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5 tips for beating insomnia

Struggling to get to sleep? Do you wake up too soon? We can help you master your slumber

UK to trial HPV vaccine in gay men but no plans yet for all boys

The HPV vaccine is to be offered to 40,000 men who have sex with men, but campaigners have repeated the call to offer the jab to all adolescent boys

Trump would deliver fatal blow to fight against climate change

A Donald Trump presidency would disrupt the fight against climate change in a way that threatens to snuff out all hope, warns Matthew Nisbet

Controversial software claims to tell personality from your face

A start-up says its face-recognition tech can identify people's personality type from photos – and spot terrorists, paedophiles and poker players in crowds

How much sleep do you really need?

We are used to hearing that 8 hours is the magic number – here's the truth

Feedback: A quantum mystery – where do missing teaspoons go?

Plus trees that smell of manure, vomit, and worse, passive aggressive laundry labels, a lawn fish, a cucumber snake, and more

The pipes powering the internet are nearly full – what do we do?

There's only so much data you can cram down an optical fibre – unless you get rid of its insides. We need maverick solutions to save the internet

Sleep better to be better. It’s a no-brainer for doctors

Doctors routinely encourage us to eat better and exercise more - they could do just as much good by advising us on the right amount of sleep

Explore a map of London’s extraordinary archaeological finds

From the grisly aftermath of a distant volcanic eruption, to the huge amphitheatre where criminals met their deaths, dig into one of the world's greatest cities

Alzheimer’s may be caused by brain’s sticky defence against bugs

The amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease may be the brain’s way of trapping invading microbes that have crossed the blood-brain barrier

Bloated baby black holes spotted in the distant universe

Two blobs detected in the distant, ancient universe may be the seeds of the supermassive black holes that now dominate every galaxy

So many reasons why sleep is too important to miss

Getting enough sleep is arguably one of the best things you can do for your health. How can you make the most of it?

World’s largest sponge discovered in deep sea is as big as a car

We use them to lather and exfoliate while bathing, but the largest of these marine animals wouldn't fit in a bathtub - or even a Jacuzzi

Two-way trust is needed to make the most of health data

A lack of transparency breeds concern over projects using digital health data. Only open discussion can allay fears, say Ellen Broad and Tom Sasse

Treating cows with antibiotics doubles dung methane emissions

Antibiotic-treated cows are bad news for climate and possibly ecosystems, because the drugs play havoc with microbes living inside dung beetles

World’s parliament for the environment to tackle global issues

The world's environment ministers are meeting in Nairobi this week to discuss major issues plaguing the planet, from wildlife trade to plastic in the ocean, and possibly agree on remedies

Pinball planets: How life could start in a violent solar system

We assumed habitable planets couldn't exist in solar systems where gas giants ricochet around. So why do we keep finding them?

Monkey seen caring for dying mate then grieving after she dies

The actions of a snub-nosed monkey in China appear to be rare evidence of compassionate care in the wild, hinting that animals may comprehend mortality

Tentacled sea creatures are taking over the Earth’s oceans

Warming seas and overfishing may be behind the global rise in populations of squid, cuttlefish and octopus  

Cranky young sun could have kickstarted life on Earth

Giant solar storms may have turned early Earth's atmosphere into a cosy blanket and also helped life get going

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