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A Galaxy S8 with a 4,000mAh battery? YES, PLEASE. 😍🔋

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Trump’s Niger uproar shines light on the U.S.’s murky African wars

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In taking the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi not only made a career leap for himself, but a huge leap for indigenous representation behind the camera. With a budget of approximately $180 million, Ragnarok is the sort of opportunity that big studios almost never hand to an indigenous director – and so Waititi used his position to include others. From Easter eggs to shadowing opportunities for indigenous filmmakers, from an opening Karakia ceremony to avoiding appropriation, Waititi worked to bring better representation and inclusion to the Ragnarok set.

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MRI Research Decodes The Brain
Mind Reading ⯀   Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing a technique of mind-reading. Using functional magnetic resonance i...

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Oklahoma cop busted for racist Facebook threat against NFL players

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RIP Paul Weitz, the NASA astronaut who piloted the first manned Skylab mission in 1973 and commanded the first Challenger mission, STS-6.
http://www.goerie.com/news/20171023/erie-county-astronaut-paul-weitz-dies-at-85

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Snake Pass Is Now 50 Percent Off On Nintendo Switch https://mynintendonews.com/2017/10/24/snake-pass-is-now-50-percent-off-on-nintendo-switch/amp/

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There Goes My Everything #1 - Jack Greene
#purecountry #livemusic
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything
I hear footsteps slowly walking
As they gently walk across a lonely floor
And a voice is softly saying
Darling, this will be goodbye forever more
There goes my reason for living
There goes the one of my dreams
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything
As my memory turns back the pages
I can see the happy tears we had before
Now the love that kept this old heart beating
Has been shattered by the closing of the door
There goes my reason for living
There goes the one of my dreams
There goes my only possession
There goes my everything
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvtWohJ8WiQ

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How Cancer Affects Your Brain - October 8, 2017 - Your brain is in charge of everything your body does, including vision, hearing, speech, and movement. As brain cancer grows, it presses on and damages areas that control these things. That can lead to complications like headaches, seizures, vision and hearing loss, and balance issues. Your doctor will help you manage these problems while you get treatments for your cancer.

Fatigue
A lot of people with brain cancer deal with this. You feel exhausted because your body uses a lot of energy to fight off the tumor. Cancer-related fatigue isn't normal tiredness. It wipes you out. The cancer also makes it harder for you to sleep soundly. Even when you can sleep, it doesn't always relieve the weariness. To curb fatigue, break up tasks into small chunks and take rest breaks during the day.

Headaches
About half of people with brain cancer get headaches. The tumor itself doesn't cause pain. But as it grows, it can press on sensitive nerves and blood vessels in the brain. Headaches can last for several hours. They can feel dull, aching, pounding, or throbbing. They’re often worse in the morning or can flare up when you cough or exercise. Your doctor can prescribe medicine to help control the pain.

Nausea and Vomiting
A tumor can make you sick to your stomach if it presses on certain areas of your brain. Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy also cause nausea and vomiting. "Anti-emetic" medicines relieve nausea. They come in a liquid, tablet, and capsule -- or as a suppository if you're too sick to swallow medicine. Call your doctor if you can't keep down any foods or fluids, or you've been throwing up for more than 24 hours.

Personality and Mood Changes
More than half of people with brain cancer have personality or mood changes. It's common to feel more angry, withdrawn, anxious, or irritable than usual. Some of these changes may be part of your response to your cancer diagnosis and treatment. Others start when the tumor grows into areas of your brain that control mood and emotion. Talk with your doctor or a mental health specialist. Therapy can help you manage what you're going through.

Speech and Language Problems
Cancer can affect parts of your brain that help you speak and process language. You might struggle to find the right words, or mix up words when you describe objects ("chair" instead of "table,” for instance). It can also be harder to understand what other people say, or to follow a conversation. Language problems can be frustrating. Relax and slow down when you speak. A speech and language therapist can also help with communication.

Memory Loss
If you're more forgetful, it could be due to both your cancer and its treatments. Tumors can harm short-term and long-term memory, depending on their location. Chemotherapy and other treatments affect concentration and leave you mentally foggy. You may hear it called "chemo brain." Use a notebook, daily planner, and smartphone apps to remind you. An occupational therapist can show you how to make work and home tasks easier.

Vision Problems
A brain area called the occipital lobe processes the images your eyes see. A tumor in this part of the brain could affect your vision. Blurred vision, double vision, and floating spots can all be signs of a brain tumor. Your sight might go gray when you stand up or change position quickly. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor for a vision test. Surgery and other treatments that shrink the tumor can improve vision problems.

Hearing Loss
A tumor can put pressure on the nerves in your inner ear that move sound from your ear to your brain. Depending on where the tumor is, you might first lose the ability to hear high-pitched or low-pitched sounds. Ringing in the ears is also common. The hearing loss can come on slowly, and it might only be in one ear. See your doctor for a hearing test and treatment options.

Balance Issues
The cerebellum, an area in the lower part of your brain, controls your coordination and balance. This region helps keep you steady on your feet. A tumor in the cerebellum can throw off your balance and cause you to stumble or drop things. If you have balance problems, see a physical therapist. You might need a walker or cane to help you get around safely. Wear shoes with non-skid soles, and avoid walking on uneven or slippery surfaces.

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Tumors release chemicals that make your body more likely to form blood clots. Nearly 1 in 5 people with brain tumors get deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a clot in a deep vein in the leg. If the clot moves into your lungs (pulmonary embolism), it could be life-threatening. See a doctor if you have swelling, redness, and tenderness in your leg. Taking blood thinners will stop the clot from getting bigger and prevent new clots from forming.

Seizures
About 60% of people with brain cancer get seizures, which are sudden bursts of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Tumors may trigger them by changing brain cells or chemicals in a way that makes nerve cells fire too often. During a seizure, some people shake. Others stare off into space. Anti-seizure medicines can help. Also, avoid triggers, like loud noises or too little sleep.

Numbness and Weakness
A brain area called the parietal lobe helps you process the sensation of touch. A tumor in this part of your brain can cause numbness, or a tingling sensation that feels like pins and needles. Often the numbness affects only one side of your body, such as one arm or leg. One side of your body might also be weaker than the other. Tell your doctor about these symptoms.

Treating Your Cancer
The treatments you get to shrink your cancer will also ease its complications and can include:

Surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells or slow their growth.
Chemotherapy medicines kill cancer cells.
Targeted therapy attacks the parts of cancer cells that help them grow and multiply.

When to Call Your Doctor
You’ll see your medical team often for your brain cancer treatment. Tell your doctors about any symptoms that are new or changing, including:

Seizures
Confusion
Extreme fatigue
Vision loss
Hearing problems
Loss of balance
Severe headaches
Trouble thinking or speaking



https://www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-cancer/ss/slideshow-what-complications-can-brain-cancer-cause?ecd=wnl_spr_102317&ctr=wnl-spr-102317_nsl-promo-v_1&mb=KABYG9hFIAxV0lpIdcVt8eHnVev1imbCZPNBbeTSe7c%3d

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Bill O'Reilly Is Losing It

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Eagles win, redskins and giants lose and cowboys fans are stunting about beating a winless 49ers team. Week 7 was nice. Go sleep on that

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The Dehydration of Water Worlds via Atmospheric Losses

"There are currently about fifty known exoplanets with diameters that range from Mars-sized to several times the Earth's and that also reside within their stars' habitable zone – the orbital range within which their surface temperatures permit water to remain liquid. A "water world" is an extreme case, an exoplanet defined as being covered by a deep ocean, perhaps as deep as hundreds of kilometers, and among these fifty are several that might be candidates for this category. Astronomers note that at least two of the terrestrial planets in our solar system, Earth and Venus, may possibly also have been water worlds early in their evolution."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-atmospheres-worlds.html

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NGC 2903

Explanation: Barred spiral galaxy NGC 2903 is only some 20 million light-years distant. Popular among amateur astronomers, it shines in the northern spring constellation Leo, near the top of the lion's head.

That part of the constellation is sometimes seen as a reversed question mark or sickle. One of the brighter galaxies visible from the northern hemisphere, NGC 2903 is surprisingly missing from Charles Messier's catalog of lustrous celestial sights.

This colorful image from a small ground-based telescope shows off the galaxy's gorgeous spiral arms traced by young, blue star clusters and pinkish star forming regions. Included are intriguing details of NGC 2903's bright core, a remarkable mix of old and young clusters with immense dust and gas clouds.

In fact, NGC 2903 exhibits an exceptional rate of star formation activity near its center, also bright in radio, infrared, ultraviolet, and x-ray bands. Just a little smaller than our own Milky Way, NGC 2903 is about 80,000 light-years across.

Image Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas

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Megyn Kelly blasts O'Reilly, says Fox protected him

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JYDGE (Switch) Review - 10tons shakes up the Neon Chrome formula, but hinders the experience with a poor jydgement call. Utilizing the engine already in place from Neon Chrome, developer 10tons Ltd. took the foundation and shook up the formula to deliver a brand new experience. Focusing on missions rather than roguelike elements, you’ll be tasked with completing different objectives in order to earn medals. Regrettably... Read more...

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fishing trap IV © Holger Nimtz
Lake Müggelsee, Berlin
https://www.holge.de

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Seattle 2017
© Karolina Trapp

#BreakfastArtClub #storyphoto
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary
#BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO . #BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro .
#WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY +WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker


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The V&A Museum -- named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert -- was founded in 1852. Today it has one of the largest collection of decorative arts in the world, with a permanent collection of 4.5 million objects and more than 60,000 sculptures, ceramics and pieces of furniture on display across 145 galleries.

This is a vertorama of the main entrance to the museum, with a glass chandelier by Dale Chihuly suspended from the atrium's rotunda.

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Seattle 2017
© Karolina Trapp

#BreakfastArtClub #storyphoto
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary
#BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO . #BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro .
#WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY +WBTPA's FEATURED STREET PHOTOGRAPHY by +Rinus Bakker

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Waiting for the nightlight boat

Ålstadoya steigen commune

#Landscape #nature #norway #visitnorway #mountains #nordland #autumn2017 #nikon #cold #sky #PhotoOfTheWeek #ocean #clouds #northnorway #fjord #Corona #nightphotography #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #Borealis #Nordlys #Night

#btplandscapepro +BTP Landscape Pro Rinus Bakker ,owned by Nancy Dempsey #hqsplandscape +HQSP Post of the Day +HQSP Landscape curated by olivier nelis, Volker Seifarth, Francisco H Camach, Peter Marbaise and me #promotephotography
#showyourbestwork #breakfastartclub #naturelovers #naturephotos #myfavpicoftheday #europeanphotography #bellesphotos #photomanianorway #landscapephotography #mothernature #europeanphotography #naturephotography #Amazingphotography #PhotoOfTheDay #Noorwegen #nordiclandscapes #hqsplandscape #norwegen #stunningmoment #europeanPhotography #arcticcircle #steigen
#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography +LANDSCAPE Photos +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography Show +Landscape Photography Community +Landscape Photography

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Steph Curry comforts Devin Harris' nephew, who lost his dad in a car accident: Stephen Curry offered prayers and condolences to Brayden Harris, whose father, Bruce, died in a car crash Thursday. http://dlvr.it/PxG69G

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Samsung Publishes Patent For Apple’s AirPower-Like Multi-Device Charging Pad

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Nice selection of manuscript editing software to check out.

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Tim Jernigan and Chris Long seem pretty fired up for this one. #FlyEaglesFly

Tim Jernigan and Chris Long seem pretty fired up for this one. #FlyEaglesFly

Watch video: bit.ly/2xZofbr

#NFL #Eagles +Philadelphia Eagles

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No matter what what you're into, there's an audiobook app for you!

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Study Finds Gray Matter Density Increases During Adolescence
For years, the common narrative in human developmental neuroimaging has been that gray matter in the brain – the tissue found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control – declines in adolescence, a finding derived mainly from studies of gray matter volume and cortical thickness (the thickness of the outer layers of brain that contain gray matter). Since it has been well-established that larger brain volume is associated with better cognitive performance, it was puzzling that cognitive performance shows a dramatic improvement from childhood to young adulthood at the same time that brain volume and cortical thickness decline.

A study published by Penn Medicine researchers and featured on the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience may help resolve this puzzle, revealing that while volume indeed decreases from childhood to young adulthood, gray matter density actually increases. Their findings also show that while females have lower brain volume, proportionate to their smaller size, they have higher gray matter density than males, which could explain why their cognitive performance is comparable despite having lower brain volume. Thus, while adolescents lose brain volume, and females have lower brain volume than males, this is compensated for by increased density of gray matter.

“It is quite rare for a single study to solve a paradox that has been lingering in a field for decades, let alone two paradoxes, as was done by Gennatas in his analysis of data from this large-scale study of a whole cohort of youths,” said Ruben Gur.

“We now have a richer, fuller concept of what happens during brain development and now better understand the complementary unfolding processes in the brain that describe what happens.”

The study was led by Ruben Gur, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Raquel Gur, MD, PhD, a professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology, and Efstathios Gennatas, MBBS, a doctoral student of neuroscience working in the Brain Behavior Laboratory at Penn.

According to Gur, the study findings may better explain the extent and intensity of changes in mental life and behavior that occur during the transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Journal article:
http://www.jneurosci.org/content/early/2017/04/21/JNEUROSCI.3550-16.2017

Source & further reading:
https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2017/may/penn-study-finds-gray-matter-density-increases-during-adolescence

#graymatter #adolescence #braindevelopment #neuroimaging #neuroscience #science

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While Google’s larger flagship, the Pixel 2 XL, is under some serious scrutiny right now for an ever-growing list of issues, the smaller Pixel 2 is looking like a better option. It’s not totally free from issues, though, as there are quite a few reports…

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this is cool...............a little monster love...with one of my favorite singers

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Aldridge, Murray Help Spurs Power Past Raptors 101-97

LaMarcus Aldridge tonight scored 20 Points and grabbed 8 Rebounds to help the Spurs power past the Raptors in a evenly matched gritty game. Dejounte Murray continues his terrific start in his 2nd season by putting up 16 Points, 15 Rebounds, 6 Assists to help Aldridge fend off the Raptors tonight. Danny Green also put up 17 Points, 8 Rebounds while Rudy Gay scored 11 Points. As the Spurs remain unbeaten in the early start to the season joining Memphis and Washington as the only 3 undefeated teams in the NBA so far.

DeMar DeRozan scored a game- high 28 Points to led the Raptors tonight he and Aldridge were the only players tonight to put up 20+ Points. Ibaka and CJ Miles both scored 13 Points with a double- double off the bench from Poeltl with 10 Points, 12 Rebounds.

Spurs Record: 3-0
Raptors Record: 2-1

Boxscore: http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=400974797

#NBA #Spurs #Raptors #SanAntonio #Toronto

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As regular readers know, I am a big fan of coconut oil. Just look at the top of this page to see Why You Should Include #CoconutOil in Your Diet.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I turned to the Personal Journal section of the Wall Street Journal and saw this headline: Unlikely Source of Healthy Fat: Coconuts, by Laura Johannes. #Alzheimer's #exercise #fat #health

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Halloween is a traditional affair but can tech help you? Forget the candles, here's how Samsung SmartThings can make your Halloween extra spooky! #News #SamsungSmartThings
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