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Why do all-nighters make you miserable? (The Atlantic)
by Veronique Greenwood
If you don’t sleep for 24 hours, you’ll be exhausted and prone to dozing off the next day. That obvious fact is deeply puzzling to scientists who look at the nature of “sleep pressure.”
The science of the sugar coma (Atlas Obscura)
by Paula Mejia
Ever feel like a zombie after too many sugary snacks? Scientists have studied the sugar coma, and they’ve found a surprising array of different results.
The hunt for huge prime numbers (Smithsonian)
by Mika McKinnon
Researchers have found the largest prime number ever, thanks to an enormous amount of computer power and careful collaboration.
Deaf culture in the age of cochlear implants (Pacific Standard)
by James McWilliams
You know those charming videos of people turning on their cochlear implants for the first time? The technology is a lot more ethically, and practically, complex than the videos imply.
When men have sex they don’t want (The Conversation)
by Jessie Ford
The #MeToo movement has focused attention on women’s experiences of unwanted sex, from social pressure to participate in unpleasant encounters, to sexual assault and rape. Men’s experiences of unwanted heterosexual sex are different, but can teach us about gender expectations.
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