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

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Overturning the Theory of Tremors in Parkinson's

A KAIST research team has identified a new mechanism that causes the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease, namely tremors, rigidity, and loss of voluntary movement.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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The Latest: US not waiving foreign ship restrictions for PR https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/the-latest-pelosi-calls-for-military-help-in-puerto-rico/2017/09/25/86d85f02-a209-11e7-b573-8ec86cdfe1ed_story.html -via Flynx

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones kneels with Dallas players before anthem in Arizona

“Our players wanted to make a statement about unity and we wanted to make a statement about equality,” Jones said at a postgame news conference.

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I think it’s safe to say that Google Photos is the best service offered by the company, and it just keeps getting better. Today, WordPress has announced a new partnership with Google Photos that makes it easier than ever for bloggers to upload their…

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Facebook Will Block Advertisers From Changing Link Previews, But Hasn’t Yet

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If you think the inside is gorgeous, just wait until you see these views.

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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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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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Brain Guides Body Much Sooner Than Previously Believed

Scientists demonstrate, and then rescue, muscle and nerve defects caused by removing brains of day-old frog embryos; reveal earliest known example of brain-body interface.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

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Astronomers study the extended stellar structure around the globular cluster NGC 288

A team of astronomers led by Andrés E. Piatti of the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba in Argentina has recently observed an extra-tidal clumpy structure around the globular cluster NGC 288. The results of these observations, available in a paper published Sept. 21 on arXiv.org, could redefine our understanding of external regions of globular clusters in our Milky Way galaxy.

NGC 288 is a globular cluster located some 28,700 light years away from the Earth in the constellation Sculptor. With an estimated age of about 10.6 billion years, this cluster belongs to low-concentration globulars, with its stars more loosely bound together. It has a large, dense core surrounded by a much more diffuse and irregular ring.

Some globular clusters in the Milky Way are surrounded by extended stellar structures. Previous observations of NGC 288 have suggested that this cluster exhibits tidal tails that could be extending up to about 1,100 light years from its center. One study reported that the cluster has two main tidal tails, one running from the cluster centre towards the southeast and another one towards the galactic center. Other research speculated on the existence of a long tidal tail from the cluster center towards the north-west beside its counterpart tail to the south-east.

Now, Piatti's team has studied the extended stellar structure around NGC 288 by analyzing the data from the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS). The astrometric and photometric catalogue produced by Pan-STARRS allowed the researchers to learn more about the cluster's external region.

"We report on observational evidence of an extra-tidal clumpy structure around NGC 288 from an homogeneous coverage of a large area with the Pan-STARRS PS1 database," the astronomers wrote in the paper.

According to the paper, NGC 288 has not two or more but only a single extra-tidal clumpy structure, as commonly seen in other globular clusters in the Milky Way. This structure reaches approximately 3.5 times the cluster's tidal radius. The researchers also emphasized that NGC 288 is not a tidally limited galactic globular cluster and its main sequence stars located in the outermost regions are in some way experiencing gravitational effects due to the potential of the Milky Way.

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-astronomers-stellar-globular-cluster-ngc.html

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Michael Bennett said he'd like to discuss NFL players' protest against racial inequality with Donald Trump face-to-face.

https://nesn.com/2017/09/michael-bennett-wants-to-sit-down-with-donald-trump-about-nfl-protests/

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10 Foods That You Should Eat Daily For Clean Arteries

High cholesterol is one of the biggest health problems of today. It affects millions of people regardless of age or gender, and can contribute towards serious cardiovascular

#arteries   #heart   #food   #eating   #healthyfood   #healthyeat   #health   #healthy   #explore   #healthyliving   #healthcare   #healthycare   #homeremedies  

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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
#StreetPhotographySaturday
+Street Photography Saturday curated by +Sunny Wu
+BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +BTP Street PRO
+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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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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Here’s our beautiful blue marble as seen by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 22, 2017 from a distance of 106,000 miles (170,000 km). It had just completed a gravity-assist flyby of Earth—a little 19,000 mph “once around the block” that gave the…

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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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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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"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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As the hoopla surrounding the HTC partial R&D deal begins to settle, we take a look at what Google is likely up to and what it means for the wider industry. #Features #Google #HTC

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains All Your Burning ‘Game of Thrones’ Physics Questions. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_6aqkDY. 🐲🐉

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New England players kneeling Sunday didn't make Willie McGinest "ashamed to be a Patriot."

https://nesn.com/2017/09/willie-mcginest-disagrees-with-matt-light-that-nfl-protest-is-disrespectful/

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Trump Speaks Out On Chorus of Boos Aimed At Dallas Cowboys Team Protest

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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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iPhone and iPad owners, go grab your iOS 11.0.1 update!

#iOS11 #iOS #Apple #iPhone #iPad

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Google iOS App Now Makes Related Content Suggestions

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