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Road Trip #19 - National Zoo

I first visited the National Zoo in 1995 when living in Washington DC for three months while my then-boyfriend-now-husband was working as an intern.  As a UK national, I was not employed for those three months so was footloose and fancy free during his work hours and could explore all over Washington DC and its suburbs – essentially anywhere the metro system or Shanks Pony could take me.   1,390 more words

So Apparently I'm a Naked Mole Rat

I stand here,

toothbrush dangling from fingertips,

staring at myself in the mirror.

I stand here for five minutes straight, with my face wet from rinsing, … 793 more words

How Jellyfish, Nanobots, and Naked Mole Rats Could Make Humans Immortal

June 18, 2016

Dr. Chris Faulkes is standing in his laboratory, tenderly caressing what looks like a penis. It’s not his penis, nor mine, and it’s definitely not that of the only other man in the room, VICE photographer Chris Bethell. 2,808 more words


This Week's Cancer Updates [Party Mix #16]

New Saliva Test May Be Able To Detect Cancer In Just 10 Minutes

The test, which has been described as a “liquid biopsy,” was developed after researchers discovered that traces of RNA from cancer cells can be found in saliva.

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