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Producer @Medium

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Latest Posts

Ecological Detectives Hunt for San Francisco’s Vanished Waterways

Recovering ‘ghost creeks’ from past landscapes can help protect the city’s future amid climate chaos

In the Wiggle of an Ear, a Surprising Insight Into Bat Sonar

It could lead to drones that fly like bats

Better Memory Through Electrical Brain Ripples

A study in mice shows improved cognitive performance when these bursting signals move around memory circuits

Does Thirst Start in the Mouth or the Gut?

A new study in mice reveals why consuming a beverage is usually pleasurable but is not always enough to quench thirst

Using Ganja to Get High Dates Back Millennia

Ancient site points to weed’s role in burial rites

Two-for-One: Chickenpox Vaccine Lowers Shingles Risk in Children

Immunization reduces the likelihood of a painful reemergence of the virus in kids

Cancer Research Points to Key Unknowns about Popular ‘Antiaging’ Supplements

The health promises of boosting an important metabolic molecule may be clouded by its possible role in promoting cancer-cell growth

When One Protected Species Kills Another, What Are Conservationists to Do?

What if great white sharks threaten sea otters? Dilemmas are on the rise in an increasingly disrupted environment.

Mustering a Cell’s Internal Defenses Might Hold Potential for New Parkinson’s Disease Therapies

Rescue proteins could rid cells of toxic alpha-synuclein aggregates

The Deep Ocean Harbors a Mountain of Microplastic Pollution

Four times as many plastic particles turned up in the deep waters of a ‘clean’ patch of ocean than on the surface in the Great Pacific…

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