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Sun-Centered Galaxy

There's an interesting problem in astronomy. When we measure the motion of a star, it is relative to the motion of the Sun. We can't measure the motion of the star relative to something else, such as the center of our galaxy. So how do we know that stars in the Milky Way orbit the center of the galaxy?

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Firefox to Drop Support for Adobe Flash with v56 Update - Many people praised Android for its continued support of Flash when other competitors refused to allow it on their platform. However, recently we’ve seen a shift to the point where even Adobe says they’re ending support for Flash in the next three years. The latest beta of Firefox from Mozilla has been released and it will be the first major release to finally drop support for Flash. The stable version of this update is scheduled to ...

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Jimmy Kimmel released the 11th edition of his popular “Mean Tweets” series last night, and this time both Gal Gadot and Michael Keaton were roasted. Gal Gadot was adorable as usual, struggling with some English slang and then responding to a very old 2013…

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Trump still going after Sessions in private meetings http://nyp.st/2xvvoiA

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A while back, Google clarified their update policy to state that Pixel and Nexus devices will receive at least two years of Android version updates and at least three years of security updates. Out of nowhere, Google has extended the security update period of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to November 2018.

Both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were slated to receive security updates until September 2018, which would would have been three years since the phones were released. However, recently the Nexus update support page was altered and now indicates that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have a new cut off date of November 2018. The cutoff date for guaranteed telephone and online support has also been extended to November 2018. It's unclear the exact reason for the change. However, Android Police reached out to Google and a spokesperson said, "we don't have anything to add beyond what's on the page." 

#Android #Nexus

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Download The New Google Plus Adder 2017

GOOGLE PLUS ADDER is a software designed to bring about an instant positive impact on your online marketing. It has been crafted to boost marketing on Google +


LINKS FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

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Lactation Hormone Also Helps a Mother's Brain

The same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, University of Otago researchers have revealed for the first time.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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On this day in STAR WARS: Thu, September 26, 2002 - The words "Jedi," "dark side," and "the Force" find a place in the new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

#ram1 #robmosley #ram1Sept2017 #starwars #theforce #theempire

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WOMEN DRANK THIS JUICE FOR 2 MONTHS AND THE RESULT OF LOSING WEIGHT WAS INCREDIBLE!

The scientists from the University of Taiwan conducted an experiment to discover the reason behind this.They picked women of different ages, weight and origin and gave them to consume one glass of tomato juice daily for two months.Soon they noticed that the subjects started to lose weight and the scientists stated that it is not about the liquid which is discharged, but it is just the fat build up.

#recipe #healthcaresolution #Healthcare #HealthyLiving #Health #Medicine #Explore #Natural #Treatment #Holistic #Workout

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Saturn's Magnetosphere

The magnetosphere of Saturn is the cavity created in the flow of the solar wind by the planet's internally generated magnetic field. Discovered in 1979 by the Pioneer 11 spacecraft, Saturn's magnetosphere is the second largest of any planet in the Solar System after Jupiter. The magnetopause, the boundary between Saturn's magnetosphere and the solar wind, is located at a distance of about 20 Saturn radii from the planet's center, while its magnetotail stretches hundreds of Saturn radii behind it.

Saturn's magnetosphere is filled with plasmas originating from both the planet and its moons. The main source is the small moon Enceladus, which ejects as much as 1,000 kg/s of water vapor from the geysers on its south pole, a portion of which is ionized and forced to co-rotate with the Saturn’s magnetic field. This loads the field with as much as 100 kg of water group ions per second. This plasma gradually moves out from the inner magnetosphere via the interchange instability mechanism and then escapes through the magnetotail.

The interaction between Saturn's magnetosphere and the solar wind generates bright oval aurorae around the planet's poles observed in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light. The aurorae are related to the powerful saturnian kilometric radiation (SKR).

In 1980–1981 the magnetosphere of Saturn was studied by the Voyager spacecraft. Up until September of 2017 it was a subject of ongoing investigation by Cassini mission, which arrived in 2004 and spent over 13 years observing the planet.

Measurements from Cassini have totally changed our understanding of Saturn’s magnetosphere, yet many questions still remain.

In fact, scientists had little information about Saturn’s magnetosphere because magnetic fields are invisible and are best studied from within. Cassini has studied Saturn's magnetosphere like never before by mapping the magnetic field, studying the flow of excited gases under its influence and observing how it affects Saturn’s auroras. The results have provided powerful insights about how Saturn's inner workings affect the planet's atmosphere and the space around it.

► Image source>> https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/internal_resources/293/

Further reading and references

► Magnetosphere>> https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/magnetosphere/

► Magnetosphere of Saturn>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetosphere_of_Saturn

► Saturn's magnetosphere>> http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Cassini-Huygens/Saturn_s_magnetosphere

#SolarSystem, #Saturn, #Magnetosphere, #CassiniMission, #Space, Astronomy

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"Mac continues to stress the Ataribox's openness, and that while its interface is easy to use, users will be able to customise the operating system as they see fit."

I'm interested.

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So, Apparently, Cockroaches In PS4's Is A Thing.
I figured they would have preferred the spacious confines of an Xbox One

“You see those bags?” he asked. “Those are bags full of roaches. Those are all dead by now.” Che added that roach-infested PS4s are so common that XCubicle now charges a $25 “roach fee.” They get at least one each week. Other console repairmen interviewed say that at least half of the PS4s they receive are loaded with roaches.

#videogames #sony #xbox #ps4

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The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

READ: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44796-giacobbe-jake-lamotta-story-boxing-act

#boxing #boxeo

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Mark Hamill Talks About Star Wars and His Role as Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi

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YouTube Studio Updates Let Creators Schedule Posts & See Subscriber Numbers In The App

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Australia – for the first time - will soon have the power to task an Earth imaging satellite in orbit. We’ll be able to collect imagery where we need it, and downlink the data directly into Australian ground stations.

CSIRO, under an agreement with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has secured a 10% share of “tasking and acquisition” time on the NovaSAR satellite, due for launch later this year.

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Selling smartphones sure ain't easy. Some food for thought ahead of next week's giant Google hardware event:

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Rickshaw driver
An interesting character I met while roaming in Lahore, Mall road.
(14th August 2017)

#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #monochromephotograph 
#hqspporaits #hqspmonochrome
+ShowYourBestWork +Britta Rogge
+Promote Photography #promotephotography +Edith Kukla
#hqspmonochrome for +HQSP Monochrome
#hqspStreetDoc for +HQSP Street & Documentary
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Christian Madsen
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+BTP Monochrome Pro +BTP Portrait Pro

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Some say I'm going the wrong way , when it's just a way of my own - away from the rest.

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"A solitary tree (blue ink version)"
By +Takashi LegendFuji www.takashi-legendfuji.com A solitary tree at the forest road in the deep mountains.
He was speaking to Mt Fuji floating on the sea of clouds.
I could never catch the voice.
But I felt certainly. - Takashi

#photography #landscape #japan #mountain

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If We Are To Remember -- Moab, Utah
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."

“We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm. Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.”

-- Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States

An autumn view up into the LaSal Mountains near Moab, Utah...

For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson, and #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin, and #hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape, and +Mountain Monday / #MountainMonday curated by +Michael Russell, and +Mountain Photos / #MountainPhotos curated by +Baki Karaçay...

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Rams Planet

Close enough to the highest point in mainland Oz i reckon.

Rams Head North 2190m, noting that Mount Kosciuszko is 2228m a grand total of 38m taller..:) Mount Kosciuszko is that sloping hill over there on the horizon. Fun fact for the day, Mount Everest is almost exactly 4 times taller than this peak, i guess technically I can say I have walked a quarter of the way to the highest point in the world. :)

Another fun fact, Norway has about 180 peaks over 2000 metres high but its tallest is only 2469m, just a smidge over our little hill over here.

#tinyplanet

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According to ESPN, who cited league sources, twelve-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade is nearing a commitment to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could finalize a decision by Wednesday.

Wade, who reached a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls, will clear waivers on Wednesday and will become an unrestricted free-agent, allowing the guard to sign with Cleveland for the NBA's $2.3 million veterans minimum. League sources told ESPN that Wade was considering the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and Miami Heat. However, Wade will instead rejoin his good friend LeBron James, whom he also won two championships with in Miami.

While Wade hasn't ruled out a future return to Miami, league sources informed ESPN that Wade's desire to join a contender outweighed the sentiment of a Miami reunion. Wade has also reconciled his Miami relationships after a difficult free-agent parting in 2016, sources told ESPN.

#NBA #Cavaliers

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Memory For Details Matures Gradually

In contrast to previous assumptions, the hippocampus, a brain structure that is central to learning and memory, does not complete its maturation until adolescence. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, and the University of Stirling were able to show this for the first time using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Looks like Gmail may soon be taking some more cues from Inbox. The big question: What's the ultimate end game here?

Continued convergence, eventually resulting in a more Inbox-like Gmail? Or maintaining two increasingly overlapping but still distinctive email apps eternally?

Heck, if enough of Inbox's features and organizational methods make their way over, "Inbox" could even just become a UI option within Gmail one day.

With Google, you never know.

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Donald Trump vows to repeal and replace the NFL with the USFL.
That's a headline I'd like to see. In Trump's bizzaro world, it could even be true. Here is why.

"Before Donald Trump was a politician or even a reality television star, he was a professional football owner. The league was the star-crossed USFL in the mid-1980s, and the team was the New Jersey Generals.

"Then real-estate magnate Trump bought the team in 1984 and helped encourage the USFL, which was then playing its games in the spring, to move to the autumn, where it would go head-to-head with the NFL.

"The NFL crushed the fledgling USFL. Mr Trump unsuccessfully tried to sue the larger league for antitrust violations, many teams went bankrupt, and the USFL eventually folded.

Trump took a knee for the USFL -- to the groin. Is he now trying to enact his revenge? In any case, like the repeal and replace of Obamacare, Trump's efforts to hurt the NFL will fail.

Read more about what is motivating Trump in his fight with the NFL:

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Psychotherapists are speaking out about the damaging effect of Trump's lies on the nation and about his exploitation of its most vulnerable people. Trump, instead of being a unifying force, is making the situation worse.

From the article linked below:

We are a group of psychotherapists from across the country who came together in solidarity to examine how the political environment impacts us, our clinical practice and our clients. We are united by a commitment to create safety and exploration for the purpose of psychological, emotional and relational healing in our work with individuals, couples and families. Recent events have made it even more imperative that we offer public statements about how the socio-political environment impacts the lives of clients and clinicians alike. At this point, we believe that silence is complicity.

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, rocked much of the nation. Emboldened by our president, groups of white nationalists are no longer ashamed to appear publicly and speak boldly about their hatred of people of color, Jewish or Muslim faith, LGBTQIA orientation, and immigrants. This kind of hatred has always been with us, but it has been inflamed by President Trump, who claimed to be a president “for all Americans,” but who has declined to take a moral stance on bigotry and instead has set up a situation in which there are apparently two legitimate sides.

We believe this equivocation on the president’s part to be a complete abdication of his responsibility to be a clear moral voice “for all Americans.” Even more recently the administration barely attempted to disguise the racism at the root of the decision to rescind DACA. Its abject cruelty should not be downplayed. Those with power in Congress to hold President Trump accountable have failed to do so, and indeed, with their recent vote to gut health care, appear to be complicit in undermining the health and welfare of all, particularly children, the aged, the poor, and those in minority populations. Therefore, the responsibility to speak out falls more heavily on the shoulders of individuals and groups, large and small.

As therapists and as citizens we are one such small group that cannot remain silent. We are alarmed by the normalization of hate speech and renewed violence and contempt toward marginalized people, immigrants, and women. Silence, abdication of responsibility, moral ambiguity, fear, and cowardice have always been necessary enablers of the rise of destructive powers in our human history. We cannot pretend that this is not a mental health issue, and we cannot, in good conscience, refrain from speaking up.

In our work, we see daily the suffering and damage caused by abusive or neglectful relationships in which people are belittled, hated, ignored or made to feel worthless. We see this happening on a mass scale in our country in response to the pathological lying and bullying of our current president. People are increasingly fearful and trust in government institutions and their capacity to protect is eroding rapidly. On the other side we know how isolated, lonely, and/or angry individuals can be manipulated to become hateful on behalf of magnetic and powerful people who have an agenda for themselves and little real care for the people who follow them.

http://www.alternet.org/trump-trauma/open-letter-donald-trump-and-supporters-trauma

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Barack Obama Got Paid $400,000 for a Speech to Health Care Execs. Here’s What He Told Them https://trib.al/qeY641m

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Nothing to add here ... Only that I won't hold my breath for this franchise to become anything like VOYAGER. Or ENTERPRISE. Hell, even DEEP SPACE 9 is more of a story than DISCOVERY.

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In Today's “Lunch with a Side Order of Science":
How do scientists map the universe? PBS SpaceTime's Matt O’Dowd tells Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ng1wwW6AeE #SOS

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There's a new iOS 11 update out this morning!

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/26/apple-releases-ios-11-0-1-update-with-bug-fixes/

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Decoding Brain Function: Shedding Light On the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Its Ties to Learning

After four years of lab testing and complex neuro-decoding, a research team led by UNLV psychology professor James Hyman has struck a major breakthrough that could open the floodgates for research into the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC, and how human brains learn.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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10 years ago, downloading #Linux took me 2 hrs. Now it takes just 10 minutes..😃 via https://www.reddit.com/r/TenYearsAgoOnReddit/comments/71emqk/20070921_the_knowledge_that_nothing_on_your/

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The GOP civil war in Alabama’s Senate race culminated here Monday with front-runner Roy Moore brandishing a revolver as Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, said voters should ignore the president's endorsement of Moore’s establishment-backed opponent.
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