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2012-08-30 10:42:15

When Thomas Edison tested the first light bulb in 1879, he could never have imagined that his invention could one day contribute to a global obesity epidemic.

2012-08-29 07:42:04

Disruptions to the circadian rhythm can affect the growth of blood vessels in the body, thus causing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

2012-05-24 19:10:36

A new Northwestern University study shows that the biological clock is not the only clock women trying to conceive should consider.

2011-10-13 11:38:13

It's no secret that long-distance, west-to-east air travel – Seattle to Paris, for example – can raise havoc with a person's sleep and waking patterns, and that the effects are substantially less pronounced when traveling in the opposite direction.

2011-09-07 11:15:29

Do animals that have evolved for millions of years underground, completely isolated from the day-night cycle, still "know" what time it is?

2011-09-01 16:43:39

Yale University researchers have identified a key genetic gear that keeps the circadian clock of plants ticking, a finding that could have broad implications for global agriculture.

2011-07-21 13:08:05

Circadian rhythms — the natural cycle that dictates our biological processes over a 24-hour day — does more than tell us when to sleep or wake.

2011-02-16 17:13:05

Northwestern University scientists have discovered a new mechanism in the core gears of the circadian clock.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).