Mind-Boggling Discovery in Australia, 'The Land 'Down Under' --"Could Forever Alter the Timeline of Human Migration"

 

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As the "Land Down Under," Australia is an island continent, so ancient visitors would have to arrived by sea, a long way from where humans first evolved in Africa. Migration to Australia would have required some remarkable ingenuity. Archaeologists have uncovered new evidence that could push the date of human habitation in Australia possibly as far as 80,000 years ago. The findings, that involve ancient tools and artifacts unearthed from Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory, suggest people crossed over from south Asia at a time that was cooler and wetter, with lower sea levels allowing easier sea crossings.

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Massive Galaxy Clusters Observed Colliding at Near Speed of Light --"Biggest Bangs in the Universe Since the Big Bang"  

 

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The two merging galaxy clusters individually consist of hundreds of galaxies, each as large or larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, said Burns of CU Boulder's Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. Individual galaxy clusters, which can include thousands of galaxies, are the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe. "Energetically speaking, galaxy cluster merging events are the biggest bangs in the universe since the Big Bang," said Burns. "These are massive, very dynamic systems that continue to evolve to this day."

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Why Some Minds Stay Razor Sharp Despite Aging


3708694805_45be07a950 The brains of some elderly people with super-sharp memory seem to escape the formation of destructive "tangles" that increase with normal aging and peak in people with Alzheimer’s. A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of aging.

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"There are Reasons Evolution Added a Time-Limit to Life" - The Dangers of Immortality

Evil.ai.thumb Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szotack:  you may not know those names because they aren't on American Idol, they just did something silly like discover the key to immortality and an essential ingredient in curing cancer.  But don't worry, the fact Ellen is replacing Paula is really important too.

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Can We Slow the Aging Clock? -One of World's Leading Expert Says "Yes"

Nike-dunk-transformer-shoes Just Say NO To Old Age: Professor X isn't the only one with incredible mental powers: recent research says that you might be even better at brain-boosting, helping heal yourself with the power of a positive attitude - while he can't even summon up the mental energy to stand.

The power of positive thinking might make us sound infinity percent more likely to wear hemp and say "man" an inappropriate number of times for science reporters (i.e. ever), but it's real research at Harvard.  Professor Ellen Langer has conducted several studies into "mindfulness theory", researching just how much your attitude affects your actual body.  The answer: quite a bit.

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The End of Aging? Experts Point to Dangers

2505827227_8e25fab7c9 In his non-fiction Amazon bestseller, Ending Aging, Aubrey de Grey, champions recent progress in genetics and calorie-restricted diets in laboratory animals that hold forth the promise that someday science will enable us to exert total control over our own biological aging and substantially slow down the aging process.

Aubrey de Grey is convinced that he has formulated the theoretical means by which human beings might live thousands of years -- indefinitely, in fact.

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