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Study: People Who Sleep Less Than Seven Hours Show Lower Intakes of Micro- and Macronutrients

In a new study, a team of researchers from Pharmavite LLC and Nutrition Impact LLC found that people who got fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on average consumed lower amounts of vitamins A, D, and B1, as ...

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NASA Opens International Space Station to Private Visitors, With a Hefty Price Tag

Private space travel will begin as early as 2020, but for a hefty price. NASA announced Friday that it would open the International Space Station to private individuals and more commercial business at roughly $35,000 per night per astronaut. NASA ...

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DNA and Protein Studies Shake Up Sloth Family Tree

Sloths once roamed the Americas, ranging from cat-sized animals that lived in trees all the way up to giant ground sloths. The only species we know today, however, are the two- and three-fingered sloths. They seem remarkably similar, but new ...

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Genetic Analysis Reveals Previously Unknown Group of Ancient Siberians

Northeastern Siberia has been inhabited by humans for more than 40,000 years but its deep population history remains poorly understood. In a new study, published in the journal Nature, researchers investigated the population history of the region through an analysis ...

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ALMA Spots Rotating Disk of Cool Hydrogen around Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

There is a supermassive black hole of nearly 4 million solar masses at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. A large reservoir of hot and cooler hydrogen surrounds it within a few light-years. Now an international team of astronomers ...

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New Herbivorous Dinosaur Species Identified in Australia: Fostoria dhimbangunmal

A new species of two-legged iguanodontian dinosaur has been identified from fossils discovered three decades ago in an opal mine in Australia. A paper describing the new species was published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The new ...

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Metabolic Abnormalities More Prevalent Among Irregular Sleepers, Study Finds

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol and other metabolic disorders. “Our results suggest that maintaining ...

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Jupiter Will Appear its Biggest, Brightest, and Most Visible Next Week. This Is the Best Way to See It

During the month of June, Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest in the sky, offering even casual skywatchers the opportunity to get a good look at the largest planet in the solar system — with no special equipment ...

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Markarian 1216: Isolated Galaxy Has Dark Matter-Rich Core

Markarian 1216 (Mrk 1216 for short) is a compact elliptical galaxy about 316 million light-years away. New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have helped astronomers reveal that Mrk 1216 has more dark matter packed into its core than expected ...

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Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year According to a New Analysis

Plastics have for years been used to make nearly everything that surrounds us. But along the way, they escaped the confines of packaging and objects and settled in the environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe. Americans ...

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