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Teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance with later school start time, researchers find

In 2016, Seattle Public Schools pushed back the start times for the district's 18 high schools by 55 minutes, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. And as hoped, teenagers used the extra time to sleep in.
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

Anticipation is often viewed as an emotional experience, an eager wait for something to happen.
12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers at the University of...
11-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What Social Stress in Monkeys Can Tell Us About Human Health

Research in recent years has linked a person’s physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down the body and compromises the immune system, leaving a person more vulnerable to illnesses and other conditions. Various stressors,...
11-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Biggest extinction in Earth’s history caused by global warming leaving ocean animals gasping for breath

The largest extinction in Earth’s history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Long before dinosaurs, our planet was populated with plants and animals that were mostly obliterated after a series of massive volcanic...
6-Dec-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Threatened Tropical Coral Reefs Form Complex, Ancient Associations with Bacteria, Researchers Say

In a study published Nov. 22 in Nature Communications, scientists at the University of Washington Bothell, Pennsylvania State University and Oregon State University report that coral bacteria are surprisingly diverse and that different sections of...
27-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Parents Learn, Babies Talk: How Coaching Moms and Dads Leads to Better Language Skills Among Infants

  When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese” — talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels...
26-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

The abundance of personal smartphones in southern African countries got University of Washington professor Sarah Gimbel thinking: What if these phones were used by front-line health workers — namely nurses — to collect and analyze data on...
20-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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