Monthly Archives: November 2013

Chilly temperatures help cancers grow

At low temperatures, the human body has a hard time. As the cold sets in, blood vessels constrict to maintain heat and some body parts – like fingers and toes – begin to suffer. Metabolism ramps up to fight the … Continue reading

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Creepy crawly centipedes are a source of new high-strength painkillers

I’m dreading the day I get knocked up, since I know that my incredibly low pain threshold will have trouble dealing with the crazy horror that is childbirth. That’s why I was overjoyed to hear of some new research from … Continue reading

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Pumping out Petrol with Bioengineered Bugs

One of the terribly tricky questions in this ol’ world of ours is how to sustain a species that likes to extract toxic crude oil from the ground and use it in a way that’s disturbingly damaging to the environment … Continue reading

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