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Written By: grant on June 9, 2014 No Comment

Aquaman may have had more going for him than he gets credit for. Scientific American reveals the amazing power fish have to reverse global warming:

By assigning a dollar value to carbon stored in ocean ecosystems, two recent scientific reports are attempting to make nations reconsider the true worth of their fishing activities.

The first, [...]

Written By: grant on May 5, 2014 No Comment

PhysOrg reveals a new discovery in vampire science – that infusion of blood from young mice makes old mice brains youthful again:

…[T]hey also conducted a critical experiment that was far from sophisticated, said Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD, the senior author of the study and a professor of neurology and neurological sciences [at Stanford]. The scientists [...]

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Written By: grant on April 29, 2014 No Comment

Nature introduces yet another ethical wrinkle into the production of stem cells, with new techniques to create cell-generating embryos from adult cells:

On 17 April, researchers led by Young Gie Chung and Dong Ryul Lee at the CHA University in Seoul reported in Cell Stem Cell that they had cloned embryonic stem-cell (ES cell) [...]

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Written By: grant on April 1, 2014 No Comment

The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice is turning back the hands of time with the latest study that promises to reverse aging:

The study was published in the peer reviewed science journal Cell after researchers from both the U.S and Australia made the breakthrough discovery. Lead researcher David Sinclair of the University of New South [...]

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Written By: grant on March 28, 2014 No Comment

Science Daily has a lively take on computing, with new circuits made of living slime molds:

Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, Bristol, UK) and Theresa Schubert (Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany) have constructed logical circuits that exploit networks of interconnected slime mold tubes to process information.

One is more likely to find the slime [...]

Written By: grant on February 28, 2014 No Comment

New Scientist takes a surprisingly nuanced look at the way things like oysters and shrimp might actually be responding to trauma. They’re not all the same. Research shows that, as much as we want a guilt-free crab boil, invertebrates do feel pain… some of them:

Unlike crustaceans, insects seem to have no pain-related behaviours. [...]

Written By: grant on February 17, 2014 No Comment

Breastfeeding, the Australian Broadcasting Corp tells us, is a little more bespoke than one might expect:

“Mothers are producing different biological recipes for sons and daughters,” says Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University.

Studies in humans, monkeys and other mammals have found a variety of differences in both the content and the quantity [...]

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Written By: grant on December 11, 2013 No Comment

Nature uncovers the secret lives of creatures that never grow old:

A comparison of standardized demographic patterns across 46 species, published today in Nature, suggests that the vast diversity of ‘ageing strategies’ among them challenges the notion that evolution inevitably leads to senescence, or deterioration of mortality and fertility, with age, says Owen Jones, [...]

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