Topic: biology

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Humanity has been fascinated by the concept of longevity.  In the past 200,000 years of residence on this planet we've implemented a lot of technological changes that impact nearly every aspect of our lives.  Our ability to eat food comfortably, stay warm in cold weather, and even...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Busted door knobs, broken heels, and cracked glasses are a few things that can be fixed using super glue.  The quick bonding adhesive works on nearly everything, perhaps that's why this glue is considered to be super.  As amazing as this glue is it still can't be used to help us...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Every event in the universe that we have been able to observe is deeply entangled with time.  Time's forward impact has an influence on everything from the forming of distant galaxies to the wear and tear within our cells.  The impact time has on us is called aging.  This is a...

Monday, January 6, 2014

For over a decade scientists around the world have been studying happiness and its impact on our physiology. Why would people spend so much time studying happiness? Maybe that makes them happy? So, what makes you happy?   Rod Stewart loves soccer, Jennifer...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Everyone has had at least one cranky moment over being hungry, right?  Those moments are where the temperament of the mind has been altered by a need of the body, but what about other times?  Are there other occasions where brain function is impacted due to stomach related issues? Can...

Monday, November 18, 2013

From laptops to mobile devices to smoke detectors and beyond, batteries play a very important role in our lives.  They've become stronger and longer lasting throughout the years.  The question now is how do we make batteries even more efficient?   ...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ever since humans first started to open their eyes some 200,000 years ago, we've looked up at the night sky and wondered what all was out there?  As science and technology progressed we were able to learn more and more about the natural world beyond the Earth.  So, the big question...

Monday, November 4, 2013

The brain has a pretty awesome resume. Everything from the Magna Carta to Snuggies are byproducts of the brain's pretty impressive range of applications. So, how does the brain really work?  Consider the vastness of output from the brain: the wheel, agriculture, the...

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