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Fans aren’t buying the Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly beef https://nyp.st/2NpmmMY
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Magic is back

Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Svartskog, Norway

After the driest summer on record, autumn has brought some hefty downpours. Yet this has not at all replenished the record low ground water levels, nor increased the flow of rivers and streams.

It is so dry that even though the last rainfall was just a few days ago, the mushrooms that have popped out of the ground have become dry and have a stunted growth.

Yet there are a few spots that were absolutely amazing last autumn, that have some really amazing specimens like this one just coming out of the ground. This is in a very dark location under dense spruce, and there is no vegetation – not even mosses growing here, which makes the beautifully colored fly agaric stand out like a manifestation of magic.

As the days are still much warmer than normal, these mushrooms grow incredibly fast. Just before encountering this one I checked on another specimen I had encountered the day before to capture its beautiful appearance before it opened up. But opened up it was! The day before it was just like this one, and the next day it was fully grown!

Autumn is still very young, and if more rainfall come along, the autumn might be a great one for mushrooms, but I think it will be a long time before any can compare to that of the autumn of 2017.

Image Copyright © 2018 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 18 September 2018 19:08
Altitude: 52 meters

#fungus #mushroom #norway #svartskog
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Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan
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The Handmaid’s Tale’s Reed Morano Signs Overall Deal With Amazon https://nym.ag/2NpSKz8
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Samsung Galaxy S10 series concept renders #GalaxyS10
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New insights into the way the brain combines memories to solve problems

Humans have the ability to creatively combine their memories to solve problems and draw new insights, a process that depends on memories for specific events known as episodic memory. But although episodic memory has been extensively studied in the past, current theories do not easily explain how people can use their episodic memories to arrive at these novel insights. Results from a team of neuroscientists and artificial intelligence researchers at DeepMind, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), publishing in the journal Neuron on September 19, provide a window into the way the human brain connects individual episodic memories to solve problems. For example, imagine you see a woman driving a car on your street. The next day, you see a man driving the exact same car on your street. This might trigger the memory of the woman you saw the day before, and you might reason that the pair live together, given that they share a car. The researchers propose a novel brain mechanism that would allow retrieved memories to trigger the retrieval of further, related memories in this way. This mechanism allows the retrieval of multiple linked memories, which then enable the brain to create new kinds of insights like these.
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The 'Real You' is a Myth

Researchers say we constantly create false memories to help us achieve the identity we want.
The ‘Real You’ is a Myth
The ‘Real You’ is a Myth
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If you’re a Switch owner, and you have digital games on your console, then this news may really interest you. You will now be able to designate a Switch console as the “primary console”, then make other Switch consoles “non-primary consoles”. This will…
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#GOP groups come in with $2.5 million for loser #DannyTarkanian in #CD3NV after the #NRCC dumps him.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends Price of New iPhone Models, Says They Are Worth It #Apple #iPhoneXS #News
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It hasn’t even been a day since the Nintendo Switch Online service launched, but hackers have already managed to get into the service’s NES emulator. In fact, hackers have already figured out how to replace NES games and add in new ones. According to…
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New Insight Into Aging

Increasing the levels of the GABA neurotransmitter in another group of older rats, the exposure-induced plastic changes in the auditory cortex lasted longer.

The research is in eNeuro. (full access paywall)
New Insight Into Aging
New Insight Into Aging
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Space Debris Cleanup Satellite a Success in First Test

There are estimated to be more than 40,000 pieces, and over 7600 tons, of manmade space junk in orbit of our planet. Many of these are traveling at very high velocities, up to tens of thousands of kilometers per hour, posing a risk to spacecraft, satellites, stations, and personnel in planetary orbit.

Removing this debris has therefore become something of an urgent priority. To-date the most promising approach to this issue is a small satellite called the RemoveDEBRIS.

Developed as part of an international consortium led by the Surrey Space Center at the University of Surrey, it uses an Airbus-developed vision-based navigation system using 2D and 3D photography and LiDaR to analyze potential debris, which it can snag using a combination of a net and harpoon. It was shipped to the International Space Station earlier this year (http://bit.ly/2NXrBCQ).

The experimental phase of its mission began this past Sunday, 16 September, 2018 with a test of its net technology against an object simulating a piece of space debris. It passed the test with flying colors, as can be seen in footage.

It will be subjected to a number of tests in the coming months, before finally crashing into Earth's atmosphere. If it continues to show promise, it may lead in short course to larger scale, formal deployment for its intended purpose.

#ISS #NASA #SpaceJunk
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Study finds people flock, or behave similarly to others, despite reasoning abilities - Crowd panics, market bubbles, and other unpredictable collective behaviors would not happen if people were smart about these things and just thought through their behavior before they acted. Right? That's the perspective in economics, and even psychology and sociology.

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Attention isn't just about what we focus on -- it's also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, computational neuroscientist Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar hopes to build computer models that can be used to treat ADHD and help those who have lost the ability to communicate. Hear more about this exciting science in this brief, fascinating talk.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.
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Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar · Neuroscientist
Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar is a computational neuroscientist, researching brain signals and their usage in brain-machine interfaces.
For more information please visit the following link:
https://www.ted.com/talks/mehdi_ordikhani_seyedlar_what_happens_in_your_brain_when_you_pay_attention
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Why are people pretending to be dead on Instagram? https://engt.co/2D8TaoG
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