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The Speckled Axe

I’m a perfectionist, a frustrated one. Somewhere between childhood and adolescence, I felt that if adequacy had a numeric value, it’d be greater than two and less than one; or something equally impossible. More accurately, I felt as if that … Continue reading

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Internet Friends, Real People

Near the end of a self-help book, the author wrote that social connections we make with others online aren’t “real.” The next sentence said that online communities are “pretend communities.” The author explained that they don’t “come close to fulfilling … Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes, Genes, and Long Life

One woman decided to take a road trip after learning she had a terminal illness. Another switched careers. Both choices make sense, given the circumstances. This year’s World Food Prize goes to a team who developed a new sweet potato, … Continue reading

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Elastic Brains and New Tech

Maybe ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ but apparently the adult brain isn’t nearly as rigid as scientists thought. I’ll be looking at neuroplasticity, the idea that brains can change; research that may lead to better neural interfaces; … Continue reading

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