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Feel like we're in TV limbo; waiting on Mr. Robot/Stranger Things/new Trek but very much missing #GoT in the interim https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/08/for-a-non-zombie-show-game-of-thrones-makes-some-excellent-undead/

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Download The New Google Plus Adder 2017

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An interconnection between the nervous and immune system

Working with colleagues from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Harvard Medical School and Ohio State University, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that the increased incidence of infections seen in spinal cord injury patients is directly linked to a disruption of the normal central nervous system. A newly-discovered reflex arc mediates a process which leads to a disruption in the hormones secreted by the adrenal glands which, in turn, results in an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections. This research breaks new ground in the development of treatments to reduce the incidence of infections, and its results have been published in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord, such as those caused by stroke or trauma, result in a considerable weakening of the immune system. This often leads to severe infections, such as pneumonia or urinary tract infections, which hamper nervous tissue regeneration as well as rehabilitation in affected patients. Until now, our understanding of the exact manner in which nerve tissue damage leads to infections (and which physiological parameters are responsible) has remained rudimentary at best.

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A couple of Android app developers with a little too much free time have found some pretty creative ways to mock Apple's fancy new iPhone X:

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Luke Skywalker's final costume fully revealed in Star Wars 8

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September 19, 1987-Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" hit #1 on the U.S. Hot 100 and R&B charts.

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Watch: Instagram Influencers Explain How to Carefully Plan a Spontaneous Photo http://thecut.io/2xbKZ6J

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Not the first time he has had this idea. Let him but make him crowdfund it;)

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Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is not associated with a higher intelligence quotient (IQ), a myth popularized by Sigmund Freud, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Texas State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The research is in Neuropsychology Review. (full access paywall)

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On this week’s episode of the podcast, +Ralph Velasco interviews Tom Curley and they talk about a country they both know very well: Vietnam. If you are curious about a country that is quickly opening up to worldwide tourism, but remains a mystery to many, their conversation will answer many of your questions.

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Massive Outburst from the Double Star System V745 Sco Observed by Astronomers

For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise when previous outbursts from this system were seen in 1937 and 1989. When the system erupted on February 6, 2014, however, scientists were ready to observe the event with a suite of telescopes including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

An extraordinary amount of energy was released during the explosion, equivalent to about 10 million trillion hydrogen bombs.

V745 Sco is a binary star system that consists of a red giant star and a white dwarf locked together by gravity. These two stellar objects orbit so closely around one another that the outer layers of the red giant are pulled away by the intense gravitational force of the white dwarf. This material gradually falls onto the surface of the white dwarf.

Over time, enough material may accumulate on the white dwarf to trigger a colossal thermonuclear explosion, causing a dramatic brightening of the binary called a nova.

Astronomers observed V745 Sco with Chandra a little over two weeks after the 2014 outburst. Their key finding was it appeared that most of the material ejected by the explosion was moving towards our solar system.

To explain this, a team of scientists from the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics constructed a three-dimensional (3D) computer model of the explosion, and adjusted the model until it explained the observations. In this model they included a large disk of cool gas around the equator of the binary caused by the white dwarf pulling on a wind of gas streaming away from the red giant.

Chandra X-ray Observatory
Read more here: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2017/v745/

A paper describing these results was published in the February 1st, 2017 issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and is available online. https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.05692

Clips, images credit: Chandra X-ray Observatory

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More data before you get throttled

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Bill Belichick wasn't overly concerned about the Patriots' headsets malfunctioning in New Orleans.

https://nesn.com/2017/09/bill-belichick-explains-headset-issues-in-new-orleans-its-pretty-common/

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Bayne Records 22nd-Place Finish in Chicago

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Golovkin’s Fear Realized as Canelo Escapes With a Draw

READ: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44657-fear-realized-canelo-escapes-draw

#boxing #boxeo #CaneloGGG #CaneoGolovkin

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Sony Xperia XZ1 launches in the US as the first phone to run Android Oreo out of the box

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The Splendor of a Simple Sunset

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Ascending

Sydney Opera House

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City Trees - 6

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rotten

#treetuesday by +Ralph Mendoza+David R Robinson+Tree Tuesday
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#btplandscapepro +BTP Landscape Pro

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When waving away the bright yellow things...
(From "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas)

Yellow Iris

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A last-ditch Republican effort to repeal Obamacare picked up steam on Monday as a key senator opened the door to supporting the bill, which is popularly known as Graham-Cassidy.

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn
By +NASA
A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA'sCassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet...
#Astronomy #NASA #Hubble #ESA #SETI #ISS #Saturn #Science #Science64 #Cassini

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Trump at UN: Will defend America above all else, extremism has spread across the planet

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Long Way From Home
By +NASA
This picture of a crescent-shaped Earth and Moon - the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft - was recorded Sept. 18, 1977, by NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth....
#Astronomy #NASA #Hubble #ESA #SETI #ISS #Science #Science64 #Voyager

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Mexican map of first solar eclipse observed in the young United States, 1778

An extremely scarce Mexican map of the solar eclipse of 1778, the totality of which was experienced in Mexico, the southeastern United States, Spain and parts of Africa. Owned in partnership with HS Rare Books of Buenos Aires.

The map employs an odd projection to depict the northern hemisphere from North America to the Baltics. The path of the total eclipse of June 24, 1778 is shown, with the inner lines (labeled “Central”) indicating the area of totality. This was the first recorded solar eclipse in the independent United States, passing from Lower California to New England, and was observed by among others John Rittenhouse and Thomas Jefferson.

The map was published in the Descripcion orthographica universal del eclipse de sol del dia 24 de Junio de 1778, a short tract by Mexican astronomer, anthropologist and writer Antonio de Leon y Gama (1735 – 1802). The Descripcion is considered the most reputable of its kind published in Mexico during the 18th century (“se considera, desde el punto de vista matemático y astronómico, el trabajo más serio publicado en México durante el siglo XVIII” (Gustavo Soriano Cedillo)). Its first part describes the ephemerides of the astronomical phenomenon; the second contains the description of the instruments employed and his modus operandi, basing his calculus in the methods of Kepler and Cassini. It helped fix the problem of determining the longitude and latitude of the city of Mexico. Both the Descripcion and the map are very rare.

See the details: https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1778-leon-y-gama-solar-eclipse/

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If you ask around Android circles, you’ll probably be surprised (or not) to find out that the Nexus 5 is largely regarded as the best, and probably last greatest, Nexus phone. While definitely not perfect, everything that followed were significantly less perfect. And the last Nexus phone made, the Nexus 6P, is to date, an unmitigated disaster. Tired perhaps of … Continue reading

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Pixel 2 details leaked with APK teardown

http://www.techdroider.com/2017/09/pixel-2-details-confirmed-with-apk-teardown.html

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Best Players in the NBA - #4

Anthony Davis

Regular Season Stats:

PPG: 28.0
RPG: 11.8
APG: 2.1

SPG: 1.3
BPG: 2.2

FG: 51
TS: 58

Playoff Stats:

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2017 Accolades:
NBA All Star
NBA All Star Game MVP
All-NBA 1st Team
All-Defensive 2nd Team

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Carl Frampton signs with MTK: http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/carl-frampton-signs-with-mtk/

#VeganThings #AVeganLife
Sia
Michelle Rodriguez
Arnold Schwarzenegger
James Cameron
Leo DiCaprio
Ellie Golding
Miley Cyrus
Ariana Grande
Lenny Kravitz
Stevie Wonder
Kat Von D
Morrissey
Venus Williams
Pamela Anderson
DJ Khaled
Hayley Williams
Kylie Jenner
Russell Simmons
Moby
Demanding vegan venues, creating vegan cosmetic products, openly sharing how they're eating plant-based diets, informing the public that meat and dairy are NOT necessary for good health, writing books on the earth-impact and personal health in veganism... celebrities have the power of reaching people in a way the average person can't. So, if you don't hear little ole me... check them out and see what they have to say.

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25 #Coconut Oil Recipes That Can Replace All Of Your #Health And #Beauty Products - #DIY & Crafts http://www.diyncrafts.com/29953/beauty/25-coconut-oil-recipes-can-replace-health-beauty-products

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Biggest and best diamonds formed in deep mantle metallic liquid | #Geology #GeologyPage #Diamond

New research from a team including Carnegie’s Steven Shirey and Jianhua Wang explains how the world’s biggest and most-valuable diamonds formed—from metallic liquid deep inside Earth’s mantle. The findings are published in Science.

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2016/12/biggest-best-diamonds-formed-deep-mantle-metallic-liquid.html
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