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Get a glimpse at actors Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams reunited on set in a clip from the latest episode of behind-the-scenes series, The Game Revealed.

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Android Police - Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets.
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Trump’s hard-hitting UN speech gets mixed reception from world leaders http://nyp.st/2f9F6g1

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Koch network 'piggy banks' closed until Republicans pass health and tax reform https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/koch-network-piggy-banks-closed-republicans-healthcare-tax-reform -via Flynx

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The Big Corona
Most photographs don't adequately portray the magnificence of the Sun's corona. Seeing the corona first-hand during a total solar eclipse is unparalleled. The human eye can adapt to see coronal features and extent that average cameras usually cannot. Welcome, however, to the digital age. The featured picture is a combination of forty exposures from one thousandth of a second to two seconds that, together, were digitally combined and processed to highlight faint features of the total solar eclipse that occurred in August of 2017.

Clearly visible are intricate layers and glowing caustics of an ever changing mixture of hot gas and magnetic fields in the Sun's corona. Looping prominences appear bright pink just past the Sun's limb. Faint details on the night side of the New Moon can even be made out, illuminated by sunlight reflected from the dayside of the Full Earth.

Image & info via APOD
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Image Credit & Copyright: Alson Wong
http://www.alsonwongastro.com/

#space #universe #corona #eclipse #NASA


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Google Photos is Google's best service — here's why you should be using it
There are moments in life when your phone's camera is crucial: your child's first steps, or their graduation from high school, for instance. But your phone is likely full of stuff, and you could end up facing this obnoxious message: There are few things as ...

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"A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they're located.

The water was only 1 to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (0.5 to 1 degree Celsius) warmer than usual water temperatures in the area, but it increased the glaciers' flow speeds by up to 25 percent and multiplied the rate of glacial ice loss by three to five times — from 7 to 10 feet of thinning per year (2 to 3 meters) up to 33 feet per year (10 meters).

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, found that the warmer water was driven into the area by winds associated with two global climate patterns: La Niña and the less-known Southern Annular Mode, which involves a change in location of the belt of winds that encircles Antarctica. The glaciers' acceleration lasted from mid-2008 to 2012. After that, they slowed down but have continued to flow faster than they did before the warm water arrived".

(Posted by +rasha kamel​)

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Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.

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On the heels of a number of other Google leaks that Droid Life published this afternoon, we now have a clear look at the forthcoming Pixel 2. The follow-up to last year’s Google Pixel (the smaller of the two Google phones), which is being announced on October 4th, will come in three colors: kinda blue, just black, and clearly white. Droid Life says to expect roughly the same kind of pricing structure as last year’s Pixel. That means a 64GB option for $649, and a 128GB option for $749 — $200 less than the reported Pixel 2 XL pricing.

Like last year’s Pixels, the Pixel 2 will be made by HTC (which Google is reportedly considering buying). The Pixel 2 XL, however, is reportedly being manufactured by LG. Exactly how big a difference that will spell between these two phones is hard to say from the leaks alone, but it does now seem apparent they’ll be similar in design with small cosmetic disparities.

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FIND THE BEST AND BIGGEST LIST OF YOUTUBE TOOLS AND RESOURCES ON THE WEB. PLUS FREE DOWNLOAD BONUS. #freeyoutubetools #youtube #freeyoutube..

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"With 72 species currently identified, Espeletia is a plant genus endemic to the paramo, a moist alpine biome unique to the northern Andes. This genus, which inhabits the world's most diverse high-altitude ecosystem, is considered an outstanding example of adaptive success.

Brazilian scientists investigated over Espeletia's diversity and geographic distribution in the paramo; the result, published in an August 2017 article on Scientific Reports, suggests that researchers might reconstitute more accurately the whole speciation process making use of a relatively unexplored bias in the study of evolutionary science: metabolomics.

Metabolomics refers to an area of study focusing on the chemical substances synthesized by a living organism -- a byproduct of its metabolism -- which is used to map chemical compounds inherent to a given species. In order to do so, a combination of techniques involving plant extracts, geographic data, and multivariate statistics is required. Studies of this kind are usually based on genomics, DNA marker analysis or morphological comparisons.

Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo's School of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Ribeirao Preto campus (FCFRP-USP), in Brazil, use metabolic fingerprinting for the first time to explain the evolutionary histories and biogeographic characteristics of Espeletia.

"Basically, we took the chemical compositions of the species of Espeletia and their metabolome and found a correlation with their geographic origins. Species present in the same locations display similar chemical profiles. The same link had already been found using molecular markers but on a larger geographic scale. This shows that the geography of the Andes not only determined the evolution of this plant group, and possibly of other plant groups in the region but also shaped the chemical compositions of these species," said Federico Padilla, one of the authors of the article".

(Posted by +rasha kamel​)

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Two Stars, Three Dimensions, and Oodles of Energy NASA Chandra | Image: Illustration of outburst from the double star system V745 Sco.
Sept. 18, 2017: For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise when previous outbursts from this system were seen in 1937 and 1989. When the system erupted on February 6, 2014, however, scientists were ready to observe the event with a suite of telescopes including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

V745 Sco is a binary star system that consists of a red giant star and a white dwarf locked together by gravity. These two stellar objects orbit so closely around one another that the outer layers of the red giant are pulled away by the intense gravitational force of the white dwarf. This material gradually falls onto the surface of the white dwarf. Over time, enough material may accumulate on the white dwarf to trigger a colossal thermonuclear explosion, causing a dramatic brightening of the binary called a nova. Astronomers saw V745 Sco fade by a factor of a thousand in optical light over the course of about 9 days.

Astronomers observed V745 Sco with Chandra a little over two weeks after the 2014 outburst. Their key finding was it appeared that most of the material ejected by the explosion was moving towards us. To explain this, a team of scientists from the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, the University of Palermo, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics constructed a three-dimensional (3D) computer model of the explosion, and adjusted the model until it explained the observations. In this model they included a large disk of cool gas around the equator of the binary caused by the white dwarf pulling on a wind of gas streaming away from the red giant.

The computer calculations showed that the nova explosion’s blast wave and ejected material were likely concentrated along the north and south poles of the binary system. This shape was caused by the blast wave slamming into the disk of cool gas around the binary. This interaction caused the blast wave and ejected material to slow down along the direction of this disk and produce an expanding ring of hot, X-ray emitting gas. X-rays from the material moving away from us were mostly absorbed and blocked by the material moving towards Earth, explaining why it appeared that most of the material was moving towards us.

In the figure showing the new 3D model of the explosion, the blast wave is yellow, the mass ejected by the explosion is purple, and the disk of cooler material, which is mostly untouched by the effects of the blast wave, is blue. The cavity visible on the left side of the ejected material (see the labeled version) is the result of the debris from the white dwarf’s surface being slowed down as it strikes the red giant. An inset shows an optical image from the Siding Springs Observatory in Australia with V745 Sco in the center.

An extraordinary amount of energy was released during the explosion, equivalent to about 10 million trillion hydrogen bombs. The authors estimate that material weighing about one tenth of the Earth’s mass was ejected.

While this stellar-sized belch was impressive, the amount of mass ejected was still far smaller than the amount what scientists calculate is needed to trigger the explosion. This means that despite the recurrent explosions, a substantial amount of material is accumulating on the surface of the white dwarf. If enough material accumulates, the white dwarf could undergo a thermonuclear explosion and be completely destroyed. Astronomers use these so-called Type Ia supernovas as cosmic distance markers to measure the expansion of the Universe.

The scientists were also able to determine the chemical composition of the material expelled by the nova. Their analysis of this data implies that the white dwarf is mainly composed of carbon and oxygen.

A paper describing these results was published in the February 1st, 2017 issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and is available online. The authors are Salvatore Orlando from the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo in Italy, Jeremy Drake from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA and Marco Miceli from the University of Palermo.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the Chandra program for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, controls Chandra's science and flight operations.

Image credit: Illustrated model: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss
Release Date: September 18, 2017

+NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
+NASA's Marshall Center

#NASA #Astronomy #Science #Space #Star #V745Sco #Chandra #Xray #Observatory #MSFC #Marshall #3D #Computer #Model #Visualization #STEM #Education #Illustration

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Broncos roll past Cowboys!

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Here's my new Rick and Morty Season 3 Episode 9 video! Only two episodes left, so I also included a Season 4 Update! 😂 ► http://bit.ly/2yo1Px2


#rickandmorty #rickandmorty3x09 #adultswim #evilmorty #ricksanchez #morty #animation #rickandmortyseason3

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2017 Passing Yards Leaders Through Week 2:
1. Tom Brady (New England Patriots)
2. Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
3. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)

Read more on: bit.ly/2xOiPj5

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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Captain and fourth year veteran, Allison takes the field during our second preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium!

Pic of the Day, presented by Ed Morse Automotive Group.

Read more on: bit.ly/2jIJEPq

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders)

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Andromeda OS might be real, but it's not a merging of Android and Chrome OS, it's Windows. Hah.

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World leaders skip Trump debut on UN's large stage | McClatchy Washington Bureau

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For the years the GOP was all about debt control. Now they want to vastly increase debt, saddling future generations with the crushing bill. Criminals all.

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The guest

My flowers in colors https://www.paolodalprato.com/macro-a-colori

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography #insects #spider

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lifebelt © Holger Nimtz
Berlin | 2017
https://www.holge.de

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Columbia, CA
© Karolina Trapp

#BreakfastArtClub #storyphoto
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary
#BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

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Baby

#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Christian Madsen
+BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +BTP Portrait Pro
14th August 2017

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Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) along the riverbed of the Cameron River at Macmillan Provincial Park in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada.

More about the ecology of this here: https://www.mrussellphotography.com/blog/bigleaf-maple-macmillan-provincial-park/

#vancouverisland #rainforests

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A cap full of water

Brittlegill (Russula sp)

Svartskog, Norway

Of the brittlegills the reds are very common here, but the yellows are much less common and I’ve only encountered a handful of which this is one in a group of two growing in a conifer forest with aspen and birch. The gills are of same color as the cap, so I’m not quite certain of the species as both russula ochroleuca and claroflava both have white gills. The yellow is also mat in dry weather, and not as strong on this one as the claroflava and the locale fits the ochroleuca (linked to conifer), so perhaps it is a variation of the ochroleuca.

No matter what species, edible or not, it is yet another beautiful fungi, displaying yet another color of the immensely diverse palette of the fungi, which this autumn is truly growing in record numbers and keeping me curious about what I will see coming out of the ground the next day.

It is most definitely keeping me busy brushing up on my fungi knowledge as I’m more familiar with flora than fungi as the flowers are much more reliable!

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 10 September 2017 17:49
Altitude: 45 meters

#fungi #mushrooms #autumn #svartskog #norway

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#BTPMacroPro +BTP Macro Pro
#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Kenny Jones

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Band of Sisters
El Dorado Forest, CA, US



This image on my site: http://bit.ly/2xgDBVp
More of my photography: http://capturedonearth.com/
Photography Tips, Stories: http://blog.captured.earth/

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Nifty USB hacking tool how-to

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WOW!
Korean-American Professor Couple Identify Major Cause of Autism

"The couple found that certain bacteria in the mother’s digestive tract can lead to having an autistic child. Furthermore, they found the exact brain location linked to autistic behaviors, which can be used to find a cure for autism..."

Learn more:
http://www.koreadailyus.com/korean-american-professor-couple-identify-major-cause-autism/

#Autism #Bacteria #Research #Science

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From the Sept. 15, 1952 Animals feature - “THIS IS A MERMAID? WELL, THAT’S WHAT SCIENCE SAYS.”

According to LIFE: “Some ancient mariners, historians say, went away on a long voyage and came back reporting that they had seen creatures which were women to the waist and fishtail below. The mariners called them mermaids, but modern science claims they were specimen’s of the manatee, or sea-cow, a legless aquatic mammal of which one species, Trichechus manatus latirostris, is found mostly in river mouths along the east coast of Florida.

… It resembles a mermaid only in the fact that it has a fish tail and that the female has a vaguely ladylike bust. Just possibly this was enough to delude a few very ancient and very lonely mariners. The manatee pictured here is named George (also called Winston due to his "fancied resemblance to Britain’s premier), snuggling up to a friendly Biologist, Roswell Bushnell in South Daytona, Fla.

Credit: Robert W. Kelley—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

#biodiversity #marinecreatures #seacow #mermaids

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Hurricane Maria | International Space Station
Sept. 19, 2017: External cameras on the International Space Station captured dramatic views of Hurricane Maria as it churned through the Caribbean Sept. 19 as a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 165 MPH. Maria is forecast to pass near or over the U. S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico tonight and Wednesday.

Credit: NASA/JSC
Duration: 55 seconds
Release Date: September 19, 2017

+NASA Earth Observatory
+NASA Johnson Space Center

#NASA #ISS #Earth #Science #Planet #Hurricane #Maria #Dominica #VirginIslands #PuertoRico #Caribbean #Sea #Atlantic #Ocean #Weather #Storm #EarthObservation #Astronaut #RandyBresnik #Human #Spaceflight #Expedition53 #JSC #OverviewEffect #OrbitalPerspective #STEM #Education

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https://youtu.be/M_q5iHOqBWE
Nasa Images of Uranus and neighboring moons and images of the rings and more.

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A little late, but here's my review of the Moto Z2 Play.

#Motorola #MotoZ2Play #Review #MotoZ #MotoMods #HelloMoto #Android #MobileTech

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NBA 2K18 Is Riddled With Microtransactions https://kotaku.com/nba-2k18-is-riddled-with-microtransactions-1818554307/amp

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#police #xp
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Arctic Sea Ice from March to September 2017 | NASA | In this visualization, the daily Arctic sea ice and seasonal land cover change progress through time, from this year’s wintertime maximum extent on March 7, 2017, through Sept. 13, 2017 when the sea ice reached its annual minimum extent for the year. Over the water, Arctic sea ice changes from day to day showing a running 3-day minimum sea ice concentration in the region where the concentration is greater than 15%. The blueish white color of the sea ice is derived from a 3-day running minimum of the AMSR2 89 GHz brightness temperature. Over the terrain, monthly data from the seasonal Blue Marble Next Generation fades slowly from month to month.

Credit: NASA
Duration: 16 seconds
Release Date: September 19, 2017

+NASA Earth Observatory
+NASA Goddard
+NOAA Weather
+U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

#NASA #Earth #Science #Space #Satellite #Arctic #Ocean #Sea #Ice #Weather #Atmosphere #Climate #ClimateChange #GlobalHeating #GlobalWarming #Goddard #UnitedStates #STEM #Education #Animation #Visualization #HD #Video

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American novelist #GeorgeRRMartin, known for his novel #ASongOfIceAndFire later adapted into #GameOfThrones celebrates his birthday today
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