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Check Out Lupita Nyong'o Stunning Emerald Green Dress At The 'Star Wars' Premiere
http://celebrityinsider.org/check-out-lupita-nyongo-stunning-emerald-green-dress-at-the-star-wars-premiere-94583/
#celebritynews #LupitaNyongO, #StarWarsTheLastJedi celebrityinsider.org #Fashion #celebrities #celebrity #celebrityinsider

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Play of the Day: Hanukkah At The White House - The Trumps held a celebration for the upcoming Festival of Lights.

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Rumor roundup: Check out when the Samsung Galaxy S9 series will be announced, what it will offer specs-wise, how much it will cost, and more.

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Just in case you missed Amazon’s bumper Black Friday sales, the retail giant is bringing back some of its best offers on its Echo and Fire devices. #Deals #News #AmazonCloudCam

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Flying cars must wait, as even HD video streaming is a problem for certain smartphone manufacturers in 2017:

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Not a Good Man At All

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Mars atmosphere well protected from the solar wind

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With a decision looming Thursday, there are four more days to get out and make your opinions heard on #netneutrality

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The Google Home Max is finally up for sale! Are you getting one?

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Fox Sports budget cuts could affect Super Bowl plans for Skip Bayless, other FS1 stars: According to SN sources, Fox Sports staffers are bracing for a wave of possible budget cutbacks due to disappointing NFL advertising sales this season. http://dlvr.it/Q5QMm2

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Rockets have 'strong belief' they can sign LeBron James this summer, report says: Some "in Rockets circles" reportedly believe Houston has a legitimate shot at signing James if he opts out of his contract with the Cavs. http://dlvr.it/Q5QSrY

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Need a boost at running back or a Carson Wentz replacement? We've got you covered.

https://nesn.com/2017/12/fantasy-football-week-15-waiver-wire-best-pickups-at-each-position/

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Which is the Hottest Ronda Rousey Picture? Ep 7

Cast your vote at https://goo.gl/VWdJ34

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"As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Despite this, bees can be tricked into taking tempting shortcuts between flowers even at the cost of increasing the overall distance they have to fly.

Animals that travel between multiple destinations and return to a home base - like bees, birds, primates and humans - face a predicament known to mathematicians as the Travelling Salesman Problem.

The challenge is to find a route that visits each destination while travelling the shortest possible distance. Previous research, looking only at the order in which animals arrive at each destination, has shown that animals often find a good, or even optimal, solution but little is known about how they find that solution.

Lead author Joseph Woodgate, from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, said: "Animals cannot simply inspect a map to find out where the best food sources are or plan how to get between them."

Bumblebees start out knowing nothing about the terrain or where they can find food, so they must explore the landscape, discovering locations one by one and then face the challenge of integrating their spatial memories into an efficient route.

"Only by monitoring every move they make as they explore and try to generate a better route, can we understand how they tackle this challenge", Dr Woodgate added.

The researchers allowed bumblebee foragers to feed on an array of artificial flowers and used harmonic radar technology to follow individuals continuously over every foraging trip they made as they gradually developed solutions to the problem of how to visit them all.

The result was one of the largest and most complete datasets on bee flight ever recorded and provided an in-depth look at route development for the first time ever. They found that focussing simply on sequences of visits to feeder stations, rather than the actual movements between stations or the way that routes develop, is insufficient to understand how animals solve route optimisation problems".

(Posted by +rasha kamel​)

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It's not looking good for Wentz, but the latest update offers a glimmer of hope. Here's what we know.

https://nesn.com/2017/12/carson-wentz-injury-eagles-reportedly-fear-qb-suffered-torn-acl-vs-rams/

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Writer and director Rian Johnson discusses he making of The Last Jedi.

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Real Southerners. Watch this and appreciate the difference.

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Deal: Verizon Offering Up To $300 Off A Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

#android #deals #sale #pixel2 #google

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Photo
on a fine autumn day

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Carson Wentz injury update: Eagles fear QB out for season with torn ACL, reports say: The Eagles quarterback was hit on his knee while diving into the end zone late in the third quarter. http://dlvr.it/Q5PTGG

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Everyone wants to have a healthy heart. Still, cardiovascular disease affects more than 1 in 3 adults in the United States. The good news is that some simple, everyday habits can make a big difference in your ability to live a healthy lifestyle. Here are the 19 worst habits for your heart, and how to avoid them.

http://www.hownutrition.info/19-worst-habits-for-heart

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A few thoughts on evolution as a whole:

It is sometimes thought that evolution by way of natural selection happens due to happenstance mutations in genes that happen to offer some adaptive advantage, and are therefore more likely to be passed on to the next generation, thus preserving them through the generations. While this passive collection of traits is part of the evolutionary change process, natural selection is a much larger umbrella of influences, both passive and active, that have the capacity to shape the traits that contribute to an organism's or ecosystem's adaptive profile. The various behaviors and structures that ultimately remain coherent within an organism or ecosystem over time are those that enable the local biological field to negotiate the dynamic demands of the environment that they are continuously baptized in while also satisfying the structural hungers that must also be attended to in order to remain coherent. The relational environment contain both nourishing and antagonistic agents and is composed of both organic and inorganic influences that must be dynamically negotiated. This is no small task.

Biology is not just a relationship between organism and environment, it is also a relationship between and among organisms. It is also not solely a passive capture of traits by way of happenstance alone. Once an adaptive trait is "discovered" and embodied by various means, biology also develops various active means to pass the trait along. Biology also arguably searches out these traits and passing them along as well. Our human trait of being explorers in search of opportunity might be one of the ways this active search is facilitated. One illustration of this non genetic kind of trait is the way an animal can develop what are called "Fixed Action Patterns. A squirrel does not have to be told how to store nuts to negotiate the winter. That behavioral repertoire is embodied within the species and passed along through the generations. It was captured and stored at some level which may involve genes, but probably also entails other factors such as epigenetics as well.

Another important distinction to remember in order to see the larger landscape of biological evolution is that evolution is not a process that happens in the context of a species alone. Ecosystems also evolve as a whole body of life and there is a dynamic connection between the organisms within a species in that context. This relationship between organisms also means that organisms convey adaptive traits one to another through various means, both by way of the meaningful structured transmission of information and by way of happenstantial relational communications that confer adaptive traits. These information sources get captured at an organism or ecosystem level and actively spread the same way that the environmental trigger of a mutation in a sperm or egg that confers an advantage is more likely to get passed on.

Organisms exist in the context of many other organisms and this relational environment between organisms adds to the influential factors that shape the evolutionary process as a whole. It is this crucible that includes the deliberate transmission of traits as well as the acquisition of accidental occurrences that leads to the acquisition of adaptive traits that collectively drive the evolutionary process - this process that builds a hedge of coherency against the chaotic forces that would otherwise consume and disintegrate the body of relationships we call an organism, or ecosystem.

There are a number of ways that biological systems communicate adaptive traits one to another. This communication process that enables or passing along adaptive traits can take the form of cooperative behaviors for instance. When we think about the wealth of adaptive capacities within our species we must consider the debt of gratitude we owe to our ability to share and cooperate. Not one of the words that are being used to communicate this idea for instance, would be understood if it were not for their structure and meaning having been shared with us at some point in time. This cooperative sharing platform has enabled us humans to form our civilization.

Words are not the only way traits are transmitted between organisms. Our ability to capture and accumulate knowledge in a verbal net and transmit that knowledge one to another is synonymous with the way nature passes along of meaningful structural traits such as DNA and epigenetic information as well. Among these meaningful structural traits are sounds and behaviors such as postures or ritual sequences of behavior that convey meaning, as well as the passing of influential structures that serve as information one to another. This meaningful structural type of communication can take the form of molecules that we produce and perceive as scents, some of which, like hormones can meaningfully trigger massive behavioral shifts within and between organisms that serve various purposes like reproduction, establishment of adaptive hierarchies of social status, or the avoidance of danger etc. Still other forms of structural communication include the transmission of genetic information within and between organisms. This can happen by way of sexual reproduction, but in some cases can also occur through such methods as viruses, which can stitch genetic segments into already established DNA strands that can subsequently alter the organism in significant ways, some of which offer adaptive advantage.

Here is an article that takes a look at how viruses swap genes with a variety of cellular organisms and become part of that dynamic relational community that produced the fruit of adaptation in some cases.. In other words, viruses are also "agents of diversity" in certain cases:

https://dailyaccord.com/viruses-share-genes-organisms-across-tree-life/

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Nouriel Roubini warns that Donald Trump may be willing to try anything to maintain the support of the voters he's betraying.

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Megyn Kelly’s dismal ratings rise with focus on sexual harassment. Next up: Trump accusers.

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Astronomers to Check Mysterious Interstellar Object for Signs of Technology https://trib.al/ciqhEUI

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Galactic position system
We can point to our home on a globe and find Earth in a model of the solar system but where are we in the Milky Way?

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Both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have seen a dramatic increase in recent years. What’s causing this rise? It’s not just genetics or bad luck. Environmental factors, like diet, do play a role—despite what conventional medicine might say. Today we’ll discuss what the latest research says about the underlying causes of both ADHD and ASD and what areas to investigate if you or a loved one has been diagnosed.

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MTK Global sign UFC star Darren Till - Not content with merely taking over the boxing world, MTK Global are delighted to announce a major move into MMA with the signing of British UFC star Darren Till. Till, aged 24, becomes the first British Mixed Martial Artist to sign a management contract with MTK. He joins an ever-growing stable of fighters that includes […] The post MTK Global sign UFC star Darren Till appeared first on Boxing News 24.

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 boasts a number of improvements for virtual reality applications, but is that enough to reinvigorate the market? #Features #Qualcomm #QualcommSnapdragon845

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The Walking Dead Midseason Finale Recap: Once Bitten http://nym.ag/2BBa5i8

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Why The #MeToo Moment Should Be Ready For A Backlash https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/10/yoffe-sexual-harassment-college-franken-216057

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We can be supremely confident that the confirmed total of the Starchild’s differences will fall between 800 and 1000 bp, while all humans are 120 or less. Using the most effective techniques science can bring to bear to solve any problem of genetic heritage, techniques that are used with finality in court cases worldwide, the Starchild is shown to be nowhere near the ballpark of human or prehuman. This result is definitive.

Without doubt, without question, without fail, recovering both of the Starchild’s entire genomes will prove it to be so astonishingly far from humans that the only reasonable, logical, acceptable term for it will profoundly change human history forever... ALIEN! http://humansarefree.com/2011/06/dna-proof-that-starchild-skull-is-alien.html

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Tech pioneers tell FCC: 'You don't understand how the internet works' http://engt.co/2BC1prX

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The initial mass function

"The gas and dust in giant molecular clouds gradually come together under the influence of gravity to form stars. Precisely how this occurs, however, is incompletely understood. The mass of a star, for example, is by far the most important factor constraining its future evolution, but astronomers do not clearly understand what determines the exact mass of a newly forming star. One aspect of this problem is simply knowing how many stars of each size there are, that is, knowing the distribution of stellar masses in a large cluster of stars. The initial mass function (IMF) describes this distribution, and is currently based on an average from observations of stars in our Milky Way.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-mass-function.html

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Twitter can reveal our shared mood

'In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed mood indicators in text from 800 million anonymous messages posted on Twitter. These tweets were found to reflect strong patterns of positive and negative moods over the 24-hour day.'

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