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Feb 8, 2021

Cannabis reduces blood pressure in older adults: study

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new discovery by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and its affiliated Soroka University Medical Center shows that medical cannabis may reduce blood pressure in older adults.

Feb 8, 2021

Microbe that Eats Arsenic Found

Posted by in category: biological

Arsenic may be deadly to us, but now a microbe that can live and grow entirely off the poison has been discovered.

Feb 8, 2021

Amazing Engineer Transforms Ordinary Paper into Tactile Tessellations

Posted by in category: materials

Artist Matthew Shlian creates intricate 3D paper sculpture that transforms into everyday material into dazzling tessellations that look like waves of spikes.

Feb 8, 2021

Million Miles

Posted by in categories: business, transportation

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Feb 8, 2021

Devious sperm ‘poison’ their rivals, forcing them to swim in circles until they die

Posted by in category: genetics

Sperm are ‘ruthless competitors’ who aren’t above poisoning their brothers.


Mouse sperm carrying a genetic sequence called the t-haplotype will poison their competitors, then make an ‘antidote’ only for themselves, new research finds.

Feb 8, 2021

Interstellar Lab’s BioPod prepares for plant cultivation on the moon

Posted by in category: space travel

Revealed at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyad, the inflatable, environmentally controlled plant cultivation pod is intended to sustain flora beyond the earth’s surface.

Feb 8, 2021

In Florida, a near-miss with a cybersecurity worst-case scenario

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

“A hacker, who authorities believe to be the same one from the initial breach, took control of the computer and changed the acceptable level of sodium hydroxide — better known as lye, the main ingredient in many household drain cleaners — from 100 parts per million to 11100 parts per million. A water plant operator noticed immediately and corrected the change, Gualtieri said, adding that if the operator had missed it and the change didn’t trigger some of the plant’s alarms, the lye could have seeped into the water supply in 24 to 36 hours.”


A hacker broke into a Florida water treatment plant and ordered it to increase the amount of lye to extremely dangerous levels, officials said.

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Feb 8, 2021

The Father Of The Cyborgs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, neuroscience

“A famous neurologist Phil Kennedy made global headlines in the late 1990s for implanting wire electrodes in the brain of a ‘locked-in patient’ to control a computer cursor with their mind. Compared to Alexander Graham Bell in The Washington Post, Kennedy became known as ‘The Father of the Cyborgs’. Travelling to South America in 2014, he made further headlines when tiny electrodes were implanted inside his brain in order to continue his research. This film examines the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where technology and human brains combine.”


Screen Ireland/Fís Éireann is the development agency for the Irish Film Industry investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.

Feb 8, 2021

How Scientists Reversed Aging, And What It Means For You

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

By blocking a receptor in macrophages, researchers were able to reverse aging in mice.


There are many suggested causes of old age. Telomere shortening, DNA damage, and depletion of stem cells are just a few of the proposed sources.

Recently, researchers found that a type of cell called a macrophage also plays a crucial role in aging. Macrophages are phagocytotic immune cells; they consume cells and other pathogens flagged by the immune system as dangerous. When macrophages need to consume a pathogen, their energy needs drastically go up.

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Feb 8, 2021

Smart Boxes Fight Packaging Waste

Posted by in category: futurism

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Hey Amazon, start taking notes! We’ve all received oversized packages with way too much packaging, but Packsize has a solution to put an end to all that extra w… See More.