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December 5, 2016

Savannasaurus and teenage blood


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Mice fed human blood get younger by Ian Woolf,
Dr Stephen Poropat talks about Savannasaurus to Barry McKay.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf

Dr Stephen Poropat preparing to transport Wade skeleton (1)-1

Dr Stephen Poropat

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
Stephen Poropat's blog

Ageing research: Blood to blood
Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice
Growth Differentiation Factor 11 Is a Circulating Factor that Reverses Age-Related Cardiac Hypertrophy
Rejuvenation of Regeneration in the Aging Central Nervous System
A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old blood
Intertissue Control of the Nucleolus via a Myokine-Dependent Longevity Pathway
The ageing systemic milieu negatively regulatesneurogenesis and cognitive function
Young blood reverses age-related impairments in cognitive function and synaptic plasticity in mice
Mice got human blood from teenagers and became younger.

December 12, 2016

Space Law and blood money


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Money for young blood by Ian Woolf,
Steven Freeland talks about the basics of Space Law,
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Hosted and produced by Ian Woolf

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Steven Freeland


Young blood antiaging trial raises questions
Young Donor Plasma Transfusion and Age-Related Biomarkers
Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People's Blood
Ambrosia LLC
Young Plasma Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Potential Efficacy and Safety of Human Umbilical Cord Blood and Plasma

The Blood of Young People Won’t Help Peter Thiel Fight Death

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process
Scientists Target Protein Imbalance In Blood To Slow Aging
A single heterochronic blood exchange reveals rapid inhibition of multiple tissues by old blood

December 19, 2016

Oz Space law and 2016 in review


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2016 science news in review by Ian Woolf,
Steven Freeland talks about the review of Australian Space Law.
From 2008: Melinda Hall-King talks about deception in the playground.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

LAUNCH SUCCESS FOR AUSSIE SPACE STARTUP CUBERIDER

Cuberider sends Australia's first payload to the International Space Station
Cuberider Launch

Review of the Space Activities Act 1998

December 26, 2016

2016 Ig Nobel Prizes


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The 2016 IgNobel prizes condensed from 2 hours down to 27 minutes:

REPRODUCTION PRIZE [EGYPT] — The effects of wearing polyester, cotton, or wool trousers on the sex life of rats, and humans,

ECONOMICS PRIZE [NEW ZEALAND, UK] — Assessing the perceived personalities of rocks, from a sales and marketing perspective.

PHYSICS PRIZE [HUNGARY, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND] Why white-haired horses are the most horsefly-proof horses, and why dragonflies are fatally attracted to black tombstones.

CHEMISTRY PRIZE [GERMANY] — Volkswagen, for solving the problem of excessive automobile pollution emissions by automatically producing fewer emissions whenever the cars are being tested.

MEDICINE PRIZE [GERMANY] If you have an itch on the left side of your body, you can relieve it by looking into a mirror and scratching the right side of your body (and vice versa).

PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE [BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, CANADA, USA] Asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers.

PEACE PRIZE [CANADA, USA] Scholarly study called "On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit".

BIOLOGY PRIZE [UK] — Awarded jointly to: Charles Foster, for living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird; and to Thomas Thwaites, for creating prosthetic extensions of his limbs that allowed him to move in the manner of, and spend time roaming hills in the company of, goats.

LITERATURE PRIZE [SWEDEN] — Fredrik Sjöberg, for his three-volume autobiographical work about the pleasures of collecting flies that are dead, and flies that are not yet dead.

PERCEPTION PRIZE [JAPAN] — Investigating whether things look different when you bend over and view them between your legs.

The Ig Nobel Ceremony was hosted by Marc Abrams.
Diffusion hosted and produced by Ian Woolf,
Production checked by Charles Willock.

The Annals of Improbable Research

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