Designer Babies

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What is a “designer baby?” A “designer baby” is a baby whose genetic code has been manipulated to code for certain desirable...

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The Immortal Jellyfish

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If there is one thing that could be described as a universal fear, I would put my money on death.  It has...

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How Microplastics Are Contaminating Our Oceans

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An average of eight million metric tons of plastic waste enter our oceans every year. Making up about 27% of total plastic...

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Understanding the Basics of Sleep

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Humans spend approximately one-third of their lives sleeping, more time than is spent on any other single activity. Everyone needs sleep, and...

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The Extremes of Sleeping Disorders

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How long can you survive without sleep? Right now, there is not a definitive answer. In most sleep-deprivation cases, humans’ bodies inevitably...

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Sleep: A Closer Look at the Process that Consumes 1/3 of Our Lives

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“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds,...

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The Detection of Gravitational Waves

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Was Einstein right about gravitational waves? On February 11, physicists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that their twin...

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Better Understanding Anorexia

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Currently, there is a pressing demand to find therapeutic targets for anorexia.  This disorder “has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric...

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Gut Microbiota and Human Growth: An Exciting Correlation

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Almost 180 million children across the world have stunted growth, a result of severe malnutrition and recurring childhood infection. Diminutive stature puts...

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Climate Change Threatens Coral Reefs

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Over the past century, the sea surface temperature (SST) has increased by almost 1 °C and is predicted to continue increasing approximately...

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