The circadian rhythms of death

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of...

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maggie Koerth-Baker, boingboing.net

This is pos­si­bly one of the weird­est things I have read this year.

You (yes, you) are more like­ly to die around 11:00 am than any other time. That is, pro­vid­ed your death is the sort that hap­pens in old age, as opposed to, say, being hit …

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The circadian rhythms of death

Silicon Valley, meet Genome Valley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Koerth-Baker, boingboing.net

More than 100 bio­med­ical and life sci­ence com­pa­nies are clus­tered in Genome Val­ley, a research park in Hyder­abad, India. (Via Joanne Man­aster)

Silicon Valley, meet Genome Valley

Digital tracking reveals the relation between birds and cigarette butts

What birds are doing with your cigarette butts
Maggie Koerth-Baker, boingboing.net

Nico­tine is one of nature’s bug zap­pers. Seri­ous­ly. Lots of plants have evolved to pro­duce bug-repelling chem­i­cals as part of their defense mech­a­nisms and tobac­co hap­pens to be one of those plants.

So when city-dwelling birds use the…

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The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100

Maggie Koerth-Baker, boingboing.net

I real­ly enjoyed read­ing a recent story in The New York Times Mag­a­zine about attempts to under­stand extreme longevi­ty — the weird ten­den­cy for cer­tain pop­u­la­tions to have larger-than-average num­bers of peo­ple who live well into their…

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The infrastructure of longevity — a systems-level perspective of living to 100