| Jan 15, 2013
| 10:11 PM
Does torture work?
It is a Bush-era debate that has found Obama-era relevance because of a new movie, "Zero Dark Thirty," in which torture seems to work quite well.
The film, an Oscar nominee for best picture, is being sold as a fact-based...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Start your engines … and your coffee makers?
A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4.2% of adults admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous month.
The report also found...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Planning Commissioners sent architect Marshall Ininns back to the drawing board to improve the design of an elevator shaft before they would vote on the rooftop deck proposed by Mozambique.
The commission indicated Wednesday that they favored the idea of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 AM
He was driving a tour bus that flipped on its side, and then hit the pole of a traffic sign, which peeled off the bus's roof, killing 15 passengers, 13 of whom were decapitated. Now Ophadell Williams is on trial for the crash, charged with manslaughter...
| Sep 30, 2012
As obesity rates soar worldwide, the antidote may seem obvious: Eat less! Move more! But the common-sense approach hasn't been terribly effective, prompting some scientists to question the simplicity of the formula.
Although personal decisions and self-...
| Sep 30, 2012
In addition to air pollution, gastrointestinal bacteria and sleep deprivation, a number of other overlooked factors that may affect weight have been identified by researchers:
Maternal age, weight
Women are waiting longer to have children, and...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:28 AM
A radio announcer in Knox is forgoing some shuteye to try and take the record for the longest continuous broadcast.
Tom Berg of WKVI started last Monday with a radio broadcast that’s still going, and he hopes to continue until 12 a.m. Tuesday....
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 3:59 PM
(Reuters) - Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according to a U.S. study - which suggests that sleep deprivation may be to blame.
Researchers at two hospitals in the U....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:18 PM
Going back to schoolmeans going back to bed.
It can be difficult to rouse a sleeping child for school on any day, but the task is even harder after a summer filled with altered schedules and sleeping patterns.
"Nobody wants to go to bed while the...