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Entries by Rob Brooks from 08/2012

A Hunger to Live Longer: Do Calorie-Restricted Diets Promote Longevity and Slow Aging?

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.

Menopause as a Consequence of Within-Family Competition

| Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

A lot of evolutionary thinking about menopause centers on the costs of dying in childbirth and the benefits provided by grandmothers. But theoretic modeling suggested that competition within the family provides the missing ingredient in our understanding of menopause.

Sexual Signalling Powers the Economy

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Science

It's entertaining to think that economic growth and innovation might owe just as much to showing off as it does to the earnest attempts of consumers to obtain the bare necessities of life.