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What Winds the Body’s Clock?

September 10, 2012

You may not be familiar with the term “circadian rhythm,” but you’re probably familiar with the idea of the body’s internal clock. A variety of biological processes in the body are set to a 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms, as these daily [Read more]

Alan Turing’s Underrated Biology

March 19, 2012

By Rob Mitchum Alan Turing is best known as the father of the modern computer, a skillful World War II codebreaker, and a pioneer in the study of artificial intelligence. But in the last years before Turing’s death at age 41, he  aimed his [Read more]

Locating the Brain’s Strike Zone

January 18, 2012

In baseball, much is made of the half-second or less a batter is given to swing or not swing at each 100-mph fastball. But another important snap decision is made by the home plate umpire, who must pinpoint the position of the ball as it crosses the [Read more]