Month: January 2017

Reverse Aging and Live Longer: No Creams, Just Genes.

Reverse Aging and Live Longer: No Creams, Just Genes.

Gray hair, wrinkles, balding, crow’s feet – some wear these hallmarks of aging as a proud badge of wisdom and a long adventurous life, while others spend the latter parts of their lives fighting the signs of aging. There are a plethora of creams, lotions,…

A Dinosaur “Tail”

A Dinosaur “Tail”

What happens when scientists get their hands on the remains of a dinosaur encased in ancient amber? Fortunately, life doesn’t imitate art to the extent to which we should be concerned about the potential pitfalls associated with an amusement park filled with revived, prehistoric beasts.…

The Periodic Table of Elements just got Bigger!

The Periodic Table of Elements just got Bigger!

As of last month, the periodic table of elements hanging in your classroom, office, or bathroom is officially out of date. Early in December 2016, the chemistry community officially recognized 4 newly discovered elements that complete the 7th row of the periodic table. These highly…

“GEER”ing up for Planet Simulation

“GEER”ing up for Planet Simulation

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the surface of another planet up close? Well, NASA researchers in Cleveland are making this possible right here on Earth. The Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER) is a chamber capable of regenerating temperatures, pressures…

Cells and Samples Have Race Too!

Cells and Samples Have Race Too!

If I told you that a tumor DNA sequencing research study found 25% of lung cancer patients have a mutation in the gene KRAS, would that truly mean that if I were to gather together every person on this planet who has lung cancer, 25%…

Understanding the Space of Space

Understanding the Space of Space

In the past, the largest obstacle that separated humans was distance. In the first half of the 20th century, we built machines that made it possible to drive non-stop from Wilmington, NC to San Diego, CA in one and a half days or to fly…