Mangrove leaves are like stem cells

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My boys and I were fortunate to take a beautiful kayak adventure through the GeoPark mangrove forest in Langkawi, Malaysia.   Our naturalist guide pointed out an interesting adaptation to the salty¬†environment that we would never have intuited on our own. The mangrove trees absorb excess salt then “choose” certain leaves in which to concentrate that salt. As a result, …

Dragons, Sydney Greenstreet, and Elysium deprecated

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What if much of the dragon-like sociopathic acting out of older men stems from loss of sexual function? Of course you don’t mind ushering in the end of days and the next apocalypse if your own ability to connect with the generative powers of sex are fading away!