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Add your name to tell the NFL: Dissent is patriotic. It's the people who oppose the Take A Knee movement who are disrespecting the flag — not players who protest peacefully.

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Genetic Variants That May Predict Glaucoma Risk Identified

Researchers identified 133 genetic variants that could pave the way for a screening program to identify the world’s leading cause of incurable blindness.

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

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New parts of the brain become active after students learn physics

Parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, a new study shows...."One of the keys seemed to be an area of the brain, the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex, that generates mental simulations," Brewe said. "This suggests that learning physics is an imaginative process, which is not typically how people think of it." After the subjects had completed their class, comparison of the pre- and post-learning scans revealed increased activity in the frontal poles, which was to be expected since they've been linked to learning. But there was another area that also became active: the posterior cingulate cortex, which is linked to episodic memory and self-referential thought.

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The Neuroscience of Prosocial Behavior

Normally participants gave more money when the victim experienced more pain.

The research is in eLife. (full access paywall)

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Which Is The Most Expensive Man-Made Object Ever Built? : http://sciabc.us/GbGcl #science #ISS

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The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Video. From +Animatron Studio #pinterestvideo #dveye

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Inmates who learn trades are often blocked from jobs. Now something's being done. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/inmates-who-learn-trades-are-often-blocked-jobs-now-something-n877666 -via Flynx

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Souhan: Cowardly NFL goes backward with anthem decision

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Trump’s Credibility Problem Is Now America’s https://nym.ag/2ILsmgB

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Android Police: Google app v8.5 beta prepares to enable Continued Conversation mode, but possibly just for Google Home [APK Teardown].
https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/05/26/google-app-v8-5-beta-prepares-enable-continued-conversation-mode-possibly-just-google-home-apk-teardown/

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What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE https://tcrn.ch/2IJ1MVo

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we did it
The announcement was made tonight by Amazon’s boss himself, Jeff Bezos, at National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles where he was an honoree. It happened an hour or so after The Expanse panel at the same event that featured exec producer and showrunner Naren Shankar and cast members Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Steven Strait.

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How to start your story with exciting opening lines

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Oxytocin Mediates Subjective Duration of Social Interactions

This is because the brain has no direct access to physical time and infers time from the neural representation of external events.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

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Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. http://nbcbay.com/MeNhoyc

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Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Caused Global Warming For 100,000 Years

A massive asteroid struck Earth 66 million years ago and triggered a series of sporadic events that wiped out nearly three fourth of life living on the planet, including non-avian dinosaurs. It has long been believed the event, popularly known as the Chicxulub impact, proved catastrophic for all of life in ways more than one, but if the latest study is anything to go by, the impact had a much broader and long-lasting effect on global temperatures.

In the past, scientists have posited the immediate aftermath of the impact resulted in a period of what has been called a “global winter.” Dust and aerosols blocked sunlight and led to a massive decline in global temperatures for a few years. But, that was just the beginning.

As the asteroid crashed into rocks rich in carbonates and triggered massive wildfires around the globe, there was an extensive surge in the carbon dioxide levels prevailing in the atmosphere. So, as the dust and haze cleared and sunlight started reaching the surface of Earth, the greenhouse gas got into action and raised global temperatures. The idea of rising temperatures has also been around for a long time, but the latest work by scientists from the University of Missouri gives us a clearer picture.

Read more here: http://www.ibtimes.com/asteroid-killed-dinosaurs-caused-global-warming-1000-centuries-2684397

The study, titled "Postimpact earliest Paleogene warming shown by fish debris oxygen isotopes (El Kef, Tunisia)," was published May 24 in Science Magazine.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/05/24/science.aap8525

Clips, images credit: ESO, ESA/HUBBLE & NASA/JPL

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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Inside NASA's Kennedy Space Center
Week of May 25, 2018 | The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission, or GRACE-FO, began with a successful launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 22, 2018. NASA’s Launch Services Program, based at Kennedy, served in an advisory role for the mission. Meanwhile, preparations continue for the upcoming launch of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON.

Credit: NASA Kennedy
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Release Date: May 25, 2018

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We stack the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and Huawei P20 Pro head-to-head to find out which is the best phone for power users. #Features #HuaweiP20Pro #LGV30

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#Avengers4 is definitely going to change the #MCU in some HUGE ways...

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Dell Unveils New Ubuntu Laptops.

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The presence of microbial life in Earth's stratosphere is not only opening up a new arena in which to study extremophiles, but is increasing the range of possible environments in which we may find life on other planets. This is the conclusion of a new study that summarizes what we know about stratospheric life so far.

The stratosphere is the atmospheric zone that lies directly above the dynamic troposphere where we live, but it is mostly a mystery when it comes to the life that exists there.

You might not realize it when you're staring out a plane window (we fly through the lowest levels of the stratosphere when we're cruising over 35,000 feet), but there are all kinds of microorganisms out there, according to Professor Shiladitya DasSarma, who is a microbiologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA , and a co-author on the new study, which is published in the journal Current Opinion in Microbiology.

"Generally, people don't think of microbes being airborne," he tells Astrobiology Magazine. "But there's a saying in microbiology: Everything is everywhere."

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