Coffee habit at night can indeed disrupt a person's sleep pattern, the first human trial on caffeine's effect on the circadian rhythm has been proven.
People who drink double espresso a couple of hours before bedtime can experience a 40-minute delay in sleep because it can disrupt the body's internal clock. This was the result of the world's first human trial on caffeine's effect on sleep pattern, according to NDTV.
The study was conducted by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder and the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. The researchers found out that caffeine intake in the evening delays the human circadian clock that dictates the body's sleep and waking up pattern, the report explains. more >>
The Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has accused Bill Nye "the Science Guy" of promoting "the religion of naturalism" and seeking to "brainwash generations of kids" due to the release of his latest book focused on the dangers of climate change, titled Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.
"The more you read what Bill Nye is saying, the more you should realize he is on a mission to brainwash generations of kids in the religion of naturalism — which in reality is atheism," Ham says in his Answers in Genesis blog.
"Bill Nye has previously made alarming claims about climate change and the coming disastrous effects of it, and likely this book will perpetuate those alarmist ideas," he adds. more >>
Dr. Ben Carson is winning among white Evangelicals, and celebrity billionaire Donald Trump is both the most loved and unloved candidate in Iowa, according to the most recent Iowa poll on the Republican presidential race.
In a survey of 1,038 likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants conducted by Quinnipiac University, 27 percent of respondents voiced support for the billionaire businessman and reality TV star, placing him at number one among the crowded GOP field.
However, in the same polling data Trump was also number one among the candidates respondents say they "would definitely not support" for the nomination, with 25 percent of those surveyed saying so. more >>
Scientists claim to have discovered a human-like species named Homo naledi that dwelled in the caves of South Africa and is believed to have buried its dead — something which was considered to be an exclusively human trait.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that scientists found a huge trove of bones in a deep chamber of a cave in South Africa in 2013, which yielded close to 1,550 specimens. Researchers said in the scientific journal eLife that the species had both human-like and primitive characteristics, and placed it in the "Homo" evolutionary group.
While the creature appears to have been able to walk upright, stood 5 feet tall, and had hands and feet belonging to the Homo tree, it had shoulders and a small brain linked more to ape-like ancestors. more >>
NASA may not totally follow its flyby mission to Europa and may actually go for a touchdown as part of its quest to search for potential life on the Jupiter moon.
The main goal of NASA's Europa mission is to determine the character of the Jupiter moon during flybys. But now, the space agency may actually send down a probe to land on Europa's surface when the mission launches in the mid-2020s, according to Space.
In a panel meeting last week at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Space 2015 conference held in Pasadena, Europa project scientist Robert Pappalardo revealed that NASA is aiming for a possible lander on the ocean-harboring satellite of Jupiter. more >>
A historical researcher has observed that the planets Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter, Earth and Venus aligned in an orrery model to form what can be seen as a man on a crucifix on the day associated by some with Jesus Christ's crucifixion, namely April 3, 33 A.D.
"More than a few studies have pinpointed that date based on the Bible, calendars, astronomical conditions, even geology," researcher and University of Wisconsin-Madison history major Miguel Antonio Fiol said in a statement.
An illustration released to the public shows the positioning of the planets on the date close to 2,000 years ago, noting that Saturn's rings at the top of the figure could be seen as representing a "halo" or the crown of thrones placed on Jesus' head. Uranus and Jupiter form the stretched hands, while Earth and Venus form the feet. more >>