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Our lives have a starting point and an ending point. In other words, mortality is the basis of our evolutionary biology. Just as life plays an integral role in reproduction, so does death. Imagine a world with immortal beings; the hypothetical consequences of this would be an increased fertility rate and an overcrowded environment, leading … Read More

Have you ever thought it would be cool to live in outer space on a planet other than Earth? Well, new research suggests that this fantasy is impossible for a large portion of the population. Scientists from the UK’s University of Manchester, Netherlands, and Germany have determined that the circadian rhythm of animals relies on the … Read More

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that hold the potential to differentiate into any type of cell. They offer a wide variety of uses in medicine from curing illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, to repairing old joints/ligaments. However, the problem with stem cells and the reason why they aren’t more popular in clinical practices is their method … Read More

Imagine if plant growth could be accelerated. This means more crops could be grown in a shorter period of time, increasing overall agricultural yield. Forests could be regenerated quickly to replace losses from deforestation and natural disasters. Growth of such forests would recapture the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and perhaps decrease the immense human carbon footprint … Read More

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