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Human Hibernation: The Future of Healing and Space Travel

What do arctic ground squirrels and black bears have in common? They’re both among the many animals that hibernate.

Except, hibernation isn’t just a long nap through the cold, dreary winter months. It’s a highly-regulated form of energy conservation that impacts how the brain and body function, says Kelly Drew, a University of Alaska professor and CEO of Be Cool Pharmaceutics.

So, what can we learn from hibernation and what might happen if we humans were to give it a try?

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Tune-In Tuesdays #53 BONUS: Doctor Octoroc Announces New Kickstarter Project

Levi “Doctor Octoroc,” the mastermind behind “In The RP2A Over the Sea,” a chiptune cover album of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,” is gearing up to launch a Kickstarter for his latest project: “Soft Bits In,” a chiptune tribute to The Flaming Lips’ “The Soft Bulletin” album.

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Australian Artist Fights Fire with Passion

Natalia Bennett shares artwork depicting the merciless impact on climate change and its contribution to the 15.6 million acres of fire-damage during Australia’s wildfire season this year.

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Moonshrooms: How Fungi Could Shape Life on Mars

NASA recently announced they’re exploring new, green ways to sustain human life in outer space through the help of our beloved fungal friends: mushrooms, or rather, their mycelia.

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Vans Kicks Off “Custom Culture” Contest

Vans invites all public and private high school artists to participate in their eleventh annual Vans Custom Culture, an art contest designed to “inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets.”

Registration is open now through Jan. 31 and the grand-prize winner of $75,000 will be announced in mid-May.

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