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Increasing telomerase to save you from stress

It seems that humans have, throughout their life history, suffered from a lot of stress. First there were lions and tigers and bears, then there were other humans with pointy metal objects, and now there are deadlines and traffic jams and bankruptcy...

March 25, 2013 — Scicurious

Is the Meaning of Your Life to Make Babies?

What can -- and cannot -- be learned from evolutionFrom an evolutionary gene's-eye perspective, the genes are immortal, and our role, the meaning of life, is to perpetuate the genes...

March 24, 2013 — Lawrence Rifkin

March 23, 1769: William Smith - Pioneer of Applied Geology

" William Smith Never saw a coccolith But using macrofossil data He ordered all the English strata " An anonymous clerihew dedicated to W. Smith William Smith , born March 23, 1769, introduced in his " Strata - Identified by organized Fossils " (1816) the " principle of faunal succession " into stratigraphy...

March 23, 2013 — David Bressan

Can you put a price on March Madness?

I originally published versions of this post at IonPsych on 3/9/11 and at my Wordpress blog on 3/11/12. You can see the original posts by clicking here for the 2011 post, or by clicking the From The Archives icon for the 2012 post...

March 23, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Links from the Brink (March 23, 2013)

Last year I wrote somewhere around 150 articles about endangered species. I could have easily written closer to 1,000. One blog simply can't cover all of threatened species around the world, as hard as I try...

March 23, 2013 — John R. Platt

Neuroscience in Fiction: Nexus (Mankind Gets an Upgrade)

Naam, Ramez (2012-12-18). Nexus (Kindle Locations 5434-5437). Osprey Publishing. Kindle Edition. “Nexus's ability to satisfy widespread human desires, combined with its innocuous perception, suggests that were the technology to ever enter the mainstream, the genie would prove very difficult to put back into the bottle...

March 22, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

#SciAmBlogs Friday - diagrams, incidental findings, sleep, mystery monster, neutrino, nothingness, and more.

I will be out and offline for the next week or so. Check the Blogs homepage every now and then. I'll be back April 1st.- Clarissa Ai Ling Lee - The Science and Art of the Diagrams: Culturing Physics and Mathematics, Part 1 - Ricki Lewis - Incidental Findings from Genome Sequencing – Nuances and Caveats - Gary Stix - Sleep Hits the Reset Button for Individual Neurons - Darren Naish - Jagged-toothed mystery monster; needs identifying - Glendon Mellow - How a Martian Goddess Changed My Mind About Copyright - Janet D...

STAFFMarch 22, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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