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🌞 ⭐ 🌛 A huge asteroid named 3122 Florence will flyby Earth at a distance of ca. 7 million km or ca. 4.4 million miles (about 18 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon) at 12:06 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on September 1, 2017. Its diameter is between 2.5 and 5.6 miles, or 4 and 9 km.

3122 Florence, named in memory of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), is a stony asteroid classified as near-Earth object and potentially hazardous asteroid, which was discovered on 2 March 1981 by American astronomer Schelte Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia.

https://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/Florence/Florence_planning.html

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Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams Do Carpool Karaoke Impersonating Ned Stark http://ellemag.co/NDse4NU

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The Samsung Galaxy Note8 goes official, here's what to expect and the carrier promotions. #Samsung #Note8

http://yte.fyi/2wzMXOz

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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in her new book has called President Donald Trump a "creep" and said he made her "skin crawl" by stalking her around the stage during a presidential debate.

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Guess What? Social Warfare Now Comes With A (Truly) Hidden Pinterest Image! (http://wfa.re/2vhoGs7)

You know who needs another share? This guy! This post was such a hit (TWICE), that we decided we needed to share it again! The question is ... did you read it ... or do you just like dancing pigs?

Since we started our journey to create the best social sharing plugin for WordPress we had a heavy emphasis on Pinterest functionality. Being that Pinterest is a traffic-driving powerhouse, we wanted to give our users the best possible Pinterest arsenal.

The tl;dr version is that the best images for sharing on Pinterest are the tall images ... and yet they don't always necessarily look the best on your website. While our plugin had the ability to hide the tall image and share it when the Pinterest share button was clicked, the Pinterest browser extension and other third-party extensions required that the image be visible on the page.

We knew there had to be a way to make everyone happy as a pig in sh*t ... so we went back to the drawing board ... and wallah! So, without further ado, here's the big news:

Social Warfare – Pro now comes with the ability to add a Pin Image for Browser Extensions that will insert the image you’ve uploaded in the Custom Pinterest Image field for a given post/page into the page.

What this means is that your custom Pinterest image will be picked up by browser extensions such as:

▷ The Official Pin Button
+Buffer's Browser Extension
+Sprout Social's Browser Extension
▷ Tailwind’s Browser Extension (Pinterest Pros will love this!)
▷ Many others!

Your blog posts and pages will now be Pinterest optimized with greater sharing accessibility than ever before!

Click here to learn more about how to grow your Pinterest traffic using Social Warfare: http://wfa.re/2vhoGs7

#pinterest #socialmedia #wordpress #plugin

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HTC Announces Android Oreo Update for HTC U11, HTC U Ultra and HTC 10

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Google’s Pixel 2 flagship phones might launch on October 5 http://tnw.me/2pLxXTY

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VIDEO | #ConorMcGregor and #FloydMayweather crews cross paths and have an altercation outside T-Mobile Arena
#MayMac
http://bit.ly/2iqmxsi

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Smart Lighting Showdown: Bluetooth Smart vs. Wi-Fi vs. ZigBee

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Full Moon, Full Earth
Image Credit: NASA, NOAA/DSCOVR

Explanation: The Moon was new on July 16. Its familiar nearside facing the surface of planet Earth was in shadow. But on that date a million miles away, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) captured this view of an apparently Full Moon crossing in front of a Full Earth. In fact, seen from the spacecraft's position beyond the Moon's orbit and between Earth and Sun, the fully illuminated lunar hemisphere is the less familiar farside.

Only known since the dawn of the space age, the farside is mostly devoid of dark lunar maria that sprawl across the Moon's perpetual Earth-facing hemisphere. Only the small dark spot of the farside's Mare Moscoviense (Sea of Moscow) is clear, at the upper left. Planet Earth's north pole is near 11 o'clock, with the North America visited by Hurricane Dolores near center.

Slight color shifts are visible around the lunar edge, an artifact of the Moon's motion through the field caused by combining the camera's separate exposures taken in quick succession through different color filters. While monitoring the Earth and solar wind for space weather forcasts, about twice a year DSCOVR can capture similar images of Moon and Earth together as it crosses the orbital plane of the Moon.

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You and some 'cavemen' get a genetic checkup

_Had an arrow in his back not felled the legendary Iceman some 5,300 years ago, he would have likely dropped dead from a heart attack. Written in the DNA of his remains was a propensity for cardiovascular disease. Heart problems were much more common in the genes of our ancient ancestors than in ours today, according to a new study by the Georgia Institute of Technology, which computationally compared genetic disease factors in modern humans with those of people through the millennia. Overall, the news from the study is good. Evolution appears, through the ages, to have weeded out genetic influences that promote disease, while promulgating influences that protect from disease.
Evolutionary double-take But for us modern folks, there's also a hint of bad news. That generally healthy trend might have reversed in the last 500 to 1,000 years, meaning that, with the exception of cardiovascular ailments, disease risks found in our genes may be on the rise. For mental health, our genetic underpinnings looked especially worse than those of our ancient forebears. Though the long-term positive trend looks very clear in the data, it's too early to tell if the initial impression of a shorter-term reversal will hold. Further research in this brand new field could dismiss it. "That could well happen," said principal investigator Joe Lachance, an assistant professor in Georgia Tech's School of Biological Sciences. "But it was still perplexing to see a good many of our ancestors' genomes looking considerably healthier than ours do. That wasn't really expected."_

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Interesting. Using organoids to predict which drugs will be effective on a patient. "More than a decade ago, [Hans] Clevers identified a type of mother cell in the gut that can give birth to all other intestinal cells. With the right nutrition, his team coaxed such stem cells to grow into a 3D, pencil tip-sized version of the gut from which it came. The minigut was functionally similar to the intestine and replete with all its major cell types—an organoid.

That was the start of a revolution. Clevers and others have since grown organoids from many other organs, including the stomach, pancreas, brain, and liver. Easy to manipulate, organoids are clarifying how tissues develop and repair injury. But perhaps most exciting, many researchers say, is their ability to model diseases in new ways. Researchers are creating organoids from tumor cells to mimic cancers and introducing specific mutations into organoids made from healthy tissue to study how cancer arises. And as Clevers's lab has shown, organoids can help predict how an individual will respond to a drug—making personalized medicine a reality. "It is highly likely that organoids will revolutionize therapy of many severe diseases," says Rudolf Jaenisch, a stem cell scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

For Clevers, the bonanza has come as a surprise. A basic biologist at heart, he says he never had real-world applications in mind. "I was always driven by curiosity," he says. "For 25 years we published papers with no practical relevance for anyone on this planet.""

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Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

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Jon Snow and Daenerys Will Probably Get to the End in "Game of Thrones" http://trib.al/vmmJYAq

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Walmart, which has more stores than any other retailer and the largest share of the U.S. grocery market, is working hard to close the gulf online between itself and Amazon. http://nbcbay.com/6TuAc1a

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Color stains

Here how I shot macros https://www.paolodalprato.com/naturalistic-macro

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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Trump must be respected as U.S. president, says Germany's Merkel

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Google Pixel 2 series to be announced on October 5, Snapdragon 836 CPU inside

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Happy birthday to our sweet Lindsey! We wish you the best day!
Read more on: bit.ly/2is3TjD

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Detroit Lions Cheerleaders)

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Strangers Within : Sam and her friends are terrorised during a party by a group of young men on a desperate hunt for something in her house.

It is now in most leading supermarkets and HMV stores, and to download on iTunes, Sky Movies, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Xbox Live Marketplace and Sony Playstation Store.

Read more on: bit.ly/2w0yGJq

#Movie #Film

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49ers Hire First Openly Gay Coach In NFL - bit.ly/2g6WdTu

Katie Sowers is also the second full-time female assistant coach in NFL history.

4:07 PM ETSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers officially hired Katie Sowers for the 2017 season last week, making her the team's first female assistant coach. She's also the second full-time female assistant coach in NFL history.Sowers joins Buffalo Bills quality control coach Kathryn Smith, who last year became the league's first female full-time assistant.On Tuesday, Sowers,...

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: ESPN)

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Will right-wing populism continue to prevail, or will it be destroyed? A look at Bannon, Buckley, the past and the future.

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"Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy; either they are spinning more slowly than black holes in our own galaxy or they spin rapidly but are 'tumbled around' with spins randomly oriented to their orbit.

The paper, published in Nature, is based on data that came about following landmark observations of gravitational waves by the LIGO gravitational wave detector in 2015 and again in 2017."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scientists-formation-scenarios.html

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Gary Shaw’s Version of Conor #McGregor Was Kimbo Slice

READ MORE: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44094-original-idea-gary-shaws-version

#boxing #boxeo #Mayweather #MayweatherMcGregor

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For someone that puts everything in their calendar this is a great watchface

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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Debian-2017-Clang-Fails LLVM's Clang C/C++ Compiler Is Still Having Problems With ~5% Of Debian Packages

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The annoying calls could get you up to $900 as part of a lawsuit settlement. http://nbcbay.com/hcnYQBG

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Gameplay Walkthrough - Part 7 (Facecam)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY9Qc5EL944&t=25s

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A First Look at the Spacesuits of the Future | National Geographic
After years of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally revealed the design that could take humans to a new level of space exploration.
August 23, 2017: In true Elon Musk fashion, the latest SpaceX creation has been revealed with dramatic flair. Posting on his Instagram account early Wednesday morning, Musk unveiled the first iteration of his SpaceX spacesuit. The design, seen only from the waist up, features a slim black-and-white aesthetic and is a far cry from the bulky, puffy spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts.

Outside of Earth's protective atmosphere, spacesuits must regulate air pressure, oxygen, and temperature as well as deflect cosmic radiation, all while allowing for movement and communication. (Read more about how spacesuits have evolved.) But as space travel becomes more commercial and accessible, more flexible suits are imperative. Among other inconveniences, astronauts have lost fingernails as a result of the current pressurized glove design.

How hard was it to combine fashion and function? According to Musk's post, very, but he noted that the suits are fully functional and have "already been tested to double vacuum pressure."

Click on article link below to read more...
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/spacex-spacesuit-elon-musk-crew-dragon-spd/

Credit: +National Geographic
Author: Sarah Gibbens
Release Date: August 23, 2017

+SpaceX
+Elon Musk
+NASA's Kennedy Space Center
+NASA Orion

#NASA #Space #Science #Technology #Astronaut #SpaceX #ElonMusk #Spacesuit #ISS #JourneyToMars #Mars #LaunchAmerica #Future #Engineering #Human #Spaceflight #UnitedStates #SolarSystem #Exploration #STEM #Education

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Portrait of a Dying Star

The Bug Nebula, NGC 6302, is one of the brightest and most extreme planetary nebulae known. A blanket of icy hailstones at its center shrouds the fiery, dying star.

This image, taken by the NASA Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, shows impressive walls of compressed gas, laced with trailing strands and bubbling outflows.

Image credit: NASA, ESA and A. Zijlstra (UMIST, Manchester, UK)

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The Seagull Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet)

Explanation: A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major.

Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the bird's head (aka the Parrot Nebula, above center).

Dominated by the reddish glow of atomic hydrogen, the complex of gas and dust clouds with bright young stars spans over 100 light-years at an estimated 3,800 light-year distance.

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Nobody expected the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be inexpensive, but are you ready to splash out almost a thousand dollars on a cutting-edge smartphone? That’s the question many would-be Note 8 buyers find themselves asking today, as the carriers weigh in with just how much the brand new phablet will cost you. While promotions, preorder deals, and fine print … Continue reading

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Exclusive: We may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave | New Scientist
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