Future Of Food: This Company Wants To Sell Lab Grown Meat In Five Years

Future Of Food: This Company Wants To Sell Lab Grown Meat In Five Years

Animal lovers rejoice! A San Francisco based company, not-so-aptly named Memphis Meats has been making splashes among vegans and meat lovers alike. Their first big media moment was when they revealed what they called the “world’s first cultured meatball”. This doesn’t mean that the particular meatball in question could read or recite Keats, but rather that it was lab grown from animal cells, or “cultures”. Growing meat How the whole thing works is fairly simple in principle: The team harvests stem cells from cows, pigs, and chickens, turkeys and then they use their cell renewal technology to grow more cells […]

Amputees’ Brains Remember Their Lost Limbs For Decades

Amputees’ Brains Remember Their Lost Limbs For Decades

The 2016 Summer Paralympics will kick-off in Brazil in just one week. The Summer Paralympic Games, now in their 15th year, are vital in developing global awareness around disabled athletes and disability in general. Many of the athletes who will compete in these games are fitted with prosthetics – artificial devices that replace missing body parts. These artificial devices can replace hands, arms, fingers, legs, feet, and even sockets like wrists and knee joints. In the 21st century, prosthetics aren’t anything new, but the field is advancing rapidly thanks to incredible scientific research and discovery. This development doesn’t mean they […]

A Possibly Habitable Earth-Like Planet Discovered Just 4 Light Years Away

A Possibly Habitable Earth-Like Planet Discovered Just 4 Light Years Away

A team of scientists recently announced the discovery of a new planet not far from our Solar System. A discovery of this caliber is fairly typical in the astronomy field, so why are scientists, popular media outlets, and regular people like me and you getting so excited about it? Because this planet could be another Earth! It sounds crazy, we know. We’re more used to hearing about planets being downgraded and stars being named, or NASA exploring planets and moons orbiting our own Sun. But, this new planet, currently dubbed Proxima b, gives us a lot to be excited about. […]

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