In a short presentation that provides a wealth of critical information, Michael Levin reports on the work of his lab at Tufts University on research into how animals control growth and form. All cells, not just nerve cells, communicate electrically, and evidence is growing that it is bioelectrical circuits that play the key role in the plasticity of shape and anatomy. His lab has shown the ability to induce whole organ formation, trigger regeneration, reprogram tumors, and repair birth defects – to radically change the body plan without editing the genome.
Let’s start with Anaximander, who said everything forming in Nature incurs a debt which it must repay so that other things may form, which I see as the essence of evolution and a fascinating take on Dying to Live.
the challenge of choosing deep-focus work and connection over superficial distraction and stimulation
“Definitely these galaxies are a big deal, but it remains to be seen how exciting they will look in the context of a few months’ progress with JWST,” Carnall says. The best is yet to come.
Taking a long view of life on Earth, Robin Wall Kimmerer explores how mosses—ancient beings who transformed the world—teach us strategies for persisting amid a changing climate.
Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari' is an experimental short film featuring over 260 strange and spectacular images, generated by 13 different A.I. algorithms.
So how does our brain create this illusion of stability?
An excerpt from the new book "The Flowering Wand: Rewilding the Sacred Masculine"
"Vision is an art, and nature an old master painter teaching us how to see the underlying reality of things to be — before they actually are. "
For many people, psychedelic drugs are intimately connected to the 1960s American counterculture, with…
The complex behaviors may have a shared evolutionary origin
Every creature lives within its own sensory bubble, but only humans have the capacity to appreciate the experiences of other species. What we’ve learned is astounding.
Vikram Zutshi In Conversation With Evan Thompson This article was first published at the Sutra Journal…
A well-documented feature of trauma, one familiar to many, is our inability to articulate what happens to us.
While scientists can anticipate how climate change will affect larger regions, predicting the fate of a given 100-acre forest plot can be trickier.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
Listening to/with/as the whole planet is listening and sining, a conversation with world renoun bioacoustic researcher
The meaning of death and dying in a death-phobic culture and more on Sounds of SAND Episode 2
An exploration of a groundbreaking assertion of a new paper published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
How NASA's Webb Telescope Gives Humanity a Revolutionary New View of Cosmos
explore psychedelics and their therapeutic uses in two entertaining and informative talks from SAND 18 and 19
Cheese is not just a tasty snack — it’s an ecosystem. And the fungi and bacteria within that ecosystem play a big part in shaping the flavor and texture of the final product.
Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
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