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What do your genes do?

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Scientists used to believe in a ‘gene of criminality’ carried only by people who break the law and for ‘addiction’; but that is not the case anymore. Genes are believed to influence your personality. They predispose you to a certain behaviour however however don’t determine your entire personality.

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Plastic-Eating Mushroom Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest — A Solution for Our Trash Saturated World? | Wake Up World

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Plastic has proven itself to be exceedingly toxic for the planet and its inhabitants. We’re drowning in the stuff and it doesn’t look like our reliance on the material will end anytime in the near future. Radical solutions are needed — and soon. Recently, a team of students discovered what very well may be part of the answer: a plastic-eating fungus. By Contributing Writer Carolanne Wright You can follow Carolanne on Facebook via Thrive Living

Source: Plastic-Eating Mushroom Discovered in the Amazon Rainforest — A Solution for Our Trash Saturated World? | Wake Up World

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The Intriguing Hormone Irisin May Be Responsible for Exercise-Induced Bone Strengthening

Normal (top) and osteoporotic bone architecture (bottom). Image source: Tim Arnett, London College Univeristy

It is no secret that regular, moderate exercise is great for health and well-being. It only takes a brisk, daily walk to significantly improve physical, as well as mental health. Our cardiovascular systems become more efficient and resistant to disease, the blood itself becomes more potent and ready for action, we lose that stubborn fat that can slowly bring about ailments and failing overall health, and our bones and joints become stronger and better supported. So that’s that then, exercise is great, no point in investigating any further?

Absolutely not! Aside from simply gaining a better comprehension on the way our magnificent bodies work, understanding the mechanisms behind exercise-induced, beneficial adaptations is a vital tool in the development of treatments and medicines. For instance, studying the various ways that exercise causes glucose to be uptaken…

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Will you live to 100?

100 and able bodied with a sound mind sounds very good!

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If you are a British Citizen you will receive a telegraph from the monarch on your 100th birthday. People are living to 100 years old a lot more frequently now-a-days. The Queen only sent out 255 centenary (a letter congratulation you on your 100th birthday) in 1952. In 1999, Queen sent out 3,500! This is perfect evidence, it shows that we are living significantly longer since the mid-1900s. Living longer tends to be genetic. So if you dad lives to 100, you are more likely to as well.

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No Joke! First Bioluminescent Sea Turtle Discovered!

Wow!

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Scientists Discover the First Biofluorescent Reptile, a ‘Glowing’ Hawksbill Sea Turtle

No this isn’t a clip from the latest Miyazaki anime, this is the first sighting of a real fluorescent turtle.

Marine biologist David Gruber of City University of New York, was recently in the Solomon Islands to film a variety of biofluorescent fish and coral, when suddenly a completey unexpected sight burst into the frame: a glowing yellow and red sea turtle. The creature is a critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle, and until this sighting last July, the phenomenon had never been documented in turtles, let alone any other reptile.

Biofluorescence is the ability for an organism to reflect blue light and re-emit it as a different color, not to be confused with bioluminescence, where organisms produce their own light.

Many undersea creatures like coral, sharks, and some shrimp have shown the ability to…

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