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Tiny Okla. Town Tries to Get Worms Out of Water

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A northeast Oklahoma town is temporarily without a water supply after city workers found worms in the municipal water tower.


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Genetic Treatments Could Lead to 500 Year Old People

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Buzz60 (Dec. 13, 2013) — Researchers say humans living to the old age of 500 may be a possibility one day, if the genetic treatments successfully used to extend worms' life could be applied to humans.The treatment worked on worms, but the next step would be to test with mice. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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The Rice Story

The Rice Story

Thomson Reuters Foundation (Apr. 23, 2012) — The plastic tube is 40 cm long and 15 cm wide and there are tiny holes on all sides. It looks ordinary enough, but according to scientists, this humble tube could save up to 30 percent of water used in producing rice - a staple food for more than half the world's population and arguably the single biggest user of water on the planet.
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Spring Loaded Cricket Takes Water in Stride

Spring Loaded Cricket Takes Water in Stride

Reuters (Dec. 4, 2012) — The tiny pygmy mole cricket, native to South Africa, has been revealed to be a spring-loaded, water-leaping wonder bug, capable of jumping many times its body length off the surface of water. The discovery was made by Cambridge University zoology professor Malcom Burrows who, with engineer colleague, Dr Gregory Sutton, filmed the amazing creature in action.
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Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root?

Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root?

FORA.tv (May 13, 2013) — Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root? California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Innovation is critical for both individual and evolutionary success, but creative disruption requires taking risks. New research marrying the theory and methods of economics to cutting-edge neuroscience techniques - an emerging field known as NeuroEconomics - is making new discoveries about the biological processes that motivate us to take risks and create new solutions to unforeseen challenges. Dr. Platt will describe how the brain overcomes uncertainty to explore novel alternatives and create new knowledge. Parallel findings from humans, monkeys, rodents, and worms indicate that a common suite of underlying mechanisms has evolved to control the desire to explore. At one extreme, neuropsychiatric disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction, may arise from dysfunctional control of exploration. At the other, uniquely human faculties of creativity and technological innovation may reflect elaboration of this shared biological heritage controlling our desire to explore.
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