All multicellular life that we know of has circadian rhythms- oscillations in biological activity that repeat every 24 hours. Correspondingly, Earth’s tilt has prompted in many species the evolution of annual rhythms which follow the seasons. Some animals migrate, others hibernate or have mating seasons, and plants cycle their leaves…

Humans like to think of themselves as pretty good eaters. Whatever you last ate is sitting in your gut, being broken down into its basic parts, to be remixed later into the molecular stuff that makes you tick. Despite the breadth of things we’ve found ingenious ways to ingest, on…

Nicholas Gentry

PhD Candidate in Biomedical Sciences at UCSF

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