Researchers from UCSF looked at roughly 5,000 adults with no diabetes or heart problems and asked themselves how sugary beverages affect lifespan. They analyzed drinkers of normal, sugary sodas, of sugary flat drinks, of diet sodas, and of 100% fruit juice drinks. To figure out lifespan, they looked at telomeres, which are endcaps on chromosomes, and which have been shown to correlate with how long a person lives. Those with shorter telomeres tend to age faster, die earlier and have more cancer. And it turned out that people who drink sugary sodas regularly, have shorter telomeres.
Diet sodas didn’t seem to have any correlation with telomere length, though there are other problems with them. Non-carbonated sugary sodas had no correlation either. Regularly drinking fruit juice correlated with longer telomeres, though eating the actual fruit, instead, has the added benefit of healthy fiber. But for sugary sodas, extrapolating additional aging from how much the telomeres were shorter, the study found that drinking 8oz per day (about two-thirds of a can) shortened lifespan by 1.9 years, and 20oz shortened it by 4.6 years — the same amount as smoking.
From American Journal of Public Health, via Time
Every Twin Peaks fan’s wildest fantasy came true today, and it all started with simultaneous, twin tweets a few days ago by the show’s co-creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost:
Those tweets reference the line at 3:33 into the dream sequence from episode 2:
The hashtag is from the same episode:
The Internet then immediately remembered this quote:
“When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry we must always pay strict attention!” — Special Agent Dale Cooper
And so, after letting that sit over the weekend, Showtime announced today that they have picked up a limited, nine episode revival of the series. It will air and take place in 2016, which is 25 years after the end of the 1991 series, per what Laura Palmer says 40 seconds into this clip from the series finale:
All nine episodes will be written, produced and directed by the co-creators. And it looks like Kyle MacLachlan has already agreed to reprise the role of Agent Cooper:
Until 2016, here are all of the mentions of pie and coffee in the entire series:
Via The New York Times
The title, courtesy of @OhNoSheTwitnt, a.k.a, Ann Coultergeist. The below, from @KeirSimmons.
And then, there are the Android users, who still think specs are what drive consumer purchases:
Finally, everyone thinks the iWatch is stupid:
Via Happy Place, FAIL Blog, FAIL Blog, Laughing Squid and Laughing Squid
This is from “Tale of Two Cities”, episode 10 of season 6.
And this one is from “The Phantom”, the finale of season 5.