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#madonna Crazy For U

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Xiaomi may be on the verge of releasing a stock Android version of the Mi 5X through Google's Android One program, according to a recent report. #News #Xiaomi #XiaomiMi5X

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Research reveals 'exquisite selectivity' of neuronal wiring in the cerebral cortex

The brain's astonishing anatomical complexity has been appreciated for over 100 years, when pioneers first trained microscopes on the profusion of branching structures that connect individual neurons. Even in the tiniest areas of brain tissue, the pathways are tangled, almost indescribably dense. Today, neuroscientists are trying to figure out the workings of all those cells and the networks they form, the ultimate grand-challenge problem. In a study appearing today in Nature Neuroscience, a team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) uses advanced technologies to illuminate the connectivity pattern of chandelier cells, a distinctive kind of inhibitory cell type in the mammalian brain. They reveal for the first time how this candelabra-shaped cell interacts with hundreds of excitatory cells in its neighborhood, receiving information from some, imparting information to others. In the experiments just reported, these highly specific interactions are situated in the context of a larger global network regulating the fear response in mice. Chandelier cells play analogous roles in other networks, capable of inhibiting excitatory neurons in a variety of contexts. The research therefore suggests more broadly how communication hierarchies may be shaped in the brain, as diverse and often intermingled sets of neurons in "local" areas both receive inputs from and send outputs to distinct brain areas, near and far.

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The wait is almost over! Watch the #AndroidO livestream today at 2:40 ET: #Eclipse2017

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Deus Ex Westeros

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Fellow Swifties, Taylor Swift just posted a mysterious video after wiping her social media profiles: After Taylor Swift wiped her social media profiles (insert hackneyed Blank Space joke here), speculation grew as to what the country-turned-pop star was up to. Is the follow-up to 1989 on the horizon? Who knows? The Pennsylvania-born pop star just published the following video to her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 21, 2017 And yeah, we’re still none the wiser. This is a developing story and will update accordingly. #Insider #internet #technology #business #tradeflo

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Strange Case Of A Dead Galaxy – What Happened To All The Stars?
August 16, 2017 | Astronomy
A massive,” dead” galaxy puzzles astronomer who now wonder what happened to all the stars. The case of galaxy MACS 2129-1 is interesting because it challenges our theories of galaxy evolution. Located about 10 billion light-years away from Earth, MACS 2129-1 is only half the Milky Way’s size, but it’s three times as massive as our home galaxy.

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Hilarious video of McGregor vs. Mayweather as Rocky

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The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out today and it reveals a great deal of information about ‘Bisto.’ References to a new device type emerged in version 7.0 from April and only returned earlier this month to the app. With version 7.10 of the…

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TechCrunch on the Future of Drone Delivery #drone #droneday

From TechCrunch:

The last obstacle the drone industry will have to overcome is trust.

To begin with, earning the ear (and goodwill) of regulators demands a demonstrable commitment to public safety. This means more data, more third-party validation and more edge cases covered. The industry will need more research to get the sign-off from regulators on autonomous flights.

Yet it may be equally challenging to earn the trust of customers. Like any new technology, the specifics of large-scale drone operations remain a mystery to consumers. If industry leaders aren’t 100 percent sure of how drones will work in society, it’s no surprise the average consumer still views the tech with healthy skepticism.

It will take time and effort to win the trust of potential customers. More flights are required to make the public aware of this new technology. Right now, consumer drones cause concern for some bystanders — imagine the chaos a fleet would cause.

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.@lyotomachidafw's return is official!
#UFCSaoPaulo #UFC #MMA

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Heather Heyer’s Cousin: Why Did It Take a White Woman’s Death to Draw Attention to Racism?

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These are the best sleeper predictions for your 2017 NFL Fantasy Football draft. King Coopa J breaks down the flex, tight-end, and the running back position.

ESPN Fantasy Football is played by millions of fans. Every year there is a new source with their predictions. You will not find better fantasy sleeper predictions anywhere else. If you want to dominate your fantasy football league. This video will place you ahead of the rest.

This video is part 1 of 2.

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Asteroid 78577 JPL Closest Approach To Earth (2.003 AU)

Orbital period: 1,844 days
Discovered: September 10, 2002
Orbits: Sun
Discoverer: James Whitney Young
Asteroid group: Asteroid belt
Discovery site: Table Mountain Observatory
(78577) JPL = 2002 RG232

The NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is managed by the California Institute of Technology. JPL is the hub of U.S. unmanned spacecraft solar system exploration, with visits to the sun, eight planets and their satellites, four minor planets and two comets. It has also established a permanent presence around Mars.

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So the Jaguars plan comes down to Hope and Prayer. That seems about par for the course in Jacksonville. There was so much hope when Bortles was drafted and I remember some fans felt that Jacksonville had missed their opportunity to get Henne in 2008 who they felt was a better option than the Jaguars had in Gabbert (thiat was probably true but not by much).  No matter how it plays out the Jaaguars don't seem to have a real winning option at QB on the roster today, they don't seem likely to acquire one via trade and that leaves trying to go to the Draft well again after failing on Leftwich, Gabbert, and Bortles in last 3 tries at landing a franchise QB in the early draft.  Hope and Prayer might be the best option at this point.

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Emilia Clarke Posts Hilarious Behind-the-Scenes Video of Kit Harington Pretending to Be a Dragon

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Changing Brains: Considerable Structural Changes Occur From Early to Mid Adulthood

Contrary to belief, study shows that there are considerable structural changes in the brain from early to mid-adulthood.

The research is in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. (full open access)

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What's that you said about "wasteful government spending"?

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Haweswater: Summer 2017, No. 3

This is the 3rd image from my Haweswater Summer set I found the fellside full of these little yellow flowers leading all the way up to the fell tops!

Lots of new work coming soon!

#LakeDistrict #Landscape

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Third in my set of images from Two Temple Place, the Victorian mansion situated along London's Embankment. This look-up was captured beneath the hall's stained-glass skylight, taking in the sweeping oak-and-mahogany staircase and statues of each of the Three Musketeers, who were the central characters in William Waldorf Astor's favourite novel. Above them is a frieze with more than 80 characters from Shakespeare's plays.

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An urban sunset silhouette

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We announced new tech and features for some of the biggest games at #Gamescom2017, like Destiny 2, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Final Fantasy XV and more. See what's coming!

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Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground. Taken in May 2017 from the Atacama Desert in Chile, the foreground of the featured image encompasses the dipping edge of the caldera of an extinct volcano. Poetically echoing the dip below is the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy above. Many famous icons dot this southern nighttime vista, including the center of our Milky Way Galaxy on the far left, the bright orange star Antares also on the left, the constellation of the Southern Cross near the top of the arch, and the red-glowing Gum Nebula on the far right. Just above the horizon and splitting two distant volcanic peaks near the image center is the Large Magellanic Cloud -- the largest satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Eduardo Fairbairn

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Samsung has released two videos that confirm the Galaxy Note 8 will feature an S Pen and a dual camera setup with optical zoom. #News #Samsung #SamsungGalaxyNote8

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Use ‘maybe’ to See What a Command or Script Will Do, Without Running It

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The World’s First Album Composed and Produced by an AI Has Been Unveiled

"“Break Free” is the release song in a new album by Taryn Southern. The song, indeed, the entire album, features an artist known as Amper—but what looks like a typical collaboration between artists is actually much more than that.

Taryn is no stranger to the music and entertainment industry. She is a singer and digital storyteller who has amassed more than 500 million views on YouTube, and she has over 450 thousand subscribers. On the other hand, Amper is making his debut…except he’s (it’s?) not a person.

Amper is an artificially intelligent music composer, producer, and performer...

#future = #REALnews #robots #tech #innovation #science #design #singularity #engineering #automation #AI #artificialintelligence #economy #finance #universalbasicincome #basicincome #money #UBI

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Tweetizen Trump - 2017-08-21: "Vacation's Over"

Good morning, Donald! I hope this brand new day, and this brand new week, finds you hale and hearty and ready to serve all the people of the United States with joy, perseverance, and compassion.

Or, we can just turn to your Twitter stream and see what was up this weekend into this morning.

[Being a look at the @RealDonaldTrump Twitter account, with a glance at the @POTUS account, grouped for your topical pleasure.]



I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S [4]

Ah, yes, the rise and fall of Steve Bannon. It's interesting, Donald, that someone just reading your tweets would think that Bannon was quietly moving on to some bigger and better service, having fulfilled his mission. It seems it was a bit more tumultuous and abrupt than that [5].

Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews...maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition! [6]

You do realize that (a) Steve previously held that job at Breitbart (so not "new") before joining you on the campaign trail, and that (b) Breitbart has been going full bore at the "Fake News" in his absence.

On the other hand, buttering Steve up might not be a bad idea, as the possible targets of his next attacks might be closer to home than you might like [1] -- your daughter, yiour son-in-law, even your Friends at Fox. You might have blown that whole "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer" thing, Donald.



Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you. [7P]

Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor @Marty_Walsh. [8P]

So things seemed to start off in your coverage of the large counterprotest in Boston just as one might expect -- railing against "anti-police agitators" and praising the police force there.

But then something weird happened ...

Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before! [9P]

I want to applaud the many protestors in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one! [10P]

Well, one thing that happened is that the rumors of wide=spread anti-police agitation (cough) turned out to be pretty small beer (30 arrests out of 30-40,000 present is pretty trivial) [16]. As to why you abruptly pivoted into a chorus of "Kumbaya," Donald, it's ... well, a bit hard to fathom.

At any rate, it's good to see such a positive sentiment coming from you as a unifier, as someone not completely divisive, who doesn't search for scapegoats to blame his bad press on ...



Heading back to Washington after working hard and watching some of the worst and most dishonest Fake News reporting I have ever seen! [11]

I have to wonder, Donald, how your whole "Fake News" campaign continues to go. I mean, trust in the media as a whole is definitely way down (and in a partisan fashion), though it doesn't seem to be similarly buoying you back up. I just wonder if your constant repetition of the theme [24] helps you, or if it starts to seem like you're just fobbing your own problems off on "bad coverage" and "mean media" and the like.

Jerry Falwell of Liberty University was fantastic on @foxandfriends. The Fake News should listen to what he had to say. Thanks Jerry! [13]

Apparently Falwell said you don't have a racist bone in your body, citing your hard work to help inner city minorities [17]. Not quite sure what "hard work" that is, or how that directly disproves accusations of racism (certainly your earliest days in business weren't promising here [18], and some of your present urban housing customers don't seem all that happy [19]).

Of course, not all Liberty U alums are as thrilled as you are with Falwell's unwavering support of you [25]. But, hey, "sometimes you need protest in order to heal."

You retweeted a comment from some random person (who hadn't posted before three days ago) replying to that tweet:

Every single day the #FakeNews media try to take you down.. You never falter, you always stand strong! [14]

To which you replied:

Thank you, the very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control! [15]

Really? For that you retweeted some random, anonymous tweeter, Donald, and thanked them? That's where your ego needs are?

Um ... you're not going John Miller on us again, are you, Donald? [20]



Today, I signed the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act (#HR873.) The bill authorizes ...cont➡️ . [2P]

Because we need a memorial to the amorphous war on terrorism, apparently.

My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you! #LESM . [3P]

For those who hadn't read anything about it, this has to do with two police officers killed during a potential drug bust [21].

Oh, and LESM is a hashtag for "Law Enforcement Social Media" [22].

Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway. [12P]

There has been a rash of US Navy collisions of late, Donald [23]. I know that's not personally your fault, and I'm know someone, somewhere is searching for common themes, but it's something you might want to more visibly look into yourself to report to the American people. If you're going to cover yourself in glory when the US military does cool stuff, you need to be seen taking responsibility and follow-up action when they don't.


Your and/or your Social Media Minion also tweeted ...

... about your amazing and decision-filled trip to Camp David.




[P] So Presidential, you or your Social Media Minion just had to retweet it on @POTUS!

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Eclipse is alt-right.

Too bad The Atlantic is down right now; I wanted to see this one for myself, hahaha.

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Joe Thomas - "He checks all the boxes."

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Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Gut Microbes May Talk to the Brain Through Cortisol

Gut microbes have been in the news a lot lately. Recent studies show they can influence human health, behavior, and certain neurological disorders, such as autism. But just how do they communicate with the brain? Results from a new University of Illinois study suggest a pathway of communication between certain gut bacteria and brain metabolites, by way of a compound in the blood known as cortisol. And unexpectedly, the finding provides a potential mechanism to explain the characteristics of autism.

The research is in Gut Microbes. (full open access)

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#madonna Live To Tell

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The Sun, Earth and Moon during the total solar eclipse Aug. 21, 2017.
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