“What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

In No kidding, I am a cum laude philosopher, and so can you! it turned out that finally I got a philosophy diploma. That said, from now on I am officially qualified to think on the big questions of life. For instance, I can find out new arguments and concepts and I can answer (or… Continue reading “What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

Screenshot of the day: Proteomics apologizes to PubMed’s readership.

Last time I said: Although the paper was retracted from the online version of Proteomics, you can still make historical screenshots on the PubMed version. Now the chance is over. But what is really funny: finally, PubMed ‘Related Links’ algorithm gives us the proper context of the Warda-Han-Mighty paper, just take a look at the… Continue reading Screenshot of the day: Proteomics apologizes to PubMed’s readership.

Do we lose neurons or neuronal stem cells every time we blow our nose?

I guess I will submit this question to the Ask the Experts section of Scientific American. It was a witty remark by a senior scientist at a presentation on neural stem cells and aging last week, here at Tulane. I laughed so much that I had to blow my nose disproving that good jokes keep… Continue reading Do we lose neurons or neuronal stem cells every time we blow our nose?

Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google

Components from top to bottom: Insulated Test/Jumper Leads wig blue ethernet cable original Google T-shirt (I got mine at the Euro Maker Faire) badge (actually I used my SciFoo badge just inside out, there was a modified Google Search Box on the other side with an “I am feeling Evil” button) components desperately needed, but… Continue reading Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google