Parties of all kinds have been a long part of human history. Tribal gatherings were prevalent before “civilization”, the Greeks and Romans drank more wine than water, and the Medieval ages saw the rise of liquor, beer, and other intoxicants to help people enjoy themselves. Modern partying can be even more taxing on the human body given the plethora of synthesized and processed drugs that are on the market for people to purchase.
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Where are technologies heading in the next 30 years ? How will they affect our lifestyle and human society ?
Curcumin is extracted from the turmeric root, a common Indian spice with a long tradition of healing applications. Turmeric is about 2-5% curcumin. It is a robust anti-inflammatory agent, and it signals cancer cells to eliminate themselves. Evidence from several modalities suggests that curcumin protects gainst Alzheimer’s Disease. Can it also help us live longer?
Call for Articles for Freerange Vol. 8 — animals, humans, robots and the borders and boundaries between them
Freerange Vol.8 is looking for articles, ideas, images, stories, illustrations, inventions, or anything else that might contribute to the theme: animals, humans, robots and the borders and boundaries between them.
Robots have primarily been developed for warfare, yet they also serve peaceful purposes. Their use in Ecology is in its infancy, but they may soon become essential tools in a broad variety of ecological sub-disciplines. Autonomous robots, in particular drones sent to previously inaccessible areas, have revolutionized data acquisition, not only for abiotic parameters, but also for recording the behavior of undisturbed animals and collecting biological material. Robots will also play an essential role in population Ecology, as they will allow for automatic census of individuals through image processing, or via detection of animals marked electronically. These new technologies will enable automated experimentation for increasingly large sample sizes, both in the laboratory and in the field. Finally, interactive robots and cyborgs are becoming major players in modern studies of animal behavior. Such rapid progress nonetheless raises ethical, environmental, and security issues.