A research conducted by experts at the University of California, Irvine has suggested that performing exercises in the morning is more beneficial than doing physical activities in the evening. The research report stated that daily timing is a critical variable for metabolic benefits from exercise and implications in chronobiology. Researchers have earlier found that the timing of food intake has direct impacts on determining the effects of exercise and this new research report revealed that the timing of exercise also has its impact on its effectiveness. "Using mice, we compared the impact of exercise on the skeletal muscle metabolism at different times of the day. We discovered that exercising at the correct time of day - around mid-morning - results in more oxygen in the cells and a more rejuvenating effect on the body," said Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D., Donald Bren Professor and director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at UCI's School of Medicine in a recent statement. … [Read more...] about Researchers reveal the best time to do exercises for better results
The American space agency is apparently planning to send astronauts to moon's mysterious South Pole, which has been never explored by humans and this new mission is expected to unveil more secrets about this creepy area. "We know the South Pole region contains ice and may be rich in other resources based on our observations from orbit, but, otherwise, it's a completely unexplored world. The South Pole is far from the Apollo landing sites clustered around the equator, so it will offer us a new challenge and a new environment to explore as we build our capabilities to travel farther into space," said Steven Clarke, deputy associate administrator in NASA's Science Mission Directorate in a recent statement. A few months ago, NASA had found frozen surface water on the moon's polar regions. Experts believe that this frozen water could be broken down and can be eventually made rocket fuel which will help humans during long manned space missions. Several experts believe that building a … [Read more...] about NASA planning to send astronauts to moon’s creepy South Pole, will they discover evidence of alien life?
A new study claimed that marijuana users are less prone to gain weight when compared to non-users. The research conducted by experts at Michigan State University literally breaks the traditional belief that having marijuana will increase the appetite, thus causing weight gain among users. During the study, researchers analyzed the data from the National Epidemiologic Survey of Alcohol and Related Conditions, and later studied the body mass index of more than 33,000 people. "Over a three-year period, all participants showed a weight increase, but interestingly, those who used marijuana had less of an increase compared to those that never used. Our study builds on mounting evidence that this opposite effect occurs. We found that users, even those who just started, were more likely to be at a normal, healthier weight and stay at that weight. Only 15% of persistent users were considered obese compared to 20% of non-users," said Omayma Alshaarawy, an assistant professor of family medicine … [Read more...] about Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-users, study finds
As a first grader, Jessica Meir began dreaming of traveling in space.In September, the UC San Diego graduate will co-pilot a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station, where she’ll spend six months doing scientific research.Meir joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 2013 and has worked her way up the crew list. The space agency announced this week that the Maine native will leave for space station in late September, “Most likely I’ll get to do some spacewalks, which I am incredibly excited about,” Meir told the Portland Press Herald. “It could be a paradigm-shifting perspective. It can show a person just how insignificant humans are and that we are all part of something much, much bigger.”The 41 year-old Meir (pronounced as ‘meer’) will become the latest in a string of UCSD alumna and faculty to travel in space. Megan McArthur flew aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in 2009 and helped repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Seven … [Read more...] about UC San Diego alumna tapped for six month mission on International Space Station
Updated 1:48 pm PDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 Sheridean McMahan, of Jones, Okla., picks out an American elm sapling in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 19, 2019. The tree grew out of a seed from the "Survivor Tree" that is a symbol of hope after the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil. As part of an annual remembrance of the bombing, civic leaders on Friday plan to transplant a tree that was cloned from a scarred American elm that lived through the blast. They hope the younger elm will replace the nearly 100-year-old "Survivor Tree" once it dies. less Sheridean McMahan, of Jones, Okla., picks out an American elm sapling in Oklahoma City, Friday, April 19, 2019. The tree grew out of a seed from the "Survivor Tree" that is a symbol of hope after the deadly ... more … [Read more...] about The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on