Author Archives: Ignacio Amigo

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Ignacio is a science writer based in São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in Biochemistry and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. He likes to think of science as part of a complex puzzle rather than a silver bullet.

One of the first things that we are taught in school is that living things are born, grow, reproduce and die. We can think of aging as the line that connects these events, lifespan as the length of that line […]

Humans have known and used the cannabis plant for as long as 10,000 years. During this time it has been utilized to such different things as to make ropes and clothes, to induce mental states in religious rituals and to […]

In the 1930s Clive McCay, a biochemist working in Ithaca, New York, made an interesting observation: rats that were kept on a low calorie diet lived longer than rats that had unrestrained access to food. In the next years this […]