The Time I Bought Brain-Enhancing Powder on the Internet
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And the brief and exciting fling that followed.
Are Sarcasm and Creativity Linked?
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Go ahead, roll those eyes.
How We Treated Narcolepsy, Then vs. Now
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From noticing the disease in the 1600s to pinpointing its cause in the 2000s.
Chew on This: The Case for Gum's Brain-Boosting Abilities
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For 75 years, scientists have looked for a connection between gum-chewing and cognition. Does one exist?
Why Don't Characters Enter Through the Bedroom Window Anymore?
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It was once the ultimate sign of affection. Now, it's only done as an homage to more innocent times. What gives?
Can Believing You Sleep Well Erase the Effects of a Poor Night's Rest?
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Is ignorance about a poor night's sleep really bliss?
One Sleep or Two? Understanding the Debate Over Segmented Sleep
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How did our ancestors sleep? Does it matter?
Calling all Road Trippers: Here's the Best Way to Fall Asleep in the Car
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Some advice for conking out on the road.
Scientists Are Learning How to Influence Our Memory As We Sleep
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Researchers are hard at work on a method of memory activation that could not only help people learn languages faster, but also help people eliminate terrifying remembrances. The best part? It'll happen while we sleep.
Sunflowers Have Circadian Rhythms, Too
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Some cool breaking news from the world of botany.