February 8, 2002
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Scientists in the USA have discovered [NYTimes] a new cell in the eye responsible for resetting the biological clock. Its being called "heretical".. Not every day, Dr. Provencio said, do scientists find a new body function.
posted by stbalbach (3 comments total)
So, um, which eye should I poke to reset? And how hard?
Ow. OW!

(Kidding aside, I had to do a double-take on the words "biological clock." I was under the impression that this had something to do with aging and reproduction rather than our regular day-to-day biorhythms. :) It's cool science regardless, and good news for frequent fliers and insomiacs.)
posted by brownpau at 8:11 AM on February 8, 2002

This will be important is we ever move to Mars (24 hours and 37 minutes in a day).
posted by quirked at 8:19 AM on February 8, 2002

Way cool...some of my best are optometrists, and I can't wait to show them this article and watch their reaction. Fascinating stuff.
posted by davidmsc at 8:58 PM on February 8, 2002

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