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(Bi)Weekly Science Roundup

Well, I slipped a little with this one, as work has gotten a little crazy and my free time has been sorely impacted. However, here’s some of the science news that I was able to read this past week:Carbon Nanotubes used to create real bionic muscle tissue that may be able to replace damaged cardiac […]

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Weekly Science Roundup

This week’s roundup is pretty full, lots of interesting developments: Nanoparticles that look like cells help Nano machines evade the immune system Transparent transistors, printed on paper; May allow for future electronics that are effectively invisible and biodegradable 3D printing of embryonic stem cells; first step to 3D printing tissues Bionic eye passes testing, will […]

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The Power of Negative Thinking

This is a very strong confirmation of the last few paragraphs of my article on Willpower, and an excellent article discussing the science behind daydreaming about the ‘negative’ aspects of goal setting (i.e. the work necessary to achieving the goal).  Very highly recommended for anyone looking for practical, science-backed advice on achieving your goals. The […]

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Weekly Roundup of Scientific Progress

This week begins what will hopefully be a weekly roundup of links to articles and studies showing off some of the amazing discoveries that pop up. I find it disturbing that while most of the mainstream media is busy fear mongering, scientists are making breakthroughs at an exponential pace. Nearly every week I see multiple […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Everlasting Love (According to Science)

This is a great article that I think a lot of folk should read, and one of the reasons I have stated many times that romance novels and movies paint an unrealistic and ultimately unattainable view of love that misleads people. There’s No Such Thing as Everlasting Love (According to Science) – Emily Esfahani Smith […]

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More Data is Always Positive

Something that I’ve seen over and over throughout the last few years in the realm of weight loss is the advice to only weigh yourself at long intervals, typically once a week, so I wanted to take the time to refute this stance a little. The idea around weighing yourself at extended intervals is to […]

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PLoS ONE: Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

This is a pretty good study that should put the nail in the coffin for the theory that paleo man burned more calories purely due to cultural necessity.  PLoS ONE: Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

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Evidence-Based Fitness: How many sprinters does it take to change a lightbulb, or what about important but not significant?

This is an excellent article about the difference between ‘statistically significant’ and ‘important’ that a whole lot of scientists should read.  Evidence-Based Fitness: How many sprinters does it take to change a lightbulb, or what about important but not significant?

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Lessons Learned: TRT

NOTE: What follows is not medical advice and should not be construed as such. Speak to your doctor before acting on anything you read in this blog. The author is not responsible for any damage resulting from this or any other post. Take responsibility for your own life. As I mentioned way back in my […]

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Skeletal Muscle Protein Metabolism and Resistance Exercise

This is an excellent study showing the benefits of BCAA supplementation, especially for those of us who train fasted. Includes some surprising conclusions, like BCAA supplementation alone (without exercise) increasing muscle growth and BCAAs + carbs actually being inferior in some cases to BCAAs alone. As an added bonus, the full text is available for […]

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