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Study: Your choice of sleep position may affect your brain

We all have our favorite sleeping positions — back, side, stomach — but a new study shows our sleeping position may have more benefits than just comfort. Researchers at Stony Brook University believe sleeping on one's side — the most common position in...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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According to Prof Irving Rothman from the University of Houston, mystery words in Jonathan Swift's famous novel, "Gulliver's Travels", are, in fact, variations of Hebrew. Published in 1726, the book reports the unlucky Gulliver's various adventures, including his capture...


History is dotted with simultaneous independent discoveries. From the Möbius strip to the electric telegraph, great minds sometimes do think alike. And for decades now, the Asperger-Kanner mind meld has been the accepted wisdom of the discovery of autism.

source: The Atlantic

The Canadian tiger swallowtail caterpillar is a plump green creature that spends all its time munching leaves. It ought to be an easy meal for a bird, yet many birds pass it by. The caterpillar is protected by a remarkable defense, researchers have found: It tricks birds...

source: The New York Times

We are creatures of habit, nearly mindlessly executing routine after routine. Some habits we feel good about; others, less so. Habits are, after all, thought to be driven by reward-seeking mechanisms that are built into the brain. It turns out, however, that the brain's...

source: MIT News Office

You see a man at the grocery store. Is that the fellow you went to college with or just a guy who looks like him? It turns out that a tiny spot in the brain has the answer.

source: Johns Hopkins University via ScienceDaily

Comets are typically associated with extinction. However, there is growing evidence pointing to their ability to "seed" or create life on planets, a controversial idea, but one boosted by a groundbreaking experiment that re-created a comet...

source: Popular Science


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