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Trees Have a “Heartbeat,” Scientists Discover

May 11, 2018

Until now, scientists thought water moved through trees by osmosis, in a somewhat continuous manner.

Now they’ve discovered the trunks and branches of trees are actually contracting and expanding to “pump” water up from the roots to the leaves, similar to the way our heart pumps blood through our bodies.

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Epstein-Barr virus linked to seven serious diseases

April 29, 2018

A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

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Unheard Invitations: Piercing the Veil Between Species

April 27, 2018

The wild animals are lonely for us.
We are lonely for them.
We have become disconnected from each other.

What if we expanded our sense of community to truly include all living beings? Included their perspectives, needs, and gifts? What would be the state of our environment then?

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Inner life of a cell

April 24, 2018

A Simple Qigong Technique to Repair the Body

April 18, 2018

Quote of the day

April 18, 2018

Genes load the gun. Lifestyle pulls the trigger. — Elliot Joslin

New brain memory cells develop well into old age

April 10, 2018

(Reuters Health) – Well into our 70s, we continue to develop new cells in an area of the brain responsible for new memories and exploration of new environments, scientists report.
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