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Graphic: What’s the best way to nap?

Lately napping has garnered new respect, thanks to solid scientific evidence that midday dozing benefits both mental acuity and overall health.

NASA’s Cassini burns up over Saturn, ending 20-year trek

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft at Saturn nears fiery finale

Cassini was on course to plunge through Saturn’s atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor.

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.

Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage

It’s the first study to identify a potential link between miscarriage and the flu vaccine and the first to assess the effect of repeat influenza vaccination and risk of miscarriage.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to plunge into Saturn nearly 20 years after launch

It has fulfilled its mission goals and then some. It has sent back stunning images and troves of scientific data. And it’s old, as space hardware goes.

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