Insights on healthy aging

[This is a repost from the Harvard Gazette … original here] Harvard researchers have uncovered a mechanism through which caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they control. The research, conducted in the labs of Joshua Sanes and Jeff Lichtman, … Read more

Immortality

Is physical immortality possible today? Nope, not yet, but you might be surprised to learn about somebody who has come quite close. In the 1950’s a young lady called Henrietta Lacks was admitted to Johns Hopkins and sadly diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctors attending had not seen a tumor like it before, so they … Read more

Bad Universe

The secret is out. The skeptic astronomer, Phil Plate, had a super secret project that is now in the public domain. He has been working on a fabulous new Discovery channel series, here is a preview. It feels a bit like “Death from the skies” meets “Mythbusters”, lots of practical real science that de-bunks the … Read more

Massive Star Discovered

This is amazing … A newfound star has shattered the record as the most massive stellar monster ever seen, astronomers announced today. Weighing in at a whopping 265 times the mass of our sun, the behemoth may have actually slimmed down since birth, when it likely tipped the scales at 320 times the sun’s mass. … Read more