Each week, we find 5 fun, weird or useful links. And share them with you. Because we find the internet pretty distracting.
- Have we reached the end of aging? A Cambridge gerontologist is fairly confident that the first person who will live see 1,000 years of age is already alive today. It's not immortality per se, but "longevity escape velocity", pulling us back from the damaging effects of aging, not once, but many times.
- Has the key to treating Alzheimer’s been found? New Alzheimer’s research found immune cells in the brains of affected mice consuming massive amounts of the amino acid arginine, which in turn causes memory degradation and an increase in sticky brain plaques.
- The math problem that went viral: A math problem used in a teen "Math Olympics" in Singapore is now famous. Mostly because it's tricky. Don't worry. The answer is here.
- Your favorite TV Show will be cancelled: Sadly, our new-found TV consumption habits don't keep TV shows on the air. For ad supported television, it's (still) all about the ratings. And many of the ways we consume content don't count.
- The origin of 10,000 steps a day: With fitness trackers, wearables and apps coming at us like bugs on a windshield, has anyone wondered why the default is 10,000 steps? It's not exactly scientific.