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Biology & Aging

Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered...
In post #9 in this series, I discussed the fear that people have of dying while the rest of the world continues without them. I think it is better to...
Ludwig Oxford researchers have discovered a key mechanism that governs how cells of the epithelia, the soft lining of inner body cavities, shift...
Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them...
Sigmund Freud famously maintained that boys grow up with “castration anxiety,” or the fear of losing their penises, while girls suffer from “penis...
If you're reading this, it's possible you'll live for a few hundred years. Maybe even thousands. Even better: you could live those years at your peak...
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but...
Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of...
Why do male animals need millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are there two sexes anyway? These and related questions are...
We assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a fraction of our surroundings precisely. In a...

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