The Science of Happiness

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For years, scientists have been studying the causes and effects of clinical depression. With time, money, and research being poured into the...

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Human Engineered Heart Tissue Facilitates Cardiac Restoration

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Heart disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and the leading cause of death in the United States. The most common...

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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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