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March 3, 2014

 

A sleeping kitten

Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

February 18, 2014

 

Fingers appear to pinch the sun

Human Sleep Cycle Slightly Longer Than A Day

Starved of environmental cues telling us when it's time to go to sleep, our sleep cycles are actually a little longer than twenty-four hours.

February 12, 2014

 

X-ray image of a human knee joint

What Is An ACL Anyway?

We've all heard about someone who's torn an ACL, but do we really know what that means?

February 11, 2014

 

A plate of muffins with drizzled frosting and sprinkles

Rumbles From The Deep

Ever wonder why your stomach makes all that noise when you're hungry?

January 14, 2014

 

A cigarette burns against blue sky

The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

January 10, 2014

 

Close up photo of greenish-blue eye

The Downside Of Looking Sleepy

There are lots of good reasons why you should try to get more sleep.

January 9, 2014

 

A multitude of red blood cells packed together

Oy Veins!

Have you ever wondered how those pesky varicose veins form?

January 6, 2014

 

Over-exposed image of a tunnel with a bright light shining at one end

Near Death Experiences: Merely Electrical?

Could the dying brains of rats shed light on human near death experiences?

January 2, 2014

 

Chocolate bar on a white background

Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

December 30, 2013

 

A pair of black headphones against a white background

Teen Tinnitus

Perhaps due to the ubiquity of headphones, hearing problems aren't just for the elderly anymore.

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