Things best pondered at 4am: Why do we sleep?

This is what I get for surfing at four a.m. apparently:  A really nice, long, juicy article about why we sleep!  It tackles some new research and proposes a sort-of-new conclusion, too.  Good read!  It's always nice to be reminded why sleep is important, as I think keeping this in mind can only help our efforts to do it more efficiently.

And science wins (at least) twice today!  Check out this amazing picture of a detail of the Helix Nebula:

There's why we call them "The Heavens", eh?  ;)

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2 Responses to Things best pondered at 4am: Why do we sleep?

  1. Sorcerer88 says:

    Really interesting theory, and it seems very convincing at first sight. Then again, many intuitively coherent theories have been wrong. Too bad about the paywall!

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