Biology

How Much Do You Know About the Brain? 33 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind Members Public

The brain contains over 86 billion neurons and 2.5 million gigabytes of storage while generating over 50,000 thoughts daily. In addition, the human brain has 100,000 miles of blood vessels, which is enough to circle the earth four times.

Beatrice Barbazzeni
Beatrice Barbazzeni
Neuroscience

ExO Hits of the Week - 15 July 2022 Members Public

In this week’s ExO ‘Hits of the Week,’ here is what our community is reading: Will China’s new renewable energy plan lead to an early emissions peak? Playing offense on circularity can net European consumer goods companies €500 billion.

Nishan Degnarain
Nishan Degnarain
Sustainability

Exponential Medicine: The Longevity Industry 2.0 Members Public

Contrary to the expectations of a world free of mortality, the goal of the longevity industry is to predict diseases while giving hope for a world without age-related diseases.

Beatrice Barbazzeni
Beatrice Barbazzeni
Longevity

Are Technomorphic Worldviews Taking Over? Immersive Experiences, Our Next Reality? For Whom? Members Public

A technological focus is fantastic, but the problems that we are facing are more systemic. Zooming out to a higher level to see the systemic connections is very much needed. It’s not about that technology can solve healthcare problems, but how it can be adopted at an affordable level.

Paul Epping Alina Solotarov
Ethics

The Future Of Gene Editing Members Public

We talked about treating so far incurable diseases with innovative drugs, genetically modified plants, and pet breeds, but what about editing human embryos? Probably one of the most discussed and debated arguments in ethics.

Beatrice Barbazzeni
Beatrice Barbazzeni
Biology

Genetic Engineering: The Key Of Building Supernaturals Members Public

“Too many of our preferences reflect nasty behaviors and states of mind that were genetically adaptive in the ancestral environment. Instead, wouldn't it be better if we rewrote our own corrupt code?”

Beatrice Barbazzeni
Beatrice Barbazzeni
CRISPR