"Sometimes," said Walt Disney, "we can recognize ourselves in animals. That's what makes them so interesting." He was more right than he knew. One group of people may have had particular insight into human sleep behavior and its disorders: Disney animators.
You might assume that the apocalypse will be scored with some Wagnerian black metal, or at least a swelling orchestral arrangement. But we think you’ll meet the end with a catchy earworm torturing you. Here are 12 tunes that will be stuck in your head as the world comes down.
Sleeping isn't just about refreshing us for the day ahead. It also has a more long-term impact on our health. The deep REM sleep associated with dreams actually shuts off our brain's stress chemistry and soothes our most painful memories.
The problem with trying to do any sort of meaningful research into the way people dream is that it's not exactly easy to give instructions to someone who is asleep. Most of us have no control over what we do when we're sleeping, and limited memories of what we did.
With the broadcast networks' upfront presentations right around the corner, TV studios everywhere are scrambling to pitch shows for Fall 2011. But which shows will make it past the pilot stage? Rumor has it some promising shows are in danger.
The young mutants of X-Men: First Class explain why the movie focuses on more obscure characters. Martin Sheen is amazed with the new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield. Plus a new Prometheus love interest, a massive Doctor Who roundup, and much more!