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Chicago data suggests light pollution disrupts animals’ biological clocks and reduces habitat value

Population growth, economic development, and urbanization mean more ecosystems are lit throughout the night. Ecologists and astronomers, among other concerned folks, have been raising the alarm that “ecological light pollution” is disrupting ecosystems’ natural cycles of light

The clockwork behind depression

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression and the number is increasing. Currently, we don’t know exactly what causes depression. However, what we do know is that depression and the circadian rhythm