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Theresa Fisher

Theresa Fisher is VW's science editor. She does her best sleeping in the early morning light and her best thinking late at night.

Plan on Peddling Some Bullshit Today? Use Big Words
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The secret's out.
To Ace Your Final Exams, You Need More Sleep
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Break the curve with solid sleep.
People Who Live For Something Live Longer
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How we feel is relevant to how we fare.
Dating? Let Your Worst Qualities Shine
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Forget “Netflix and chill.” The new euphemism for getting together to get it on should be “organize sweaters and worry.” That’s right — annoying personality traits such as neuroticism, obsessiveness, compulsiveness and impulsiveness are...
Scientists Pinpoint a New Way to Measure Aging
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Introducing: transcriptional drift. You're welcome.
Friends Favor their Flings' Habits when They Begin Dating
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When two become one...everyone else rolls their eyes.
Orexin Is the Van Winkle's Neurotransmitter of the Year
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The neurotransmitter, inhibited by the sleep drug Belsomra, may play a role in preventing heart failure.
For Snatiators, the Nose Knows When They’re Full
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Snufferers, unite.
The Truth About Turkey and Tryptophan
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Blame it on the excess, not the tryptophan.
10 Longest Filibusters in Senate History
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These politicians filled time when bills needed busting.