Category: Biology

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

What If We Merge Human and Machine ?

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said on Monday that humans need to merge with machines to become a sort of cyborg. Musk explained what he meant by saying that computers can communicate at “a trillion bits...

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Daniel Dennett Dissects a Bad Thought Experiment

Scientists and philosophers like to think that they’re very sober, rational people who are above the need to advertise. And yet, if you look closely you’ll see that they often go to great lengths...

The Oldest Humans to Ever Live

The Oldest Humans to Ever Live

The one thing that we have continued to seek as humans is the ability to live a longer life. In these contemporary times, we are living longer than ever. This is due to the...

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

This Preserved 600-Pound Whale Heart Will Last 1,000 Years

Nine blue whales died in Canada’s Newfoundland when they became trapped in ice, a whopping three percent of the blue whales in the wild. When these massive creatures, which weigh 300,000 pounds, die, they...

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

The Immune System Explained I – Bacteria Infection

Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army...

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Whales Only Recently Evolved Into Giants

Gigantism seems like a past phenomenon, given that enormous animals such as Megalodon and Tyrannosaurus rex died out millions of years ago. The largest vertebrate that has ever lived, however, is part of the present, and...

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Dispute Erupts Over the Limits of the Human Lifespan

Last fall, a new scientific paper made waves by declaring that the human lifespan has a fixed endpoint. It would be almost impossible, the researchers said, for humans to live much longer than 115 years. The...

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

Your Sunscreen Might Be Breaking Down Into Harmful Chemicals

An ingredient commonly used in sunscreen can break down into toxic chemicals when exposed to chlorinated water and sunlight, a team of Russian researchers found. Avobenzone is used by millions of people in sunblocks,...

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic. That’s one takeaway from a new report by Josh...