Latest Matthew Walker Stories

new galaxies
2014-07-14 04:48:46

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While images of the Milky Way or Andromeda galaxies may dominate our mind’s image of what a galaxy looks like, the fact is that the largest objects in the Universe come in all shapes and sizes. In fact, most galaxies in the cosmos are known as dwarf galaxies. These systems are, as the name might suggest, smaller versions of the elliptical, spiral, and irregular galaxies that usually spring to mind. In many cases, these...

2014-04-16 08:21:53

NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from Google into the purchasing behaviour of retail tire customers shows a marked increase in online tire purchases. This comes as no surprise to Tireweb Marketing, a company dedicated to providing customised websites for tire dealers focused on conversion rates and sales data. What may be surprising to many tire dealers is the increasing sophistication of the consumer and the importance for high-quality, visual information on...

2014-03-18 08:22:12

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tireweb Marketing announces the release of TirewebLocal, a web directory and reviews management service designed for tire dealers and auto repair shops. TirewebLocal helps dealers to create and manage their web presence across over 250 online directories, review websites, search engines and mapping services. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85406-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85406LOGO-b "Having a...

2014-02-03 08:21:16

Tire retailers gain competitive advantage when their website delivers customised business intelligence about purchasing habits. As more consumers shop on the web for tires, capturing data about each visitor is critical to success. Tireweb Marketing's Ezytire websites analyse pricing data, demand data, consumer demographic data and buying behaviour to automatically personalise the search results and the consumer experience on each site. NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all...

Researchers Link Sleep Deprivation And Anxiety
2013-06-26 16:05:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Everyone knows what kind of effect a good night’s sleep can have on mood and new research from the University of California, Berkeley has shown that sleep deprivation can amplify activity in brain regions responsible for anxiety. The researchers’ study, which was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that people who are naturally more anxious are more vulnerable to this effect of inadequate sleep....

What Is Dark Matter Podcast
2013-02-27 13:12:35

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Listen to redOrbit's exclusive interview “What Is Dark Matter Podcast” with Dr. Matthew Walker (Or right-click on the above link to download the file to your computer) In the early 1930s, the Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwickey made a startling observation that would eventually become one of the greatest cosmological riddles of the twentieth century and beyond. While attempting to measure the mass of a large...

Poor Sleep Linked To Memory Loss
2013-01-28 05:02:44

[ Watch the Video: Good Sleep Equals Good Memory ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of quality, deep sleep could play a vital role in the memory loss sometimes experienced by older men and women, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered. Matthew Walker, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at UC Berkeley, and colleagues discovered that the brain waves generated during slow-wave sleep help move memories from...

Dreaming Helps Take The Sting Out Of Painful Memories
2011-11-24 05:05:44

UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help. UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.