Some hope for those who are struggling with the disease.
- Irisin, a hormone in the human body that is generated by muscle tissue and is carried throughout the body in the bloodstream, can play a part in Alzheimer's onset and effects.
- In tests on mice, it has become clear that irisin plays a key part in memory and learning; the removal and subsequent adding back of the hormone showed dramatic changes in memory and learning.
- Researchers think a supplement including the hormone is not far off for those who have Alzheimer's, to slow it down or even stop it.
Indiana ranks 3rd in coal consumption, but a primary energy utility there just declared the end of coal by 2028
- Where politicians fail, economic realities mean renewables are far less expensive: A savings of $4 billion over the next 30 years
- Indiana is 7th in coal production and 3rd in consumption; this is due to change rapidly
- The big winners? Solar and wind energies
The impact of abusive comments is "significant."
- It's well known that abusive comments online happen to women more than men.
- Abusive comments, a new study finds, has a "significant" impact on the credibility of both authors and news outlets.
- Some news organizations already heavily moderate or even ban comments entirely; this should underscore that effort.
The concept was likened to a porch light in our little neighborhood of the galaxy.
- It could be the thing that makes an intelligent alien civilization stop and look at us further
- It's surprisingly not all that difficult to accomplish; a 100-foot diameter primary mirror and 1 to 2 megawatt laser is about what it takes.
- The idea is to create a noticeable anomaly, rather than trying to directly target anything. But hold on a second... should we do this?
Brandon Weber has been writing and creating viral joy on the Innerwebz for over 7 years at Upworthy, The Progressive, Big Think, and more. His book on forgotten histories of unions, working people, veterans, and other marginalized people is available on Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell's.