Tag: "diseases"

How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

Science has brought us incredible advancement. We rely on science in some form for much of our everyday lives. Every time we turn on a light, take a painkiller, or use a washing machine, we’re using the fruits of past scientific discoveries. By its nature, science is ever-changing. There are many, many scientific discoveries yet […]

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Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

  Kjerstin Gruys is attempting to avoid her own image for a year, including mirrors and reflective surfaces. She explained that, after successfully shopping for her wedding dress, she”was getting really, really sick of staring at myself in the mirror. In those moments I felt like the worst version of myself–insecure, indecisive, vain.” She will […]

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Asked the Highlander, via Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Asked the Highlander, via Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever?

The first person to ever live to be 150 years old has already been born, according to Aubrey de Grey, a biomedical gerontologist. One of the co-founders of the non-profit SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence) Foundation in California, de Grey serves as the chief scientific officer and has authored an encouraging study on the […]

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Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While the jocks of the world may be freaked out by the loss of body control associated with Huntingdon’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s Disease, those who value their intellect have other fears lurking in the recesses of their superior minds. Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease. Amnesia. All waiting to attack without warning! Scared yet? […]

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Somebody stop the ringing

Hearing Strange Noises? It’s Not Tribbles in the Closet!

If you have been noticing a whining, crackling, or screeching noise in one or both of your ears, relax. It is not aliens attempting to contact you, so put down the tinfoil hat. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom of any one of a huge plethora of causes, most of which are benign […]

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You have to play your cards right to get the hotties

How Not to Meet Women: The Nerd’s Mating Call

While there are certain geek-centric segues one can use to attract females, these cringe-worthy gems are sure to earn you a slap to the face, a bewildered expression, or a cutting comeback. Here is a non-comprehensive list of pickup lines to avoid if you like having your pride, and teeth, intact. Thinly-veiled references are never a […]

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