Most people spend around a third of their lives asleep, and yet we know almost nothing about what goes on in the land of nod. So this week we’re going "under the covers" to investigate the science of sleeping including hearing from sleep talkers, probing the world of lucid dreaming and finding out what sleep deprivation does to the brain. Plus, in the news, the missing Beagle 2 probe is pinpointed, how the ingredients for life on Earth could have been cooked up in comets, and the computer that knows you better than your best friend...
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12 years after it went missing on Mars, the Beagle 2 probe
has been found unharmed...
How well do your friends know you? A computer that uses Facebook "likes" is a better predictor of your personality than your mum...
Inaccurate perceptions of science subjects could be putting women off pursuing STEM subjects, according to a new study...
Where did the ingredients for life come from? A new study
suggests that deep-space sugars could hold the key...
Should we be adapting our lifestyle to suit our sleep
needs? A new study with teenagers suggests we should
be considering it...
Lucid dreaming is the ability to take control of your dreams. But how do you
Almost all of us will at some point blurt out nonsense during our sleep, but
why do we say what we say?
Sleep deprivation: an unfortunate reality in people's lives. Soldiers live on just 4 hours sleep a night for months on end, but how...?
What happens to the brain's biochemistry when we sleep, and is sleep deprivation a risk factor for neurodegenerative disease?
If you fall asleep and start dreaming, but you dream you are awake, do you still get a good night's sleep?