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The Secret Life of Sleep, by Kat Duff, explores the mysteries of slumber. Duff taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences, including literature, culture, and spiritual traditions from around the globe, to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.

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Scott Kissell / Miami University

A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman  a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.

Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.

Astronomer Michael Sitko from UC

Jun 7, 2013

In this month’s Looking Up, Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory welcomes in Michael Sitko, a professor of physics at the University of Cincinnati who teaches astronomy and has a special interest in the process of planet formation.

"Last Ape Standing" from science writer Chip Walter

May 24, 2013

Scientists have determined that at least 27 different species of humans have evolved on planet Earth, yet only one still survives. Why are we still here and our 26 predecessors aren’t? In his fascinating new book, Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived, acclaimed science writer Chip Walter attempts to answer that question as he discusses with Thane Maynard in this week’s Field Notes.

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