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Jeff Bezos plans to charge upwards of $300,000 for a ticket to space

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"A NASA scientist's final scientific paper, published posthumously this month, reveals new insights into one of the most complex challenges of Earth's climate: understanding and predicting future atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases and the role of the ocean and land in determining those levels.

A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences was led by Piers J. Sellers, former director of the Earth Sciences Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, who died in December 2016. Sellers was an Earth scientist at NASA Goddard and later an astronaut who flew on three space shuttle missions.

The paper includes a significant overarching message: The current international fleet of satellites is making real improvements in accurately measuring greenhouse gases from space, but in the future a more sophisticated system of observations will be necessary to understand and predict Earth's changing climate at the level of accuracy needed by society.

Sellers wrote the paper along with colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma. Work on the paper began in 2015, and Sellers continued working with his collaborators up until about six weeks before he died. They carried on the research and writing of the paper until its publication this week.

The paper focuses on the topic that was at the center of Sellers' research career: Earth's biosphere and its interactions with the planet's climate. In the 1980s he helped pioneer computer modeling of Earth's vegetation. In the new paper, Sellers and co-authors investigated "carbon cycle-climate feedbacks" - the potential response of natural systems to climate change caused by human emissions - and laid out a vision for how to best measure this response on a global scale from space.

The exchange of carbon between the land, ocean and air plays a huge role in determining the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which will largely determine Earth's future climate. But, there are complex interactions at play. While human-caused emissions of greenhouses gases are building up in the atmosphere, land ecosystems and the ocean still offset about 50 percent of all those emissions. As the climate warms scientists are unsure whether forests and the ocean will continue to absorb roughly half of the emissions - acting as a carbon sink - or if this offset becomes lower, or if the sinks become carbon sources".

(Posted by +rasha kamel )

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Great value for money.

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At Monday’s (July 16) summit in Helsinki, two leaders not known for their love of diplomacy both tried out an act as elder statesmen, trading lofty phrases about shared interests and respect that could turn around the troubled relations between #Russia and the #UnitedStates. The shtick lasted about a half hour before Donald #Trump and #VladimirPutin’s political instincts took over and their first official summit press conference descended into farce.

Trump had handed Putin a singular media victory, the soundbite of a US president at a summit telling the world that he did not believe his intelligence or law enforcement agents in favour of the foreign leader he had gone to meet. The message seemed clear. Even if Trump trusts Putin, the secret service are not taking any chances. Lost in the fireworks of Monday evening’s press conference of course was any real substance about what the two world leaders talked about.

#WorldEconomy #Economy #Geopolitics #ForeignPolicy #Diplomacy #Politics #InternationalRelations
The Trump-Putin statesman show soon turns knockabout

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Trump Tells Sean Hannity That He Had A ‘Really Amazing Time’ Selling Out America To Russia: Despite sheltering themselves safely inside the primetime Fox News bubble, Trump and Hannity are alone in their belief that Monday's press conference was good for the country.

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#MondayMotivation knowing that cameo day is just a week away! 📸

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)

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Revolutionize your Android TV with these eight apps.

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Upcoming OnePlus 5/5T update to add Google Lens and camera improvements - After confirming that its last year flagships will get Project Treble support, OnePlus is now adding another interesting new feature to both handsets: Google Lens. The latest OxygenOS open beta build brings Google Lens support and a couple of camera improvements. If you're running an OxygenOS beta build on the OnePlus 5 or 5T, you'll be receiving this update OTA (over-the-air), so you won't have to do anything special...

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Cory Booker All But Calls For Trump To Be Impeached For Violating His Oath On The World Stage: The Democratic senator accused Trump of betraying the most important role of the commander-in-chief: to protect the American people.

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Trump continues to lie about Russian crimes..
Trump continues to ignore information and even indictments by FBI investigators which clearly show Russian interference in the 2016 election.
He values the words of Putin over thousands of investigators sworn to protect the USA against all enemies foreign and domestic.

By this act, Trump has shown himself to be a domestic enemy of the American people. He has shown he is not capable of acting in the interests of the nation which elected him (or perhaps he sees the Russians as the nation which elected him and seeks to serve them.)

Either way, Trump continues to show cause for using lawful methods to remove him from office.

Even staunch Republicans are speaking against Trump's denial of the facts.
The question is, what will make those who are capable of acting to remove him take action?

How much lying by Trump is too much for them?

From the article linked below:


7:55 p.m.

Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says President Donald Trump "not only chose a tyrant over his own Intel community, he chose Russia's interests over the country he is sworn to protect. [after] ...Trump ... openly questioned U.S. intelligence agencies' finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

7:35 p.m.

Australia's prime minister says he finds U.S. intelligence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election "very compelling," and suggests President Donald Trump should not trust his Russian counterpart.
Asked if Trump should trust Putin, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW: "President Putin himself said you shouldn't trust anybody. It may well be good advice."

Turnbull added: "I certainly don't trust President Putin when he says he wasn't responsible for the shooting down of MH17," referring to the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 shot down by a missile with the loss of 298 passengers and crew over Ukraine four years ago.

Turnbull says: "I find the evidence that's been produced by the American intelligence community (of Russian interference in the election) very compelling, but obviously there's a difference of opinion inside America."


6:35 p.m.

Former FBI director James Comey.... tweeted Monday that Trump stood on foreign soil next to Putin and "refused to back his own country." He says the Russian leader is a "murderous lying thug."

He adds, "Patriots need to stand up and reject the behavior of this president."

Trump refused to challenge Putin after the Russian denied that his country interfered in the 2016 elections. The U.S. intelligence community has stated unequivocally that Russia did interfere.

...In a memoir released this year, [Comey] aired heavy criticism of the president, calling him "morally unfit" for the job.


5:55 p.m.

Joe Biden says Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "beneath the dignity" of the office of the president of the United States [,saying] Trump's words don't reflect "what Americans think and who we are."

Biden is criticizing the president's performance during his weeklong overseas trip, including the NATO summit and his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Biden says Trump "insulted our friends and made common cause with our adversaries."

The Democrat, who is said to be considering a 2020 presidential bid, is calling on Americans to "speak out" and make it clear that "we believe in democracy over dictatorship."


5:50 p.m.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Donald Trump must clarify his statements at the Helsinki summit, including a comment that he does not "see any reason" why Russia would interfere in the U.S. election.

Gingrich, a Republican and staunch Trump supporter, calls Trump's comments "the most serious mistake of his presidency" and says they "must be corrected — immediately."

Trump said Monday that while he had "great confidence" in U.S. intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling was "extremely strong and powerful."

Trump's comments have drawn widespread scorn and criticism.


4:55 p.m.

One Republican senator says critics of President Donald Trump's approach to Russia are "mistaken" and points out that the United States has also picked sides in other countries' elections.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says it's important for the U.S. to keep an open dialogue with its adversaries, especially if it hopes to motivate them to change their behavior.

Paul tells The Associated Press, "We should look for ways to make the dialogue better."

He says lawmakers and former intelligence officials criticizing Trump include those from both parties who are opposed to his presidency. He calls it "Trump derangement syndrome."

Paul says, "I think these people are mistaken."


4:35 p.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing behind the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections — despite President Donald Trump's latest comments.

The Kentucky Republican told reporters at the Capitol on Monday: "The Russians are not our friends." And he said he "entirely" agrees with intelligence agencies' assessment that Russians meddled in the election.

McConnell spoke several hours after Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a news conference in Helsinki and said he didn't see "any reason" why Russia would have meddled. Trump said Putin was "extremely strong and powerful" in denying Russian involvement.

McConnell did not respond when asked if he was disappointed in Trump's remarks.


2:55 p.m.

The director of national intelligence is restating the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 election following a press conference where President Donald Trump openly questioned that conclusion.

Dan Coats said Monday that the U.S. intelligence community's role is to provide "the best information and fact-based assessments possible for the president and policymakers."

He added: "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security."

After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Trump said that he had "great confidence" in U.S. intelligence but that Putin's denial of election meddling was "extremely strong and powerful."


2:15 p.m.

Sen. John McCain calls President Donald Trump's press conference "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory."

The Arizona Republican says the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was "a tragic mistake."

The senator says Trump proved not only unable, "but unwilling to stand up to Putin." And he said Trump and Putin "seemed to be speaking from the same script" as Trump made a "conscious choice to defend a tyrant."

McCain, who has been away from the Senate as he battles brain cancer, said the damage inflicted by Trump's "naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate."


2:10 p.m.

A top Republican senator says President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election makes the U.S. "look like a pushover" in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says Trump's performance at a summit with Putin was not "a good moment for our country. This was a very good day for President Putin."

Corker says there's no doubt Russia interfered in the election, adding that he was disappointed and saddened that Trump equated the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered and Putin's denial.

Corker said Trump seems to care more "about how a leader treats him personally" than pushing back against Russia's meddling in the election.


1:55 p.m.

CNN's Anderson Cooper has called President Donald Trump's performance at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin "disgraceful."
Cooper called Trump's performance "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, certainly that I've ever seen."

The CNN anchor said Trump was like "Rain Man" in the way he returns to the subject of Hillary Clinton's email server.


1:50 p.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's "no question" that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and continues to try undermine democracy in the United States and around the world.

The Wisconsin Republican says the American intelligence community and the House Intelligence Committee agree that Russia interfered in the election. He adds: "The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally." Ryan says Russia "remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals."

The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy."

Ryan's comments came after Trump said at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the U.S. election.

The Kremlin has denied any state action in the election.


1:40 p.m.

The Senate's top Democrat is accusing President Donald Trump of a "shameful performance" at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leading House Democrat calls it "a sad day for America."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Trump's remarks on his European trip, including Monday's news conference, have strengthened America's adversaries.

The New York Democrat says it is "thoughtless, dangerous and weak" for Trump to take Putin's word that Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia did interfere, but the Kremlin has denied state involvement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Trump's "weakness in front of Putin" proves the Russians have damaging information on him.

Standing beside Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Trump declined to criticize Russia for meddling and said he doesn't see why Russia would have done that.


1:35 p.m.

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre," ''shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia.

And a former CIA director says it's treasonous.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tweeted, "This is shameful." Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called it "bizarre" and "flat-out wrong" for Trump to suggest that both countries are to blame for their deteriorated relationship.

Top Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, says never in the history of the country has a U.S. president supported an adversary the way Trump supported Putin.

Former CIA Director John O. Brennan tweeted that Trump's behavior exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors. Brennan says, "It was nothing short of treasonous."

Read more here:

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Samsung planning to introduce ultrasonic screen fingerprints to S10, Note 10 and A series devices in 2019 #Samsung #GalaxyS10 #GalaxyNote9 #SamsungNews

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lifebelt © Holger Nimtz
longexposure | Berlin | 2018

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Mount Cheam, fall foliage, and the Fraser River in Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada.

More photos here:

#For #mountainmonday (+Mountain Monday) by +Michael Russell
+Landscape Photography #landscapephotography by Margaret Tompkins et al.

#mountains #photography #photos #britishcolumbia #mountcheam #landscapes

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#Republicanparty leaders denounced President Donald #Trump's press conference with Russian President #VladimirPutin in Helsinki on Monday (July 16), saying Trump's message conveyed 'weakness,' was a 'missed opportunity' and made the US 'look like a pushover.' Top Republican Senator #JohnMcCain called Trump's summit in Helsinki a 'tragic mistake,' lamenting that the US president was 'unable' to stand up to Putin.

#PaulRyan said in a statement that Trump 'must appreciate that Russia is not our ally.' Republican #BobCorker, told reporters that the Helsinki press conference was 'not a good moment' for the US. Senator #LindseyGraham tweeted that the meeting in Helsinki was a 'missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russia accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections.' Senator #JeffFlake blasted Trump on Twitter saying that his words were 'shameful' and that he never imagined a US president would blame the US for 'Russian aggression.'

#WorldEconomy #Economy #Geopolitics #ForeignPolicy #Diplomacy #Politics #InternationalRelations #UnitedStates #Russia
US #Republicans condemn Donald Trump's Helsinki remarks

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Samsung's Galaxy S10 To Come In Three Sizes, With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor - Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 in three different sizes: 5.8 inches, 6

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In the past few months, Elon Musk has become a bigger, more snarling presence on social media. But has he now gone too far?

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Target Is Holding a Major Online Sale on Amazon Prime Day

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AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus now receiving July security patch #ATT #GalaxyS8 #Samsung #SamsungNews

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Samsung might be in trouble...

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Poll: Should Samsung switch to Stock Android?#Samsung #Android #AndroidP #Poll

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Galaxy S9 is more expensive to make then iPhone X, funny thing is Apple sells iPhones X at much higher price.

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Dark Horse Comics has announced a brand-new version of its upcoming The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild – Creating A Champion art book. Set to launch on November 20, the Hero’s Edition consists of sketches, official illustrations, artwork, exclusive…
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