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    From groggy teenagers to fatal narcolepsy, two tomes tackle the science of slumber

    Many of us have an ambivalent relationship with sleep. Although acknowledging its necessity, we begrudge these stolen hours of existence. Two new books provide a fresh perspective on this poorly understood phenomenon. Rather than being an “imperfection of our nature,” as extolled by physician Wilson Phillip in 1833, sleep emerges as critical to healthy bodily… Read More
  • To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space
    Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti, Illustrated by Theo Krynauw

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    To Burp or Not to Burp

    How do astronauts poop and pee? According to Dave Williams, a Canadian physician who flew on two Space Shuttle missions and made three spacewalks from the International Space Station, that’s the question people most often ask astronauts. In To Burp or Not to Burp: A Guide to Your Body in Space, he and coauthor Loredana… Read More