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Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.

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hiding in the moss

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Panama hotel votes to drop Trump — but his company won't go

An attempt to oust President Donald Trump's hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.

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Cheesy spinach-artichoke rollups with Alfredo sauce... so good!
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Neuroscientists suggest a model for how we gain volitional control of what we hold in our minds

Working memory is a sort of "mental sketchpad" that allows you to accomplish everyday tasks such as calling in your hungry family's takeout order and finding the bathroom you were just told "will be the third door on the right after you walk straight down that hallway and make your first left." It also allows your mind to go from merely responding to your environment to consciously asserting your agenda. "Working memory allows you to choose what to pay attention to, choose what you hold in mind, and choose when to make decisions and take action," says Earl K. Miller, the Picower Professor in MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. "It's all about wresting control from the environment to your own self. Once you have something like working memory, you go from being a simple creature that's buffeted by the environment to a creature that can control the environment." For years Miller has been curious about how working memory—particularly the volitional control of it—actually works. In a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Picower Institute postdoc Andre Bastos, Miller's lab shows that the underlying mechanism depends on different frequencies of brain rhythms synchronizing neurons in distinct layers of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), the area of the brain associated with higher cognitive function. As animals performed a variety of working memory tasks, higher-frequency gamma rhythms in superficial layers of the PFC were regulated by lower-frequency alpha/beta frequency rhythms in deeper cortical layers.

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Quibray Bay

What seemed like a good idea, or in this case what seemed like a good spot to take a picture ended up as a not so much of a good idea or spot :)

Each little tree beckoned me further into the swamp that is Quibray bay, each little tree held such promise from afar but alas as I got close it did not seem so good. I did settle on this little tree, only because each step i took back resulted in me being knee deep in oyster shell filled mud. I suppose looking on the bright side it did mean, being knee deep in the mud, I had only a short way to bend down to be able to get this picture :)
Also the mozzies could not get my legs 'cause they were covered in mud :) gerry ftw.

I do like this little part of Botany bay, it takes a little planning to be able to get out to spots like this at the right time of the day, the only access (that I know of) is via the waterline, hence if its high tide your not getting in there unless you swim or kayak. Its a shame that it appears to be the back water area for all the plastic in Botany Bay to wash but there is evidence of people actively trying to combat the massess of waste that pile up there each month - i bet they are local volunteers :)
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Ben Roethlisberger reportedly tells Steelers teammates he wants to play 3 more years: The veteran quarterback will be back for his 15th season in 2018 and is under contact with Pittsburgh through 2019. http://dlvr.it/QBRXxN
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We teach our children to see MLK as a brave, roaring “civil rights leader”. And certainly, he was. But that is not all he was. Perhaps we do not know it, but even this is a subtle form of racism, for it understates the power and resonance and subtlety of his accomplishments. Here was a man who connected the dots of militarism, capitalism, empire, brutality, and hate — and produced a genuinely new way to think about life, hanging together, embarking on this difficult, noble project called “being a society.”

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Obama will campaign more in second year off the job, but continue a low political profile

A year after leaving the White House, former president Barack Obama has been on the go, writing a memoir, giving paid speeches, passing the plate for his future presidential center in Chicago and even making a stop in the city for jury duty.

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Buffer: Manage Twitter, Facebook, Social Media beta
https://www.testingcatalog.com/project/714

What's New

Hey there great news: we've fixed some bugs :) Now you can schedule to your heart's desire!

In this update 6.6.0:

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• Access recent profiles from Android 7.1 App Shortcuts

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• Finish later not saving some media items

• Link titles not generating for twitter updates

• Some users unable to add more profiles

We value your feedback, so if you have something to share then email us at hello@buffer.com. If you're enjoying our app, please leave us a rating and a review ^_^

#buffer #smm #socialmedia #socialnetwork #facebook

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Project Mars contest
Project Mars - International Art and Film Contest is a competition that encourages to learn about NASA’s deep space exploration plans by creating visualizations of what these missions may look like. Participants can shoot a film or make a poster.

+Samantha Cristoforetti is one of the judges along with other space and film professionals. Watch her invitation to join the competition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LskcvmXDBd0
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Milky Way centre 'dynamic', Hubble confirms
The central hub of our Galaxy is a dynamic environment filled with stars of different ages moving around at varying velocities, according to observations carried out with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Sky to Turn BLOOD RED Across World - Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse’ Coming Up

The Sky will turn a deep blood red across the planet as a rare celestial event unfolds. A Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse’ Occurring Jan 31.

Three Separate Celestial Events, a Supermoon, a Blue Moon and a Full Lunar Eclipse will Occur Simultaneously at the End of January.

We are due to witness one of the moon’s most rare and beautiful sights at the end of this month. For the first time in 150 years, a stunning display of celestial bodies will coincide to reveal what is being called a “Super Blue Blood Moon.”

The super blue blood moon is the combination of three lunar phenomena, a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon.

“Supermoons” happen when a full Moon is closest to the Earth, appearing bigger and brighter than normal…the fist one appeared on the night of January 1 and the next supermoon in 2018 will be on the night of January 31.

A “Blue Moon” is what you call the second full moon in one month.

A “Blood Moon” is the name given for a view of the Moon during a total lunar eclipse.

The lunar eclipse will take place on January 31, and the next one won’t be until 2028.
The EarthSky website provides detailed information on where and when you need to be in order to witness the event. http://earthsky.org/?p=270280

Read more here: http://yournewswire.com/the-super-blue-blood-moon/

The seldom-seen event will be visible in western North America, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere across the Eastern Hemisphere.
New Zealand, much of Australia and central and eastern Asia will all get a very good view, with some of the rest of Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East getting to see some of it.

So, if you’re in one of those lucky locations and want to see an event that’s literally once in a blue moon—here’s your chance.

Clips, images credit: NASA/JPL

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library
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The Pittsburgh Steelers were unable to win a postseason game this time around while the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars will be.....
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Siblings inherit an entire town 'Strange Inheritance' host Jamie Colby on a man and his siblings who inherited an entire town, and three brothers who inherited an arsenal of antique weapons. owl.li/Wwmm30hO1pL @MorningsMaria @FoxBusiness
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Cannabis Abuse Alters Activity of Brain Regions Linked to Negative Emotion

Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional disturbances and increased psychosis risk that are associated with cannabis abuse.

The research is in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. (full open access)

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House panel interviewing Steve Bannon after his fall from power

The House Intelligence Committee is poised to question Steve Bannon, the onetime confidant to President Donald Trump, following his spectacular fall from power after accusing the president's son and others of "treasonous" behavior for taking a meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

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A timely story about womanhood, a haunting debut from a publishing executive, and a White House thriller are among our list of books to watch in 2018: http://spr.ly/6262DzuPM
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DNC Chair Says Party Is Even More Broken Than He Knew When He Took Over
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Wild Rumors Fly as Pentagon Shuts Down Questions on Secretive 'Zuma' Mission

It's been perhaps the weirdest week of news and mysteries in the history of private spaceflight. And it's ending in a swirl of confusion at the Pentagon — fueled in part by whispers of spaceplanes, experimental vehicles, and the CIA.

Here's how things got to this point. (If you're caught up on this story, scroll down for the new stuff.)

On Sunday night (Jan. 7), as Live Science previously reported, a long-delayed, classified SpaceX mission, codenamed Zuma, finally took off carrying its mysterious Northrup Grumman payload. The launch appeared to go well, but sometime after SpaceX turned off the cameras on its Falcon 9 rocket — standard procedure before deploying a classified payload — something appears to have gone haywire.
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Rhythmic Interactions Between Cortical Layers Underlie Working Memory

Working memory is a sort of “mental sketchpad” that allows you to accomplish everyday tasks such as calling in your hungry family’s takeout order and finding the bathroom you were just told “will be the third door on the right after you walk straight down that hallway and make your first left.” It also allows your mind to go from merely responding to your environment to consciously asserting your agenda.

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This CSS stylesheet lets you add Instagram-esque image filters to your website https://tnw.to/2ELX4je
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Disgruntled FB user and what he is doing to his page new that he no longer trust FB
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Darkly, charities say:"Put something in the Pot- Boy!" Now's your chance to Divest some loose Change.
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Saints coach Sean Payton mocked Vikings fans with 'Skol clap' before incredible loss: Saints coach Sean Payton was hit with some karma after he mocked Vikings fans with his version of the "Skol clap" during their game. http://dlvr.it/QBSvDk
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