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Jessa Gamble
Futurist and science journalist

Jessa Gamble is a science writer and co-owner of the Last Word On Nothing blog. Her latest book is The Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How We Measure and Experience Time (2011). She lives in Yellowknife, Canada.

Written by Jessa Gamble

Essay/
Sleep and dreams
Life in Circadia

The ticking of the bodyclock can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence

Jessa Gamble

Essay/
Future of technology
The end of sleep?

New technologies are emerging that could radically reduce our need to sleep - if we can bear to use them

Jessa Gamble