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Melissa Young
Works at Gannett Company
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Herndon, VA
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Still a long way to go, but, baby steps... 
The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.
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Did you see it coming?
Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat. The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could...
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Introducing Project Bloks: making code physical for kids

When we were kids, physical things like toys and blocks helped us learn—inspiring curiosity and imagination in a fun, playful way. Today, we’re announcing Project Bloks. Its goal is to create an open hardware platform for tangible programming experiences to help kids develop computational thinking through physical play.

Learn more on the Research at Google blog, linked below, and at g.co/projectbloks
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Scientists target and kill human triple-negative breast cancer cells, raising hope for better treatment.
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So well said.

"The idea that we’re somehow protecting our children by discriminating against transgender people is abhorrent and a complete load of shit. Even worse, it’s teaching an entire generation of kids that discrimination is okay as long as you can come up with some really scary lie to justify your own prejudices.

Children learn by example. Through them, we have the power to either make the world a better, more accepting place or to make it worse. When we teach kids to fear people who don’t live like them or to hate what they don’t understand, we make it worse. If you’re really worried about protecting your kids from the ugliness that exists in this world, stop using them as an excuse to be a hateful human being."
Parents boycotting Target over their transgender bathroom use policy need to stop using their kids as an excuse to discriminate.
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Everyone needs to read every word of this.

Why I don’t talk about race with White people
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LIVE NOW: Streaming coverage of our Juno spacecraft's arrival at #Jupiter after an almost 5-year journey! Watch: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 
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This is what happens when you embolden xenophobia and bigotry because of fear and ignorance. I know too many people who are setting the USA up for this same outcome. Progress is important. Freedom is important. Diversity is important. Knowledge is important. Don't oppress others because you are afraid -- because if you do or support others doing so, then yes, YOU are part of the problem. 
The National Police Chiefs Council in Britain has noted a jump in hate crime reports. Incidents include dog excrement thrown at a German's door and anti-Polish messages left on doorsteps.
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Yup. I sent a Tweet to Trump, asking him to deport all the Christians because, since KS became a state only Christians have committed murders and rapes here.
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New research investigates why paternal mitochondria perish in embryos.
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All you have to do is highlight the text.
Google is making it way easier to translate text on Android: just highlight it. The new feature is called Tap to Translate, and it arrives in an update to Google Translate for Android this...
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Happy Birthday, Elena and Iselle! What a difference one year makes for the ‪#Younglings. I just had to do a trip down memory lane... From the tiniest of babies, to champions of the NICU, to best of friends.
And congratulations, +James Young! We survived!
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Ditto to what Doris said! We are so proud of all of you ! Love the pictures. ..now on to year 2.XO,
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Web Developer
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  • Gannett Company
    Developer, 2013 - present
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Senior Online Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Web Designer/Developer, Journalist, Tech Blogger, 2008 - 2011
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Herndon, VA
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Fayetteville, NC - Houston, Texas - Alvin, TX - Gainesville, FL - Miami, FL
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Web developer / designer. Tech evangelist / gamer. Martial artist / knitter.
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Web developer and designer. Tech evangelist and gamer. Martial artist and knitter. Former journalist and lover of cinnamon, cereal, fantasy, anime and Sci-Fi. Texan.
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  • University of Florida
    B.S., Journalism; B.A., English, 2004 - 2008
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Melissa Garcia