The DNA and Aging

  By studying a premature aging disorder called Werner syndrome, researchers may have uncovered a key driver of normal human aging: loose, disorganized bundles of DNA. The findings were published in Science this week. People with Werner syndrome (also called adult progeria) suffer age-related diseases early in life — from cataracts and graying hair to…

On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

Originally posted on blawg:
I am forever being told that prescriptive spelling is a tool of oppression. And always, the way being defended, just happens to be fucking American – Tim Every few months or so a series of memes and critiques run through the social media mill, and they all sing the same refrain: “telling…

Four Bloggers, Four Landscapes

Landscape photographers are an active group within the broader photoblogging community. Here’s work from four sites we invite you to explore. Landscape photography can evoke a broad range of emotions: from the soothing visual rhythms of rolling hills to the drama of stormy seas and sheer cliffsides. Below is a small selection of photos that recently…

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Volume 2

Originally posted on NOVELLIQUE:
This is my review of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 2. I’ve split it into spoiler and spoiler-free sections. Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 Spoiler-Free Review First, let’s start with some general spoiler-free thoughts. I absolutely loved the original Guardians Of The Galaxy movie, so although I was looking forward to…

The Man Who Changed How We Think About American History

Originally posted on History Imagined:
For many students, the study of American History begins with Columbus wandering mistakenly into the New World, followed by a dash around eastern North America with French and English explorers, and finally settles firmly into the founding of Jamestown and Anglo-America. They may get a smattering of information on the…