The Karvonen method factors in HRrest to calculate THR, using a range of 50% - 85%:
THR = ((HRmax - HRrest) * %Intensity) + HRrest
“Det visar sig att tjuvjakt på varg inte bara är betydligt mer omfattande än man hittills har trott, den har dessutom påverkat antalet vargar mycket kraftigt.”
Vetandets Värld, Sveriges Radio P1, diskuterar vargstammen i Skandinavien.
(citatet kändes ju en smula uppenbart, men kanske behövde anmärkas ändå? Speciellt då forskare påpekar att “merparten av all tjuvjakt försiggår i tysthet”…)
‘As it turns out, illegal hunting of wolves [in Scandinavia] is not only more extensive than previously thought, it has also had a negative, and widespread, effect on the actual number of animals.’
The Swedish radio science-program Vetandets Värld, discusses the recent findings regarding the state of the Scandinavian wolf population.
The quote, which I translated and paraphrased in English, feels like it is pointing out the blindingly obvious, but perhaps it needed mentioning anyway. Especially since scientists are saying that “the majority of this illegal hunting is undertaken surreptitiously“…
Astronomers using a telescope in Chile have discovered 50 previously unknown exoplanets.
The bumper haul of new worlds includes 16 “super-Earths” - planets with a greater mass than our own, but below those of gas giants such as Jupiter.
One of these super-Earths orbits inside the habitable zone - the region around a star where conditions could be hospitable to life.
Here’s what I’m currently reading.
Ben Goldacre’s book Bad Science is pretty hilarious, actually. It takes a look at all that pseudo-science out there, all those ‘expert’ opinions, quack doctors, pharmaceutical companies and nutritionists, and pokes holes at pretty much everything out there that claims to be “scientific” but doesn’t have the evidence to back it up. Interesting and rather amusing read, which comes highly recommended.
I’m alternating it with a book on British naturalist, explorer and buccaneer William Dampier. Can’t get too serious about these things, after all.
Is chlorophyll ‘high in oxygen’?
No. It helps to make oxygen. In sunlight. And it’s pretty dark in your bowels: in fact, if there’s any light in there at all then something’s gone badly wrong.
So any chlorophyll you eat will not create oxygen, and even if it did, even if Dr Gillian McKeith PhD stuck a searchlight right up your bum to prove her point, and your salad began photosyn-thesising, even if she insufflated your guts with carbon dioxide through a tube, to give the chloroplasts something to work with, and by some miracle you really did start to produce oxygen in there, you still wouldn’t absorb a significant amount of it through your bowel, because your bowel is adapted to absorb food, while your lungs are optimised to absorb oxygen.
You do not have gills in your bowels.
Neither, since we’ve mentioned them, do fish.
And while we’re talking about it, you probably don’t want oxygen inside your abdomen anyway: in keyhole surgery, surgeons have to inflate your abdomen to help them see what they’re doing, but they don’t use oxygen, because there’s methane fart gas in there too, and we don’t want anyone catching fire on the inside.
There is no oxygen in your bowel.
Science writer Dr Ben Goldacre has a thing for Gillian McKeith.
So I called Carl, […] he wasn’t there, left a message. Hour later, the phone rings, pick up the phone, and I hear this wonderful voice, and he said ‘I get back to my hotel room and I find this message and it says “Annie called”, and I say to myself, “why didn’t you leave me this message ten years ago?” And my heart completely skipped a beat, I can’t still remember it so perfectly, and I said ‘for keeps?’, and he said ‘you mean, get married?’ and I said, ‘yes’.
And we’d never kissed, we’d never, you know, even had any kind of personal discussion before. We both hung up the phone, and I just screamed out loud, I remember it so well, ‘cos there was this great eureka moment, it was just like scientific discovery. And then the phone rang, and I was thinking, ‘oh shit’, you know, like… And the phone rang, and it was Carl, and he’s like ‘I just wanna make sure, that really happened, we’re getting married, right?’, and I said, ‘yeah, we’re getting married’, he said ‘okay, just wanted to make sure’.
Annie Druyan talking about how she realized she was in love with Carl Sagan