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Biodigital Convergence: What happens when X meets Y?

The changes brought by digital technologies and networks continue to disrupt our economies and transform aspects of our lives. What if we are on the cusp of yet another significant evolution, one where digital technologies and biological systems merge and combine?

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Social Epigenetics: How Your Early Life Environment Gets “Under Your Skin”

We intuitively appreciate that the environment in which we live affects our health and well-being. However, did you know that the environments and experiences that we encounter early in life, even before we are born, can have long lasting effects that influence our physical and mental health years later, even if our life’s conditions and circumstances have long since changed?

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Uplift and the ‘grey ceiling’: the limits of provolution?

Several years ago, Swedish scientists selectively bred guppies to increase their brain size. In short order, they produced a new lineage with brains 9% larger than typical guppies.

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Funky Fungal Headphones

A partnership between Finnish design studio Aivan, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and Aalto University has spawned the Korvaa headphones, made from bioengineered materials.The materials are designed to be easily recyclable or biodegradable.

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