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Behavior & experience shape neurogenesis


When a group of genetically identical mice lived in the same complex enclosure for 3 months, individuals that explored the environment more grew more new neurons than less adventurous mice, according to a study published on May 9 in Science. … Continue reading

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Alternative Crops for Drylands, by Scott O’Bar I haven’t read this yet; just noticed it, but on the book’s website are some useful links, and a great collection of free PDF downloads!

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Lightest Material on Earth


Multifunctional, Ultra‐Flyweight, Synergistically Assembled Carbon Aerogels | ReadCube Articles. At Zhejiang University in China, Gao Chao, the lead scientist in creating this material, says it is made with one-atom-thick sheets and fibers of carbon, so Chao and his colleagues have dubbed it … Continue reading

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Awesome! Birds of Paradise

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Suddenly There’s A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Flowers’ Everywhere : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR


  Suddenly There’s A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Flowers’ Everywhere : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

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Curious Behavior


After thousands of years of contemplating and studying the human condition, it is shocking how little attention has been paid to our most common, and in some ways defining, behaviors. In Curious Behavior, Robert Provine provides clear, entertaining, and (most importantly) … Continue reading

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Leukocyte set points in metabolic disease


Leukocyte set points in metabolic disease – F1000 Prime Biology Reports – F1000.

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