I originally launched my web-related service offerings in 1998, when I began providing low-level consulting services to local professionals, teaching them about the web and what they could do with it.


After securing a respectable clientele, I decided to branch out in order to offer my services to a wider audience, and I subsequently created a more public home on the web to further the cause in 2005 with the launch of a web services firm called PALSYS.


Since that time, my work has been focused not only on technical development, but also content creation; while it is easily lost behind the media-driven face of the modern web, the written (or typed) word is still the real language that powers information exchange, and I am in the business of promoting words in general.


I am now an online publisher of engaging, enjoyable content on a variety of subjects, working to fill the web with the kind of words that people want to read. My content is published on both websites that I own and those of my clients, helping them to rank well in search engines, draw new traffic, and create new subscribers.


So what is it that I can do for you, exactly? Well, besides being something of a magician with the English language, I also boast sturdy HTML, CSS and PHP skills, along with extensive experience in social media, search engine optimization, and other forms of marketing, allowing me to offer you well-rounded assistance with nearly any project, web-based or otherwise.

How Do Roosters Know When It’s Morning?

How Do Roosters Know When It’s Morning?

Roosters are well-known for their morning cock-a-doodle-doo, but are they really equipped to tell the time of day with any reliability? A new study suggests that male roosters know the time of day with astounding accuracy, all thanks to a circadian clock.

The journal Current Biology published this week the results of a study aimed at identifying exactly what mechanism roosters use to tell the time of day, allowing them to crow promptly each morning.

While the obvious answer is that they see the sun rise above the horizon and respond accordingly, get this: roosters placed in an environment with constant lighting still crow first thing in the morning, like clockwork. While they do crow in response to light – at the sight of car headlights, for example – light isn’t the only thing at play in this equation.

Besides being a bit counter-intuitive to what most would consider an obvious answer, this curious fact lead the researchers behind this study to take a closer look, and what they found is even more interesting: roosters boast the same kind of internal clock that we posses.

Called a circadian clock, this internal time measurement system relies on biochemical mechanisms to oscillate with a period of 24 hours, allowing the creatures who have them to tell the time of day regardless of external stimuli like sunlight or temperature.

Playing a major role in many natural process, for humans and other animals alike, the circadian clock helps blind fish to navigate safely under the sea, mammals like us to sleep and eat – and roosters how to crow.

Chris
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