A universe from nothing? And the Alzheimer's prevention program01/11/12 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today - two topics- could the universe have sprung up from nothingâ€¦ weâ€™ll talk with cosmologist Lawrence Kraussâ€¦ and later weâ€™ll talk about preventing Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Weâ€™ll hear about the latest research from Dr. Gary Small with UCLAâ€™s Longevity Center. First one listener comment about yesterdayâ€™s program. Yesterday a lot of the discussion centered around the upcoming presidential election. Hereâ€™s what one listener had to say.
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One of the biggest questions facing scientists, religious scholars and philosophers is How did the universe start? Lawrence Krauss a theoretical physicist at the University of Arizona assembles the latest knowledge about the nature of outer space in his new book A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING. And he argues that the universe came from nothing. Itâ€™s a revolutionary viewâ€”especially if you rely on the worldâ€™s major religions to explain existence.
Lawrence Krauss welcome to WMNF. The universe came from nothing?
Next up - Alzheimerâ€™s disease, affects 5 million people in the U.S. and is poised to become the worldâ€™s greatest epidemic
Boldly challenging the widely accepted theory that Alzheimerâ€™s disease is an unavoidable consequence of aging, Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center has developed a program for delaying the onset of Alzheimerâ€™s so that people may remain symptom-free for life.
In his book THE ALZHEIMERâ€™S PREVENTION PROGRAM: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life (Workman), Dr. Small explains what Alzheimerâ€™s is and shares the latest scientific evidence on which prevention strategies are best for defending against it. He joins us live right now on the phone.