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You’ll notice lots of different things happen to your body when you exercise. But why? Explore our graphic and find out.
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- The experience is “deliberately marketed” as painful, with obstacles including wires delivering 10,000 volt electric shocks.
- Dr Rebecca Scott, of Cardiff Business School, said: “On the one hand, consumers spend billions of dollars every year on pain relief, while exhausting and painful experiences such as obstacle races and ultra-marathons are gaining in popularity.”
- The research, a joint project between Cardiff, Singapore’s Nanyang Business School, and Kedge Business School, France, also found pain “facilitates escape” and provides a “temporary relief from the burdens of self-awareness.”
- Professor Bernard Cova, of Kedge Business School, added: “Electric shocks and ice-cold water may be painful but they also allow participants to escape from the demands and anxieties of modern life.
- “By leaving marks and wounds, painful experiences help us create the story of a fulfilled life spent exploring the limits of the body.”
Extreme adventure challenges can help office workers deal with the “anxieties of modern life,” research suggests.
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- Mark Zuckerberg will be the featured speaker at Harvard’s 366th Commencement on May 25, the University announced yesterday.
- Zuckerberg, now among the world’s most powerful and influential billionaires, had founded Facebook in 2004 in his Harvard dormitory and had then dropped out of the prestigious institution to focus full-time on building the social media company, which transformed the way people interacted with each other.
- Harvard President Drew Faust lauded the former student’s leadership and his company’s impact on how nearly 1.9 billion people interact, saying she looks forward to welcoming Zuckerberg back to the varsity on Commencement day.
- Zuckerberg is not the first Harvard dropout to give the commencement address at his former university.
- Watch Zuckerberg take advice from Bill Gates on the upcoming speech he has to give at Harvard.
College dropout Mark Zuckerberg is finally getting his Harvard degree, WATCH him take advice from Bill Gates – Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, will return to his one-time alma mater this summer to deliver the commencement address at the convocation ceremony.
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- Stalin Murugesapandi takes photos and makes field sketches to record the different insect species he sees.
- Like a social network for wildlife, her location paired with the photo help both amateur and expert naturalists identify the species.
- Like a lot of bug fanatics, Lindqvist doesn’t just take photos of moths – she uploads them to iNaturalist .
- Bug enthusiast Anna Lindqvist uploads photos like this – of the Ailanthus Webworm Moth ( Atteva aurea ) to the iNaturalist app.
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@NPR: “It’s like a social network for wildlife. iNaturalist has nearly 250,000 users and about 3 million observations.”
Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
Biologists And Citizens Disover New Species With iNaturalist App : All Tech Considered : NPR
- Chinese scientists to conduct first ever human gene-editing trial
- Chinese scientists to conduct world’s first gene-edited trial in humans
- Early in the research, scientists focused on integrating human cells into mouse embryos.
- The cells will be modified using CRISPR-Cas9 — a new method of genetic engineering that allows scientists to edit DNA with precision and relative ease.
- The technique is based on a decade-old discovery that certain bacterial cells can identify invading viruses and chop up their DNA. CRISPR-Cas9 adapts that technique to allow us to edit genes, removing harmful diseases and even allowing the creation of hybrid human-animal organs to fill the transplant gap .
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@rossdawson: “Chinese scientists to conduct first ever human gene-editing trial treating lung cancer”
Chinese scientists will become the first in the world to inject people with cells modified using gene-editing technology in a groundbreaking clinical trial next month.
CRISPR-Cas9: Chinese scientists to conduct live human gene-editing trial