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Hitting snooze confuses your brain more than waking up
Proper sleep is vital to optimal health.
Koalas use their noses to find friends and avoid enemies
The marsupials employ their large snouts for everything from sniffing out toxins to saying hello.
A warming climate spelled doom for giant ice-age beavers
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
Four-legged whales once straddled land and sea
Meet Peregocetus pacificus.
These mice sing their little hearts out—and that’s good for neuroscience
What singing rodents can teach us about human conversation.
“Survival of the laziest” may help some species avoid extinction
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.
How To Fix Our Broken Internet
A conversation with privacy activists Laura Poitras and Jacob Appelbaum
How We First Heard Gravitational Waves
A scientist tells how LIGO changed his life
Japanese Robot Annoys People Until They Talk To It
“Talking Ally” is more of an irritating acquaintance