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Friday Nite Videos | September 22, 2017

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What You Can Learn From Hunter-Gatherers' Sleeping Patterns

Ed Yong The Atlantic
A new study has shown that people who live traditional lifestyles in Namibia, Tanzania, and Bolivia don’t fit with any of the common notions about pre-industrial dozing. “People like to complain that modern life is ruining sleep, but they’re just saying: Kids today!” Much like the Paleo diet, these ideas are based on unsubstantiated assumptions about how humans used to live.

Friday Nite Videos -- November 21, 2014

President Obama: Fixing Immigration. The Browning of America. The Case for Napping at Work. Cuban Music in the Streets. Documentary: The Other Side of Immigration.

Friday Nite Videos -- July 25, 2014

Quantum Entanglement: A Poem. Why Do We Sleep? Buffy Sainte-Marie - The Universal Soldier. Meet Jibo, a Social Robot for the Home. Immigrant America: The Worst Job In New York.

Russell Foster: Why Do We Sleep?

Russell Foster studies the sleep cycles of the brain. What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do one-third of our lives. Foster shares popular theories about sleep, busts some myths and hints at some bold new uses of sleep.

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