Tagged: teenage

Teenagers and electronic devices: Use at night affects sleep - Sleep on it

Karyn O'Keeffe Nov 26, 2014

Anyone with teenagers will know that they prefer to go to bed later and get up later than most adults. This pattern occurs as a result of biological changes to the timing of their circadian body clock, which shifts later relative to the day/night cycle. These changes can make it difficult for teenagers to fall asleep at a time that … Read More

Exor-tainment - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 12, 2012

In 2007, Janet Moses died during a prolonged and horrifying exorcism held by her family to remove “evil spirits” from her. It was this case that prompted me to write my first piece of science communication about the dangers of pseudoscience. Around the world we see, again and again, deaths occurring as the result of exorcisms and similar … Read More