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Lab-Grown Meat: One Startup Has an Idea That Could Dramatically Slash Costs

Lab-Grown Meat: One Startup Has an Idea That Could Dramatically Slash Costs

Lab-grown meat could offer a more ethical alternative to traditional meats — and now, thanks to one London-based startup, prices could drop to just $15 per burger. is working on reducing the cost of one of the biggest components of lab-based meat. The technology works by encouraging more animal cells to grow in a bioreactor, but the growth formula used to encourage the cells is usually very expensive, and can involve harming animals. The team, made up of students from Imperial College London, believe they may have the means to encourage the same cell growth with a cheaper, animal-free...

August 27, 2019
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Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana

When we’re stressed or anxious, we tend to turn to things that make us feel better — and for some, that means cannabis. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons for smoking weed or taking CBD, according to a 2009 study on young adults. But despite its popularity as a salve for anxious brains, scientists don’t know how the chemicals in marijuana work to calm anxiety — but the discovery of a molecule that affects an anxiety-producing super-highway in the brain could hold the key. In a study published this week in the journal Neuron, scientists describe a powerful molecule called 2-AG,...

January 14, 2020
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Napping: 2 huge benefits come out of a midday snooze

Napping: 2 huge benefits come out of a midday snooze

Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for the afternoon ahead. Even Boris Johnson supposedly favors a power nap during his workday (though the prime minister’s staffers contest this claim). Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, and Leonardo Da Vinci were all famous nappers. But while many of us may not feel we usually have enough time to squeeze a nap into our day, working from home during the pandemic may now afford us an opportunity to give napping a try: 1. Napping is a great way to feel more rested and alert 2....

March 8, 2021
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You need to watch this sci-fi thriller before it leaves Netflix this week

You need to watch this sci-fi thriller before it leaves Netflix this week

5 hours agoBefore Kevin Feige launched the , a different Kevin from New Jersey created a shared cinematic universe of stoners, slackers, and Star Wars nerds. But after leaving his "View Askewniverse" with Clerks II in 2006, director embraced a darker side to his artistry with stories that detoured far away from the Garden State Parkway.The result was a messy yet daring trilogy of horror movies that peaked in the middle with the bizarro body horror Tusk. An unlikely alliance between Smith and prestige house A24, Tusk is the horror movie you need to watch before it leaves Netflix on July...

July 13, 2020
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One evolutionary advantage screws with food choices today

One evolutionary advantage screws with food choices today

8 hours agoNew suggests a critical evolutionary advantage may disrupt modern-day choices. According to a testing a long-held evolutionary theory, people have a cognitive architecture that appears to prioritize calorie-dense, energy-rich over low-calorie alternatives.This human spatial memory system benefitted our who struggled to find food and is less compatible with modern environments complete with neighborhood Starbucks and abundant fast food. The study reasons that this spatial memory bias may drive us to overeat high-calorie foods, and contribute to public health problems like obesity,...

October 9, 2020
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Scientists find a troubling link between binge drinking and brain dysfunction

Scientists find a troubling link between binge drinking and brain dysfunction

6 hours agoAlcohol often feels good in the moment, but drinking too much of it and too often can strain mental and physical health. can take a toll on the body, heightening the risk of health issues like high blood pressure and cancer. Excessive imbibing can also dangerously the , capable of driving cognitive-behavioral issues like anxiety.In a in mice, researchers discovered the underlying mechanism driving post-binging specifically.They found that 10 days of binge drinking — the equivalent of five drinks daily for the average adult — spurred immune cells in mice brains to destroy...

September 24, 2020
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Ancient human sex changed how some people feel pain

Ancient human sex changed how some people feel pain

6 hours agoBetween 40,000 and 60,000 years ago, humans and Neanderthals before the latter . We probably didn't feel their pain then, but about 0.4 percent of Britons probably feel it now, thanks to a genetic gift from those the hominids. A gene variant that can be traced all the way back to , but is still present in about 0.4 percent of modern humans in Britain, may make pain feel even sharper. Out of the 362,944 British citizens in the study, those who had that Neanderthal-derived gene were 7 percent more likely to report at least one pain symptom, compared to those who didn't have the...

July 23, 2020
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MLK Jr.'s speeches highlight the need for diversity in astronomy

MLK Jr.'s speeches highlight the need for diversity in astronomy

6 hours ago"Since I started preaching this sermon, about seven minutes ago, and you have hurtled through space more than 8,000 miles," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the crowd during one of his 1960s sermons, as quoted in .As a leader of the civil rights movement in the late 1950s and the early 1960s, MLK often referred to the vastness of the universe, and humankind's advances in as a means to reflect on the need for equality among humans here on Earth.But as we remember his legacy today — and how he urged others to explore the "heavens" — his speeches also reveal the dire which continues...

January 18, 2021
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Honeybees cheat on their 'math tests' — here’s how

Honeybees cheat on their 'math tests' — here’s how

2.18.2021 5:59 PMCheating on a math test is a rite of passage for some. It turns out, other animals also use shortcuts to help them problem solve.A new published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that while (Apis mellifera) are capable of using numerical strategies on cognitive tests, they actually often deploy continuous (non-numerical) clues to "cheat" on these tests. "Our study provides information on which cues and strategies bees used to solve a numeric-based task," co-author , a behavioral ecologist at the University of Oulu, tells Inverse.Some background —...

February 20, 2021
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Scientists design "quantum brain" to revolutionize computing

Scientists design "quantum brain" to revolutionize computing

strawberries & creamShutterstock"[Machines cannot...] be kind, resourceful, beautiful, friendly, have initiative, have a sense of humour, tell right from wrong, make mistakes, fall in love, enjoy strawberries and cream, make someone fall in love with it, learn from experience, use words properly, be the subject of its own thought, have as much diversity of behaviour as a man, do something really new."Alan Turing, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"4 hours agoComputers have come a long way since postulated their limitations in his now-famous 1950 paper "." They may not be falling in love...

February 2, 2021
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