Anthropocene

Anthropocene

I’ve been pondering the Anthropocene since my geology college days. Having seen the geological evidence of how other ages mass have dramatically changed, I wondered how we will fare. In¬†Anthropocene, on the TED Radio Hour, noted thinkers do a little pondering of their own. It’s entertaining and well worth a listen if the Anthropocene has crossed your mind. -dBguy

Probiotics and Stress

Probiotics and Stress

Here’s a great Radiolab episode on digestion.If you have time, it’s worth listening to the entire episode. But if time is short, the probiotic section starts at 17:30. Enjoy! -dBguy

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

What more can be said? The beginnings of my love of nature go far back into childhood where wonder, beauty, and nature’s intertwining wrap filled my live with joy and purpose. Somewhere along the way I lost much of that inspiration as: my spiritual connection with nature was replace by a dead, legalistic religion family responsibilities absorbed more of my alone time difference in life’s […]

Chilling Out with Probiotics

Chilling Out with Probiotics

More probiotic news from Science Friday: Probiotic Bacteria Chill Out Anxious Mice Reporting in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers write of reducing anxiety and stress in mice by feeding them a probiotic-laced broth. Study author John Cryan discusses how the gut influences the brain, and whether the same might hold true in humans. And I’m sure I’ve experienced much the same with […]

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