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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.

What Science Now Knows About Nap Dreams
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How do day dreams differ from night dreams and nap dreams? Psychiatrists are beginning to find out.
Brain Scans Could Soon Determine Future Sluttiness
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By looking at brain scans, researchers may soon be able to suss out those prone to promiscuity.
Why Your Doctor Should Hear About Your Nightmares
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Americans don't realize how medically relevant nightmares are
Greece Is in a Literal State of Unrest, and the Future Looks Bleak
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A public health crisis plagues Greek citizens.
Which Type of Drunk Are You?
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Researchers identified four
Kids Prick Up Their Ears When Sexual Pleasure Is Taught in School
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Should sexual pleasure be part of health class?
How to Treat Sunburnt Skin
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Dermatologists' tips for sleeping through the burn
Sleep More, Work Happier?
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Swedish psychologists, Psychological Science reported, found a link between sleeping poorly and feeling stressed at work. Researchers published their findings in the journal Sleep. For the study, almost 5,000 Swedes filled out a questio...
Spencer Hastings’ Pretty Little Pill Problem: Cookie Buzz
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A high Hastings is a happy Hastings.
The Incredibly Strange Case of the Sleep-Talking Bus Driver and His Gaslighting Wife
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About three years ago, a 67-year-old bus driver walked into the sleep clinic at London’s King’s College Hospital. His wife said he'd been talking in his sleep for a year. By her account, he broke into chatter most nights, within 10 minut...