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On Being the Right Size

November 19th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

What do a hippopotamus, an aeroplane, and Greek democracy have in common?  Somehow the noted geneticist J.B.S. Haldane packed them …



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The Timeless Sleep Cave

August 7th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

In 1962, Michel Siffre conducted an epic experiment on sleep and the human perception of time. He cloistered himself in …



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Sleep Cycle App

August 6th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

We spend one third of our life asleep. By the time we kick the bucket that’s an average of 25 …



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Why We Sleep How We Sleep

August 5th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

Sleep is such a natural part of our life that it’s easily taken for granted. The status quo in the western …



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Taming The Wild

March 20th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh

This is an awesome National Geographic feature about a group of Russian scientists who investigated the genetic structure of human-animal …



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