Mary Capetillo

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Earth is on brink of a sixth mass extinction, scientists say, and it’s humans’ fault

A vast chunk of space rock crashes into the Yucatan Peninsula, darkening the sky with debris and condemning three-quarters of Earth’s species to extinction. A convergence of continents disrupts the circulation of the oceans, rendering them stagnant and toxic to everything that lives there. Vast …

Extinction

How to Build a Bolder Brain With Age

In advance of National Older Americans Month this May, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report titled "Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action." The report details changes in cognition -- essentially, brain functions such as memory, attention, decision-making …

The Switch That Turns on Immortality - Seven Figure Publishing

The most commonly used human cell line in biological research was derived from a poor, black tobacco farmer named Henrietta Lacks in 1951. Hers are …

Cancer Cells

Wearable Ergonomic Device Promises Good Posture, Regardless of What Chair You Sit In

When furniture design doesn't involve furniture<p>I was disappointed to find that my lazy body can defeat even the most expensive ergonomic chair. No …

Furniture

Wyss Institute | Wyss Institute at Harvard

Breakthrough discoveries cannot change the world if they do not leave the lab<p>The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering uses biological …

Tiny DNA Sequencers Yield Big Results In The Fight Against Ebola

The ability to sequence the genome of a virus in the field is invaluable, allowing the source of the infection to be tracked and providing …