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Feb. 08, 2013

Science of Slumber: How Sleep Affects Your Memory

How much sleep does your brain need? Experts discuss the links between sleep, memory, and cognition.

memory, sleep, cognition, NIH

Jun. 20, 2008

Coffee Smell Wakes Up Genes

Just smelling the aroma of coffee is enough to change the activity of certain genes in rats.

coffee, stress, genetics, sleep

Oct. 08, 2010

To Sleep, Perchance To Slim

A new study says people may be sabotaging their diets in an unexpected way - through too little sleep.

sleep, obesity, fat, nutrition, diet

Mar. 11, 2011

TV And Smartphones May Hamper A Good Night's Sleep

Nearly half of American adults say they rarely get a good night's sleep, according to a new poll.

sleep, tired, technology, rest

Jun. 24, 2011

Swaying Of Hammock Lulls Brain Into Deeper Sleep

A rocking motion appears to synchronize brainwaves, leading to deeper sleep with a quicker onset.

brain waves slepp rocking hammock

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Tar Noir: Paleoforensics at the La Brea Tar Pits

\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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