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Do animals have minds?

Posted April 24, 2013 By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Animal Wise: the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures, by Virginia Morell, Black Inc. Books, 2013. Laughing rats, name-calling wild parrots, archer-fish with a sense of humour, and educated ants; the naturalist Charles Darwin would have loved this book. The philosopher Rene Descartes would equally have found it deeply troubling. Both with good reason. […]

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It is the year 2023 and humans have settled on Mars

Posted June 24, 2012 By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Do you wish to become a Martizen, a citizen of Mars, anytime in the near future?  If you are serious about this then Dutchman, Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One, is your man. Bas Lansdorp is a person with an audacious ambition.  Through his company, Mars One, he plans to establish the first human settlement […]

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Poor sleep increases risk for health problems

Posted March 6, 2012 By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Researchers have shown that older adults who sleep poorly have an altered immune system response to stress.  This may increase their risk for mental and physical health problems. In the study, stress led to significantly larger increases in a protein marker of inflammation in poor sleepers compared to good sleepers.   The protein, interleukin-6, is primarily […]

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Anticipation of stressful events may cause cellular ageing

Posted February 24, 2012 By Kevin Orrman-Rossiter

Psychologists have found people most threatened by the anticipation of stressful tasks looked older at the cellular level.  The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives.  Anticipation may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to this study. The researchers studied 50 […]

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