Health & Science http://blog.wuwm.com en 'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises http://blog.wuwm.com/post/completely-unique-cave-dwelling-female-insects-have-penises Four new insect species found in Brazil have rather strange sex lives — to say the least. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:46:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 29418 at http://blog.wuwm.com 'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep http://blog.wuwm.com/post/even-chimps-know-firm-bed-makes-quality-sleep In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095361;jsessionid=6EAE23D29CF422DDF26836FAA9103484">PLOS ONE</a> that could also bolster a theory that solid shut-eye may have been a key to human evolution.<p>In the latest study, scientists measured the "stiffness and bending strength" of seven trees most commonly used by chimps to ma Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:37:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29415 at http://blog.wuwm.com Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://blog.wuwm.com/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 29401 at http://blog.wuwm.com When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States http://blog.wuwm.com/post/following-enrollment-deadline-health-care-focus-turns-states President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 29403 at http://blog.wuwm.com Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million http://blog.wuwm.com/post/obama-affordable-care-act-enrollment-hits-8-million President Obama says that enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has reached 8 million after the March 31 sign-up deadline was extended by two weeks.<p>"This thing is working," he told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday.<p>The president said that 35 percent of those signing up through the federal government's website were under the age of 35. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:59:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 29386 at http://blog.wuwm.com Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million