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Sleeping In Too Much On The Weekend May Be Bad For Your Health

Past studies suggest that messing with your natural circadian sleep rhythm can have adverse affects on your health. A new study, however, suggests that greatly altering your sleeping schedule on the weekend can have a similar effect.

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled after Malaysian police branded it “illegal” and “ridiculous”. “There is nothing scientific about sex with robots,” said a police chief. However, others believe there are many interesting and important aspects of intimate robot partners that are worth researching and discussing.

Know When To Use Heat Or Ice For Different Injuries [Infographic]

When you’ve got a headache, a sprained ankle, or some other pain, should you ice it or apply heat? Consult this handy reference chart for the solution.

2015 Is Set To Be The Hottest Year Ever

2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization. Worldwide temperatures are expected for the first time to reach more than 1℃ above pre-industrial temperatures.

The Chemistry Behind Making The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Video: A great grilled cheese sandwich is all about picking the best cheese for melting. With a little chemistry know-how, you can make sure your sandwich is a gooey, flavourful masterpiece.

How To Find Alien Life On Distant Exoplanets

How do you go about hunting for life on another planet elsewhere in our galaxy? A useful starting point is to imagine looking from afar for signs of life on Earth. In a telescope like those we have on Earth, those aliens would likely just see the Earth and sun merged together into a single pale yellow dot.

Having Sex More Than Once A Week Probably Won't Make You Any Happier

Depending on how you feel about sex, this news might be good or it might be the worst thing ever. A recent study suggests that couples who have sex multiple times a week aren’t generating any more happiness than couples that only get down once a week.

Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Could Be Worse Than Drinking Coffee

As delicious as a perfectly brewed cup of coffee is, we generally know that we shouldn’t pour a fresh cup after a certain time — it might keep you up at night, after all. We also know that looking at our smartphones at night can ruin our sleep. But how many of us actually put our phones away, or at least use some sort of strategy to limit blue light from screens?

The Best Way To Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress

We’ve talked about using the public to motivate you before, but a recent meta-analysis of 138 different studies and experiments suggests it may, in fact, be the best method for making any real progress toward your goals.

Briefly: New Star Wars Trailer, EB Games Abuse Scandal, Cheap Fallout Bundle

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Watch the new Star Wars trailer full of new footage, EB Games to face tribunal for alleged abuse of staff, listen to Lifehacker’s new podcast with Gizmodo and Kotaku!

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