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2015

Suppressing Old Memories Key to Learning New Ones
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Articles biology psychology science memory
This article from Ars Technica covers some interesting new research on the science of memory, and why our memories deteriorate over time. It is because we push them out of the way in order to integrate new ones.
Peter Watts and the Gene Genies
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Articles future biology genetics
Peter Watts serves up a two-part article on RNA editing, and how it might impact the future of entire populations. It is frightening. It doesn’t start out that way, of course.

2007

Quick Post: Body Worlds
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Articles biology culture personal
This weekend I went to the Body Worlds exhibit at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

2005

This Is So Cool
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Articles news biology
Scientists have finally captured footage of a living giant squid! I’ve been waiting for this for years. For those of you not familiar with the significance of this discovery, while we have known of giant squids as well as seeing the wounds from their attacks on whales and have occasionally discovered dead ones that have drifted to shore, up until this point no one had succeeded in seeing one live.

2004

Pet My Coat, It Is Frightened
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Articles tech science biology
Okay, I was just reading a Wired article about some Australian scientists that are trying to grow a “stitchless [and] victimless” leather coat from living human and mouse cells. You can find the article here.