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Google Keep updated with labels and recurring reminders!

Update your Chrome App and/or visit keep.google.com. Hopefully this rolls out to Android #soon.
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Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.
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I'm not sure which is more impressive: the fact that the Archer series creators went through so much trouble to create such an elaborate Easter egg or th
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Sweet! +Starbucks Coffee​​ you need to make these the standard cup! Set the standard for all! :-)
 
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A creative company in California called Reduce. Reuse. Grow has designed a coffee cup that is not only biodegradable, but even has seeds in its walls so that it can be planted and grown! The cups, which are currently part of a Kickstarter campaign, will have seeds embedded in their walls based on their locations.
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Evidence for recent star formation seen at Milky Way's center.

Stars could be forming in the inhospitable environment near Sagittarius A*, which is the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. That is the conclusion of an international team of astronomers that has discovered a possible signature of low-mass star formation just two light-years from the centre of our galaxy – a region that was previously thought to be too hostile for such activity. If confirmed, these observations identify a "laboratory" where astronomers can study star formation – and even possible planetary formation – near a supermassive black hole: http://buff.ly/1DzreDq
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This is really good! Son's got skills!

Uptown Funk Treadmill Dance - Carson Dean: https://youtu.be/IWu9o5zrj3g
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Read our letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership on how our surveillance laws should be changed. Then add your name to show your support. #United4NSAReform
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Their new album is coming out next month! :-)
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Yeah they are! I think its the 7th of April it comes out.
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This kids birthday wish totally came true!
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Poor baby, but I'm glad he had that memory to take with him. RIP
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Own a Chromecast? Thinking about buying one? Grab your free HD movie rental from Google Play right now. 

#Android #Chromecast #GooglePlay
For current owners or potential buyers of a Chromecast, Google is providing a few offers for you through a dedicated Chromecast Offers site, but since we have covered most of them already in past posts, we want to quickly point out that you can grab a HD movie rental through Google Play, ...
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Is anyone else having issues setting reminders in Google Now? Its having me choose an alarm app instead of how it normally logs reminders.. Is it just me or is this something new I just didn't know about..been a bit off grid with updates lately. 
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Winter Is Coming

In the Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones for you TV viewers) there is a stark warning that “Winter is coming.” That’s because the seasons are chaotic. Winters could last months or years, and you can never be sure when it might come. The series doesn’t go into details as to why the seasons are so variable, but one proposed idea is that their planet’s orbit is chaotic.

Our own solar system is decidedly not chaotic. In fact it is so stable that even close encounters with other stars wouldn’t perturb the planets much. For this reason it’s generally thought that planetary systems around other stars would likewise be stable over billions of years. After all, if planets have a chaotic orbit, they are much more likely to collide with other worlds or escape a solar system altogether. The exoplanetary systems we’ve discovered are stable on a billion-year scale, so this seems a reasonable assumption to make.

But we also know that planets can interact with each other to create orbital resonances, and that complex gravitational interactions can cause planetary orbits to shift dramatically. We know, for example, that early in our own solar system Jupiter and Saturn were much closer to the Sun, and that orbital resonances caused them to shift to their modern distances. Still, as a solar system matures we would expect planets to become stable, and therefore not chaotic.

But new work published in the Astrophysical Journal finds that some planetary orbits might be both chaotic and long-lived. By analyzing computer simulations they found that planets can have chaotic orbits that last on the order of 10 billion years. Some of these orbits vary so widely that they couldn’t remotely be habitable, but some could have wildly varying orbits within a habitable zone. It would be as if Earth had a chaotic orbit that stayed between the distances of Venus and Mars for billions of years. In that case Earth would might have years of Winter weather when far from the Sun, or an extremely hot Summer when orbiting close to the Sun. The chaotic orbit would give a planet extreme and unpredictable seasons, but it might still be possible for life to survive and thrive.

The idea of life on such a “chaotic earth” is still quite speculative, but what’s interesting about this work is that it shows how our assumption about chaos vs. stability in planetary systems isn’t so clearly defined. If long-lived planets can have chaotic orbits, then that changes the way we look for exoplanets.

Paper: Rory Barnes et al. Long-lived Chaotic Orbital Evolution of Exoplanets in Mean Motion Resonances with Mutual Inclinations. ApJ 801 101. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/101 (2015)
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"I'm a geek, but that's ok, I don't mind" ~me "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it." ~M. Gustave - The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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