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The Boston Celtics beat the Warriors 92-88 to win their 14th straight game.

The road to the Celtics' 14th straight win wasn't an easy one — the team found themselves trailing the Warriors 17-8 with 5:59 left in the first quarter and finished the first quarter down 28-18. It didn't get better for the Celtics in the third quarter, as the Warriors extended their lead to 45-29 with 4:39 remaining. However, Celtics' guard Jaylen Brown would do a little of everything to help cut the lead to 47-42 at halftime. The Warriors wouldn't let up in the third quarter, extending their lead to 66-49 on a Kevin Durant 20-foot pullup jumpshot with 4:49 remaining. The baskets would stop there for the Warriors as the Celtics went on a 17-2 run that allowed them to take a brief 68-66 lead before Warriors' forward Omri Casspi made a floater to tie the game at 68 apiece. In the fourth quarter, Celtics' guard Kyrie Irving would score 11 of his 16 points, including two key free throws that put the Celtics ahead in the final seconds, to help his team win their 14th straight game.

Jaylen Brown had 22 points (7/18 FG), 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
Al Horford had 18 points (7/11 FG), 2 assists, and 11 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving had 16 points (4/16 FG), 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Kevin Durant had 24 points (9/18 FG), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Klay Thompson had 13 points (5/18 FG), 3 assists, and 7 rebounds.
Draymond Green had 11 points (3/11 FG), 5 assists, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

#NBA #Celtics #Warriors

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Star Wars Ugly Christmas Sweater Darth Vader Holiday Party Unisex Size S #StarWars #UglyChristmasSweater #uglysweater #DarthVader #forsale #ebay

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This color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 10:32 a.m. PDT (1:32 p.m. EDT). At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 6,281 miles (10,108 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of Jupiter at a latitude of 41.84 degrees. The spatial scale in this image is 4.2 miles/pixel (6.7 kilometers/pixel).

The storm is rotating counter-clockwise with a wide range of cloud altitudes. The darker clouds are expected to be deeper in the atmosphere than the brightest clouds. Within some of the bright “arms” of this storm, smaller clouds and banks of clouds can be seen, some of which are casting shadows to the right side of this picture (sunlight is coming from the left). The bright clouds and their shadows range from approximately 4 to 8 miles (7 to 12 kilometers) in both widths and lengths. These appear similar to the small clouds in other bright regions Juno has detected and are expected to be updrafts of ammonia ice crystals possibly mixed with water ice.

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran

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Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Postpartum Depression?
Study found link between mindfulness training and reduced pain during childbirth. (http://ow.ly/ddpo30folyA)

Researchers looked at the level of opioid analgesia that participants requested during their birth experience. Mothers who went through mindfulness training used fewer drugs than a control group, suggesting that learning to manage the pain of childbirth is a skill that can be taught.

In addition, women who learned techniques to boost mindfulness also reported lower rates of postpartum depression.

#pregnancy #womenshealth

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Unpopular opinion: You should NOT be buying phones that do not ship with the latest version of Android

Oreo was announced 6 months ago at Google IO 2017. The developer preview was made available. Many OEMs are even granted additional access to help them upgrade their devices and ship new devices with this code. Oreo officially launched 3 months ago.

If you ship a phone this late in the game without Oreo, you're bad and you should feel bad. I'm looking at you OnePlus.

If you can't ship a phone with the latest and greatest Android operating system, how can you be trusted to put out timely security updates every month or even the next major OS version? You can't.

When you buy a new phone, you should be safe in the knowledge that it’s better than what's available right now. Not something that MAY be better months down the road, at least until it falls behind again.

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Black Lives Matter Group Releases Trump Poll, Unexpected Results Force Them to Immediately Delete it

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Donald Trump: Democrats Don’t Understand Power of Lower Taxes

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Visit --> www.all-about-psychology.com/personality-psychology.html to learn all about personality psychology and access excellent free personality psychology resources.

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Got phone problems? Google Assistant can help!

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She also reveals how fashion has made her feel strong and empowered.

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Michigan vs. Wisconsin: Matchups, keys to victory in playoff-deciding game: Michigan takes on Wisconsin in Madison in a game that could determine whether the Big Ten makes it to the College Football Playoff. Here are the matchups and keys to victory for both teams. http://dlvr.it/Q1SsZ7

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Harden Erupts For 48 Points To Help The Rockets Blowout The Suns 142-116 In Chris Paul's Return

Chris Paul would return after missing the last month of action with a bruised knee, in which he put up 11 Points and 10 Assists in just 21 minutes. James Harden however of course was the story of the night scoring 48 Points leading the Rockets to a massive victory. The Rockets would score 90 Points in just the 2nd Quarter which was the most Points scored in the first half since 1991. "Everybody was psyched up to get Chris back," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "Just one of those nights where we played well offensively. ... Chris played really well."

Rockets:

James Harden: 48 Pts, 7 Asts
Chris Paul: 11 Pts, 10 Asts
Ryan Anderson: 24 Pts
Clint Capela: 12 Pts, 10 Rebs
Eric Gordon: 13 Pts

Suns:

Devin Booker: 18 Pts
Greg Monroe: 20 Pts, 11 Rebs
Troy Daniels: 23 Pts

#NBA #Rockets #Suns #Houston #Phoenix

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If you aren't from Cincinnati you may not get the latest cartoon

#fccincinnati

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Just don't expect them to be as funny as Thor: Ragnarok.

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An Actress Has Accused Former President George H. W. Bush of Sexually Assaulting Her https://trib.al/EZ1jMRC

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NASA Detects Solar Flare Pulses at Sun and Earth

When our Sun erupts with giant explosions — such as bursts of radiation called solar flares — we know they can affect space throughout the solar system as well as near Earth. But monitoring their effects requires having observatories in many places with many perspectives, much the way weather sensors all over Earth can help us monitor what’s happening with a terrestrial storm.

By using multiple observatories, two recent studies show how solar flares exhibit pulses or oscillations in the amount of energy being sent out. Such research provides new insights on the origins of these massive solar flares as well as the space weather they produce, which is key information as humans and robotic missions venture out into the solar system, farther and farther from home.

The first study spotted oscillations during a flare — unexpectedly — in measurements of the Sun’s total output of extreme ultraviolet energy, a type of light invisible to human eyes. On Feb. 15, 2011, the Sun emitted an X-class solar flare, the most powerful kind of these intense bursts of radiation. Because scientists had multiple instruments observing the event, they were able to track oscillations in the flare’s radiation, happening simultaneously in several different sets of observations.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-detects-solar-flare-pulses-at-sun-and-earth

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The Deepening Partisan Split Over Sexual Misconduct https://trib.al/uAwGpLd

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iPhone X named one of the "25 Best Inventions of 2017" by TIME

As much as I love Apple, I personally think the iPhone X shouldn't be anywhere on this list. Don't get me wrong, it's a great feat of engineering and a well-thought-out device, but listing it in the "invention" category is giving a bit too much credit to Apple.

Now if we're talking about the original iPhone, then sure, it was a groundbreaking innovation in a sea of clunky and terrible phones. It set the bar on how smartphones should look and function like. Heck, companies are still using its blueprint till this day — But the iPhone X? Um, it's not there yet. Show us an all-screen iPhone X with sensors and cameras hidden behind the display, maybe then it can be considered an "invention".

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Darth Vader

Art by Shane Molina (goo.gl/L1oSZt)

#StarWars #DarthVader #GalacticEmpire

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It's an Uphill Climb

The best way to start any journey is with the first step.

#penguins #king #oneoceanexp

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Downtown Las Vegas, NV

Often it feels as if there are portals in Vegas, one step ahead and everything changes. All of that without a warning …

ENJOY

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White flowers

Blues for flowers https://www.paolodalprato.com/shadows-colors

#macrophotography #flowers #flowerphotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography

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Confusion

Spreading cotoneaster (Cotoneaster divaricatus)

Svartskog, Norway

Of all the specimens in their autumn colors and full of small red berries, one was very confused as it was dotted with flower buds and open flowers!

What made this specific plant decide to produce flowers now? What is so different with this particular plant? It is growing with many of its kind right next to it, but has a very different response to the autumn.

Yet it is not as uncommon as one might think – at least with some species! Every autumn I find honeysuckles producing flowers, and the harebell also with flowers and buds, but I don’t remember if it was like this when I was a kid.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 11 November 2017 14:31
Altitude: 8 meters

#flowers #leaves #plants #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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A 30 second long exposure of the waves crashing on the rocks of Playa Maderas in southern Nicaragua. A picturesque beach with interesting cliff formations and waves all day long for those surfers out there…

For those wondering, that 'misty' effect of the water is from a long shutter speed as the waves crashed over the rocks in the foreground. The shot was taken around about 25 minutes after the sun dipped below the horizon.

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Scientists claim to diagnose football-related brain injury in living patients for first time

For the first time, scientists have confirmed a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a neurological disease linked to head injuries from sports like football — in a living person. Until now, we’ve only been able to diagnose CTE in dead patients. Finding the disease while the patient is still alive could help scientists find a way to treat it. CTE develops from repeated hits to the head and has been linked to severe memory loss, depression, and dementia. It’s been found in 99 percent of the donated brains of NFL players. In a study published in the journal Neurosurgery, researchers found a telltale sign of CTE, a specific protein, in the brains of 14 retired NFL players who underwent a brain scan. Now that one of the players has died and doctors have been able to take a closer look at his brain, they have confirmed the CTE diagnosis. Many former National Football League players like Aaron Hernandez and Junior Seau have been found to have the progressive brain disease. Last year, the NFL reached a billion-dollar settlement, the largest in sports history, over a lawsuit from former players who suffered concussions and now have severe neurological diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The subject of the paper was former NFL player Fred McNeill, according to CNN. McNeill played 12 seasons in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, reporting one concussion. But by the time he was 59, McNeill was already experiencing serious problems with his motor skills, and so he sat for the brain scan. Scientists found increased levels of certain proteins in his brain, including the tau protein, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s. After McNeill died two years ago, at 63, detailed brain-tissue analysis confirmed that his brain had other physical signs of CTE, suggesting that the tau protein is linked to the disease. A study from September suggested that the levels of another protein, called CCL11, may also be used to diagnose CTE in living patients.

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A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.

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LIGO has detected another gravitational wave from a black hole merger back in June.

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Ginning up enthusiasm for the final chapter of this death march of an Indianapolis Colts season is not going to be easy. Showing up.....
#indianapoliscolts #frs

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Jerry Jones vs. Roger Goodell: Direction of NFL at stake in epic power struggle: A war of words between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has turned into an epic power struggle that will determine the direction of the league. http://dlvr.it/Q1Skmr

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"All life on earth performs computations – and all computations require energy. From single-celled amoeba to multicellular organisms like humans, one of the most basic biological computations common across life is translation: processing information from a genome and writing that into proteins.

Translation, it turns out, is highly efficient.

In a new paper published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, SFI researchers explore the thermodynamic efficiency of translation. The work is part of a themed issue titled "Re-conceptualizing the origins of life."

To understand how life evolved on earth, we need to first understand the constraints that biological systems have faced over time. One constraint which hasn't been widely explored is how the laws of thermodynamics restrict biological function, and whether natural selection favors organisms with higher computational efficiency.

To discover just how efficient translation is, the researchers started with Landauer's Bound. This is a principle of thermodynamics establishing the minimum amount of energy that any physical process needs to perform a computation.

"What we found is that biological translation is roughly 20 times less efficient than the absolute lower physical bound," says lead author Christopher Kempes, an SFI Omidyar Fellow. "And that's about 100,000 times more efficient than a computer." DNA replication, another basic computation common across life, is about 165 times worse than Landauer's Bound. "That's not as efficient as biological translation, but still stunningly good compared to computers."

Scaling up to calculate the thermodynamic efficiency of higher-level biological computations like thought, and to understand how important efficiency is to natural selection, offer challenging questions for further research.

"Ultimately, we want to couple all this with computer science theory," says Professor David Wolpert, a co-author, (not only to exploit these kinds of things for computer science, but also to see if computer science theory has anything to tell us about cells)."

(Posted by +rasha kamel​)

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My original Christmas song #ChristmasCmon with Becky G now has a music video! Check it out on my lindseystomp (YouTube) channel https://www.instagram.com/p/BbkMPQSH-IJ/?taken-by=lindseystirling

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Are You a Toxic Boss? If Your Team Won't Tell You, Neuroscience Will

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Looks like the open-world FPS 'The Signal From Tölva' is now on #Linux

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Trump's Risky, Unearned Sanctimony About Al Franken https://trib.al/eLekMvr

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Why fantasy owners should be concerned about Leonard Fournette vs. Browns: In news that is making fantasy football owners shudder, Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette sat out Friday’s practice. http://dlvr.it/Q1TfZ5
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