Cicadas and Lifespans - Reflections on a Morning Walk

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August 23, 2015 - I'm listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed for the sound of electricity passing through wires. On my morning walks these past few weeks with Maya, my red miniature poodle, it has been hard not to notice cicadas.

Peter Diamandis Wants You to Bank Your Stem Cells

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July 28, 2015 - If you are a regular reader of this blog then you have read about the importance of our research into stem cells and their therapeutic value. I'm even contemplating having my stem cells harvested to inject into my osteoarthritic left knee to help restore the cartilage I have lost over the years.

Raising Kids in Exponential Times

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July 22, 2015 - In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis talks about children and education beginning with the statement "How do you raise kids today during these exponential times?" Unfamiliar with therm "exponential times?" Then visit the website Exponential Times: The Future Comes Faster Than You Think.

Education and the Future - Two Paradigms

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July 12, 2015 - Young people face a very different future from previous generations. Career paths outside of hard science professions are not as secure as in the past. Any work that can be automated using robots and artificial intelligence is bound to be disrupted as the century progresses.

So how are governments planning education to meet the future?

The War on Bacteria is Moving Away from Antibiotics

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July 11, 2015 - Since penicillin first arrived on the scene we have been hooked on antibiotics to fight disease. The benefit - an incredible increase in human longevity. Antibiotics have altered our relationship with nature. But we have also through continuous use seen the erosion of antibiotic effectiveness in combating increasingly resistant bugs.

Peter Diamandis Talks About Directed Goals for Billionaire Philanthropists

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July 7, 2015 - In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis talks about "impact pledges." What are they and how do they differ from the type of investment Bi

Is There Mental Telepathy in Our Future?

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June 17, 2015 - Researchers in Germany and the United States are decoding speech from brainwaves and turning them into text in a "brain-to-text" system that records signals from the cerebral cortex of epileptic patients.

Take Viagra to Fight Malaria - Are You Kidding?

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June 8, 2015 - A new study appearing in the journal PLOS Pathogens last month demonstrates that the drug sildenafil, known popularly as Viagra, could prevent

Multiple Sclerosis Research Identifies Role of Problem T Cells and Potential Treatments

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May 20, 2015 - I have previously written about autoimmune diseases of which multiple sclerosis (MS) is one.

Cosmetics Giant to Partner with 3D Printer to Create Skin for Product Testing

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May 13, 2015 - L'Oreal, the cosmetics company is into 3D printing seeing it as the future for skincare product testing.

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