In a vivid dream state, it can seem you are being attacked by a supernatural or alien entity. Photograph: Getty Images

You might not believe in ghosts, fairies or devils, but they’re hard to avoid at Halloween. Belief in such entities is often dismissed as irrationa(...)

Robot stories were in the news, as a Japanese hotel opened with a staff of 80 robots. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

We’re more than halfway through the year, and there are a few patterns emerging with Old Moore’s predictions. He’s very fond of space, robots, cele(...)

Some 86 per cent of those who slept less than an inch apart described themselves as being happy with their relationship. Photograph: Getty Images

The position you take while asleep in bed provides clues about the quality of the relationship with your partner. The researcher behind (...)

Prof Richard Wiseman: ‘more to luck than luck’.

Is luck a matter of luck? That question has perplexed philosophers, writers and psychologists for millennia. The old maxim that luck happens when prep(...)