Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:36pm
Long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function, results of a new study from epidemiologists suggest.
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Physician heal thyself: Simple coping strategies for pervasive physician burnout

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
The proverb, 'physician heal thyself,' is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. And this is especially true for obstetricians and gynecologists who experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.
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Scientists find clever way to help you de-clutter your home

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
If your attic is full of stuff you no longer use but can't bear to give away, a new study may offer you a simple solution. Researchers found that people were more willing to give away unneeded goods that still had sentimental value if they were encouraged to take a photo of these items first, or find another way to preserve the memories.
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Greater muscle strength, better cognitive function for older people

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new study. The association of extensively measured upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function was observed, but handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function.
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Regular brisk walks and a daily longer one help lower office workers' blood lipids

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
Taking 2-minute brisk walks every 30 minutes and a half-hour walk each day reduces blood lipid levels when measured in response to a meal consumed around 24 hours after starting the activity, research shows for the first time.
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Combination approach improves power of new cancer therapy

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called 'Smac mimetics.'
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Mitochondria targeting anti-tumor compound

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
The compound folic acid-conjugated methyl-BETA-cyclodextrin (FA-M-BETA-CyD) has significant antitumor effects on folate receptor-ALPHA-expressing (FR-ALPHA (+)) cancer cells, researchers have found. The compound significantly reduced ATP production while simultaneously increased the production of reactive oxygen species. Side effects in animal models were minimal but further testing is still required to determine its safety.
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Twitter-monitoring system detects riots far quicker than police reports

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research has shown.
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Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
A new study sheds light on the properties of nanostructures capable of ensuring an effective integration with nerve cells, an essential quality for developing innovative systems targeting the repair of neuronal damages, report scientists.
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Large-scale production of living brain cells enables entirely new research

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:35pm
Important pieces of the puzzle to understand what drives diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's are still missing today. One crucial obstacle for researchers is that it is impossible to examine a living brain cell in someone who is affected by the disease. With the help of a new method for cell conversion, researchers have found a way to produce diseased, aging brain cells on a large scale in a cell culture dish.
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Hot cities spell bad news for bees

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:34pm
Common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase, a new research study concludes.
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Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:34pm
Uranus' magnetosphere, the region defined by the planet's magnetic field and the material trapped inside it, gets flipped on and off like a light switch every day as it rotates along with the planet, scientists have discovered. It's 'open' in one orientation, allowing solar wind to flow into the magnetosphere; it later closes, forming a shield against the solar wind and deflecting it away from the planet.
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Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Science Daily - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:34pm
The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of the rainforest. A new research study shows that it is not only the climate that is adversely affected by deforestation. In fact, the very stability of the ecosystem in the entire Amazon region is altered when deforestation takes place in the outermost regions.
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Star Wars News: So, What’s Going on With the Han Solo Movie?

Wired News - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 1:00pm
The Star Wars standalone movie about young Han Solo had quite the shakeup last week. Here's everything you need to know about what went down.
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The Alien Rocks Dusting the Streets of Your Neighborhood

Wired News - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 12:00pm
Jon Larsen proved that micrometeorites can be found in urban areas. And he also offers the world its first real glimpse of them.
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Twitch Announces Six-Day Marathon Of Classic MST3K Episodes

Slashdot - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:30am
BrianFagioli quotes Beta News: Twitch was designed as a video game streaming service, but since Amazon bought it, it seems to be evolving into something more. While it is still primarily a platform for showing off gaming, people are using it for general videos, broadcasting pretty much anything. Heck, the service has even offered marathons of classic TV shows, such as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Power Rangers. Last week Twitch announced its latest marathon offering -- Mystery Science Theater 3000... The "MST3K" marathon will last an impressive six straight days, where 38 episodes will be shown. The experience begins on June 26th at 2pm ET.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Today in Space! June 26, 1954: NACA Moves to New High-Speed Flight Station

Space.com - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:30am
Find out what happened today in space on June 26, 1954, when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics moved to a new facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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News Briefs 26-06-2017

Underground Stream - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:27am

Monday reality check...

Quote of the Day:

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H.L. Mencken

Recreating the Antikythera Mechanism

Underground Stream - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:14am

Last month I posted a documentary on 'decoding' of the Antikythera Mechanism, the 2000-year-old 'computer' found in a shipwreck off the Greek coast. For those who found that interesting - or even if you're just a 'Maker' - you might like to check out a new series of YouTube videos being posted by Chris of Clickspring Projects, in which he is attempting to make a version of the Antikythera Mechanism faithful to the original construction (though using modern machinery.

Episode 1 is above, and episode 2 and 3 are below - though the project is still to be completed, so you might like to subscribe to his channel to be notified when the next episode drops.

As he makes each part, Chris discusses how the original pieces were likely made - including the techniques that were probably used, and also the tools they might have employed. He explores those topics in even more depth in a couple of 'on-the-side' videos, one on making a small parts vise, and the other one, below on the tiny teeth used in the gear wheels:

When you see the skill involved in what Chris does - and how he does parts of it with modern machinery - we can only stand in awe of the talents of whomever originally conceived of, and built, the Antikythera Mechanism in ancient times.

If you found the videos interesting and educational, note that Chris has a Patreon page for ClickSpring where you can support his brilliant work.

(via Make)

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2 Million Free Eclipse Glasses Coming to US Libraries

Space.com - Mon, 26/06/2017 - 11:10am
Public libraries across the United States will distribute 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses to skywatchers for the total solar eclipse that will sweep over the country on Aug. 21, 2017.
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