"Is Earth headed for its sixth mass extinction?"

By owner - Published on Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:23

"Earth’s biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life—but it may be reaching a tipping point.

A new review, published in Science, cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet’s sixth mass biological extinction event."

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Regrowing bones

By admin - Published on Friday, 31 January 2014 09:43

"Adult zebrafish can replace bones when they lose a tail fin. Knowing how they do it might lead to better ways to treat bone fractures..."

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Best websites and blogs 2013

By admin - Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 20:37

The one hundred best websites of 2013.

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"What They Don't Tell You About Dementia in Textbooks"

By admin - Published on Sunday, 27 October 2013 20:17

"About a decade before they died, my parents (then in their mid-70s) moved to a house a couple of miles from us and I could see them on a regular basis and their darling grandchildren, who could do no wrong, would be arm-twisted into visiting every week or so. The story is, I guess, typical of millions of folks across the world. And then dementia became an unwanted intruder..."

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"Fart with confidence."

By admin - Published on Sunday, 27 October 2013 20:04

"No more silent but deadly. No more dutch ovens. No one will wonder who dealt it. A British company is producing underwear that can filter out the smell of farts."

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