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Feb 21, 2020

USC Announces New Tuition-Free Plan

Posted by in categories: education, finance

The University of Southern California (USC) has a new plan to make college tuition-free.

Here’s what you need to know.

Tuition-Free

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Feb 20, 2020

When Living 200 Year Becomes Normal — The End of Ageing (Medical Science Documentary) | Only Human

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, life extension, science

Do you want to stop ageing? Do you want to live forever? Can science help you cheat death? In this pioneering documentary, Professor Rose Anne Kenny takes us through the science and the consequences of living longer lives.

Imagine for a moment that old age became a thing of the past. Today, for better or for worse, it would appear that eternal life may soon be a reality. Some scientists are forecasting that the only way many humans will die is if they are shot or run over by a bus.

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Feb 18, 2020

The mystery of millipede mating revealed in landmark imaging study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education

A team of US scientists has just solved a long-standing biological mystery – how exactly do millipedes mate? Using a variety of novel imaging methods, including microscopic ultraviolet photography and micro-CT scanning, the research finally figured out how these tiny creatures get it on.

“This is the first time we’ve been able to understand these millipedes’ mechanism of insertion, how the male and female organs interact with each other,” says Petra Sierwald, from Chicago’s Field Museum and one of the study’s authors. “Before this, we had no idea how he would actually get the sperm into her.”

Millipedes can generally be somewhat shy organisms, so getting them to mate in laboratory conditions hasn’t been easy. The new study focused on a type of small, brown North American millipede called Pseudopolydesmus, known for being more than willing to mate, even in the most exhibitionist situations.

Feb 17, 2020

VAYU: NASA scientist starts world’s first yoga university outside India

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The announcement by the university came within three months of receiving official recognition from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, California to offer yoga-based higher education programmes in November 2019.

VAYU would facilitate collaborative research, credit transfers and joint programmes with multiple premier universities across the world.

“As Swami Vivekananda said education is the manifestation of perfection already in man, VAYU aims at providing man-making and nation-building education by promoting an all-round personality development in students of generation next,” Nagendra said in a statement to PTI.

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Feb 14, 2020

‘Rosetta stone’ for urban scaling makes sense of how cities change across time and space

Posted by in categories: economics, education

Cities change as they grow — not only by adding area or population but also in a variety of other ways, from the length and width of their roads to economic growth to the distribution of elementary schools. Social scientists often clash over the best way to measure change as a city swells. Traditionally, they’ve taken a cross-sectional approach, which means collecting data on a large number of cities of diverse sizes at the same moment in time. More recently, some researcher…


New work reconciles divergent methods used to analyze the scaling behavior of cities.

Feb 13, 2020

Can art be effective medicine for treatment of mental and physical illness?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, health, neuroscience

Yes! In this video with my dear friend, artist Nicholas Wilton, I review the scientific data linking creativity and disease remission from Mind Over Medicine. Plus, Nick reads the quote he wrote in Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly about art-making as treatment for perfectionism. If you or someone you love has been hoping to become a “health outlier” who experiences a better than usual outcome from a health struggle, or if you just love art and want to improve your art-making as part of your prescription for optimal health and a vital, fully expressed life, we hope this will offer you inspiration—and a few medicinal laughs! (As an OB/GYN, I couldn’t resist drawing the female reproductive systems when we got to the art-making part.)

Nick will be teaching a wonderful free online art class ART 2 LIFE that starts on Valentine’s Day, so give yourself this gift of your love of art-making. You can sign up for the free course here. https://share.tellafrienda2l.com/a/a2lworkshop/LissaR

Feb 9, 2020

Mother Meets Recreation of Her Deceased Child in VR

Posted by in categories: education, virtual reality

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South Korean TV broadcaster MBC recently aired a Korean language documentary that centers on a family’s loss of their young daughter, seven-year-old Nayeon. Using the power of photogrammetry, motion capture, and virtual reality, the team recreated Nayeon for one last goodbye with the family’s mother, Ji-sung.

Feb 6, 2020

Electron transport chain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, education

One day, we gonna engineer all of these to build better humankind for those capable of surviving in the vas space.


From our free online course, “Cell Biology: Mitochondria”: https://www.edx.org/course/cell-biology-mitochondria-harvard…n=harvardx

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Feb 3, 2020

Elon Musk is recruiting for Tesla: I ‘don’t care if you even graduated high school’

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk, habitats, robotics/AI

Elon Musk is recruiting for his AI team at Tesla, and he says education is “irrelevant.” The team members will report “directly” to Musk and “meet/email/text” with Musk “almost every day.” Musk will also throw a “super fun” party at his house with the Tesla artificial intelligence and autopilot teams.

Feb 3, 2020

Early Life Experiences Biologically and Functionally Mature the Brain

Posted by in categories: biological, education, health, neuroscience

Experiences early in life have an impact on the brain’s biological and functional development, shows a new study by a team of neuroscientists. Its findings, which centered on changes in mice and rats, reveal how learning and memory abilities may vary, depending on the nature of individual experiences in early life.

“The implications of this are many, including environmental influences on mental health, the role of education, the significance of poverty, and the impact of social settings,” says Cristina Alberini, a professor in New York University’s Center for Neural Science and the senior author of the paper, which appears in the journal Nature Communications.

“These results also offer promise for potential therapeutic interventions,” add Alberini and Benjamin Bessières, an NYU postdoctoral researcher and the paper’s co-lead author. “By identifying critical time periods for brain development, they provide an indicator of when pharmaceutical, behavioral or other type of interventions may be most beneficial.”

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