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Insomnia Could Raise Risk Of Heart Disease And Death In Men

There are lots of reasons to aim for a good night's sleep. Sleep helps us retain our memories. It helps our brains get rid...

Asteroids’ close encounters with Mars

For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids...

Study reveals a protein that keeps people organized

Most people think that their planners or iPhones keep them organized, when proteins such as liver kinase b1 (Lkb1) actually have a lot more...

Moral in the morning, but dishonest in the afternoon

Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to...

USA sweeps Nobel chemistry prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013 to Martin Karplus, Université de Strasbourg, France...

Americans enjoy 2 more healthy years than just a generation ago

Average Americans today can look forward to two more years of healthy life than they could have just a generation ago, Harvard researchers have...

DNA glue directs tiny gel ‘bricks’ to self-assemble

A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out...

Cancer vaccine begins Phase I clinical trials

A cross-disciplinary team of Harvard scientists, engineers, and clinicians announced today that they have begun a Phase I clinical trial of an implantable vaccine...

Unconscious preferences can limit choices, stifle growth

Unconscious bias has been recognized as a root cause of prejudice, but research says it has another insidious effect as well: It robs us...

Transparent artificial muscle doubles as an audio speaker

In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it’s the “Morning” prelude from...

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