The Pump of Youth

Most people, at least in youth, hope to live forever. But we die. More than that, we die in predictable ways, perhaps more predictable than we might imagine. Compare species. A shrew never lives a decade while the average blue whale might live ten. To a great extent the difference between the shrew and the […]

10 Seconds

The human heart beats 12 times every 10 seconds to keep up with its tissue demands. But what about these guys? (reposted with permission from the amazing BuzzHootRoar).

Literature Search Tips

Fantastic! You’re ready to join us and dig up new heartrate records in the literature. But you’re no exactly sure where you should even start looking. Don’t worry, we’ve put together a quick guide to get you started. […]

All Things Considered

The ‘Man Who Touched His Own Heart’ Changed Medicine: NPR’s┬áMelissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine’s efforts to understand the working of the human heart. Listen to the story on All Things Considered on NPR.