Below are a few odds and ends that I've found online during the past couple of days. Please follow the links to anything you find interesting.
It is much too early in the research of the relationship between eating at night (when one would "normally" be sleeping) and learning and memory to become alarmed; but, I found an article at Science Daily interesting.
Eating at the wrong time impairs learning, memory
- Date: December 23, 2015
- Source: eLife
- Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how this could dull some of the functions of the brain. New research in mice shows that clocks in different regions of the brain start working out of step, altering the brain's physiology.
"For the first time, we have shown that simply adjusting the time when food is made available alters the molecular clock in the hippocampus and can alter the cognitive performance of mice." Professor Christopher Colwell from the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA
This Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole is low-carb and gluten-free, and this casserole has all the flavors you love in green chile chicken enchiladas, minus the carbs!
Because I find him wonderfully instructive, I've previously posted about articles by Ethan Siegel on his blog Starts with a Bang! (See I've been doing it wrong for at least 69 years, Who knew there are 13,000 satellites orbiting the earth?, and Dark matter filament found.) Siegel is now on Forbes which has published his latest article.
Jan 1, 2016 @ 04:51 PM
For those who think of the 1950s as "the good old days", here is Siegel's entry for that decade.
1950s — But a competing idea to the Big Bang was the Steady-State model, put forth by Fred Hoyle and others during the same time. But what was most spectacular is that they argued that all the heavier elements present on Earth today were formed not during an early, hot and dense state, but rather in previous generations of stars. Hoyle, along with collaborators Willie Fowler and Geoffrey and Margaret Burbidge, detailed exactly how elements would be built up the periodic table from nuclear fusion occurring in stars. Most spectacularly, they predicted helium fusion into carbon through a process never before observed: the triple-alpha process, requiring a new state of carbon to exist. That state was discovered by Fowler a few years after it was proposed by Hoyle, and is today known as the Hoyle State of carbon. From this, we learned that all the heavy elements existing on Earth today owe their origin to previous generations of stars.