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Mar 20, 2018

New material capable of detecting dark matter, scientists say

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

March 20 (UPI) — Scientists believe a new material, known as a scintillator, will expand the search for dark matter.

New analysis suggests the scintillator material is sensitive to dark matter particles with less mass than a proton, which should allow scientists to look for dark matter among a previously unexplored mass range.

Weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs, describe dark matter particles with a mass greater than that of a proton. Scientists have tried to directly detect WIMPs using a variety of strategies, but with no success.

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Mar 20, 2018

The world’s oldest working planetarium

Posted by in categories: education, space

Dutch amateur astronomer Eise Eisinga might have left school at 12 years old, but he built an inch-perfect model of the solar system in his living room.

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Mar 20, 2018

So much for spring: Another historic storm is coming to paralyze the East Coast

Posted by in category: futurism

A foot or more of snow could fall in the 4th nor’easter in just 3 weeks, from Washington to Boston.

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Mar 20, 2018

U.K. doctors use stem cells to restore patients’ eyesight

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers in the United Kingdom used stem cells to treat two people with age-related macular degeneration.

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Mar 20, 2018

Tradewind Bioscience attacks the physiology of tumors to treat cancer

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Cancer remains the one counterpoint to the march of medical progress that has scored human history over the last 200 years.

Last year 600,920 people in the U.S. died from cancer, and another 1.7 million received an initial diagnosis of the disease. Globally, one in six people die from cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

In the past decade, research in the field has expanded the possible treatments of the disease from surgery (which was the only option until the 20th century), radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.

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Mar 20, 2018

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

Posted by in category: quantum physics

13.7: Cosmos And Culture Despite the incredibly accurate predictions of quantum theory, there’s a lot of disagreement over what it says about reality — or even whether it says anything at all about it, says guest Adam Becker.

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Mar 20, 2018

My Journey With Cancer and the Hope for the Future

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

I would like to share a story. A story about sadness, depression, anger, and frustration. But most of all this is my personal story about triumphing over the death sentence of #cancer. I hope this story will give others who went through and are going through hope for the future.

My story started about 4 years ago on a cold winter day. Up until this point my life seemed invincible. That all changed. At the time I was working at the plasma center and we were preparing for an audit by the FDA. Before an audit we would have the floors waxed and make the center look as nice as possible. A few co-workers and I stayed late to help move the donor beds. I knew I had been feeling pain in my neck/shoulder area for a few weeks so I really didn’t want to. I figured it must have been from repetitive motions at work. I decided to just ignore it and help anyways: this decision changed my life dramatically.

As my coworker and I lifted a donor bed I felt a sharp pain in my neck. I could barely move my arm as it was so excruciating. I couldn’t lift my arm to my chest. I shyly let my manager know that I hurt myself. My manager had me go to Concentra #Health since I was going to be covered under worker’s compensation there. It was there I met Dr. Kreiger, one of the doctors who helped save my life.

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Mar 20, 2018

The Controversial ‘Humanity Star’ Is Coming Back to Earth Early

Posted by in category: futurism

A shiny satellite launched in January will burn up in Earth’s atmosphere a few months ahead of schedule.

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Mar 20, 2018

Vitalik Buterin: The Best Thing to Donate Money to is The Fight Against Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cryptocurrencies, economics, life extension

An interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda during the conference Undoing Aging in Berlin.

A few days ago, LEAF representatives attended the Undoing Aging 2018 conference in Berlin, which was jointly organized by the SENS Research Foundation and the Forever Healthy Foundation. We invited one of the most professional Russian journalists writing about aging, Anna Dobryukha, to this conference, and she will write a series of articles and interviews in Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP) over the next weeks. As these articles are interesting to the global community, we decided to translate them for our blog.

Today, we publish the first article of this series, an interview that Anna conducted with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the cryptocurrency Ethereum. Vitalik donated 2.4 million dollars to the SENS Research Foundation earlier this year, so let’s find out what Vitalik’s views are on rejuvenation biotech and life extension!

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Mar 20, 2018

Undoing Aging 2018 Personal Impressions

Posted by in category: life extension

Steve Hill from the LEAF team gives some first impressions from the recent Undoing Aging 2018 conference in Berlin.

I have just returned home from the Undoing Aging conference in Berlin, where we spent three days listening to talks by the top researchers in aging, meeting some of the finest minds in research, and talking with thought leaders in the field.

There was a great deal of new and exciting research being presented, some of which has not been published and so cannot be discussed. We will be publishing articles on this news in the coming days as we edit the audio and video from the event. Today, however, instead of discussing research per se, I’ll talk about my impressions of the event.

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