Calorie restriction does not slow metabolism
in mammals, and in yeast and worms, metabolism is both sped up and altered by the diet. We believe, therefore, that calorie restriction is a biological stressor like natural food scarcity that induces a defensive response .. .. STACs such as resveratrol
conferred a protective effect on the neurons of normal mice similar to the Wallerian mutation.
.. bug powered fuel cells
The scientists main discovery, however, had to do with the co-evolution of the electrochemical properties of the fuel cell and the actual microbial community. At the start of the experiment, the tiny power plants relied on a diverse community of proteobacteria, including several species of Geobacter
and Shewanella, and produced power somewhat inefficiently. But by the end of the experiment--when performance was at its peak--one species, Brevibacillus agri
, made up the majority of the electron-producing microbes.
has pumped more than $8 million into more than 40 think tanks; media outlets; and consumer, religious, and even civil rights groups that preach skepticism
about the oncoming climate catastrophe
Levinson Marc :The Box; How the Shipping Container
Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
Fifty years ago this spring, a colorful, high-rolling trucker from North Carolina sent the world's first container ship out of Port Newark, N.J., headed for Houston [globalism made possible]
mike_davisPlanet of Slums
The mega-slums of today were largely created in the 1970s and 80s. Before 1960, the question was: Why were Third World cities growing so slowly? There were, in fact, huge institutional obstacles to fast urbanization then. Colonial empires still restricted entry to the city, while in China and other Stalinist countries, a domestic passport system controlled social rights and so internal migration. The big urban boom comes in the 1960s with decolonization. But then, at least, revolutionary nationalist states were claiming that the state could play an integral role in the provision of housing and infrastructure. In the 70s, the state begins to drop out, and with the 80s, the age of structural adjustment, you have the decade of going backwards in Latin America, and even more so in Africa. By then, you had sub-Saharan cities growing at faster velocities than Victorian industrial cities in their boom periods -- but shedding formal jobs at the same time.
.. . The United Nations, in its landmark habitat survey Challenge of the Slums (2003), concludes with precisely this point: “the main single cause of increases in poverty and inequality during 1980s and 1990s was the retreat of the state.”[But he has no interviews with your actual slum dwellers, so hardly a classic]
.. flickr flickr bbc flickr
The Sultans Elephant
And I’m angry about a smug, simple-minded, incompetent, unqualified President, and a press that denies the obvious fact that we have a smug, simple-minded, incompetent unqualified President.
If these things don’t make you angry, I have to ask -- what the hell is the matter with you?
And what would it take to make you angry?
-- C.B. Shapiro
Hoffmans 100th birthday with Atom Heart Mother - the bicycle video
I wish I knew what the hell "trackback
wikipedia, using the passive voice, confuses
rather than explains:
the commenting blogger can notify the other blog with a "TrackBack ping"; the receiving blog will typically display summaries of, and links to, all the commenting entries below the original entry. This allows for conversations spanning several blogs that readers can easily follow
- what the fuck does that mean? Love that bit "readers can easily follow"
claims to explain trackbacks:
I paste the TrackBack URL into my weblog entry in the specific space called URLs to Ping.
.. there aint no such "specific space" buddy - that adjective "specific
" is a dead give-away.. if there was such a space, calling it "specific" wouldnt be necessary
Now if I can only get someone to explain to me what is the point of rss
If I had decent bandwidth, I could see sites & hear mp3s _from their home sites_ rather than downloading them onto my hardDrive...
Beginning in 2001 but before the 9-11 attacks, NSA began to target anyone in the U.S. intelligence community who was deemed a “disgruntled employee.” .. a violation of ..(USSID) 18 and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. ..
malakandskyPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Letter To President Bush
.. The people will scrutinize our presidencies.
Did we manage to bring peace, security and prosperity for the people or insecurity and unemployment?
Did we intend to establish justice, or just supported especial interest groups, and by forcing many people to live in poverty and hardship, made a few people rich and powerful – thus trading the approval of the people and the Almighty with theirs’?
Did we defend the rights of the underprivileged or ignore them?
Did we defend the rights of all people around the world or imposed wars on them, interfered illegally in their affairs, established hellish prisons and incarcerated some of them?
Did we bring the world peace and security or raised the specter of intimidation and threats?
Did we tell the truth to our nation and others around the world or presented an inverted version of it?
Were we on the side of people or the occupiers and oppressors?
Did our administration set out to promote rational behavior, logic, ethics, peace, fulfilling obligations, justice, service to the people, prosperity, progress and respect for human dignity or the force of guns.
Intimidation, insecurity, disregard for the people, delaying the progress and excellence of other nations, and trample on people’s rights? ..
WASHINGTON - The government has abruptly ended an inquiry into the warrantless eavesdropping program because the National Security Agency refused to grant Justice Department lawyers the necessary security clearance to probe the matter.
Sun Bingchang (Shanghainese, Retired Worker)
"I didn’t have anything to do after my retirement, and therefore, I started this home hotel business and provide a place to stay for those people who come from other provinces and don’t have much money. I help the children in depressed areas with the money I earn. I miss the national leaders of the previous generation."
Hu Yang, Shanghai photographer
doing a Lyndie
.. Vodoo Child video
7 1/2 POUNDS? IN A BARREL, YOU SAY?
The way things have gone in the past 5 years, you almost can't blame the guy for saying that catching a big fish is his happiest moment. I can honestly say that of all his accomplishments in the past 5 years, that's probably the one that makes me the happiest.
His big catch was likely an extremely small example of the invasive Nile Perch. And it was caught in his well seeded, 17 foot deep man-made lake.
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."
For every Kg of green stuff we eat, we consume about 1g of virus (Science podcast)
mTOR signaling is controlled by energy status in specific regions of the hypothalamus and colocalizes with neuropeptide Y and proopiomelanocortin neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Central administration of leucine increases hypothalamic mTOR signaling and decreases food intake and body weight.
Fluorescence imaging with one-nanometer accuracy (FIONA), assays on myosin V, myosin VI, and kinesin have revealed that these motors move by walking hand over hand, not by "sliding" like an inchworm, nor by "diffusing" along the cytoskeleton.
wtc 7 video [Large, I havnt seen it yet]The Sultans Elephant angry_liberal Hoffmans 100th Hu Yang Eye-Fi President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad