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December 1996 Frontiers cover, Taking Apart the Body's Clock

Taking Apart the Body's Clock
December 1996

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Taking Apart the Body's Clock: How Do Molecules Tell Us the Time?
Our genes tell us when to wake up, sleep, eat and get some exercise. By learning more about how our biological clocks work, we may learn to control these mechanisms and re-set our clocks when needed.

Tomato Research: Ripe For the Picking
Discoveries in the laboratory gardens are leading to better tasting, disease-resistant fruits and easier harvesting of many plants.

Under the Sea: Exotic New Landscapes
Now that scientists can "see" the ocean floor with a multi-beam echo-sounding system, they're discovering that underwater geology is far more complex than they'd ever thought.

Study Helps Define Innovators and R&D Performers
An international survey investigates the common characteristics of companies that are investing technologically changed products or processes.

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Creating a Fair World Through Math
Researchers use mathematical theories to devise new ways of achieving a fair, if not equal, division of resources.

Unusual Rock Upsets Geology Theory
Perched on top of the Alps, a crystal-filled rock defies the standard theory of plate tectonics.


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