NATALIE | 31 | NM"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever... but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all. "
A moving, sad, and beautiful journey into the Great Barrier Reef to say goodbye to it.
People with extra abdominal fat are three times more likely than lean individuals to develop memory loss and dementia later in life, and now scientists say they may know why.
It seems that the liver and the hippocampus (the memory center in the brain), share a craving for a certain protein called PPARalpha. The liver uses PPARalpha to burn belly fat; the hippocampus uses PPARalpha to process memory.
In people with a large amount of belly fat, the liver needs to work overtime to metabolize the fat, and uses up all the PPARalpha — first depleting local stores and then raiding the rest of the body, including the brain, according to the new study.
"Her native smarts and intuitive people skills had earned her a spot managing a team of 3,000 at the greatest research facility physicists have ever built. And all that was before this summer, when she and her CERN colleagues announced that, yes, they had well and truly captured the Higgs. In doing so, they had nailed the particle that gives other fundamental particles their mass. That in turn completed the so-called standard model of physics, the grand framework that ties together the universe’s three great forces — the strong force, the weak force and electromagnetism — and governs the behavior of subatomic particles. Look around at the familiar universe of planets and suns and moons and people. What happened at CERN helps explain why they exist as they do."
Valles Caldera: The Science will be uplinked to the Public Television satellite on Thursday, November 29, 2012.
By contacting your local PBS station and requesting the documentary be screened in your area you help by showing audience generated interest. It only takes a few voices for programmers to download and schedule the show.
So here is what you can do between now and November 28th, 2012:
- Use the following link: http://www.pbs.org/about/faq/station-finder/ to find your local PBS station.
- Call or email them & tell them that you want to see: Valles Caldera: The Science. You can provide them this information as well: NOLA: VRCA 000, Feed Date: November 29, 2012: 12:30 – 1330 ET HD 05.
- Pass this info along to your friends and family across the nation so they can see the documentary too!
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