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    A Good Night’s Sleep Is Hard to Find

    Forget the recommended 7 to 8 hours of regular sleep. History has shown that inspiration and energy don’t come from the undisturbed hours we try to sandwich between bedtimes and alarms, but from their disruption. For information on how much sleep is recommended for different age groups, ...

    Righting Wrongs Without Retaliation

    That a perpetrator fairly pays for his actions is the aim of most modern legal systems, including the United States’. May the punishment fit the crime, every time. And for the most part, it appears people are on board with this narrowed concept of justice, as previous research tends to show ...

    American Students Think Native Americans Are All Dead

    When education professor Sara Shear looked at academic standards for elementary and secondary schools in all 50 states, she found that a staggering 87 percent of references to Native Americans portrayed them as a population only existing before 1900.“[Students] were coming into college ...

    Chinese Filmmakers Have Rare Environmental Impacts

    Censorship in China has long posed a substantial obstacle for its documentarians, unable to depict the country’s controversial subjects without backlash from the government or societal harassment. But now that combating pollution has become a recent priority for China, which pledged to cap ...

    Null Results, No Headlines

    Many scientific studies have been so embraced by the media, they’ve become facts we often regard with, “Well, duh.” Consider bilingualism: It’s the full-proof edge! Hire a Spanish-speaking nanny! Pop in Rosetta Stone and double your salary!Despite it being an invaluable skill, it’d be ...

    70 Seconds of Preventable Outbreaks Around the World

     It’s far from news that vaccines play a large role in preventing fatal diseases, such as polio, measles, mumps and whooping cough. But as anti-vaccination movements gain traction, the world is seeing a dramatic increase in these diseases that once were nearly eradicated.While one may assume ...

    Kind Minds By Nature

    Darwin’s term “survival of the fittest” typically connotes ruthlessness, greed, and self-interest in the name of competition. But that’s actually quite far from what he meant: “Communities, which included the greatest number of sympathetic members, would flourish best,” he ...

    Road Kill Meets Fashion

    A staggering 1 million animals are killed by traffic every day. But one woman found a way to turn these unsightly accidents into ethical accessories, revolutionizing the fur industry. Pamela Paquin founded Petite Mort (French for “little death”), a business that recycles road kill and ...

    Crook and Ladder: Colbert On Firefighting Felons

    Leading the world with the highest prison population, the U.S. has roughly 2.3 million inmates locked up—a quarter of the world’s prisoners, despite having only 5 percent of the global population. Since the 1970s, the number of inmates in California has boomed 750 percent. And they’re ...

    Musical Immigrants

    Being the new kid at school is never an easy transition. As an immigrant? Even harder. But German researchers have figured out a way to help ease the drastic change for those young kids seeking acceptance in a new culture: play music together.“Programs providing young migrants with the ...

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