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Anagenesis and Cladogenesis: Definitions and Differences

Anagenesis and cladogenesis are the two main ways speciation occurs. One involved the slow transition of one species to another. Cladogenesis involved the separation of a species into two or more groups, with each group then becoming its own separate species.

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The best quantum physics explanation for ordinary people

The building blocks of the universe are particles and waves.

Particles, such as neutrons or atoms, come together to create bigger and more complex structures, like molecules. Put together 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom and you end up with a water molecule. Put many water molecules together and you have a glass of water.

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What if an Artificial Intelligence chooses suicide?

Whenever we think of super intelligent AI’s, we imagine complex entities like Skynet in the Terminator movies or the machines in the Matrix series. Alternatively, they might be helpful, like many of the robots in the stories of Isaac Asimov.

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How to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship

Face to face beats video chat beats phone calls beats messaging

Humans are creatures of habit and comfort, and one bad routine you may risk falling into is to simply text all day long. Text works as a way of keeping in touch, but try to physically meet however often you possibly can.

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A Funny Misunderstanding: 20+ Historical Examples

The definition of misunderstanding, (as per dictionary) describes it as such:

  1. An incorrect interpretation of a certain point of view, situation, argument or piece of information.
  2. A conflict or disagreement between two or more parties.

It’s safe to say that any human that has ever lived has been in such a situation. But some misunderstandings are bigger than others and history is peppered with some hilarious examples

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Guide your life with the concept of Ikigai

What is Ikigai

 

In the Japanese language, Ikigai is a compound word where:

  • Iki = alive, life
  • Kai = result, benefit, value

Put the two terms together and you have a word that translates to “reason for living”.

Now, one might question why such a term is actually needed since many languages come with their own particular words for this notion.

But Ikigai doesn’t just describe a simple concept. It encompasses a philosophy that helps one actually achieve this “reason for living”.

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(Summary) Childhood Disrupted

Childhood Disrupted” by Donna Jackson Nakazawa explores the lasting impact childhood trauma can have on your biology.

The book’s premise centers around the negative (and on few ocassions, positive) impact stress can have on a child’s development into adult life.

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[Summary] Works Well With Others

Works Well With Others” by Ross McCammon tackles some of the thorny issues in our professional lives, such as job interviews, day to day workings relationships with colleagues, superiors and clients.

Humorous, quick to read, and an all around fun experience, “Works Well With Others” is a go-to book for those who want to learn the ropes of the office environment, and offers quite a few actionable tips and tricks to help you survive through an office job.

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The 5 chemicals that control your behavior

By now it’s no secret that chemicals in our brain play a crucial part in our psychological well being, but how exactly does the whole process work? And why does this aspect of human biology even exist?

Things you can learn from this article include:

  • Why we enjoy the feeling of dominating other people.
  • How you can create habits.
  • The evolutionary reason for boredom.

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It may be possible to slow down aging or even stop it. Here’s how.

There are only two things certain in life, death and taxes. While there’s not much you can do about taxes, death seems to be a more manageable affair for pioneering scientists in the field of aging, or senescence.

Ending Aging author Aubrey de Grey is perhaps the most well known scientist in the field of aging, his research and vision has helped bring a largely ignored and underfunded field of biology firmly into the scientific mainstream.

Some of the things one can learn from this book:

  • Why we grow old and how we might be able to stop it
  • There’s a plausible method to curing cancer for good, but there’s a catch
  • Why politics and morality might be the biggest roadblock to aging treatments

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