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CHRONOBIOLOGY
 

The Body’s Clock Offers a Rhythmic Target to Viruses

By  VERONIQUE GREENWOOD

Viruses and other parasites may sync with their host’s biological clock — or reset it — to gain an advantage.

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BIOLOGY(2015)
 

How the Body’s Trillions of Clocks Keep Time

By  VERONIQUE GREENWOOD 

Cellular clocks are almost everywhere. Clues to how they work are coming from the places that they’re not.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2017)
 

How Circadian Clocks Differ From Sleep

By  VERONIQUE GREENWOOD

The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to solve.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG

 

What’s the Magic Behind Graphene’s ‘Magic’ Angle?

By  DAVID H. FREEDMAN

A new theoretical model may help explain the shocking onset of superconductivity in stacked, twisted carbon sheets.

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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
 

A Child’s Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism

By  MARCUS WOO

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GENOMICS

 

Ancient DNA Yields Snapshots of Vanished Ecosystems

By  MONIQUE BROUILLETTE

Surviving fragments of genetic material preserved in sediments allow metagenomics researchers to see the full diversity of past life — even microbes.

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ABSTRACTIONS BLOG(2018)
 

What a Newfound Kingdom Means for the Tree of Life

By  JONATHAN LAMBERT

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