect or prosecute persistent offenders. http://gu.com/p/3tevc Photograph: Alamy

The uncomfortable truth about personalized learning

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock<p>It’s an uncomfortable truth. Technology can improve teaching.<p>What is most interesting to me about the …

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“CLEARLY,” wrote an exasperated Winston Churchill in the summer of 1944, “I cannot make head against the parsons and the warriors at the same time.” …