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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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"Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

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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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The Last Jedi Review: The Force Is Especially Strong in This One http://vntyfr.com/kkZHFxZ

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The inevitable hysteria that comes with a Super Bowl contender losing its MVP quarterback has now matriculated to Philadelphia and the greater Delaware Valley.The Philadelphia Eagles.....

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Senators make last ditch effort to halt the FCC's net neutrality vote http://engt.co/2BFnq93

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"I was convinced that revealing myself as a pedophile would be more than enough, but now I’m just at a loss."

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Mostly favorites in this list and a couple for the to-read list.

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An explosion of colors lights up the evening sky as a rare double "moonbow" meets the northern lights in this stunning, star-speckled view. 

Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca photographed the moonbows, or nighttime rainbows, from the Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides, Scotland, on Nov. 7, 2017.

"Between fast moving clouds, rain showers which lasted no more than two or three minutes, this fantastic moonbow appeared, when the almost-full moon managed to break the clouds," Petricca told Space.com in an email. [Aurora Photos: Amazing Northern Lights Display from Solar Storms]

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Which is the Hottest Ronda Rousey Picture? Ep 12

Cast your vote at https://goo.gl/f9S8bH

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Google expands YouTube TV service to 34 more regions in the US - Google has just announced that its YouTube TV streaming service is now available in 34 new markets in the United States, the only country where it can be accessed. With the addition of the new regions, YouTube TV is now available in 84 cities across the US, which is quite impressive considering Google debuted the streaming service early this year. Here is the full list of cities that have just got access to YouTube TV service:...

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

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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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NEW Venom Movie Plot Details Revealed!

#marvel   #movies  

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve, thus ending his season, the team has formally announced. In Week 13, the veteran linebacker.....

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Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers place LB on IR: Ryan Shazier suffered a spinal injury in the Steelers win over the Bengals Dec. 4. http://dlvr.it/Q5cPrt

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Stuttering: Stop Signals in the Brain Disturb Speech Flow

One per cent of adults and five per cent of children are unable to achieve what most of us take for granted--speaking fluently. Instead, they struggle with words, often repeating the beginning of a word, for example "G-g-g-g-g-ood morning" or get stuck with single sounds, such as "Ja"

The research is in Brain. (full open access)

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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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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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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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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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Week 15 NFL picks straight up: Chargers top Chiefs; Seahawks overtake Rams: Our Week 15 NFL picks and predictions feature lead changes in both West divisions, as both the Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle get massive wins over division rivals. http://dlvr.it/Q5dvHz

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

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Not a bad idea lots to choose from...

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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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Hey! See you Jimmy, you talking to me?

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So here it is your live action #Alita Battle Angel trailer. I want to hold onto some hope for this but they aren't giving me anything to grab on to.

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On This Day: Boxing phenomenon Henry Armstrong was born: http://www.boxingnewsonline.net/on-this-day-boxing-phenomenon-henry-armstrong-was-born-in-1912/
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