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The earliest stars in the universe were formed about 100-200 million years after the big bang. These stars were rich in hydrogen and helium, but had very little of the heavier elements. Spectrographic techniques have led to the identification of some of these oldest of stars in recent times, including some in the dense galactic bulge at the center of the Milky Way.
The oldest known stars in the universe have been found in the halo of the Milky Way. Australian astronomers claim to have found some of the oldest stars in the galaxy hiding in the bulge of the Milky Way
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Syria Fight Club: This week's KAL's Cartoon
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I have a question!  
First a few facts:  the British, the Australians, the Canadians, and in fact the EU, has the same percentage mentally ill as the US.  Question:  Why don't they have as many "mass shootings" per capita as the US does?! 
Lets say we have more mentally ill than they do -- which according to WHO we do not and neither according to older studies sited in Wikipedia.  
http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/noncommunicable-diseases/mental-health/data-and-statistics and 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_mental_disorders
But lets say we do have 100% more mentally ill than the EU.
Then why don't they have half as many, even 1/10th as many, even 1% as many mass shootings (adjusted for populations) as we do?
If the guns are not a problem and mental illness is, then why doesn't the mathematics of it compute?
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This is from Economist Summary, and it is just too funny not to share:
"Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, called parliamentarians back to a special session to hear him read his state-of-the nation address a day after he mistakenly read out a speech he had previously given in August."
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In The Wall Street Journal, William A. Galston writes about the bleak economic reality driving Donald Trump’s rise.
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Determining the optimal number of clusters: 3 must known methods

Partitioning methods, such as k-means clustering require also the users to specify the number of clusters to be generated.

One fundamental question is: How to choose the right number of expected clusters (k)?

In this article, we’ll describe different methods for determining the optimal number of clusters for k-means, PAM and hierarchical clustering . These methods include direct methods and statistical testing approaches.

http://www.sthda.com/english/wiki/determining-the-optimal-number-of-clusters-3-must-known-methods-unsupervised-machine-learning
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Another successful VLab event on Drone Swarms.
Gosling also attended and discussed Liquid Robotics.
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Go behind the scenes with these bright young scientists (and more #GoogleScienceFair finalists) during our announcement of the winners this Monday, 9/21: goo.gl/Atn6KC
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Bay Area, CA, United States
Love this place. It is run by an old couple. Quality food, good value, two small menus. The Al Bob is fantastic, if you into white rice. Most food including the tofu hot pots come with 5 or 6 small side dishes. They used to have purple rice. My favorite is their clear noodle, and it comes with some of their hot plate dishes instead of rice. Not sure how they stay in business frankly, so I tip a lot! :-)
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Small place; mostly take out. Not (friendly) service, but not that much is needed. Two negatives for me. Most of the Dim Sum is deep fired, and not healthy. They list a lot of things they often do not have -- specially the healthy choices. On the positive side, it is not expensive and unlike places along Castro, you do not have to worry about parking. They also have chinese take out, or what looks like chinese take out. Have not tried it. I think there are better choices.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The food took forever and I had to ask them to make sure the order was in. Then the double cheeseburger came out raw! I asked if they had blue moon beer and she gave me something else. Horrid service only worsened by the food.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Shrimp and grit rocks, the crawfish appetizer is great. I went with the fan favorites and loved it.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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Your basic Pho and Vietnamese comfort food. I like this place. Good service, fast, friendly people. they have been there forever, and the decorations shows it :-) But really cozy. They do not have clear noodle as far as I know. But overall they are good.
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reviewed a month ago
Not sure what the big deal is. Pricy and mostly pork meat
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I've had a lot better. Definitely not worth the price.
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