Lemurs Snooze in Caves Every Night | Video For the first time, scientists have observed lemurs returning to the same caves every night to sleep, rather than bedding down in trees. Early human ancestors slept in caves, suggesting this is a deep primate behavior.
New Type of Boredom Discovered, and It's Rampant There's more than one way to feel bored. In fact, there are five – including a new category of boredom discovered in German teens and young adults. This highly unpleasant form of boredom shares characteristics with depression.
Human Perseverance Linked to Brain Region During routine clinical tests of two epilepsy patients, researchers have identified a region of the brain that appears to control a person's willingness to preserve in the midst of serious obstacles.
Jagged Peaks, Eruptive Past | Wallpaper This wallpaper shows Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. The park is home to smoking fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes.
Fearful Experiences Passed On In Mouse Families Scientists trained mice to associate the scent of cherry blossoms with the fear of receiving an electric shock, and found that the mice's pups and grandpups were more sensitive to the scent, even though they didn't receive the shock training.
In Images: A Tour Through An Abandoned Salt Mine Strataca, previously known as the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, recently opened a new attraction called Salt Safari, in which visitors can travel 650 Feet (198 meters) underground and explore ancient salt deposits.
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Twitter names media veteran as first female board member Twitter has named Marjorie Scardino as a director, adding a woman to the all-white male board for which it's been sharply criticized. Scardino, 66, was the CEO of Pearson PLC, a publishing and education company, from 1997 to 2012, Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday.
Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
More Americans searched Yahoo for Miley Cyrus than Obamacare Miley Cyrus was officially the most searched term overall on Yahoo in 2013, beating out more serious issues like the hotly debated Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. In related news, the most popular question starting with "What" happened to be "What is twerking?
Zuckerberg, Gates chip in for broadband in schools ARLINGTON, Va. — Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity — and broadband.Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams.
NASA Fellowships, Scholarships Bring Diversity to Future STEM Workforce NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has awarded fellowships and scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to 40 graduate and undergraduate students from across the United States to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
NASA's Latest Space Technology Small Satellite Phones Home PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.