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Falling Through the Earth’s Centre: How Long to Reach the Other Side?

The gravitational effects on a body falling through the centre of the Earth to the other side, is an interesting problem. The video above introduces an idea or two which may be new to you, even if you have thought … Continue reading

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Happiness Deconstructed

What is Happiness? First, a few things that happiness IS NOT: bitter hostility, helpless loneliness, a despairing dearth of choices, a lack of personal confidence based upon genuine personal incompetence, the absence of any meaningful purpose. The Happiness of Pleasure … Continue reading

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Anti-Ageing Interventions

A Few Biomarkers or “Mileposts” of Ageing It will be very difficult to measure the success of anti-ageing interventions without using a number of validated biomarkers that reflect the current state of ageing of the organism or person. Here are … Continue reading

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Sweet AGE-ing: Focus on Advanced Glycation End-Products

Advanced glycation end products, (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated as a result of exposure to sugars.[1] They can be a factor in aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, … Continue reading

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Guns, Lots of Guns — And Other Crazy Stories

The March record is the eleventh straight monthly record for background checks. The unprecedented streak, which began in May 2015, has included all-time records for both monthly and yearly sales. With 7,682,141 checks processed through the FBI’s National Instant Background … Continue reading

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Fountain of Youth: Pouring Young Blood Into Old Bodies?

The search for the fountain of youth is following many different paths, including the “seven-fold path” of SENS, suspended animation via cryonic vitrification, tweaking the immune system to boost human resilience, increasing the length of telomeres, regenerative medicine, stem cells, … Continue reading

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