Userpic10 k running route
Posted by Moxietype

UserpicThe Concept of Beauty is Overrated
Posted by Sasha

Having come into possession of a similarly dilapidated property with much less grandeur I found this article inspiring. I now want to watch all of his films.
Old cast-iron fireplace in 19th century house, Princeton, NJ.

UserpicEndurance Workouts Protect Against DNA Damage
Posted by Moxietype

Telomeric repeat–containing RNA (TERRA), which is transcribed from telomeres, emerged as important player in telomere integrity. However, how human telomere transcription is regulated is still largely unknown. We identify nuclear respiratory factor 1 and peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ coactivator 1α as regulators of human telomere transcription. In agreement with an upstream regulation of these factors by adenosine 5′-monophosphate (AMP)–activated protein kinase (AMPK), pharmacological activation of AMPK in cancer cell lines or in normal nonproliferating myotubes up-regulated TERRA, thereby linking metabolism to telomere fitness. Cycling endurance exercise, which is associated with AMPK activation, increased TERRA levels in skeletal muscle biopsies obtained from 10 healthy young volunteers. The data support the idea that exercise may protect against aging.

Read the study on Science Magazine

UserpicLa Dolce Vita
Posted by Sasha

La Dolce Vita, passion for yachts, sea and good time made an unknown Italian businessman an overnight sensation in Russia collecting thousands of new followers on his Instagram account and millions of Likes.

Posted by Sasha

According to the latest study, which was published in January in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise:

exercising strenuously in the afternoon, depriving yourself of carbohydrates afterward, training gently the next morning and then swallowing a mound of pancakes might be a useful way to improve endurance and performance. The regimen seemed to have increased the athletes’ ability to access fat as muscle fuel, she said, allowing them to exercise harder during the workouts than the control group and gain additional fitness and speed.

Banksy Art
Banksy Art: "I can’t believe you morons actually buy this shit."

Banksy mocked Sotheby's and its clients in one work showing a packed sales room bidding for the framed words "I can't believe you morons actually buy this shit".





Word of the Week
UserpicPerlen vor die Säue werfen
Posted by Sasha

Word of the Day:

Perlen vor die Säue werfen


Per·len vor die Säue wer·fen


IPA: [ˈpɛʁlən foːɐ̯ diː ˈzɔɪ̯ə ˈvɛʁfn̩], [ˈpɛʁlən foːɐ̯ diː ˈzɔɪ̯ə ˈvɛʁfm̩]
Hörbeispiele: Lautsprecherbild Perlen vor die Säue werfen (Info), —


[1] umgangssprachlich: demjenigen etwas (Gutes, Edles, Schönes) bieten, der dies nicht zu schätzen weiß

Banksy Mural at School

Street artist Banksy left a surprise "present" at school in Bristol. Head teacher has no plans to sell the mural and thinks it is a wonderful addition.

UserpicHow Does Stealth Aircraft Avoid Detection
Posted by Sasha

Learn how the B-2 stealth bomber with a length of 69 feet and a wingspan of 172 feet avoids detection.

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next> Last>>