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May 20, 2019

Scientists discover self-defense “switch” for stem cells

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With the power to turn themselves into any other cell in the body, stem cells have a future as a key treatment for a range of diseases and injuries. The problem is, they lack some of the self-defense mechanisms that other cells have, leaving them open to attack from viruses and other threats. Now, researchers from the University of Edinburgh may have found a way to switch this mechanism back on, making stem cell treatments more effective.

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May 20, 2019

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

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Serotonin levels have been linked to the regulation of mood and sexual function. Emerging research now reveals more about its role in learning processes.

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May 20, 2019

1.5 Million Volunteers Plant 66 Million Trees in 12 Hours, Breaking Guinness World Record

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The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh set a new Guinness World Record on Sunday after 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million tree saplings in just 12 hours along the Narmada river.

The effort bested the state of Uttar Pradesh’s previous record-breaking feat, when 800,000 participants planted 50 million trees in one day in July 2016.

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May 20, 2019

The (Likely) Reason Men Don’t Live as Long as Women

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Research data indicates men can expect to live an average of five fewer years than women. The reason might surprise you.

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May 20, 2019

Don’t kill that spider in your house. It’s unlikely to bite you and is good for the environment

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They’ll catch lots of pests, and most aren’t at all aggressive or dangerous.

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May 20, 2019

Good News, Everybody! Someone Once Patented Plans For Keeping A Severed Head Alive

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O,.,0.


It was what’s called a “prophetic patent”—one that isn’t real yet.

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May 20, 2019

The Tamagotchi is back after 23 years. This time it comes in colour

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There are four colours to choose from.

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May 20, 2019

The Tech Cold War Has Begun

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China now has no choice but to pursue technological independence, and will burn the cash to achieve it.

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May 19, 2019

Investing in the Age of Longevity Panel Discussion | Main Stage | Master Investor Show 2019

Posted by in categories: futurism, life extension

Snake oil, investing, and I like the bit between 19 minutes and 24 minutes on the future. Aubrey is on the panel.


Led by Victor Hill, Author at Master Investor Magazine, the panel first explores what the new field of juvenescence is and why it should be taken seriously…

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May 19, 2019

Urban Warfare Project

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

In the future, I can say with very high degrees of confidence, the American Army is probably going to be fighting in urban areas. We need to man, organize, train and equip the force for operations in urban areas, highly dense urban areas, and that’s a different construct. We’re not organized like that right now.

– Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army.

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