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New research helps to explain how temperature shifts the circadian clock

New research helps to explain how temperature shifts the circadian clockOne important aspect of the internal time-keeping system continues to perplex scientists: its complex response to temperature, which can shift the clock forward or backward, but cannot change its 24-hour period. New experiments help explain how this is possible. More »

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By tracking water molecules, physicists hope to unlock secrets of life

Compared to any other liquid on Earth, water behaves in strange and unexpected ways, yet its unusual properties enable and protect life as we know it. By tracking individual water molecules in a “supercooled” state, scientists find what explains one of water’s most notable and life-saving features: its astounding capacity to resist gaining or losing heat. More »

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