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Living at the Speed of Neurons

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The average speed of a typist is 60 to 120 words per minute. A standard word is five letters, including spaces and punctuation. The comes down to a reaction time of about a fifth to a tenth of a second for each keystroke. Each keystroke involves perceiving the letter, interpreting it, positioning the finger three-dimensionally […]

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The Wonder of Being Healthy

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It’s flu season. Hospitals are at capacity. If you have the flu, you’re probably miserable. There’s no cure for it; it lasts one to two weeks; and your body just has to heal itself. There’s nothing that doctors and nurses can do to make you well. They just treat the symptoms. Your body has to […]

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The Wonder of Proteins

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Life comes from life. Cells come from cells. Cells can’t be manufactured from raw material. Most of the parts of a cell cannot be manufactured in the laboratory. They can only be produced by the highly specific processes that exist within tiny cells themselves. Each cell can be compared to a city that has a […]

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The Wonder of Cells

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All plant life and animal life is contained in basic modular building blocks called cells. Elephants are bigger than mice because they have more tiny cells. The human body is made up of about 30 trillion cells. That’s an estimate. No one has ever counted all the cells in a body, nor will they ever […]