Friday, July 22, 2011

Larger Brains May Have Evolved Due to Sports, Not Smarts | Playbook

Larger Brains May Have Evolved Due to Sports, Not Smarts | Playbook:
"Endurance exercise has been shown to boost the levels of chemical messengers that promote growth and reorganization in the brain. It’s therefore possible that animals with an increased penchant for endurance exercise may have beefed-up brains. Though a definite cause-and-effect relationship has not been proven, researchers have shown that within a species, the animals with the bigger brains are the ones that run longer than the rest."

It goes on to say that the data were too noisy to show that it applied within humans, but I will go with yes ;) lol

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Biking in Olean

YES it is a short short season due to 6 months of winter, and cold falls and springs, but for a few months, it is nice.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

YouTube - ‪TEDtalksDirector's Channel‬‏

YouTube - ‪TEDtalksDirector's Channel‬‏: "Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his hilarious, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice"

Saturday, July 02, 2011