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I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I followed the progress of the new Mars explorer, Curiosity, as it made the journey to Mars and then safely descended to its surface earlier this year. Now Curiosity is sending back photographs of dried up river beds giving evidence that a large amount of water existed on Mars […]


Why do we sleep? What are the health effects of lack of sleep? How much sleep should we be getting? How can we sleep better? Ambitious for one page but let’s try to look at all these questions.   Sleep is essential for regular functioning of the body and the brain. Sleep apparently plays a […]