So there was this study on diseases, right?
-It got published for some mad reason;
other than the fact it didn’t work.
And that is one of the best. mistakes. ever.
So they tried to support the hypothesis that Herpes causes cognitive decline in people as they age, but the thunderous statement eventually came out in the results that [and I quote],
“IB was not associated with cognitive decline over time.”,
Having trouble losing weight?
Psych yourself out and give yourself some tangible incentives.
-Or at least that’s what a new study conducted by The Mayo Clinic would suggest.
In two groups tested, those that were incentivized with both Immediate Gain AND Immediate Loss of money for good and bad performance, respectively,
And then further incentivized with the chance at a larger financial gain farther out, wildly outperformed the group given no incentives and no penalties…
• Source: MayoClinic – Money for Losing
So fast-forward to two years ago.
Stanley Hazen and his team published a paper about the human microbiome saying a compound called TMAO is linked to heart disease.
When mice were fed a diet with more of that substance, their future risk for atherosclerosis went up.
It turns out the stuff is normally created when gut bacteria break down some foods.
So then in the new study, Stanley makes this mental leap.
Red Meat is something people eat, passes through the gut, and is associated with heart disease.
Maybe there’s something in there that gets turned into that TMAO from 2 years ago?…
Ok, so technically it’s not quite as cool as color-tagged bacteria manipulated via lazors and EMFs to create a microbial generative art, but check out Klari Reis’ culture-inspired petri dish art at the links. Pretty Neat!
• Source: The Daily Dish
• via: This Is Colossal
In the changeable and often contrarian field of evolutionary psychology, especially the bits involving our most powerful hormone, there’s an interesting new development about an old truth.
That old code among men who are friends about each others’ wives and girlfriends may have evidence in actual fact.
Most of the headlines are focusing on the hormone, but of-course, this is really a story about Evolution.
It would seem to make sense that historically, tribes …
• Source: UMissouri-Adultery With Friends’ Wives
• More Coverage: ABC News
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As a bitter salve to help those of you who’ve skipped the Asparagus and are saddled with abjectly-Dickensian hangovers in the timesmudge loosely referred-to as “today”, I’d like to rub a little salt in your wounds and make it all go away.
Now the nickname could have gone one of many ways: ‘Dict, Shooter, Dragonbreath, Substance, Bender, or Sniffles. (Cockroach has been reserved for Keith Richards for
DECADES Centuries, now.)
But ultimately, it seemed prudent to just go with the obvious old stand-by.
Anyway: That’s right boys and girls. It turns out The Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne himself, is a Mutant.
Take that, Ray Kurzweil! -BAM!
Ok, fun’s over.
Though my informal guess involves some of my old pal Joseph Schumpeter’s work, and pattern-observation of real delays in predictions of the Web 1.0 Bubble,
it ultimately differs from Both Ray and Duke Neuroscientist, Miguel Nicolelis,…
Who says the Singularity won’t happen. -Ever.
• Source: TR-The Brain Is Not Computable
And while we’re on the subject of Alcohol,
Who Else but The New Yorker could do such a monster article on Drinking and Hangovers? -I have no damn good answer for that.
Ok; besides: “Ernest F****** Hemingway”,…
Nevertheless: Hop on over and be blown away by the entire geopolitical cavalcade that is Joan Acocella’s Magnum Opus,
From feeling like Gregor Samsa when you wake up,
Check out Professor Lee Cronin’s short but interesting take on where Medicine, Apps, Big Data For Chemistry and 3D Printers might go in the near future.
The implications sound pretty huge, especially for shipping-costs and disintermediation, if the process can be standardized and controlled.
*It REALLY would have to be in order to avoid scenarios like the following:
“Uh, we’re really sorry Mrs. Johnson, but we forgot a few atoms in there, and instead of HRT pills, you got Androgel 25.5%. Enjoy your new life as a man. -Yeah, I know. Shaving really is a pain. You get used to it though…”