Weekly emails


Remembering Ramanujan, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and a new podcast

And, speaking of boxing, and Easter, I filmed a brief primer on one of the most underappreciated sports of all time, egg boxing.


110 years of mortality: making progress?

Sometimes it’s useful to step back and look at the progress we’re making to see what’s possible and get some perspective.


Calorie restriction?

In case you missed it, there’s a new series on calorie restriction (CR) up on the site.

Weekly Emails

Sunday drive

He was an artist, musician, and athlete rolled into one.


The importance of metabolic syndrome and the man behind it

This condition we now all take for granted was barely understood just 30 years ago.

Mental health

This is water

It took many events in my life, and many years, for this to finally sink in.

Weekly Emails

The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be…

A very welcome reminder of what humans are capable of.


Fat, cancer, discomfort, and giving

This week we learned there’s often more to the story than the one you’re being told.

Mental health

The power of second chances and the Super Bowl

I was moved to tears by this interview and I’ve already sent it to a half dozen people I care about.


Back to the future

The most interesting paper I (re-)read this week was “Twenty-five years of mTOR: Uncovering the link from nutrients to growth,” by my buddy David Sabatini.

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