In about 2005, I started summarizing the results of scientific life span experiments.
By 2017, it had over sixteen thousand.
Here's what I found when I data mined it.
Need help designing a good experiment? Humble suggestion: ask Bill Kappele.
Scientists say sitting too much is about as bad for our health as smoking. I combined a stand up desk with an elliptical trainer. You can watch it with either the free VLC media player or the free and popular Firefox web browser.1).
As we age, we exhale less air in a second. This measure is abbreviated as “FEV1”, for “forced expiratory volume in one second”. I found that shouting when measuring FEV1 affects the result, at least for me and an instrument made by MicroLife called the “PF100”. The full text of my report is here. The (gnumeric) spreadsheet I used is here.
Evidence suggests we could live a couple years longer by eating ten times the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of zinc.
There is (evidence) that eating just plants can reduce the risk of dying from the number one killer, cardiovascular disease, by 96 percent. Eating just plants also evidently reduced the risk of dying for any reason by 70%.
My New year's resolution for 2015 was to get younger. Here's my report. It has before and after video, and my “biological” ages.
I replicated their math, found successful mammal studies in my big spread sheet of life span experiments and calculated changes in max life span.
An Asian herb named Jiaogulan seems to have decreased my biological age by about half a year, but the change was insignificant.
Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, I found no significant radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean.
I found radiation in granulated kelp from the west coast of Canada, Maine and Iceland. I'd like to retest them again, but with a more sensitive radiation meter that can discriminate between naturally occurring isotopes, like potassium 40, and those from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, like cesium.
I failed to replicate an experiment that found WiFi hurt plants. We need to know if it's safe for people. More research is needed.
I compared how much NASA says temperatures rose in the last 40 years (.7 degrees C) to how much NOAA says they rose in ancient ice core samples from Greenland. There's not much of a difference.