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Why You Always Wake Up Early After A Night Of Drinking

Lots of people have a little booze before bed to help them get to sleep — but while a night cap may help in the dozing-off department, too much alcohol can actually do a number on the overall quality of your shuteye. Let’s take a look at some of the important differences between drunk sleep and sober sleep, including why it’s so damn hard to sleep in after a tipple-tastic night on the town.


A Doctor Who Dalek Is Helping Exterminate Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

A Dalek standing in the foyer of the BBC’s broadcasting building in London was recently found to contain an interesting compound that could be used to solve an ongoing medical crisis.


What Are Caffeine Jitters, And How Do You Get Rid Of Them?

Too much caffeine, whether from coffee, tea, or energy drink, can ruin your day. Here’s why your daily jolt makes you jittery, and what you can do to get rid of an unwanted buzz.


This Tiny Patch Keeps Track Of Your Heart And Body Chemistry At Once

This little device could one day replace your heart rate monitor. The researchers behind it claim that it’s the first flexible wearable device able to measure both electrical heart signals and biochemical markers while you work out.


What Happens If You Swallow Your Mobile Phone? Nothing Good

Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally swallow your mobile phone right when you need to make a call? Yeah, me too. That really happened to an unfortunate Irishman, according to a new report in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports. And the challenges doctors faced removing the mobile device might be cause to rethink the conventional strategies for dealing with similar cases in the future.


Watch This Remotely-Operated Robot Thread A Needle

Replicating human movement is an engineering challenge, and robots are slowly getting better at delicate movement all the time. A research team funded by Disney has constructed a remotely operated robot sensitive enough to thread a needle and move an egg without breaking it.


Ontario Could Soon Require Anti-Vaxxer Parents To Attend A Science Class

In an effort to curb the dangerous trend of vaccine avoidance, the Liberal government in Ontario wants parents seeking vaccine exemptions for their kids to attend a mandatory education session. It’s a good idea, but getting anti-vaxxers to change their opinions will probably require more than that.


Scientists Want To Use Predators To Fight Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics far more quickly than humans are discovering new ones. That’s why a DARPA-funded research team is exploring a fascinating new way we might win the war against germs: not with drugs, but with predatory bacteria that sound like monsters from science fiction.


9 Bizarre Jobs That Will Redefine Our Lives In The 2050s

The fields of biotechnology and medicine are rapidly evolving, and with them their associated employment opportunities. Here are nine biomedical professions to look for in the coming decades.


Inside Afghanistan's Prosthetics Centre

Image Cache: Last week, bioengineering’s most advanced prosthetics were shown off at the world’s largest orthopaedics event in Germany. But in Afghanistan, things are a little different.


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