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We are skeptics who have devoted much of our careers to practicing and promoting scientific skepticism. We ask that journalists use more care when reporting on those who reject climate science, and hold to the principles of truth in labeling. Please stop using the word “skeptic” to describe deniers.
Public discussion of scientific topics such as global warming is confused by misuse of the term skeptic.
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We try to stay neutral +Mary R :)

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Schubert's arrangement is said to have first been performed at the castle of Countess Sophie Weissenwolff in the little Austrian town of Steyregg and dedicated to her, which led to her becoming known as "the lady of the lake" herself.[4]

The opening words and refrain of Ellen's song, namely "Ave Maria" (Latin for "Hail Mary"), may have led to the idea of adapting Schubert's melody as a setting for the full text of the traditional Roman Catholic prayer Ave Maria. The Latin version of the Ave Maria is now so frequently used with Schubert's melody that it has led to the misconception that he originally wrote the melody as a setting for the Ave Maria.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schubert%27s_Ave_Maria
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“People like to sleep in on the weekends because it makes them feel better,” Baron said. “The problem is you’re at a greater disadvantage for getting on track during the week.” Sleeping late upsets the balance between the sleep drive and the circadian clock. And shortchanging our slumber throws our sleep and circadian patterns out of whack, which at best, manifests as crankiness/grogginess and at worst, as illnesses like depression or infections.

Also, you’re kidding yourself if you think that you’ve adjusted to a misaligned, weekday-weekend sleep schedule. Studies shows that over time, people lose their self-awareness of their sleep impairment. Their reaction times slow and they judge themselves as less sleepy than they actually are.
 
Here are a few reasons why you should think twice before hitting the snooze button.

#sleep   #science  
As part of PBS NewsHour's series on work-life balance, two psychologists weigh the pros and cons of sleeping in over the weekends.
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It was #onthisday  in 1687 that Sir Isaac Newton first published his magnum opus: the  Principia, one of the most important works in the #history  of science. 

In the Principia, or the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Newton set out in mathematical terms the principles of force, time, and motion, and revolutionized methods of scientific investigation. At the time, many of his ideas were not readily accepted, and only years later would the scientific community begin to fully embrace Newton's work.

Over the centuries, Newton's ideas in the Principia have guided our development of modern physical science. His three laws of motion and explanations of #physics  continue to account for many of the observations scientists make in the world today. The influence of this work is seen in scientific fields and applications ranging from how we understand protein folding in biology to how we manage heat flow and shielding in #nulcear  reactors. 

Photograph of Newton's own first edition copy of the Principia. (Credit: Andrew Dunn/CC BY-SA 2.0/https://goo.gl/xZjLfh) 
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He made fewer contributions than Newton though, but he's still known in Calculus classes.

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Stick with the original.  Don't you hate it when imitators jump on the bandwagon?
 
Not all srirachas are the same. We put them to the test:
Ask anyone about Huy Fong Sriracha and they are likely to have a very strong opinion about the famous “Rooster Sauce.” It’s one those things you either hate or love, but there is no denying that it is everywhere, and everyone from Tabasco to Trader Joe’s is trying to capitalize on the trend with their own spicy offering.
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While at the College Schubert experienced his first opera performances, and also discovered the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart. He held the latter in the greatest awe: "O Mozart, immortal Mozart!" he wrote in 1816, "what numberless consoling images of a better, brighter world have you engraved upon our souls!".

Early 1827 was memorable for Schubert's commencement of the first songs in Die Winterreise and for the death of Beethoven. Schubert had visited the fading genius shortly before his death, and was one of the torchbearers in his funeral procession.
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“The only difference between a problem and a solution is people understand the solution.”

—Charles Franklin Kettering
Inventor, 1876–1958
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Their concept won them a second-place prize earlier this month at the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies in Anchorage, Alaska, where the UF team represented the United States.

Yoon said he came up with the idea about five years ago when he was developing a set of dentures that alert the dentist to an improper fit even if the patient doesn’t complain about it. That got him to thinking about something similar that could help an even larger share of the population – those who suffer from bruxism, aka teeth grinding.

Wong said at least 20 percent of the U.S. population – about 30 million people – suffer from bruxism, which frequently is caused by stress and can lead to damaged teeth, headaches, insomnia, and a sore jaw.
The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth. Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you're grinding your teeth, tell your dentist and even help you stop doing it.
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I was not thinking about the benefits for football players :)  "foosball is the devil!"

I think it may help some people to know that they actually have issue with nighttime teeth grinding.

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Mahatma Gandhi
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
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Yea, sociopaths have those fake smiles and they carry those backstabbing knives.

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Next day I escorted the Dalai Lama to a speaking venue and spotted the same little guy in the same faded car wash logo hoodie. I asked the Dalai Lama’s younger brother if he knew who that was. He looked over and then back to me and smiled, “That’s Adam Yauch. His Beastie Boys did a benefit concert and raised millions of dollars for the free Tibet cause.”
Early 1990s in Chicago. I was coordinating Illinois police with Tibetan security agents of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for the Tibetan leader's visit. I noticed a quiet young guy who appeared to be a homeless person in faded car wash hoodie with a badly shaved head who somehow infiltrated the ...
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It's interesting how a DVD rental company became something so successful right now.
 
The love for Netflix has never been greater. Why? It's all about TV.
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The traditional #UNFAO crop of the month is Oca!

#Oca is one of the traditional tubers of the Andes and together with ullucu (Ullucus tuberosus), mashwa (Tropaeolum tuberosum) and native potatoes (Solanum spp.) it is an important source of dietary energy in this region. It grows in a wide range of poor soil conditions and possesses greater tolerances to pests than do potatoes. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1LDarlr
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I should be sleeping.  You are probably right :))
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