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My journey begins xoxo

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WhatsApp Messenger beta
https://www.testingcatalog.com/project/amp/103

2.18.193
No new changelogs

#wa #whatsapp #wabeta #social #messenger

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Via +Neuroscience News
A year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, according to a systematic meta-analysis published in Psychological Science.

Ritchie et al. (2018) How Much Does Education Improve Intelligence? A Meta-Analysis: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797618774253

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Column: Wendell Carter Jr. is not the sexy pick but the smart one for the Bulls

Unrealistic expectations diminished this NBA draft for the Bulls, who set their fans up for disappointment a year ago when they traded All-Star Jimmy Butler and tanked last season. Perception distorted Thursday night’s reality.

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Shuffling Around the Federal Government

So the Trumpists have thoughts on how to reorganize the federal government to make it more efficient.

Two thoughts:

1. Given the strong strain in Radical Right thought that looks to essentially geld / hamstring / abolish the federal government, any such proposals should be taken with a high degree of suspicion, even if they make surface sense.

2. Yeah, there are almost certainly ways in which a highly political and bureaucratic environment like the executive branch can be made more efficient.

3. On the other hand, beware lumping "enemies list" organizations together, esp. when there is no particular rationale for the consolidation. This is almost certainly a way to create a single throat to choke in budget negotiation. (E.g., the combination of the Labor and Education departments).

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Chinese smartphone makers are in the lead when it comes to hardware innovation- Technology News, Firstpost

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

#Science #Astronomy #Alienlife

Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news - or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.

Published on 1 Feb 2018

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Why Cognitive Friction is the Engine of Innovation.

"Nine alpha males collaborating in harmony? Unlikely. They nearly tore each other apart until there was a way for them to compete with each other and channel their aggressive energy into competitive creativity."

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Normalisation of 'plus-size' risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds - New research warns that the normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight—undermining efforts to tackle England's ever-growing obesity problem.

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Printing microelectrode array sensors on gummi candy - Microelectrodes can be used for direct measurement of electrical signals in the brain or heart. These applications require soft materials, however. With existing methods, attaching electrodes to such materials poses significant challenges. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now succeeded in printing electrodes directly onto several soft substrates.

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Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop

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A story of checks at the Tate Modern
London, June the 20th, 2018

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Carrington Falls - Budderoo National Park, Robertson

Increasingly inaccessible, this is a 150m (500') drop off the Kangaroo River.

A single shot, lightly toned for structure.

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Clear reflections of a starry night over Glencoe Lochan, Scotland

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Island in the Sun

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6/21/18
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Crocus, version 2
In this iteration, I’ve used multiple exposures to affect the tone and coloration of the flower. This is a double exposure using Canon’s Bright blending mode. The first exposure was a straight shot of the flower on a light box. The second exposure was a slow ½ second pan of the crocus flower. Canon’s Bright blending mode makes a pixel by pixel comparison of the two images and keeps only the brightest pixel from each image. For this reason, the background white from the first image is unchanged by the second exposure since nothing in the second image can be brighter than absolute white. Only the flower is subject to change and only to the extent that the pixels in the second image are lighter than those of the first. And because the second image was a pan, its individual pixels are a blend of the various parts of the image through which they’ve been moved. Thus, the stem of the flower is a kind of grey tone because those pixels in the second image were a blend of the original stem and the white background (both of which were panned through this space) and this, in turn, was lighter than the first image which contained the original stem only. I know…it sounds complicated. The best way to really grasp it is just to try it yourself. Seeing is understanding.

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Mt. Fuji and the Shinkansen Bullet Train
An iconic view captured at Fujikawa River in Fuji City, Shizuoka Pref.

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Brain tumors come in all shapes and sizes—and so do their symptoms. The key to a tumor's symptoms really depends on its location. Find out if that's a warning sign of a brain tumor.

http://www.hownutrition.info/7-warning-signs-of-a-brain-tumour-you-should-know/

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#China has ramped up its anti-American rhetoric, warning #US farmers would be the ones who suffer the fallout of a full-blown #tradewar between the world's two biggest economies, while offering to join forces with Europe to fight Donald #Trump's 'protectionism'.

#China has also showed willingness to work more closely with the #EuropeanUnion, which has also become embroiled in its own trade dispute with the Trump administration. China said on Thursday (June 21) it would hold a trade summit with the #EuropeanCommission on June 25 to promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation. China also reiterated its criticism of Mr Trump's latest salvo in the tit-for-tat trade dispute, accusing Washington of 'extortion' and threatening to stand its ground in a dispute expected to hurt the economies of both countries.


#GlobalEconomy #Protectionism #America #Globalisation #GlobalTrade #TradeWars #EconomicRisk #Economy #TradePolicy #InternationalTrade #TradeTariffs #Politics #Geopolitics #InternationalRelations
China offers to join forces with #Europe to fight Donald Trump on trade
https://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/china-offers-to-join-forces-with-europe-to-fight-donald-trump-on-trade-20180621-h11oft

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Breaking down the first-round picks in the NBA draft https://nyp.st/2McFlFn

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U drown out the whiskey!

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Maintaining a well-balanced, healthy diet is key in protecting vision health. It may reduce your risk from developing serious eye conditions, including cataract, glaucoma, dry eyes, poor night vision, age-related macular degeneration, etc. Here are five best foods for your eyes.

http://www.herbsmedicines.com/eat-5-foods-improve-eyesight/
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