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What’s in a number?

We all age. As a child, we love to age and can’t wait to finally become an adult. But when you are in your thirties, growing older is already associated with negative feelings: decline, diseases, loneliness, death. They are phantoms…

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Fountain of youth?

When an engineer would have to come up with a perfectly working human body, it would probably look quit different from ours. We came to be by trial and error. A new feature could be just right as it came,…

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Intangible intelligence

We still have no clue about which genes in the human genome might be involved in our intelligence. Earlier reports on this topic were wrong, researchers in the United States have concluded after investigation. Thanks to researchers in Australia, we…

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The book of life

Scientists still don’t agree on whether it is useful to keep on stimulating the brain also at advanced age. This has to do with the fact that our body is formed not only by what we do, what we eat…

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