A Blog Around The Clock

Archives for April, 2009

My picks from ScienceDaily

Biological Basis For The Eight-hour Workday?: The circadian clock coordinates physiological and behavioral processes on a 24-hour rhythm, allowing animals to anticipate changes in their environment and prepare accordingly. Scientists already know that some genes are controlled by the clock and are turned on only one time during each 24-hour cycle. Now, researchers at the…

In today’s papers….

When I woke up this morning and went online while kids were getting up and ready for school, the first this I saw was this tweet by abelpharmboy: Two articles on @BoraZ in today’s Durham Herald-Sun. Will post links later. Herald-Sun has pain in the ass registration to access site. So, I went out and…

Clock News

Two interesting new papers in PLoS Biology today: A Role for the PERIOD:PERIOD Homodimer in the Drosophila Circadian Clock: The current models of circadian clocks in flies and mammals involve the formation of complexes between clock proteins in the cytoplasm. These complexes are usually heterodimers (that is, made up of two different clock proteins) and…

Happy birthday Samuel Morse

Thanks to Google, we know that today is the birthday of the first Twitterer:

Here are the submissions for OpenLab 2009 to date. As we have surpassed 100 entries, all of them, as well as the “submit” buttons and codes, are under the fold. You can buy the 2006, 2007 and 2008 editions at Lulu.com. Please use the submission form to add more of your and other people’s posts…

My picks from ScienceDaily

Clock Quotes

Sometimes … when you stand face to face with someone, you cannot see his face. (Following summit meeting with Ronald Reagan) – Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (b. 1931)

Spiders On Drugs

If you missed it before, I have written about this kind of research before – this is interesting stuff, as much as the video is just plain funny (video, hat-tip: Psique).

Do you love or hate Cilantro?

If you think that political or religious debates can get nasty, you haven’t seen anything until you go online as see how much hate exists between people who love cilantro and those who hate cilantro. What horrible words they use to describe each other!!!! Last weekend, I asked why is this and searched Twitter and…