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The world's only immortal animal

(http://green.yahoo.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 4 years ago
The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be ... More>>>
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The Future of Human Evolution

(http://www.humansfuture.org) - scanned by: evo4ata over 4 years ago
Scientific and speculative articles about the future of human evolution regarding to artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, transhumanism, nanotechnology, space colonization, time travel, life extension and human enhancement More>>>
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Science Traces DNA Back to Marine Origins

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Score another one for hindsight, aka retroquant. Toronto based Professor Hughes and colleagues have traced thousands of genes across tens of species as far afield as people, poultry and pufferfish. They found that while the actual genes have evol... More>>>
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Endangered Oceans - Deadzones Expanding (VIDEO)

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
More "Blue Planet in Peril" news: new calculations made by marine chemists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute suggest that low-oxygen "dead zones" in the ocean could expand significantly over the next century. M... More>>>
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Technology

Secret Law of Flying Could Inspire Better Robots

(http://blog.wired.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A unifying theory of winged locomotion could explain the magical mid-air maneuvers of birds and insects, and guide the design of flying robots. More>>>
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Carbon-sink experiment sunk by hungry crustaceans

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Sure enough the iron triggered a bloom of phytoplankton. Dead bloom particles were then expected to sink to the ocean bed, dragging carbon along with them. More>>>
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Biotechnology

A Machine That Speeds Up Evolution

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
A genome-wide approach to genetic engineering greatly speeds the manufacture of bacteria for making drugs and biofuels. More>>>
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Stem Cell Tumor a Cautionary Reminder

(http://blog.wired.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Stem cells have great promise, but it won't be realized without a lot of clinical trials and errors, and likely some tragic side effects and missteps. More>>>
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"Longevity gene" may boost lifespan

(http://www.world-science.net) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A varia­t­ion in a gene called FOX­O3A seems to in­crease hu­man life ex­pect­an­cy in popula­t­ions world­wide, sci­en­tists re­port. More>>>
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Canadian scientists read minds with infrared scan

(http://www.eurekalert.org) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Using optical brain imaging, Bloorview researchers decode preference with 80 percent accuracy More>>>
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Biotechnology

Skin Color Studies On Tadpoles Lead To Cancer A...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Uncontrolled movement and growth of pigment cells (melanophore) in both tadpoles and humans causes a particularly dangerous form of skin cancer. By blocking the migration of these cells, the development and spread of cancerous tumours can potentia... More>>>
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Single cell 'can store memories'

(http://news.bbc.co.uk) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Just one brain cell is capable of holding fleeting memories vital for our everyday life. More>>>
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