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Is It Easier to Recognize People Who Look Like You?

Faces are possibly the most important visual stimuli that we perceive. The moment you see a person’s face, you can infer their race, age, mood, identity, and possibly their gender expression (always ask). Unless, of course, you have prosopagnosia, aka ‘face blindness’ — where you can’t tell familiar or unfamiliar faces apart. Prosopagnosia is important […]

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Could Increasing the Melanin In Your Skin Protect You From Cancer?

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US than any other cancer combined. In fact, melanoma–a highly dangerous type of skin cancer–is estimated to claim one life every hour. So what if you could lower your risk of skin cancer….by changing the color of your skin? Ok, this is a big subject, so […]

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The New CRISPR Tool That Could ‘Delete’ Disease From Our DNA

You’ve probably heard of CRISPR technologies and their much-discussed ability to edit our DNA. For the most part, these stories probably refer to CRISPR-Cas9. But a new system, CRISPR-Cas3, has just been used in human cells for the very first time…and offers a whole new set of tools that could have huge implications for curing […]

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Can This New Method of Recycling Reduce Fashion Waste?

The ability to use a mixture of textile waste resources and convert them into building application products. Shows that there are endless possibilities. So here’s an example of tile that we produce that has got a combination of a couple of different types of waste materials. And in this instance we’ve got glass coupled with […]

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How Are Your Telomeres? They Could Be the Key to How Fast You’re Aging

Getting more sleep doesn’t just help you wake up refreshed in the morning. It can also literally keep you young. New studies show that those who are under stress and don’t get enough shuteye could age up to six times faster than they would otherwise, giving a whole new meaning to the term beauty rest. […]

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The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science | Michelle Thaller

So Jonathan you ask a question that actually gets to the heart of a lot of my ideas about science and culture. And you ask about the celebrity culture. We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than […]

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How Your Body’s Internal Clock Might Be Messing With Your Sleep

Ever notice your body seems to do certain things around the same time each day? You wake up around the same time, feel peckish around the same time, and are tired and ready for sleep around the same time. You might think it’s habit, but it’s actually thanks to biological processes that keep your body […]

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