Do lobsters hold the keys to immortality?

It is inevitable that at some point you will die. We all will. The price we have to pay for being alive is death. It’s a certainty, like taxes. At some point our organs will stop working efficiently and we will go back to how we were before we were born. However, the humble lobster does not have this problem.

Mapping the Brain

Did you know that your brain cells are not actually grey? The function of the brain defines each of us, yet it is hardly understood. It uses 20% of your energy but comprises only 2% of your mass. Recently, the “next big thing” in scientific research was announced, the ambitious “Brain Mapping Project”. It used to be only physics projects that would receive enormous grants and government backing but in recent decades, biologists have got their fair share with ambitious projects to understand the fundamental components of humans with the genome project.