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The Telescope Big Enough to Spot Signs of Alien Life on Other Planets

There is something truly awesome about the idea of knocking the top off of a mountain...

For science!

#Science   #Space   #ScrediblePost  
A new telescope being built on a Chilean mountain – the largest ever – will be able to observe planets outside the solar system for the first time, writes Robin McKie
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If the telescope is able to detect a spectrum that indicates photosynthesis then it would be very strong evidence for life.
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Question of the Day

If you were approached by a company called “Engage,” what would you think they do?

I'm not going to answer this, yet, because I don’t want to influence answers... :D

#crosspostall #questionoftheday
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lol +Shaun Burks I'm sure +Kari Swenson's pretty pissed off about the earl grey too :P 
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+George Cohn with an awesome roundup this week :D

Google+ Help’s 3 Hottest Questions of the Week
Engagement, Photos to albums, Larger images in posts

Hey everyone! Time for the latest Google+ Help Weekly Round-Up where the top trending questions of the week are answered!

It’s been a busy week, with lots of interesting topics. The three I've chosen here are great, but there are lots more out there. I encourage everyone to look through the discussions in this community, there’s a lot of information out there.

1) Suppose you’re a blogger, and new to G+. What’s the best strategy to get traction and engagement? Public posts? Posts to Communities? Both? And if so, in what order? That’s what +Karie-Ann Cooper wanted to know about, and +Alex Garcia and +John Skeats provided a wealth of advice, including tips about how not to appear spammy.

See the full post here:

2) +Rj Cuaresma asked how to upload photos directly to specific albums using his mobile. +Kamal Tailor recommended using autobackup to upload the photos, and then move them to albums once they’ve been uploaded.

See the full post here:

3) +Katt Mamma was wondering how to share Blogger posts and consistently have a good looking photo in the result. +Peggy K and +David Kutcher both jumped in to help sort out what triggers the system to use larger images in posts. David did some subsequent research that I suspect resulted in this post from him

See +Katt Mamma's original post here:

► Tip of the Week
Did you know you can submit feedback directly to Google? You may not get an individual reply or follow-up as a result, but the team will definitely look at it. This is extremely helpful, because they can’t fix what they don’t know about.

When you do give feedback, it needs to be more than just saying “this isn't working”. You need to give them enough information to describe the problem in detail so that they can understand and reproduce it.
+Jaana Nyström provides the basic guidelines in this post:

Thanks everyone for all of your questions and insights this week, and special thanks to everyone who helped respond to these trending topics. Make sure to check back again next week when +Kim Beasley will help highlight the best questions and answers on the community.

#weeklyroundup   #googleplusprotip   #besthelpontheweb
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Good morning Nice picture Ayoub Khote  . Gr Maria
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So yeah, this is stuck in my head...

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A smart comedy.  I enjoy it, too.
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It might be life, Jim!

Via +Shar Banning :D
Breaking News! Kepler Has Found the First Earth-Sized Exoplanet in a Habitable Zone!

It’s truly a “eureka” moment for Kepler scientists: the first rocky Earth-sized world has been found in a star’s habitable “Goldilocks” zone, the narrow belt where liquid water could readily exist on a planet’s surface without freezing solid or boiling away. And while it’s much too soon to tell if this really is a “twin Earth,” we can now be fairly confident that they do in fact exist.

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It's truly a "eureka" moment for Kepler scientists: the first rocky Earth-sized world has been found in a star's habitable "Goldilocks" zone, the narrow belt where liquid water could readily exist on a planet's surface without freezing solid or boiling away. And while it's much too soon to tell if this really is a "twin…
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Now I wonder if Kepler is giving us enough data to fill in a couple variables in the Drake equation...
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Pretty much...

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labor is optional
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+Mike Searle is a fantastic guy, and needs a little bit of help...

He's a great dad, and a gentleman.

Help him out, if you can :D
We've got just over a month to raise another $2,700.00 so we can bring baby home. Contributions may be made at I would be deeply touched if you would like to consider a donation. 

Regardless whether you can consider a contribution, I politely ask that you would please share this post.

Thank you so much for all your support!

#adoption   #baby   #family  
We followed up with our adoption attorney today to identify the exact next steps for our adoption process. Everything is looking good so far, but one thing that I recognized is how little time we have to raise extra funds. Our attorney is being flexible and working with us... #adoption #baby #blog
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Thanks +Ayoub Khote.  :)
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It's so cool, +Tiffany Henry :D
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The alt text is awesome:

I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.
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NEW YORK—Sources confirmed Thursday that millions nationwide are signing up for Squandr, a new social discovery app employing GPS technology to match users with others in their vicinity who also wasted $2.99 on the same software.
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Made me chuckle :-) thanks for the reshare +Ayoub Khote
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I'm a writer, I dabble in photography, cooking, and playing guitar. I usually run IT departments as either manager or head of tech. I like doing it because it's cranial work.

I'm a happy man. I'll not say I'm well balanced (even though I am, sort of)... I'd rather say I'm acceptably crazy.

I play Group Captain McInnes in HG World. I also play other voices around the web!

I'm harmless... Mostly ;)


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I'm here on Google+ to meet people, help new people get around and get to know others, and to have fun. I'm always willing to have a conversation, and to discuss any number of things I might know a little bit about.

So drop in, say hello, and enjoy!

I am a former victim of abuse
It got better for me.
It will get better for you.
Help is available.
Sources of information in the UK:

If you are being abused, or have been and need help, search for #formervictim for more information from participants in your region. Talk to professionals. Be wary of anyone offering help by meeting up. There are people who will understand what you're going through, even if you can't believe its possible.

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In order to avoid any confusion: Top Contributors (TCs) do not work for, represent, or speak on behalf of Google. My posts, comments, and replies in the forums and official Google+ communities are my own personal views and opinions.

TCs do not have any access to your account information, therefore TCs can only respond based on the information that is available publicly, and what you choose to disclose. 

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On Google+ since July 1 2011. Coined the word: "Pluskins." Google+ Top Contributor. Survived university, have 2 kids, have awesome friends, have awesome family! Had a Hangout with Dede Craig King! Official A.V. Flox Mistress! Been on TV with Good Day LA!
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Hounslow, London, England - Hackney, London, England
A fantastic dining experience! Great food, an open plan kitchen, the aromas of all the cooking are right there to enhance the flavours. If you're going for the first time, I recommend the mixed grill!
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A beautiful part of Hackney's history. Lovingly refurbished, wonderfully warm and inviting. Always an excellent experience!
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Great food and service! I recommend the stir-fry bar, and the ice cream buffet!
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Just go for the salads. Trust me! The salads are huge, filling, and everything you want! One of the best value and tastiest places to get food in the area!
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10 reviews
Been going here for years! By far the best Thai food in London! Truly delicious, always busy, and a fantastic range of dishes. Try everything!
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Some of the best ice-cream in London! On my travels, this is a must stop place. I usually aim to get to St Pancras a good couple of hours before my train departs just so that I can sit there and savour the ice creams!
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My go-to place for food on the South Bank! Whenever I'm there, I try to visit. The food is great and the atmosphere, especially in summer, is wonderful!
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