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How Microbes May Control Our Body's Inner Clock

Though the circadian rhythm is hard to control directly, researchers have learned it can be trained indirectly through diet. By switching the timing and content of meals, we can change that inner clock to better reflect the world outside. How exactly food can change our rest patterns happens has been difficult to figure out yet over the past few years, one particular culprit has been identified: our microbial population.
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Heading to Rwanda Part 2: Airplane Access Denied

My passport had plenty of time on it for just my trip to Rwanda -- but I am going to Kenya after and by then, my passport would have had about four months left on it. I decided not to risk it and got my passport renewed (even paid a pretty penny to put a rush on it!). I thought "Now I'll be fine, right?" Wrong! When I showed up to the airport in Toronto, all ready to head off for my African adventure, I was not allowed to get on the plane...