Right Turn: Stem cells, elite athletes and adventurous eaters

I’m sold. I just watched a fantastic documentary called The Game Changers and I am ready to significantly reduce my meat intake. It may take time to be completely animal-free, but I can certainly consume less meat and farmed fish. I predict that when this documentary gets worldwide distribution, probably in September 2019, it will have an impact on meat consumption patterns and stem cell meat will gain notoriety, again. The Game Changers is a…

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The Hype about Young Blood transfusions

If you have the blood of young person transfused into your veins, will that help prevent disease? No. You cannot steal another person's youth essence. Nor can young blood reverse the course of aging.  But for a few thousand dollars, some private companies will certainly let you try. Of course the FDA has some words of caution for anyone with that much money to burn.   Read the story here: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/christopher-labos-hype-ab...

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Conserving carbon sinks: A natural solution to climate change

In the global effort to fight climate change, forests, wetlands and grasslands are more and more being recognized for their important role in absorbing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., carbon dioxide) and storing carbon over the long term. Conserving these “carbon sinks” provides a natural climate solution by absorbing the emissions that are causing climate change.

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Happy damselfly catching in Sweden

We are excited to welcome Hanna Bensch, a PhD candidate at Linnaeus University Kalmar, Sweden, to the blog today. For more about Hanna, see the end of this post. The summer of 2012 was the first of six summers I spent with a butterfly net and boots, catching damselflies. I had just finished my first year of bachelor studies in biology and had limited experience with field work. To be honest, I think the main…

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Animal Lovers on the Books that Changed Their Lives

The books about animals that had a profound effect and even caused a change of direction.Sometimes books can have a surprising effect on us.  The words mingle in our brain and make some kind of magic that percolates out into the real world.I was curious to know which books about animals have affected people, and so I put out a call asking people about the animal book that changed their life. These are their answers.Dog…

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