Check out Jorge Cham’s fantastic animation for PhD Comics of a talk on Aging, that was given by Dr. Joao Pedro De Magalhaes.
This abbreviated version of Dr. J’s original talk touches on viability, historical lifespans, cell-renewal, free-radicals, mitochondria, telomeres, lucky animal species, nude rats, genetic-modification, evolution, diet, and linchpin-genes.
In it, he also talks about his first inspiration to get into the field of aging-science and transcend the apparent “Law of nature” that eventual decay must happen in the first place.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the genetic profile of the Naked Mole Rat, or…
YT-PhDComics-”What Is Aging?”
To borrow a quote from DKG: If you look at the soil under a microscope, every single day is Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
And the point this film is trying to make is that modern agriculture takes an awful lot for-granted and engages in several practices that hurt the foundations that all of our food is built upon.
–From the pesticides some GMO seeds need to survive, to abandoned crop-rotation methods…
Symphony Of The Soil
[Ok first, if you haven't checked out Dirty=Good & The Hygiene Hypothesis, start there; otherwise:]
Just a short while ago, RadioLab replayed their fantastic September ’09 episode on Parasites!
The most important segment of-which was called “Sculptors of…
Well, with all the very serious, researchy Sheldon-Cooper “Multi-Dimensional-Math” crap going on in “normal” science, it’s nice to know that a few health-technologists can get down to some Real Damn Business!
These intrepid code-monkeys have finally put those analytical chops to some good and,
Decoded the DNA of The world’s most popular Cocoa Beans!
So, perhaps …
So a recent blip in health-stuff came up again about one of the most dreaded liver-slugging painkillers we have: Tylenol.
It turns out that since at least 2009, studies have been revealing some unanticipated psycho-social Freakonomics in their function; and even one or two weird backroads in how our brains work, too…
• Source: Smithsonian
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
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.