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New Google+ community metrics for Community Moderators and G Suite admins

Community owners and moderators can see membership and engagement statistics about their community using the new "Insights" tab. Click the "Manage" button in your Community to see the stats.

G Suite administrators have additional statistics: you can see all communities owned by members of your organization, sortable by metrics such as total members, active members, number of posts recently made, and more. You’ll also be able to see the community’s “Visibility,” indicating whether or not it’s restricted to your domain.

You can find the report your G Suite Admin console by going to Reports > Apps > Google+ > Communities report.

Via +Leo Deegan:
https://plus.google.com/+LeoDeegan/posts/FsuzErYxtCR

Learn more about the update on the +G Suite Updates blog:
https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/12/new-google-community-metrics-for-g.html

Learn how to Moderate a Community in the +Google+ Help Center:
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6320413

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“Strong” was the most mentioned word to describe Trump in a previous poll conducted in August.

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Your Mood Depends on the Food You Eat, and What You Should Eat Changes as You Age

Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

The research is in Nutritional Neuroscience. (full access paywall)

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In Defense of Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Least Essential Plot http://vntyfr.com/uqJwrrh

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NFL Hall Of Famer Suspended From Network For Sick Reason

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Deep Brain Waves Occur More Often During Navigation and Memory Formation

UCLA neuroscientists are the first to show that rhythmic waves in the brain called theta oscillations happen more often when someone is navigating an unfamiliar environment, and that the more quickly a person moves, the more theta oscillations take place — presumably to process incoming information faster.

The research is in Current Biology. (full open access)

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Tech pioneers say the FCC proposal to roll back #netneutrality "gets basic facts wrong about how the technology underlying the Internet works"

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Pregnant Kylie Jenner Celebrated Landing '100 Million On Instagram' - She Is Still Dominating Social Media Even While She's Hiding
http://celebrityinsider.org/pregnant-kylie-jenner-celebrated-landing-100-million-on-instagram-she-is-still-dominating-social-media-even-while-shes-hiding-94990/
#celebritynews #KylieJenner celebrityinsider.org #Entertainment #celebrities #celebrity #celebrityinsider

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NASA is now officially going back to the Moon, although the when and how is still unclear - and Mars is still a long-term goal after all.

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Who is the Greatest Female Fighter of All Time?

Cast your vote now at https://goo.gl/PZAJfw

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Epigenetic Aging Linked to Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder may involve accelerated epigenetic aging, which could explain why persons with the disorder are more likely to have - and die from - age-related diseases.

The research is in Translational Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

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Who Is Samantha Markle? What to Know About Meghan Markle's Half-Sister https://trib.al/6SMMMYf

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Week 15 NFL picks against spread: Patriots stop Steelers; Cowboys stay alive: In our Week 15 NFL picks against the spread, New England tops Pittsburgh once again. Plus, Dallas remains in the playoff race with a win in Oakland. http://dlvr.it/Q5drNm

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Huami, a Xiaomi sub-brand, has announced two new smartwatches— the Amazfit Sports Smartwatch 2 and Amazfit Watch 2S. #News #CES2018 #Huami

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Matt Lauer Is "Fighting" to Save His Marriage and "Doesn't Want a Divorce" https://trib.al/dIPbAMQ

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NEW Venom Movie Plot Details Revealed!

#marvel   #movies  

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Marvel's 'The Punisher' renewed for second season on Netflix http://engt.co/2BK9jPY

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Silent night
Snowfall silences the city. Cars go slower, people stay inside. I like that.

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If you wait until you're ready you'll be waiting for the rest of your life.

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NEW: Prints and more available at https://www.bjornkleemann.com/

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Fillmore, CA

Infinite Loop, some sit between chairs, some can't decide which train (direction) to take, and some sit between space and time.

Perhaps too much Dr. Who on my side.

ENJOY

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King's Cove, Newfoundland

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Well fed in a rapidly changing home

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

A week ago a video by photographer Paul Nicklen of an emaciated polar bear (https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/polar-bear-starving-arctic-sea-ice-melt-climate-change-spd/) went viral, and tears were rolling as we watched how it was barely able to walk and in desperation chewing on some human garbage with zero value to it.

I have watched stranded polar bears eat sea weed off the beaches on the northern shores of Svalbard. During this trip I also encountered an emaciated polar bear lying down on the only snow on the islet that had appeared as the ice cap of Kvitøya (White Island) has retreated considerably. This despite the islet being home to a large colony of terns. Its coat was matte, uneven and its body skinny and it acted lethargic. It did not have any energy to stand up or to follow us by sight or movement – it only occasionally opened its eyes which was resting on its front paws.

Every year the sea ice has retreated further away, and this time we found it 81.31 degrees north. South of it only sporadic floats and ice bergs were found. Those polar bears stranded were all scouring the land, and those with luck would encounter incubating geese, or a sea bird colony with access to nests. I’ve seen polar bears climb to ledges even I would not have considered accessible.

For now the polar bears are decimating the reproduction of the bird populations they raid, but the energy they gain form their raids is far too little, and eventually the stranded bears will not be able to survive.

I have also encountered polar bears swimming far out at sea where the nearest access to a shore is a day or more away by boat – like Austfonna – Europes largest ice cap by area. How they survive is beyond me.

It is such joy every time we encounter successful individuals, and especially a mother with a cub as seen here at 81.31 degrees north. It was a large male that had made the kill, and he was eating all he could manage and rested in intervals a bit away from the seal carcass. Each time the mother went in with her cub to eat as fast as they could before the male came back for more.

This went on until there was nothing more to eat and the mother decided to investigate the ship from where this is shot.

As the ocean itself is warming, the ice is melted from the underside, so how long will the lucky polar bears that stay on the sea ice have any ice left to carry them? And what about the seal populations dependent on the sea ice?

I fear this lovely capture is fast becoming a rare sight even around Svalbard, and that the ships travelling in these waters might need to go much further north to reach the sea ice.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 27 July 2016 13:10
Altitude: 3 meters

#mammals #polarbear #polar #ice #arctic #svalbard

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals
#BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Annette Junge Daugaard

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trees in the valley

#treetuesday by +Ralph Mendoza+Tree Tuesday
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape
#btplandscapepro +BTP Landscape Pro

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Urban Garden

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A rose in the evening light

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Engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure - Researchers at Columbia Engineering, experts at manipulating matter at the nanoscale, have made an important breakthrough in physics and materials science, recently reported in Nature Nanotechnology. Working with colleagues from Princeton and Purdue Universities and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, the team has engineered "artificial graphene" by recreating, for the first time, the electronic structure of gra...

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Almost a decade in and this is still a problem. Less so for app compatibility and core Google services, but getting even worse for security.

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Amazon Prime Video will stream in HDR10+ on Samsung TVs http://engt.co/2BFRS2O

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Get ready to see a lot of iPhone-style notches on future Android smartphones, as the design is going to be used on upcoming bezel-free displays. #Features #News #Apple

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Trump Is Reportedly Furious at Nikki Haley for Saying His Accusers Need to Be Heard http://thecut.io/2BDw5c7

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Not a bad idea lots to choose from...

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Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette looked a lot like the Leonard Fournette the Jags want and need to build their offense around, while.....

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Eagles fan creates amazing Star Wars-themed Nick Foles hype video: Nick Foles will take over for Carson Wentz, and at least one Eagles fan is excited about the quarterback, as he or she has created an amazing Star Wars-themed Foles hype video. http://dlvr.it/Q5dFBf

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Ajit Pai Offers No Data For Latest Claim That Net Neutrality Hurt Small ISPs | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/ajit-pai-claims-net-neutrality-hurt-small-isps-but-data-says-otherwise/
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