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Harrison Burton withdrew from tonights Bristol race due to illness https://racingnews.co/2018/08/16/christopher-bell-fills-in-for-harrison-burton-at-bristol/

Tags: #harrisonburton #christopherbell #bristolmotorspeedway

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Dominant Men Make Decisions Faster

The study shows a clear correlation between higher social dominance and faster decision-making outside of a social competition context.

The research is in Cerebral Cortex. (full open access)

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This Friday 17 August, our astronaut Alexander Gerst will be directing this humanoid robot Rollin’ Justin – based in the +DLR, German Aerospace Center establishment in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany – from aboard the International Space Station, flying at 28 800 km/h and 400 km above Earth.

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Trump raised objections to 52 provisions of the law #NDAA – including four of the eight provisions dealing specifically with #Russia. The signing statement suggests he may not enforce provisions that he said raise constitutional concerns.

As passed by Congress, the defense bill attempts to tie the president's hands on Russia in a number of ways. It forbids him from using federal funds to recognize Russian control over #Crimea and bans military cooperation with Russia until Russia pulls out of Ukraine.

related link: Trump Won’t Follow Congressional Directives on Russia and Crimea -- http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/trump-wont-follow-congressional-directives-russia-crimea

President Donald Trump objects to an effort by Congress to prevent his administration from recognizing Crimea as part of Russia.

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While considering a censored version of its search service for release in China, Google has kept the public, its users, and its employees in the dark about compromises on the company’s own values that could massively affect Internet users around the world.

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Kyle Larson comments on new found Hendrick speed; Rules for 2019; NASCAR CEO change https://racingnews.co/2018/08/16/hendrick-motorsports-has-been-faster-likely-due-to-the-hawkeye-system/

Tags: #kylelarson #nascar #hendrickmotorsports

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Material Design 2 and dark mode!

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Category Learning Can Be Influenced By Where an Object is in Our Field of Vision

This phenomenon proves that some types of visual category learning depend on visual representations in the primary visual cortex.

The research is in Nature Human Behavior. (full access paywall)

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Everyone should take Huawei seriously, and not just because it recently topped Apple - When Huawei announced a couple of years ago that it was gunning for the global smartphone market’s silver medal, the company’s own Consumer Business Group CEO admitted his plan could seem crazy to the outside world. But here we are, less than two years later, scratching our heads in disbelief as Huawei has already managed to surpass Apple in Q2 2018 smartphone shipments around the world, fully intending t...

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We knew dark mode and a Material Design refresh was coming, but now it looks like it's actually happening. #News #AndroidMessages

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Brain Networks Responsible for Naming Objects Identified

Scientists have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought.

The research is in Brain. (full access paywall)

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As It Passes -- Fort Collins, Colorado
“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
— Henry David Thoreau

A large cottonwood and its attendant offspring cast a long reflection in the Poudre River east of Fort Collins a few autumns ago...

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Omarosa Drops New Tape Of Trump Trying To Buy Her Silence: Omarosa released a new secret recording that reveals Trump's daughter in law, Lara Trump, trying to buy her silence with a campaign job.

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// Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work. In the letter, which was obtained by The New York Times, employees wrote that the project and Google’s apparent willingness to abide by China’s censorship requirements “raise urgent moral and ethical issues.” They added, “Currently we do not have the information required to make ethically-informed decisions about our work, our projects, and our employment.” The letter is circulating on Google’s internal communication systems and is signed by about 1,000 employees, according to two people familiar with the document, who were not authorized to speak publicly ... The letter also called on Google to allow employees to participate in ethical reviews of the company’s products, to appoint external representatives to ensure transparency and to publish an ethical assessment of controversial projects. The document referred to the situation as a “code yellow,” a process used in engineering to address critical problems that impact several teams. //

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By combining Hubble’s ultraviolet capability with infrared and visible-light data from Hubble and other space- and ground-based telescopes, scientists have just assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits of the universe’s evolutionary history. Because Earth’s atmosphere filters most ultraviolet light, Hubble can provide some of the most sensitive space-based ultraviolet observations possible, revealing new details about star birth and galaxy evolution. Read more: http://hubblesite.org/news_release/news/2018-35

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Android Messages 3.5 preps custom 'Minis' avatar stickers, revamped search [APK Insight] | by @technacity

After we first enabled it in June, Android Messages 3.5 is rolling out this morning with the Google Material Theme in tow. Meanwhile, a teardown of the latest version reveals work on customized stickers — a given for any Google product that is vaguely…

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Based on the proposed changes Dorsey mentioned, Twitter may turn into an even more codified version of the vitriolic political battleground it has become.

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PUBG Mobile passes 100 million downloads, celebrates by hiding in a bathroom http://onvb.co/ZmXJk8M

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Earth has a habit of picking up, and later discarding, small companions called "minimoons," and these tiny objects could help scientists solve the mysteries of asteroids.

That's the conclusion of a recent paper, which looked at these minimoons as potential science targets for research over the next couple of decades. Scientists have spotted only one minimoon to date, but they think there are many more that are simply too small for instruments to have identified — some just 3 to 6 feet (1 to 2 meters) in diameter.

"Minimoons can provide interesting science and technology testbeds in near-Earth space," lead study author Robert Jedicke, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii, said in a statement released by the publisher of the new research. "The challenge lies in finding these small objects, despite their close proximity."

Read more: https://buff.ly/2MmDO4o

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Open Source Summit is the place to keep up with the leading edge of Linux, says Linux kernel developer James Bottomless: http://bit.ly/2BbyuLT #OSSummit

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The #Linux #kernel can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. But don't sweat it! We’ve got a few experts here to help. Join us for our intro webinar to Linux Kernel Modules on August 21st at 10am PT http://bit.ly/2MdOd1c

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DisplayMate: Galaxy Note 9 has the best-performing smartphone screen #DisplayMate #Samsung #GalaxyNote9 #SamsungNews

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“Trish, you’re wrong.”

“Everyone in Denmark is working for the government, and no one wants to work," Fox anchor Trish Regan announced. “Denmark — like Venezuela — has stripped people of their opportunities."

Regan’s characterization of Denmark as a bleak nation that robs its citizens doesn’t really add up. Employment rates in Denmark are higher than in the United States. Curiously, the “no one wants to work” Danish employees are also more productive than their U.S. counterparts.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/08/14/fox-compared-socialist-denmark-venezuela-sparking-puzzled-backlash-top-officials/
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