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What a fake Mars mission says about our own sleep habits

On 'Mars'. Credit: {link url=""}ESA/IPMB{/link} On 4 November 2011, six men emerged from a windowless capsule based on the site of the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow, Russia.

January 22, 2013 — Kelly Oakes

Chimps in Uganda: Rising Conflict

It was a day off from the field, an opportunity for a bit of mental respite and physical relaxation. The quiet peace of the day was halted, however, when I received an alarming text message from my field assistant, Nick.

January 22, 2013 — Maureen McCarthy

Seeking "Higher" Ground: The Dangers of Designer Drugs

Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated with ways to alter consciousness, and have gone to great lengths to reach a "higher" ground. From naturally occurring substances such as opium and betel nuts, to synthetic drugs like LSD, people have long experimented with mind-altering substances.

January 22, 2013 — Harry Leider

A New Presidential Term for Climate Change

President Obama's second term has begun with a strong stance in support of a U.S. transition to a clean energy economy. In the second-term President's inauguration speech yesterday, he zeroed in on climate change and its implications for future generations.

January 22, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

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