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It Takes A Certain Kind of Brain to Envision A Flat Earth

December 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in spite of seriously hating high school and college science classes, has still unflaggingly maintained a deep respect for science, itself.  She may not understand gravity, but, as long as she stays attached to the earth, she fervently believes in it.  She may not understand aerodynamics but, as long as […]

Time is Not on Your Side

November 14, 2016

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  Contrary to claims touted by most products in the vitamin store, it turns out that human beings really do have a maximum lifespan. Researcher Jan Vijg of Einstein College of Medicine in New York has presented compelling proof for this Monday morning downer. For those of you older boomers who just had to mentally […]

Putting the Us Back in UterUs

March 9, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane has noticed that, in addition to car keys, cell phones, and Kindles, she has also lost body parts. Her knee, brain cells, the better parts of several teeth, several inches of height, and her uterus are now history.  She had thought these were gone for good, until she saw […]

The Five Big Questions That Still Stump Science

February 12, 2014

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The Washington Post, in an article yesterday titled “Five Big Questions Still Stump Science,” gets Life in the Boomer Lane’s undivided attention from the get-go, by asking: “Are we nearing the end of science?” LBL has been patiently waiting for the demise of science ever since she realized that science was something that was made […]

How to Collect Social Security for 55 Years

May 17, 2013

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The cover of the May issue of National Geographic shows a baby with the caption, “This Baby Will Live to be 120.” Inside the magazine is the article, titled “On Beyond 100.” Before diving headfirst into the article, Life in the Boomer Lane suspected it would be about the continuing rampant production of old people […]

Wanting Sex Less and Enjoying it More

January 9, 2012

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A new study is out, conducted by the American Journal of Medicine.  The researchers were people who have perhaps the best job on the planet, next to those who are in charge of quality control for Haagen Dazs, analyzing sexual desire and satisfaction in 806 women, age 40 or older, with a median age of 67 years. […]

Take my knee. Please.

December 22, 2011

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NBC News yesterday evening came out with a breaking (No pun intended. But I wouldn’t believe that last sentence, if I were you.) story about the upsurge in hip and knee replacements among boomers.  Boomers have long felt that they were only as old as they believed themselves to be. For this reason, they consider […]