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Trump Commands America to ‘Heel’: Twitter Takes Notice - On Saturday, President Donald Trump had quite the day on Twitter. First, he called a peaceful rally of anti-hate marchers “anti-police agitators.” Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017 Then, in a misspelled tweet — and an attempt to backtrack on his earlier remark— he accidentally commanded America to “heel.” A few minutes la...

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Google Inbox now groups all your mails at one place

#Android #Google #gmail #inbox #googleinbox #apps

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Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) in size.

“While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on September 1, all of those were estimated to be smaller,” said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began.”

This relatively close encounter provides an opportunity for scientists to study this asteroid up close. Florence is expected to be an excellent target for ground-based radar observations. Radar imaging is planned at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California and at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The resulting radar images will show the real size of Florence and also could reveal surface details as small as about 30 feet (10 meters).

Asteroid Florence was discovered by Schelte "Bobby" Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia in March 1981. It is named in honor of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. Florence will brighten to ninth magnitude in late August and early September, when it will be visible in small telescopes for several nights as it moves through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and Delphinus.

Radar has been used to observe hundreds of asteroids. When these small, natural remnants of the formation of the solar system pass relatively close to Earth, deep space radar is a powerful technique for studying their sizes, shapes, rotation, surface features and roughness, and for more precise determination of their orbital path.

JPL manages and operates NASA's Deep Space Network, including the Goldstone Solar System Radar, and hosts the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies for NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations Program, an element of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office within the agency's Science Mission Directorate.

More information about asteroids and near-Earth objects can be found at:

For more information about NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, visit:

For asteroid and comet news and updates, follow AsteroidWatch on Twitter:

The Image

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#AsteriodFlorence #Flyby #NASA

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In The Days Before Rock'n'Roll

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Amazon Lists Batman: The Enemy Within From Telltale On Nintendo Switch - My Nintendo News

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

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Charles Byrd, Grant Dawson Secure UFC Contracts on Dana White’s Contender Series

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Rain ends Stars' 2017 campaign Patriots retain second spot
Rain ends Stars' 2017 campaign Patriots retain second spot A fter six defeats on the trot, St Lucia Stars finally got a point against their name as Game 18 of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, against hosts St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, was washed out du...

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Height Map of the USA. Everything between 5000 and 9000 ft that's within Montana, Wyoming, Colorado or New Mexico

#UnitedStates #Montana #Wyoming #Colorado #NewMexico

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Trump-Russia figure says he’s about to get raided by the FBI

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Happy Sunday dear friends:-)) I wish you a great day!!!!

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Time-Lapse: A Total Solar Eclipse
Have you ever experienced a total eclipse of the Sun? This time-lapse movie depicts such an eclipse in dramatic detail, seen from Australia in 2012. As the video begins, a slight dimming of the Sun and the surrounding Earth is barely perceptible. As the Moon moves to cover nearly the entire Sun, darkness sweeps in from the left—the fully blocked part of the Sun. At totality, only the bright solar corona extends past the edges of the Moon, and darkness surrounds you. Distant horizons are still bright, though, as they are not in the darkest part of the shadow. At mid-totality the darkness dips to the horizon below the eclipsed Sun, created by the shadow cone—a corridor of shadow that traces back to the Moon. As the total solar eclipse ends—usually after a few minutes—the process reverses and Moon's shadow moves off to the other side. Tomorrow afternoon's total solar eclipse—visible as at least a partial eclipse over all of North America—can be experienced at social gatherings, some of which are being organized by local libraries.

Video Credit & Copyright: Colin Legg
Duration: 1 minute
Release Date: August 20, 2017

+Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD)

#NASA #Earth #Science #SolarEclipse #Sun #Solar #Moon #Eclipse #Totality #Australia #STEM #Education #HD #Video #APoD

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The Moon, Regulus, and Planet Mercury

Colin: "...Moon/Regulus/Mercury conjunction. I originally planned to head north to try to catch the Moon/Regulus occultation, only visible near moon set along a thin strip of Ningaloo coast. However, for various reasons, I decided to stay home and play peek a boo in between clouds."

Regulus, also designated Alpha Leonis (α Leonis, abbreviated Alpha Leo, α Leo), is the brightest star in the constellation of Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 79 light years from the Sun. Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Colin Legg
Location: Perth, Australia
Image Date: July 25, 2017

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Moon #Planet #Mercury #Star #Regulus #Leo #Astrophotography #Perth #Australia #STEM #Education

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In the latest installment of Nintendo Minute, hosts Kit and Krysta test their gaming skills via a gaming gauntlet challenge by playing three multiplayer games on Nintendo Switch. The challenge consisted of a one-on-one Turf War match in Splatoon 2,…

🔎solar eclipses have provided natural laboratories for intriguing scientific discoveries"
part 1

We've used [solar eclipses] to discover the shape of our world and the curvature of the universe," Tyler Nordgren,
The sun may be the Earth's closest star, but this body's very brightness makes it a challenge to observe.
The light from the solar body drowns out the fainter corona, the outer atmospheric layer of the star, a wispy region that becomes visible when the moon completely blocks the face of the sun during a total solar eclipse. "Trying to understand the sun without seeing its corona would have been like trying to learn about Earth without ever seeing its atmosphere, said Jay Pasachoff an astronomer at Williams College in Massachusetts.
Pasachoff has studied solar eclipses, both the science they can produce today and what scientists have learned from them throughout history.
"The corona is a major part of the sun, though it is hidden from us on Earth's surface except for the glimpses we get every year or two at eclipses," Pasachoff said in an email.
Solar prominences, the large accumulation of cooler gas held in place in the atmosphere by the sun's magnetic field, were also first recorded during a solar eclipse.
The sun's magnetic fields drive CMEs and other forms of space weather. Although magnetic field lines can't be directly seen, Young said that the charged particles that make up the corona trace the magnetic field lines, making them visible. So rather than a diffuse gas, the corona appears to have twisting, moving jets and lines running through it. Observations of the corona can then help scientists better understand the primary drivers of the space weather that can affect Earth and missions to other worlds, Young said.

In 1868, French solar physicist Jules Janssen traveled to India to observe a solar eclipse.By examining the light streaming from the sun's chromosphere (another layer of the atmosphere that lies closer to the sun's body than the corona), he and British astronomer Joseph Norman Lockyer independently discovered a new chemical element. He named this new find after the Greek word for sun, "helios," calling the new find "helium.Soon after the discovery of helium, American astronomer Charles Augustus Young and Scottish-born astronomer William Harkness independently discovered what they thought was another new element, which they called coronium, during the 1879 solar eclipse. According to Canada’s University of Ottawa, it took another 60 years for scientists to determine that the coronium lines were instead caused by iron at very high temperatures, suggesting that the corona reached nearly (1.9 million degrees Celsius )even though the surface of the sun is only about (5,538 degrees C).This discovery is counterintuitive, because the body of the sun is the source of its heat; it's as if the air around a bonfire were hotter than the fire itself.
The solar corona is hotter than the visible surface. Wow!" Young said when describing what, to him, is the most interesting historical finding related to eclipses
Today, scientists can create artificial eclipses with telescopes on Earth and in space by blocking the sun's light with an instrument known as a coronagraph. (to know more about it)
According to Nordgren, who is also a professor at the University of Redlands in California, over 2,000 years ago, solar and lunar eclipses helped scientists determine the size of the moon and that Earth is a sphere.

Probing Earth's atmosphere
With modern instruments, scientists can use solar eclipses to study the nature of Earth's own atmosphere.
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20. What is the best source for out-of-print RPGs?

“This intermediate area, between internal and external reality, is intensely personal, since its existence depends, as does the use that can be made of it, on each individual’s early life experiences. If the child can utilize this realm to initiate their relationship with the world, first through transitional objects, and later through play and shared playing, then cultural life, and enjoyment of their cultural heritage, will be open to them.”

D W Winnicott Playing and Reality (1971)

Or, you know, eBay: the commodification of childhood experience is a tricky one because advertising is killing us all and the increasingly tribal nature of RPG discourse one of the major means by which meaning, courage and good faith is drained from what we love to do.

#RPGaDAY 2017

2015 Player's PER Average from Regular Season and Playoffs. Those who didn't pass the 1st round don't count.

1. Stephen Curry - 26.25
2. Chris Paul - 25.85
3. James Harden - 25.75
4. LeBron James - 25.6
5. Blake Griffin - 23.8

2016's top 5 -

Does this seem accurate with your own?

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While Off Somewhere

I took this photo while Deep in the Wilderness of the Washington Cascade Mountains. The peaks that I climbed are visited once every three years or so. They are so seldom visited because of the remoteness, physical difficulty, navigation, difficult terrain void of trails...+Randy T

YouTube video of this trip: (welcome to my world)

Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse
Wilderness Trip
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake
My YouTube Videos
+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad
+Luci Westphal

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Thank You +Google+ for sharing my image on Twitter for #WorldPhotographyDay!

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Just one

Herb paris (Paris quadrifolia)

Svartskog, Norway

This is such a unique species in that it has a preference for symmetry, as its most prominent feature is not its eye-catching flower which is barely noticeable.

I has 4 prominent leaves, and the inflorescence usually also has 4 sepals, and 4 petals.

Yet the most valuable of all comes in one. One flower. One fruit.

The autumn is around the corner, and several species are now with yellow, orange and red foliage, while this one simply has foliage that withers. This makes the fruit rather attractive, but you have to know where to look, and to sit on your knees to appreciate it, as it is a plant that does not ask for a lot of attention by intense colors and growing in prominent places.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 18 August 2017 16:44
Altitude: 41 meters

#fruits #plants #autumn #svartskog #norway

#hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers
#BTPFlowerPro+BTP Flower Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Иванка Гущерова
#flowerpower +FLOWER POWER

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Here is the complete list of cities and RSVP links for the NL-1331 Europe tour! We will be announcing competition details this coming week!

5 Sept Tuesday Hamburg Germany
7 Sept Thursday Hannover Germany
9 Sept saturday Dusseldorf Germany
11 Sept Monday Frankfurt Germany
12 Sept tuesday Munich Germany
14 Sept Thursday Leipzig Germany
16 sept saturday Copenhagen Denmark
18 Sept Monday Gothenburg Sweden
19 Sept Tuesday Oslo Norway
23 Sept Saturday Stockholm Sweden
26 Sept Tuesday Helsinki Finland
27 Sept wednesday Tallinn Estonia
29 Sept friday Riga Latvia
1 Oct Sunday Vilnius Lithuania
3 Oct tuesday Warsaw Poland
5 Oct Thursday Prague Czech Rep
8 Oct Sunday Bratislava Slovakia
10 Oct tuesday Bologna Italy
12 Oct Thursday Lyon France
14 Oct Saturday Paris France
16 Oct Monday Leeds England
18 Oct Wednesday Edinburgh Scotland
20 Oct friday Belfast Northern Ireland
22 Oct Sunday Dublin Ireland
24 Oct Tuesday Glasgow Scotland
26 Oct Thursday London England
28 Oct Saturday Antwerp Belgium
30 Oct Monday The Hague The Netherlands
1 Nov Wednesday Amsterdam The Netherlands
4 Nov Saturday Berlin Germany


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Wheatbelt Aurora over Western Australia

Short but sweet... ;)

Credit: Colin Legg
Duration: 15 seconds
Location: Australia
Image Date: June 23, 2017

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Aurora #Australis #SouthernLights #Astrophotography #Australia #STEM #Education #HD #Video

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In case you missed it...

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Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained - 12 Things to Know About Relativity

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Explained

The theories of relativity by Albert Einstein revolutionized how the world thinks about space, time, mass, energy and gravity.

Prior to Einstein, the laws of Isaac Newton were used to understand the physics of motion. In 1687, Newton wrote that gravity affects everything in the universe. The same force of gravity that pulled an apple down from a tree kept the Earth in motion around the sun.

But Newton never puzzled out the source of gravity.

Read more here:

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How Women In The KKK Were Instrumental To Its Rise -via Flynx
More involvement than I would have assumed

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The Celtics Will Retire Paul Pierce's Number .34 On February The 11th 2018

The Celtics have announced today that they will retire Paul "the truth" Pierce's number .34 on February the 11th, 2018. He will have his number retired in front of one of Pierces biggest rivals of his career LeBron James as the Cavaliers will come into town to face the Celtics. Pierce had many great battles against LeBron in both the regular season and postseason, with many great battles going both ways. Pierce's time with Boston was nothing short of special as in his 15 season with the Celtics he averaged 21.8 Points, 6 Rebounds, 4 Assists, on 44.7% FG and 36.8% 3PT. Making 10x all star teams, 4x All NBA Teams, and winning the 2008 NBA Championship while being crowned the Finals MVP. And not to mention the countless amount of game winning shots he hit, which lead to the nickname "the truth".

#NBA #Celtics #Boston

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Boston crowd of anti-racists dwarfs 'free-speech' rally

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Sometimes, life gets you down.

2017 has been a hard year, the last few weeks especially. I've also been battling a bit of depression lately, and have learned that I can turn to art, specifically my art, to help. Art can be extremely therapeutic. I write all about it in my latest piece for Toy Photographers. Check it out here:

#toyphotography #toy_photographers #lego #legophotography #depression #2017 #artastherapy

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The Fifth Age 20

Machines of War

For centuries after the founding of Yinjil, we relied almost exclusively on steam power. Other means of energy were scarce, and the wars we fought, while they depleted our resources, only advanced our invention of weaponry to a limited degree. With the expansion of mining technologies some 600 cycles ago, we broadened the art of war beyond steam to combustibles and canons. 323 suns ago saw the first rifles used in combat. But we still depended on Engesh steeds and the Karakon dragons.

When the slavers arrived, they granted some limited vehicles and weapons to Larcanthine forces. These allowed for the regular assault of Yinjil and the relative isolation of Karakon. Now, under the leadership of Kulani, offworld armed vehicles, laser weapons and explosives were to be used. Though Yinjil and Karakon suffered, the Larcanth bore the heavier burden, being similarly enslaved, yet granted a power over their brethren they all too quickly made use of. This was the worst of Kulani's weapons, that we were turned against one another.

About The Fifth Age

The Fifth Age is Part IV of my Fire and Night saga, the first part of which can be found here: with links there to Parts II and III.

I began this series in 2013-2014, and have added a chapter each year. Each chapter of the story, both in images and words, was written on my phone during SciFi August. The Fifth Age takes place at the end of the great rebellion of the spheres, which spanned over 4000 years. It is not necessary to read the previous three parts to understand the story, but it is recommended in order to enjoy it more fully.
About #SciFiAugust

Every August I like to create as many sci fi images as I can, write as much sci fi flash fiction as I can, and draw as much sci fi art as I can. But I don't like doing this alone. If, during this month of August you create anything sci fi in nature (whether it be in imagery, poetry, short story, long story, flash fiction, clay or other modeling, sculpture, 3D printing, art, music, etc), then use the hashtag #SciFiAugust. Tag me +Jacob Dix​, and tag the page +Sci Fi August​. I'll share it so everyone participating can join in.

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Processing || (iOS) Alien Sky, (Android) Snapseed, Photo Editor, Repix
Tags || #Mobilography #MobileArt #AndroidArt #Android #Art #StoryTelling #ScienceFiction #SciFi #SciFiAugust

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Why I outsourced to #Michigan instead of #India
#Cybernetics #SmartCities #CEOs #CIOs #CTOs #Technology #TechLeaders

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The GOP had ample opportunity to identify Trump as a pathological liar during his rallies and debates while campaigning to be the Republican presidential candidate.

They even imagined his grooming of support from right-wing extremist individuals like Steve Bannon and his supporters was something they could collectively take advantage of (at arm's length) during his electoral campaign for the Presidency itself!

Now following the vehicular murder in at a rally Charlottesville he's finally exposed himself beyond any chance of redemption, as a liar who will try to remake Right wing Extremist violence into a "reaction against left wing violence" (violence that statistics shows to be a lie).

The GOP (particularly the leadership) is trying to avoid responsibility, for their lack of judgement in failing to properly assess Trump's suitability as their candidate for the Presidency.
They could have for instance expelled him from the party (to run as an independent if he chose), and put up someone more suitable and less irrational and deceitful.

They were desperate to win at all costs.
Only now are they being to forced to admit to themselves that the cost may have been too high.

It's far too late for the Republicans who actively supported this man to try to save their credibility, but they'll try anyway, and they may get away with it, given the poor memories of Trump's supporters who failed to notice his bigotry, that he contradicted himself so frequently and continues to do so..

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Another strong outing for Patrick Mahomes! 💪 #KCvsCIN

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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Opinion: What White Nationalism Gets Right About American History

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The former White House chief strategist has vowed to "go to war" for Trump’s agenda after being ousted.

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