Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, anthropologist says
Culture makes a significant difference in how people experience spirituality, according to new Stanford research.
Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep
Blame smartphone alerts, constant connectivity and a deluge of media for our society's sleep deprivation. But the root cause of why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did could come down to a much simpler ...
Study discovers a way to control internal clocks
Researchers hypothesize that targeting components of the mammalian clock with small molecules like REV-ERB drugs may lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and anxiety disorders. It also is possible that ...
New sleep genes found: Researchers discover that protein called Taranis could hold key to good night's sleep
Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability. In research published online June ...
Sleeping on the job? Actually, that's a good thing
Employees seeking to boost their productivity at work should take a nap—yes, sleeping on the job can be a good thing.
To survive, a parasite mixes and matches its disguises, study suggests
Orchestrated costume changes make it possible for certain nasty microbes to outsmart the immune system, which would otherwise recognize them by the telltale proteins they wear. By taking the first detailed ...
Smartphones change teenagers' digital media use patterns
Teenagers who own smartphones spend more time online - also during the night, which may affect their sleep. A new University of Basel study on more than 300 students reports that teenagers' digital media use during the night ...
Sleeping sickness prevention in a nutshell
Scottish scientific expertise has helped to develop a potentially transformative new method of tackling African sleeping sickness, a parasitic disease which poses a risk to over 70 million people in sub-Saharan ...
Tech never sleeps in quest for better slumber
This new technology is staying up all night, so you don't have to.
Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker
The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.