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Monday: April 12, 2010

Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.Scientists trying to harness the mighty power of the termite to solve energy needs.

It should be possible, however, to insert the termite genes into another organism that could serve as an organic factory, producing enzymes on demand. It doesn't have to be anything all that sophisticated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:38 AM | Tags (6) | science | termites | energe | genes | organism | enzymes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.Your genes may be the reason as to why you're a bad driver.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently. The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 5:09 PM | Tags (10) | study | dna | sequences | genes | science | abcnews | driving | abilities | automobiles | cars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Hatred of brussel sprouts might be due to ancient gene trait.Hatred of brussel sprouts might be due to ancient gene trait.

They (Spanish researchers) have found a gene in modern humans that makes some people dislike a bitter chemical called phenylthiocarbamide, or PTC, was also present in Neanderthals hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | cavemen | genes | hatred | neanderthals | sprouts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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