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  • Archaeology is far more than the study of the ‘dead’

    Archaeology is far more than the study of the ‘dead’

    Via The Pueblo Chieftain : “We Dig the Past”, Pueblo Archaeology & Historical Society’s (PAHS) unofficial motto, underscores the excitement members have in the various avenues addressed by this scientific discipline. Actually older than anthropology but long an adjunct to it, Herodotus (484-425 BCE) is credited with being the first scholar […]

  • Five of the best apps to train your brain

    Five of the best apps to train your brain

    Via Medical News Today : It is no secret that as we age, our brain function declines. However, studies have suggested that keeping mentally active – particularly when older – can help to maintain cognitive functioning. Brain training apps are considered a useful aid for mental stimulation, but which one is […]

  • How agencies are pushing voice technology

    How agencies are pushing voice technology

    Via Digiday : Forget ordering pizza. Soon you’ll also be able to consult Alexa about your next period. Last weekend, digital agency Rain hosted a two-day hackathon for staffers and local developers at its Nicaragua office to play around with voice-driven experiences, and one of the Alexa skills that came of […]

  • Giant virus discovery sparks debate over tree of life

    Giant virus discovery sparks debate over tree of life

    via Nature : The Klosneuviruses contradict the theory that viruses make up a distinct domain of life, but not everyone is convinced. Evolutionary biologists have never known what to make of viruses, arguing over their origins for decades. But a newly discovered group of giant viruses, called Klosneuviruses, could be a […]

  • Finding Beauty in Math

    Finding Beauty in Math

    Via NC State University : Many see math as a logic-based activity and art solely as a creative pursuit — a characterization that seemingly puts them at odds. But for Radmila Sazdanović, math and art go hand in hand. Sazdanović, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, studies low-dimensional […]

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    Via Entrepreneur : Entrepreneurs are often more susceptible to depression, so it’s important to practice good mental techniques. One of the last people I would have associated with depression is entrepreneur Ramon Ray, the human spark of energy behind SmartHustle.com. I have hosted panels with Ramon and love his positivity that […]

  • Senior Research Fellow Juan Perez-Mercader has published work on the development of an artificial proto-cell that self-assembles, grows, replicates, and moves toward light.

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    Mimicking life in a chemical soup

    Via Harvard Gazette : Researcher’s work revealing ‘phoenix vesicles’ builds on mathematical models A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary […]