Dan Cheddesingh

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Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after a century of expectation

Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein<p>Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.<p>“We have detected …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

Across Cultures, Music Therapy Promotes Sounder Sleep

Music does more than soothe the savage beast. It also provides relief for the irritated insomniac.<p>That’s the conclusion of a just-published …

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Study: Listening to Certain Sounds Seems to Improve Sleep

Participants played "pink noise" that was synchronized to their brain rhythms slept more deeply and had increased memory retention.<p>Fey Illyas/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Out at the fringes of sleep research, small studies have shown that applying a "gentle electric current" can ease the brain into deep sleep, …

The Neural Code and Dreaming

Dream research is bedeviled by its dependence on the subjective verbal report of the dreamer. We cannot independently verify if a person has been …

Running away from jet lag: How exercise can help overcome travel fatigue

By John Donnelly<p>I had been told not to run in New Delhi. The air was bad. Run in the gym, friends suggested. Just don’t go outside. I had been given similar advice in Beijing, Tehran, Baghdad, Moscow, even New York — sometimes for the air quality, sometimes because of street crime, once because of …

Things I Would Like to Say to the Half-Empty Bottle of NyQuil on My Nightstand

I want to go to sleep. Leave me alone.<p><i>[Lies on bed; sleeps for three hours; wakes up drenched in sweat with covers twisted around body.]</i><p>GODDAM IT, WHAT PART OF “LEAVE ME ALONE” DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND? I’M FREEZING.<p><i>[Flings twisted covers aside; sleeps for twenty more minutes.]</i><p>All right, look: it’s …

Perchance to Dream

The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I’m tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon, and I am tired in the evening, except right when I try to go to sleep. I am tired when I’m …

Not Getting Consistent, Adequate Sleep Is Still Really Bad For You

<i>And now a team of researchers find that "social jet lag" may also be linked with higher obesity rates.</i><p>"We have identified a syndrome in modern society that has not been recognized until recently," said study author Till Roenneberg in a news release. "It concerns an increasing discrepancy between …

Better Sleep Through Meditation: 4 Techniques To Try Tonight

Anyone who's ever experienced a fitful night of sleep knows that "just relax" is easier said than done. But do-it-yourself meditation practices may help you prepare for rest, and put worries or discomfort behind you.<p>These techniques work best when done right before bed, in a quiet, calming …

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

People juggle many demands in their life that can cut into their sleep; work, family, and even leisure are often the culprits. As a result, people often experience the accumulation of lost sleep known as sleep debt. Yet many people experience a paradox: They carry a huge sleep debt, but when they …

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