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In many modern societies, adults often sacrifice sleep during the workweek to make time for other demands, then snooze longer on the weekends to recoup that lost sleep. Research has shown that even a few days of lost sleep can have adver...
In many modern societies, adults often sacrifice sleep during the workweek to make time for other demands, then snooze longer on the weekends to recoup that lost sleep. Research has shown that even a few days of lost sleep can have adverse effects, including increased daytime sleepiness, worsened daytime performance, an increase in molecules that are a sign of inflammation in the body, and impaired blood sugar regulation. Subject: Brain & Behavior
about 2 hours ago
Here's a robot video that I found interesting: The design of the HandiBot programmable router is really eloquent. It's easy to handle and move from location to location. By Robots Dreams
Here's a robot video that I found interesting: The design of the HandiBot programmable router is really eloquent. It's easy to handle and move from location to location. By Robots Dreams
about 3 hours ago
Here's a robot video that I found interesting: The VEX IQ robot system being demonstrated at the World Maker Faire in New York this September. By Robots Dreams
Here's a robot video that I found interesting: The VEX IQ robot system being demonstrated at the World Maker Faire in New York this September. By Robots Dreams
about 3 hours ago
The European Space Agency's rover learns autonomous navigation in the Atacama Desert
The European Space Agency's rover learns autonomous navigation in the Atacama Desert
about 4 hours ago
Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century, according to historic global foo...
Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century, according to historic global food consumption and land use trends. Published October 9, 2013, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chris Pagnutti, Chris Bauch, and Madhur Anand from the University of Guelph, this research underscores the long-term challenge of feeding everyone while still conserving natural habitat. Subject: Earth Science
about 4 hours ago
Jorg Massen (University of Vienna) and Sonja Koski (University of Zurich) together measured chimpanzee personality in two zoos with behavioural experiments and years of observations of chimpanzee behaviour. They also carefully logged whi...
Jorg Massen (University of Vienna) and Sonja Koski (University of Zurich) together measured chimpanzee personality in two zoos with behavioural experiments and years of observations of chimpanzee behaviour. They also carefully logged which chimpanzee sat in body contact with whom most. "This is a clear sign of friendship among chimpanzees," explains Jorg Massen. Subsequently, the researchers tested, if those chimpanzees who sit together frequently have similar or different personality types. Subject: Animal Research
about 4 hours ago
The greater the empathy skills of children, the easier it is for them to recognize sarcasm, according to a new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. For children, sarcastic language can be difficult to understand. T...
The greater the empathy skills of children, the easier it is for them to recognize sarcasm, according to a new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. For children, sarcastic language can be difficult to understand. They generally begin to recognize sarcasm between ages 6 and 8, especially familiar sarcastic praise such as "Thanks a lot!" and "Nice going!" But some children take much longer to begin to understand sarcasm, with detection improving even through adolescence. Subject: Brain & Behavior
about 5 hours ago
This stunning time-lapse video of Hawaii's Mauna Kea telescopes brings galaxies, stars and other cosmic sights into view.
This stunning time-lapse video of Hawaii's Mauna Kea telescopes brings galaxies, stars and other cosmic sights into view.
about 5 hours ago
I have long felt that what people really want to believe in is an afterlife, not in a god so much. Belief in a god serves as a gateway to belief in an afterlife but if you asked people which they would prefer (a god but no afterlife or a...
I have long felt that what people really want to believe in is an afterlife, not in a god so much. Belief in a god serves as a gateway to belief in an afterlife but if you asked people which they would prefer (a god but no afterlife or an afterlife and no god) I suspect that they would choose the latter by a landslide. (I explained my reasoning back in 2010.) Subject: Atheism & Religion
about 5 hours ago
hi, attepting to update my rsm with the files from here. rsmreloaded . its now stuck after booting up with a new loading image on the main screen. also, is there an easy way around the usb2 connection problem. thanks in advance[Read more]
hi, attepting to update my rsm with the files from here. rsmreloaded . its now stuck after booting up with a new loading image on the main screen. also, is there an easy way around the usb2 connection problem. thanks in advance[Read more]
about 5 hours ago