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Sex: The Carrot and the Stick

Sex: The Carrot and the Stick

Sex is so important to the health of a breeding community that natural selection has arranged to encourage everyone to participate. There’s a conflict here, because the selfish gene does not want to share. The strongest and most fertile individuals–anyone who has an advantage in the present environment–is tempted not to dilute her genes by sharing, but to reproduce clonally instead. Avoid the competition for mates...

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$1 Million Prize to End Aging

$1 Million Prize to End Aging

Dr. Joon Yun is managing partner and president of Palo Alto Investors, LLC, who recently agreed to donate a $1 million Palo Alto Prize to reverse the aging process. The Palo Alto Longevity Prize is a $1 million life science competition dedicated to ending aging.

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Sleep and Longevity

Sleep and Longevity

Good quality sleep, 6-8 hours per night but not more, is statistically associated with longevity. Is there a causal connection? Experiments with rats and data from people doing shift work suggests that yes, there is. But how to get good sleep, and even what good sleep means varies widely from one person to the next.

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