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

When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016, the massive undertaking took more than...

How a workshop about getting along became a story stoking division

It was a small study, really — the seed of research to examine political beliefs among college students and the bridging of partisan divides. Noting...

Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth

A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game. Since 1998, almost 2,000 shoebox-sized satellites known as...

Mapping the brain, cell by cell

MIT chemical engineers and neuroscientists have devised a new way to preserve biological tissue, allowing them to visualize proteins, DNA, and other molecules within...

System monitors radiation damage to materials in real-time

In order to evaluate a material’s ability to withstand the high-radiation environment inside a nuclear reactor, researchers have traditionally used a method known as...

Sugar targets gut microbe linked to lean and healthy people

Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy individuals, according to a new Yale study...

One type of brain cell may invite Alzheimer’s

Better tactics for detecting, preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease depend on a clearer understanding of cellular-level changes in the minds of patients, and a...

Anxious teens gain confidence by performing ‘off script’

Improvisational theater training can reduce fearfulness and anxiety among teens struggling with social interactions, a new University of Michigan study suggests. School-based improv theater—performing without...

People with gay and lesbian acquaintances tend to support same-sex marriage

Friendship bonds that may seem superficial at first glance could be just deep enough to produce attitude changes that help spark social transformations, according...

Editing Consciousness: How Bereaved People Control Their Thoughts without Knowing It

People who are grieving a major loss, such as the death of a spouse or a child, use different coping mechanisms to carry on...