Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Fitbit kicked off this trend when it released the first tracker in 2009.Little more than a glorified pedometer at the time, the Fitbit couldn’t monitor your heart rate, pay for anything, or even tell you the time.Fears over bad sleep are getting the TED treatment and topping best-seller lists.

Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

Star Wars News: There Might Be a New ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

The Real Deal: As the Skywalker saga wraps up, it might make fans everywhere happy to know that those working on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker had a particular advisor on hand as a sounding board—and it’s not Dave Filoni.

Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space

Padmé Amidala, Queen of Empty Space

In The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, below the portrait of sharp-eyed Padmé with the bright red ribbon in her hair, a note by McCaig describes some queen who never was: “The moment Padmé realizes Anakin can't be saved, she should do the thing that she needs to do—out of love.

Cantina Talk: What Will Happen to Star Wars Now?

Cantina Talk: What Will Happen to Star Wars Now?

As of this writing, it’s unclear what this means for the future of the franchise on the big screen, beyond the obvious: The first movie after next month’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was going to be the first installment of Benioff and Weiss’ trilogy in 2022, isn’t going to happen after all.

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

Star Wars News: 'The Rise of Skywalker' Will Address the Toxic Rey-Kylo Relationship

The real deal: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is either going to be a shipper's dream or their nightmare.The source: Former Star Wars voice actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Probability of accuracy: This one is very, very difficult to nail down.

New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Footage Shows Rey Breaking Bad

New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Footage Shows Rey Breaking Bad

But most of all, it's got an enticing addition to the Star Wars lightsaber canon .Sure, you could pick apart individual screenshots from the trailer.

Cantina Talk: But Really, What Are Sith Troopers?

Cantina Talk: But Really, What Are Sith Troopers?

Now, a new post on Making Star Wars has a theory, informed by rumors from unnamed sources: The Sith troopers, it declares, are part of a previously unknown fleet loyal to Emperor Palpatine that has been hidden in the outer limits of the galaxy for years, returning to deal with an unsuspecting threat posed by … the First Order, of all things.

Star Wars News: 'Rise of Skywalker' Reshoots Are Happening, Apparently

Star Wars News: 'Rise of Skywalker' Reshoots Are Happening, Apparently

The real deal: Apparently, additional shoots are underway for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , with a of sources reporting that Black Park in the UK has been closed off for either reshoots or pickups, with an X-wing fighter being part of the additional shots.

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Star Wars News: What Do 'The Rise of Skywalker' International Titles Mean?

Do Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles contain hidden meanings? The Real Deal: Considering it's a title that's been picked apart for every nuance of potential meaning, perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that a lot of attention is being paid to the fact that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 's international titles are getting a lot of scrutiny.

Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private

Google Turns to Retro Cryptography to Keep Datasets Private

"The net result is that we can perform this computation without exposing any individual data and only getting the aggregate result," says Amanda Walker, a privacy tools and infrastructure engineering manager at Google.

New Space Telescopes Could Look Like Giant Beach Balls

New Space Telescopes Could Look Like Giant Beach Balls

He is also working on two NASA proposals to send the large balloon reflector to the stratosphere and the Terahertz Space Telescope to orbit.

Star Wars News: The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Are Helming the Next Movie

Star Wars News: The 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Are Helming the Next Movie

The Real Deal: The Benioff and Weiss announcement wasn't the only thing Iger confirmed while speaking at the Sixth Annual Moffett Nathanson Media & Communications Summit last week; he also revealed the (only logical, if you think about it) news that Lucasfilm was at work on a previously-unknown third live action Star Wars series for Disney+, although no further details were revealed.

Star Wars News: George Lucas Worked on the 'Rise of Skywalker' Story

Star Wars News: George Lucas Worked on the 'Rise of Skywalker' Story

The Real Deal: For everyone wondering what to make of Emperor Palpatine's laugh in the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , here's a frustrating new detail to consider: The laughter isn't actually from the movie at all, but is apparently library audio from some unknown source.

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

After Walker’s talk, he was mobbed by acolytes in the conference center desperate to tell him how much his book—which covers the same topic as his TED talk—changed their lives, how they’d given up caffeine and alcohol and stopped feeling bad for leaving parties early to get sleep or refusing to look at work emails in bed.

Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

Game of Thrones Breaks Viewership Records

Speaking of things Jon Snow knows, Kit Harington doesn't know how to GAF about what critics write about the Game of Thrones' final season. Mark Hamill Knows Disney Can't Fire Him. Turns out, Kit Harington isn't the only one speaking his mind lately.

Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town

Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town

When I asked Caltech geologist Brian Wernicke, a giant in the field of global geophysics, if it was possible that Faulds was paying too much attention to the Walker Lane, he replied, quickly and without irony: “Well, it's the most interesting place in the world.” In terms of understanding how continents deform and how seismic hazards relate to plate tectonics, he added, “it's an unparalleled natural laboratory.”.

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

Cantina Talk: Is Star Wars Going on Hiatus? Only Kinda

The Real Deal: OK, let’s not play around: This is what you want .Yes, the official title and teaser trailer for the last episode in the Skywalker Saga are finally here, and now we know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the following things:Rey carrying both Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and Han Solo's blaster.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Watch the Trailer Here

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: Watch the Trailer Here

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20.Why a new crop of electric SUV batteries come up short Is it OK to make your dog vegan ?Coding is for everyone—as long as you speak English Celebrating Tower Bridge, London's engineering marvel The body pullers of Raqqa, Syria👀 Looking for the latest gadgets?

Seeing hidden worlds under melting ice – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Seeing hidden worlds under melting ice – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

OMG is a multi-pronged effort to map the underwater contours of the Greenland coast, and better understand how warming ocean waters drive melting ice. A giant leap forward came late in 2017, when NASA, the University of California, Irvine and others published high resolution maps of the bedrock and sea floor around Greenland.