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Early Bird or Night Owl? It May Be in Your Genes

Posted by External 2 days ago General — If no amount of coffee seems to help you feel fresh and alert in the morning, you may be able to blame your genes. A new study by the genetics company 23andMe has identified 15 regions of the human genome that are linked to being a morning person. Read More
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Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction

Posted by External 2 days ago General — Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a new study shows. Read More
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Modern microbial ecosystems provide window to early life on Earth

Posted by External 3 days ago General — New research provides new insight into one of the world's most diverse and extensive ecosystems of living microbes. The study offers a new perspective on the growth and structure of rare, microbial reefs, called stromatolites, which are a window into the emergence and evolution of life on Earth. Read More
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Early agriculture staved off global cooling, mounting evidence suggests

Posted by External 19 days ago General — Early human agriculture cancelled natural cooling of Earth's climate, new ice core data and other evidence confirm. Earth naturally cycles between cool glacial periods and warmer interglacial periods because of variations in its orbit around the sun. We currently are in an interglacial period, called the Holocene epoch, which began nearly 12,000 years ago. Read More
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How exercising early in life alters gut microbes and promotes a healthier brain

Posted by External 33 days ago General — The human gut harbors a teeming menagerie of over 100 trillion microorganisms, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered that exercising early in life can alter that microbial community for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity over the course of a lifetime. Read More
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