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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/23/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/23/dai…
Balancing Epistemic Humility and Prior Knowledge - Insight

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#humility #balancing #knowledge #coronavirus #prior
Maybe There is No Technological Slowdown - New Things Under the Sun

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#growth #technology #decline
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/06/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/11/06/dai…
Health disinformation & social media: The crucial role of information hygiene in mitigating conspiracy theory and infodemics

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#SocialMedia #disinformation #ConspiracyTheory #infodemics #InformationHygiene
How the Coronavirus Could Create a New Working Class

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#compensation #PostPandemic #populism #work
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1/ Thread: Hormesis 101. Hormesis is a biphasic dose response organisms have to environmental agents/stressors. It is biological proof that the Nietzschism, "Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich stärker" —arguably the founding premise
2/ of /fit/ + bodybuilding twitter, is in fact true. Origin —> 1880s toxicologist Hugo Schulz discovers that low doses of poison/disinfectant stimulates yeast growth (a sign of health) before becoming toxic/fatal at high doses. What mean? There is a nonlinear, dose-dependent
3/ relationship between stressors and harm or benefit. @nntaleb calls this "Proto-Antifragility", an incomplete, minor league echo of the grand AF concept. So, Hormesis is when small dose = positive health, high dose = death. The premise is simple, the implications are vast...
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Infographic: Visualizing the World's Top Plastic Emitting Rivers

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#world #infographic #rivers #plastic
The Coronavirus Unveiled: Microscopic Images of SARS-CoV-2 - The New York Times

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#images #COVID19
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Adding years to life and life to years largely depends on you !
10 Useful Health Principles-
•Watch your food intake both in terms of Quantity & Quality (composition).
•Give preference to Natural,Nutrient dense foods rather than processed, junk ,'empty calorie' foods.. (1/4 )
•Water spells health.Have sufficient water daily.Water helps detoxify your body.
• Have an active life with good amount of outdoor activities,physical exercise & recreation.
• Strike a good balance between social interactions, time with family & time for your own self.( 2/4)
• Sleep well, at regular hours. Early to bed and early to rise still holds good.
• Eat at regular hours and regular intervals. And eat with pleasantness.
• Share your concerns and joy with others. Contain your stress and learn to relax. (3/4)
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1/Short thread on #Longevity
Longevity is a complex challenge, it appears that humans have a rough cap to #lifespan at about 120 years of age (even if you eat healthy, exercise and get lucky with great genes and a great environment).
2/ So the question is how can we fundamentally move past the 120 year cap? #longevity #lifespan
3/ There's promising data around #calorierestriction and #MTOR activating molecules like #rapamycin, which in other species can extend #lifespan by 10-15% (which if we're lucky, for the few it might extend the human lifespan cap to 132-138 years of age). discovermagazine.com/mind/the-two-f…
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📢🎉The work of #Bat1K is featured on the cover in the latest issue of @nature: “Six reference-quality #genomes reveal evolution of #bat adaptations” 🦇🧬 #bats Our thread 👇 on the paper:nature.com/articles/s4158… 📸: Olivier Farcy(1/n) Image
📢Have you ever wondered how 🦇 manage to do what they do? #bats have extraordinary adaptations, including powered #flight, laryngeal #echolocation, #vocal #learning and an exceptional #longevity with unique #immunity and resistance to #cancer! 📸: @DanielWhitby5 (2/n) Image
A #Bat1K team led by @Sonja_Vernes @EmmaTeeling1 @hillermich @TheGeneMyers has just published the raw genetic material that codes for these unique 🦇 adaptations and #superpowers in @nature! #bats #genomics #cool! (3/n) Image
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The Festival of Dangerous Ideas live streaming now. Dr. @normanswan and I chat live at 10EST tonight, midday AEST. Free to all. festivalofdangerousideas.com ✌️ #fodi #aging #health
Will check if it’s recorded and report back.
Yep, I’ve confirmed it’s recorded and will be uploaded to YouTube. I will provide the links. Get some sleep 😴
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When talking about #longevity & #100yearlife I am often asked whether recent UK life expectancy data undermines the need to prepare for longer lives. Here are a few comments explaining why rather than undermine the debate they actually make it more urgent
The rate at which UK life expectancy has been increasing has slowed down in recent years. This is clearly bad news although slowdowns have happened before & its too early to know if this is a long lasting shift in trend or just a temporary slowdown
Because of this slowdown the UK gov has revised downwards life expectancy statistics. Its important to recognise this isn’t saying the current young will see lower life expectancy than past generations. Rather it’s the gains they are expected to realise that have been reduced
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Guess Who I Am. #17. I kill zombies to extend the lives of mice and, one day, people. My name is synonymous with Costco. lifespanbook.com #aging #longevity Image
,@cpannetie is correct! This is the Mayo Clinic’s James Kirkland, whose research focuses on the impact of cellular aging, or senescence, on age-related dysfunction and chronic diseases.
Kirkland is working to develop methods to remove senescent cells to slow, stop or ever reverse age-related chronic diseases—and he's having a lot of success.
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Who am I? I am no dummy, with a PhD in math and a doctor of science in biostatistics. I am best known for figuring out aging isn't random. If I get hold of some of your DNA, I can tell you how many years you have left to live. #longevity #clocks lifespanbook.com Image
Steve Horvath is, of course, most well known for his work on how DNA methylation can be used to measure aging, also known as the Horvath Clock.
Horvath isn't the only person to connect methylation to aging. His findings have been aligned to discoveries made by Trey Ideker and Kang Zhang, but Steve's work has been seminal, and his name stuck.
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I’ve had fun drawing a cast of characters for my book, 1 per day. Guess Who I Am # 11: My work on information preservation led to the internet, but I never imagined my concept of the “observer” would be useful for reversing the aging clock #longevity #MIT lifespanbook.com Image
, @cpannetie is correct. This is Claude Shannon — an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory."
Shannon's work was essential to the allied war effort in World War II, particularly in the fields of codebreaking and secure telecommunications.
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Guess who I am #10. Descended from 🇮🇹, I am a rebel scientist who quit 🚬 in 3rd grade, then used a simple organism to figure out how genes are regulated, and how gene regulation regulates lifespan. 🍻#longevity #lifespanbook Image
I first met Leonard Guarente when he came to Sydney on holiday to visit my boss, Ian Dawes. We ended up at a dinner together, and you better believe I made sure I was sitting near him.
Guarente engaged me with curiosity and enthusiasm, and told me about his interest in yeast as model organisms for aging. If we can't solve the problem of aging in yeast, he told him, we had no chance in humans.
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Time for a new Guess Who I Am. #9. While working at @Shell I invented the sticky fly strip then in academia spent my long career fighting radicals even at the age of 92. #longevity @aginghighlights @AGE Image
@Shell @aginghighlights @AGE Kudos to @VenkMallikarjun. This is indeed Professor Denham Harman.
While still in medical school at Stanford, Denham Harman came up with the “Free Radical Theory of Aging.”
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Here's Guess Who I Am, #7. This inventor of the inverted microscope and greenskeeper of famous fetal tissue saved millions of lives but was unappreciated and absconded to California, with lawyers in tow. Though he has no limit, he discovered ours. #longevity Image
Clearly this was too easy. Now for a hard one...
Leonard Hayflick is a true pioneer, both in the field of aging science and also in his attempts to make this field of science accessible to the public.
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Who is this riddle? #7. She’s best known for her elegant work on insulin signaling and now works with cat colored by its X chromosome. #longevity Image
Indeed, this is Cynthia Kenyon, the pioneering microbiologist, aging researchers and entrepreneur. Her work on Caenorhabditis elegans was instrumental in pushing forward our understanding of aging in model organisms.
Back in 1993, Kenyon discovered a single-gene mutation that could significantly impact the lifespan of C. elegans. Moreover, she showed us that the mutation could be reversed.
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Physical Activity and Exercise –––– Their massive role in our health and wellness, at ALL ages/ stages of life.

A #curatedthread with tips and resources ––

Tags: #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign #HealthyAging #health #wellness
More –– #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility
Tips on Getting Started
m.gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk…
- Craft your 'why'/purpose
- Start slowly
- U may 'love' exercising OR Not
- Be kind to U
- Use 'why'& habit, Not willpower
- Plan,Prioritize
- Be flexible
-+Resistance, +Balance
More ––––#PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign

"Common Sense Guide To Exercise and Moving More!" ––– by @CorKinetic

20 Great Tips! 👇
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