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Study Shows Spike in Illnesses When Sleep Suffers

Sep 2
A new study finds people who get less than six hours or less sleep each night are four times more likely to catch the common cold.

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

By Phuong Le | Aug 30
The shrinking glaciers here mirror what is happening around the U.S. and worldwide: As the planet warms, glaciers are losing volume, some faster than others.

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

By Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 29
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

Highways May Soon Charge Electric Cars

Aug 29
Scientists in the UK are testing highways that will be able to charge electric cars.

3 Generations of Swedish Family Linked by Single Womb

By Maria Cheng | Aug 28
For one family in Sweden, a pioneering procedure has led to a baby being born from the same womb that nurtured the child's mother, uniting three generations.

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

Aug 28
Smithsonian Magazine has released a new list of top travel destinations. One of these destinations may be space as there's no longer an obligation to keep travel earthbound.

Rooftop Solar Key Topic at Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter | Aug 25
The costs and benefits of rooftop solar electricity in Western states emerged as a key topic during an annual green power conference hosted Monday by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid in Las Vegas.

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Deaths

Aug 20
A new study finds colon cancer patients who drink several cups of coffee a day have lower risk of cancer returning.

Best Ways to Avoid Post-Vacation Blues

Aug 19
A recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll shows Americans would rather take a higher salary than more vacation.

Insignificant Symptoms Could Signal Big Medical Problems

Aug 16
Minor ailments you might ignore could signal major health problems. The new issue of Reader's Digest tracks "Silent Signs that Your Body is in Big Trouble.

What Men Can Do to Protect Their Hearts

Aug 15
A new study finds walking or biking just 20 minutes a day is enough to help men ward off the risk of heart failure.

Japan Restarts Reactor After Break Due to Fukushima

By Mari Yamaguchi, Elaine Kurtenbach | Aug 13
A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster, and said Wednesday that there has been no major problem so far.

Coca-Cola Funded Nonprofit: Diet Doesn't Cause Obesity

Aug 12
The soda giant Coca-Cola donated millions to the Global Energy Balance Network who claim that diet, including the consumption of sugary drinks, is not the main cause of obesity: Exercise is.

FDA Issues Warning Over Kim Kardashian's Drug Promotions

By Matthew Perrone | Aug 12
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian's social me

The Science Behind Stress Eating

Aug 12
A new study explores why we reach for chocolate instead of an apple when we're under pressure.

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