Gardening

Breaking News! Exciting Discovery of a 2,000-year-old Tibetan Root

Breaking News! Exciting Discovery of a 2,000-year-old Tibetan Root

Last month, a group of geneticists from UC Irvine published an article about Rhodiola root, confirming that feeding it to fruit flies makes them live 20% longer, and reporting a negative finding about how that might work: benefits of Rhodiola appear to be entirely separate from the response to hunger, the “CR Effect”. Why was the article featured in the prestigious journal, PLoS One, which is ta...

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Gardens as Crypto-Water-Computers

Gardens as Crypto-Water-Computers

Built in 1936, this machine was “the world's first computer for solving [partial] differential equations,” which “for half a century has been the only means of calculations of a wide range of problems in mathematical physics.” Absolutely its most amazing aspect is that solving such complex equations meant playing around with a series of interconnected, water-filled glass tubes. You “calculated” wi...

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