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Researcher Warns That Military Must Prepare For “Mutant” Future

December 31st, 2012 12:22 admin View Comments

The Military

Researcher Patrick Lin says that with the development of a wide range of technologies including: drugs, special nutrition, gene therapy and robotic implants, the military needs to plan for a future where soldiers have “mutant powers.” From the article: “If we don’t, we could find ourselves in big trouble down the road. Among the nightmare scenarios: Botched enhancements could harm the very soldiers they’re meant to help and spawn pricey lawsuits. Tweaked troopers could run afoul of international law, potentially sparking a diplomatic crisis every time the U.S. deploys troops overseas. And poorly planned enhancements could provoke disproportionate responses by America’s enemies, resulting in a potentially devastating arms race.”

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Book Review: Fitness For Geeks

May 9th, 2012 05:40 admin View Comments

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jsuda writes “You would think that geeks would be as interested in fitness as dogs are of TV. After all, geeks already put in hours of finger dancing on keyboards, assembling hefty code fragments, and juggling PHP programming functions. Although intended, in part, as a guide to real physical fitness the book, Fitness for Geeks, entices geeks with what they are really interested in–the science of fitness, nutrition, and exercise. In 11 chapters over 311 pages (including notes and an index) author, Bruce W Perry, describes in great detail the science of fitness and all of its components–food selections, timings, and fastings; exercising of all types; sleep, rest, and meditation; the benefits of hormesis (shocking the body with stresses); and the benefits of natural sunlight.” Read on for the rest of jsuda’s review.

Fitness For Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health
author Bruce W Perry
pages 336
publisher O’Reilly Media
rating 6/10
reviewer jsuda
ISBN 1449399894
summary shows the hacker and maker communities how to bring science and software into their nutrition and fitness routines.

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Book Review: Fitness For Geeks

May 9th, 2012 05:40 admin View Comments

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jsuda writes “You would think that geeks would be as interested in fitness as dogs are of TV. After all, geeks already put in hours of finger dancing on keyboards, assembling hefty code fragments, and juggling PHP programming functions. Although intended, in part, as a guide to real physical fitness the book, Fitness for Geeks, entices geeks with what they are really interested in–the science of fitness, nutrition, and exercise. In 11 chapters over 311 pages (including notes and an index) author, Bruce W Perry, describes in great detail the science of fitness and all of its components–food selections, timings, and fastings; exercising of all types; sleep, rest, and meditation; the benefits of hormesis (shocking the body with stresses); and the benefits of natural sunlight.” Read on for the rest of jsuda’s review.

Fitness For Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health
author Bruce W Perry
pages 336
publisher O’Reilly Media
rating 6/10
reviewer jsuda
ISBN 1449399894
summary shows the hacker and maker communities how to bring science and software into their nutrition and fitness routines.

Source: Book Review: Fitness For Geeks

North Carolina Threatens To Shut Down Nutrition Blogger

April 24th, 2012 04:52 admin View Comments

Censorship

vvaduva writes “The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition is threatening to send a blogger to jail for recounting publicly his battle against diabetes and encouraging others to follow his lifestyle… the state diatetics and nutrition board decided [Steve] Cooksey’s blog — Diabetes-Warrior.netviolated state law. The nutritional advice Cooksey provides on the site amounts to ‘practicing nutrition,’ the board’s director says, and in North Carolina that’s something you need a license to do.” If applied consistently, I think this would also clear out considerable space from the average bookstore’s health section. (And it could be worse; he could have been offering manicures.)

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Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Protein … and Now Fat

March 10th, 2010 03:21 admin View Comments

ral writes “The human tongue can taste more than sweet, sour, salty, bitter and protein. Researchers have added fat to that list. Dr. Russell Keast, an exercise and nutrition sciences professor at Deakin University in Melbourne, told Slashfood, ‘This makes logical sense. We have sweet to identify carbohydrate/sugars, and umami to identify protein/amino acids, so we could expect a taste to identify the other macronutrient: fat.’ In the Deakin study, which appears in the latest issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, Dr. Keast and his team gave a group of 33 people fatty acids found in common foods, mixed in with nonfat milk to disguise the telltale fat texture. All 33 could detect the fatty acids to at least a small degree.”

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