Foundation for the Study of Cycles - The World Center for Cycles Research

A Partial Listing of Various Phenomena in Which Rhythmic Cycles Have Been Discovered...

  NATURAL SCIENCE

ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

  • Auroras, comets, meteor showers
  • Planets, satellites, asteroids
  • Rotation of galaxies
  • Sunspots and other solar phenomena
  • Variable stars

BIOLOGY

  • Abundance and activity of bacteria in human beings
  • Bacteriology
  • Hormone Cycles

BOTANY

  • Abundance of crops, plants, seeds, and algae
  • Assimilation and photosynthesis
  • Concentration of growth substances
  • Electrical conductivity of sap
  • Electrical excitability of mimosa
  • Electrical potential of trees
  • Fiber and individual organ growth
  • Nectar production and sugar content
  • Photoperiodicity
  • Thickness of tree rings

ENTOMOLOGY

  • Abundance and activity of insects
  • Feeding, hatching, and migration
  • Pigment changes of certain insects

HERPETOLOGY

  • Abundance of snakes and amphibians
  • Activity of lizards and salamanders
  • Pigment changes in salamanders

ICHTHYOLOGY & LIMNOLOGY

  • Abundance of algae, plankton, and fish
  • Egg cycle of various fish
  • Migrations                                    .

INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY

  • Abundance of various invertebrates
  • Body temperature and metabolic rate
  • Contraction waves in worms                
  • Germ cell maturation
  • Light production and photic responses
  • Migration of various invertebrates
  • Surface color and pigment changes

MAMMALOGY

  • Abundance and activity of various mammals
  • Fur production
  • Physical cycles and activity-rest periods
  • Variations in milk production  

ORNITHOLOGY

  • Abundance of various birds
  • Metabolic  activity      
  • Migration
  • Wing beats of various birds

CLIMATOLOGY

  • Air movements and wind direction
  • Barometric pressure and temperature
  • Glacial movements
  • Ozone content of the atmosphere
  • Precipitation, including abnormalities
  • Storm tracts

GEOLOGY

  • Earthquakes, geysers, volcanic eruptions
  • Encrustations of archaeological artifacts
  • Geologic epochs and periods
  • Sedimentary deposits, varves, seiches
  • Soil erosion
  • Thickness of rock strata

GEOPHYSICS (also see Climatology)

  • Radio propagation quality
  • Terrestrial magnetism

HYDROLOGY AND  HYDROGRAPHICS

  • Lake, river, and sea levels
  • Ocean currents, temperature, and waves
  • River flow and run-off
  • Tides

MEDICINE

  • Abundance of disease organisms & parasitic worms
  • Births and mortalities
  • Blood pressure and blood-sugar content
  • Body temperature and metabolism
  • Electrical skin resistance                          
  • Emotions and mental activity
  • Endocrine and glandular secretions
  • Epidemics and pandemics
  • Fevers and after-shock
  • Incidence of diseases and disorders
  • Muscular, nervous, and sexual activity
  • Plasma chemistry variations
  • Psychiatric abnormalities
  • Respiration and visceral activities
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Veterinary diseases

PHYSICS

  • Activity of electrons and molecular vibrations
  • Electromagnetic waves and flux
  • Radio and sound waves

 SOCIAL SCIENCE

ECONOMICS

  • Advertising efficiency
  • Agricultural production
  • Building and real estate activity
  • Commodity prices
  • Financial data
  • General business activity
  • Imports, exports, trade activity
  • Production, consumption, sales
  • Purchasing power
  • Transportation                     
  • Wage earner activity

SOCIOLOGY

  • Civil and international war battles
  • Creativity and inventiveness
  • Crime
  • Cultures and civilizations
  • Fashion
  • Human ability, excitability, output
  • Insanity
  • Intellectual interest
  • Liberalism versus conservatism 
  • Marriages and births
  • Military-political activity
  • Periods of emotional excitement      
  • Population
  • Religious and scientific activity
  • Strikes and unemployment