According to folklore, the full moon does more than just turn us into raving lunatics and werewolves — it also affects our sleep, and not in a good way. A new study is now showing this is true — and that the influence of the full moon is far worse than we thought.
If there's one thing I love more than octopuses, octopodes and octopi (all of which are perfectly acceptable pluralizations of the word octopus, thank you very much), it's pedantry. And good grief, does Phil Plait ever serve up a whopping helping of the stuff in reaction to today's Earth-Day themed Google Doodle.
Discovery's Moon In My Room is an AA-powered smart nightlight that hangs, wire-free, from any wall. You can flip through the phases showing on its detailed, accurate lunar surface, or just go hands-off, letting it rotate through all 12 phases on its own. When the sun goes down, a light sensor turns up the moonglow.…