Research of the Week

Canola oil worsens memory and learning in mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

When the Inuit began “markedly increas[ing]” their sugar and refined carb intake, diabetes and heart disease shot up.

Keto without exercise beats standard American diet with exercise.

In only 24 hours, just by playing games against itself, a new AI learned chess, go, and Japanese chess from scratch and destroyed world-champion expert computer programs in each game.

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Playing Super Mario 64 increases grey matter in the brains of older adults.

The Tsimané people of Boliva are definitely not helicopter parents.

Cheese consumption linked to lower death rates.

Kids born during the temperance movement ended up with greater educational attainment.

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Episode 199: Dr. Ken Berry: Host Elle Russ chats with Dr. Ken Berry about his new book, Lies My Doctor Told Me. Turns out the medical industry is rife with myths and falsehoods, even though most doctors mean well.

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Interesting Blog Posts

People shouldn’t “just accept” that loss of neurons is an inevitable part of aging.

Why “not even wrong” pseudoscience gets published.

Media, Schmedia

Are fitness classes the new religions?

NPR covers light therapy for bipolar.

Everything Else

Alaskan wood frogs take cold exposure extremely seriously.

The Asian restaurant chain PF Chang’s is coming to China… as an American bistro.

Art isn’t optional.

How a low-carb/high-fat diet might actually be lower in fat than a standard American diet.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

I’m not surprised: Nootropic supplement loses to caffeine.

Study that I found very interesting: Among Filipino hunter-gatherers, the best storytellers have the most children.

Question I’m pondering: Should authors of nutritional studies declare their personal dietary beliefs?

I’m wondering the same thing: Is it time to retire conventional cholesterol tests?

Always a good read: Richard Lehman’s reviews of the BMJ.

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Comment of the Week

I choose not to believe the this thing about the yetis.

– I’m of the same mind, wildgrok. The kid in me really wants to believe.

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