June 8, 2017 I replicated and extended more life span experiment statistics.

Mar 17, 2017 I tried to replicate a chart reported in Aging Cell with different data.

Mar 11, 2017 Fortunately, I have a fast test for people.

Mar 1, 2017 An Asian herb named Jiaogulan seems to have decreased my biological age by about half a year, but the change was insignificant.

Tea, in general, seems healthy.

Feb 27, 2017 Drinking more green tea seems to have made me a year younger in just a month.

Feb 20, 2017 I replicated their math, found successful mammal studies in my big spread sheet of life span experiments and calculated changes in max life span.

Feb 5, 2017 Essential fatty acids like fish oil are supposed to be healthy, but olive oil looks better to me.

Jan 8, 2017 Changes to average and max life spans are correlated. It looks to me like the correlation is evolutionarily conserved.

Nov 9, 2016 Legend says a Chinese guy lived for 250 years. I found scientific evidence for his advice to meditate and eat rice and herbs.

Oct 20, 2016 Olive oil seems to make us live a little longer.

Oct 8,, 2016 Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, I found no significant radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean.

Sep 22, 2016 Data showing health declines with age (duh)

Sep 2, 2016 Will drinking special water make you live longer?

Aug 3, 2016 I failed to replicate an experiment that found WiFi hurt plants.

May 27, 2016 A natural compound called “Resveratrol” seems to help lab animals live a little longer.

May 13, 2016

May 9, 2016 An expert talks about the Internet's effect on society from the 1990s up to 2016.

April 1, 2016

February 15, 2016

February 10, 2016 My New year's resolution for 2015 was to get younger. Here's my report. It has before and after video, and my “biological” ages.

December 24, 2015 Science says exercise lets you live longer.

October 30, 2015 Why have mild mannered Kingsley and world famous artist Andy Warhol never been seen together?

October 3, 2015 My poster at Basel Life Science Week 2015

July 7, 2015 One of the highest profile “paternity fraud” injustices is being challenged. “Paternity fraud” is when women lie about who the dad is, and the wrong guy pays. It's a huge injustice. One of the most infamous cases is that of (Liam Magill). He discovered that 2 children born during his marriage weren't really his. His dedicated second wife, Cheryl King, has stood by him, and now seeks to (reopen his case). It seems to me that if they win, it would be an awesome precedent.

Justice for Liam Magill

May 12, 2015 I like a high kicking Korean martial art called Taekwondo.

March 13, 2015 A new place teaches people how to use high tech 3D printers.

March 2, 2015 I'm unconvinced of man-made global warming. I compared how much NASA says temperatures rose in the last 40 years (.7 degrees C) to how much NOAA says they rose in ancient ice core samples from Greenland. There's not much difference.

January 22, 2015 There is (evidence) that eating just plants can reduce the risk of dying from the number one killer, cardiovascular disease, by 96 percent. Eating just plants also evidently reduced the risk of dying for any reason by 70%.

Survive cardiovascular disease

January 21, 2015 I visited my state's capitol to try to stop an ancient injustice called “paternity fraud”. It's basically when a woman lies about who the dad is, and the wrong guy pays for it. WA senator Jan Angels's S.B. 5006 would allow modern DNA evidence to overturn child support orders. You can evidently watch the hearing itself "here". I think it may be the second bill at the link.

December 10, 2014 Evidence suggests we could live a couple years longer by eating ten times the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of zinc.

November 8, 2014 Need a laugh?

October 28, 2014 Best. Save. Ever. A world champion motorcycle racer leaned waaay over in a turn, the front tire slid, he fell on his shoulder, regained traction, popped up, and wheelied out of the turn.

October 16, 2014 I seem to have split electromagentic waves.

October 3, 2014 Peace activists bring tears to my eyes.

September 14, 2014 I can imagine two more reasons for Swiss neutrality.

  1. It's an alpine fortress, so they're less likely to be attacked. My understanding is that tunnels are booby trapped with explosives, tank traps are built into highways, modern homes have no-nonsense bomb shelters, all men must serve in the reserves and there are thousands of underground military installations. It's like a big porcupine.
  2. The government's executive branch is seven people, instead of one. This deters a power hungry president from starting a war.

May 24, 2014 I measured how radioactive stuff in a kitchen is. It's not much.

May 8, 2014 The Central Limit Theorem. Hot or not? I put it to the test.

May 3, 2014 I updated my video report on radioactive Kelp.

April 5, 2014 I retested the same granulated kelp, and two new samples. All three are radioactive. I'd like to retest them again, but with a more sensitive radiation meter that can discriminate between isotopes like potassium 40, which may occur naturally, and those from the nuclear disaster at Fukashima, Japan, like cesium. I left a message two days ago for a guy who evidently runs a radiation department at a hospital.

April 2, 2014 I found radiation in food.

February 23, 2014 More green tea is better.

December 24th, 2013 Happy holidays.

December 8th, 2013 I'm selling the domain name loaner.com.

October 6th, 2013 I admire Switzerland's neutral foreign policy. I expect it helps them live in peace, stay free and prosper. Unfortunately, it evidently began only after a rare military defeat.

September 4th, 2013 For what it's worth, it seems to me that we could save lives and money by not attacking Syria. I prefer the neutral foreign policy of the wise Swiss.

August 25th, 2013 Interventions tend to combine synergistically to extend life span a little, but the typical improvement is statistically insignificant.

May 23rd, 2013 You can grow a big vegetable organically without regular fertilizer. May 10, 2013 As we age, we exhale less air in a second. This measure is abbreviated as “FEV1”, for “forced expiratory volume in one second”. I found that shouting when measuring FEV1 affects the result, at least for me and an instrument made by MicroLife called the “PF100”. The full text of my report is here.

April 23, 2013 Occasional fasting can slow aging. Michael Mosely tried it and narrated a lovely little documentary. You can watch it here.

April 21st, 2013"Days of Tempest" is a new book about a pioneer's eight year quest for justice after he learned that his wife had cheated on him, and two of “his” kids weren't really his. I'm familiar with his story, and it seems compelling to me. The guy is Liam Neale Magill. Subsequently, another man was awarded £25,000 damages.

April 6th, 2013 My computer was freezing about every ten minutes. I was told I needed $500 of parts. I fixed it with a used $5 video card. You can watch it with either the free VLC media player or the free and popular Firefox web browser.

March 8th, 2013 What's the difference between Mark Twain and Ron Paul? One said the future is hard to predict, especially when it involves a forecast. Ron Paul did it.

March 4th, 2013 Not eating yogurt, especially just before bed, seems to have lowered my resting heart rate by a statistically significant 3.8 beats per minute.

March 3rd, 2013 Scientists say sitting too much is about as bad for our health as smoking. I combined a stand up desk with an elliptical trainer. You can watch it with either the free VLC media player or the free and popular Firefox web browser.

March 1st, 2013 I posted statistics on how robustly Debian Linux's package management system lets new and old software co-exist. I'm impressed that it let me upgrade individual packages in a piecemeal manner for years instead of having to upgrade everything. It does this by maintaining dependency information for each package. As a point of reference, I also posted the ages after it upgraded everything.

February 23rd, 2013 It seems to me that my study of gun control laws is more focused than John Lott's seminal work because the meta-analysis I used is a newer and presumably more precise methodology than the regression John performed. For example, regressions assume mathematically linear relationships, but this is rarely true in the real world.

February 17th, 2013 When researchers try to make lab animals or people live longer with a vitamin, lifestyle or whatever, I try to get a copy of their paper, read it, and enter their results into a spreadsheet. This chart summarizes how well they worked. Most interventions had no effect. However, some more than doubled lifespan. It seems to me that other interesting info is in the spreadsheet:

  • which interventions worked reliably
  • which interventions work in multiple species, suggesting evolution conserved their metabolic pathways, possible even in people
  • citations for automatically finding the full texts and searching them for keywords and chemical pathways involved in staying young.

February 14, 2013 Firearms have existed for centuries, and murder since the dawn of recorded time. However, there's still no consensus on whether gun control laws save lives. Some studies say they do. Others say they don't, or worse. To try to reconcile the contradictions, I tested the statistical hypothesis that gun control laws affect murder rates in America. I pooled data from ten jurisdictions that passed gun control laws, spread over a hundred years, thousands of miles and millions of people. The rest of the nation served as the statistical control. I found that murder rates tended to rise after gun control laws went into effect, but the rise was small compared to the variation otherwise seen between jurisdictions. Overall, the net effect of gun control laws on murder rates was statistically insignificant (p=0.38). I published Combining Ten Jurisdictions Reveals The Net Effect Of Gun Control Laws On Murder Rates Was Statistically Insignificant.