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… » 1/30/13 11:50am 1/30/13 11:50am

The next time you're stranded on an island with only one food source,…

What would happen if you tried to survive on just one type of food? The short answer: you would die. Of course, how you died (organ failure, muscle-wasting, rapidly spreading pustular wounds... some combination thereof) would depend entirely on which type of food you decided to ride out your last weeks/months/years of… » 1/27/12 1:20pm 1/27/12 1:20pm

The real reason why you are fat (or thin)

In the UK, the University of Cambridge is deep into its Science Festival, and one particular speaker's topic caught our eye. Metabolic researcher Stephen O'Rahilly has determined that the genetic reasons that some people become fat or thin are not quite what we had thought. He's giving a talk on his findings this week… » 3/09/11 7:20am 3/09/11 7:20am