Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Link roundup

1. Why do we get fat around the middle, far-sighted, and bald as we age?

As for fat — that wonderfully efficient energy store that saved the lives of many of our hard-pressed ancestors — its role changes when we are no longer gearing up to produce offspring, especially in women. As the years pass, less fat is stored in depots ready to meet the demands of reproduction — the breasts, hips and thighs — or under the skin, where it gives a smooth, youthful appearance. Once our babymaking days are over, fat is stored in larger quantities and also stored more centrally, where it is easiest to carry about. That way, if times get tough we can use it for our own survival, thus freeing up food for our younger relatives.
2. Comment and win a push lion.

3. Redesign The Shadow and win art by Alex Ross and Jae Lee.