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Can we control memory?

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an interesting question: How can we bring back lost memories? 

Can we alter our DNA?

Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients.  In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product.  For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so - can we alter our own DNA? 

Why do we pay attention?

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world.  The more we discover or understand, the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff.  So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes and constant changes, how do we manage to focus on anything? 

 

Can we live on another planet?

Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live.  So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one.  Are there any other places that are similar? Can we live on another planet?

 

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