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Trump’s clash with protesting athletes could be a turning point in pro sports: Debate over kneeling during national anthem could force all athletes to reckon with politics of world outside of sports

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Here's my Star Trek Discovery Easter Eggs and Episode 3 Trailer video with some footage from the rest of the season! Let me know if you spotted all The Original Series References 🖖 ► http://bit.ly/2whbtQH


#startrekdiscovery #startrek #discovery #trek #enterprise #tng #startrektos #kirk #spock #scifi #std

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Happy birthday to captain Jade J!! - Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

Happy birthday to captain Jade J!! 🎊🎉

Read more on: bit.ly/2y4z3op

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Washington Redskins Cheerleaders)

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Is the Pixel 2 enticing enough or are you waiting for the next generation model?

#Android #Google #Pixel2

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You might want to hold off on using Android Messages until Google fixes the mess it made to the app's notification system. #News #AndroidMessages

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"I don’t want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy," Zuckerberg said.

"At least, not next time..." he is rumored to have muttered quietly to himself.

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There's a lot of talk about colonizing Mars, but is that the best bet? This video looks at the virtues of colonizing Venus instead. 

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Don't underestimate the importance of Al Horford this season.

https://nesn.com/2017/09/how-al-horford-is-helping-kyrie-irving-gordon-hayward-jell-with-celtics/

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SUSE Linux turns 25: From business distro leader to cloud power.

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The Helix Nebula in Infrared
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope; Processing: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: What makes this cosmic eye look so red? Dust. The featured image from the robotic Spitzer Space Telescope shows infrared light from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation of the Water Carrier Aquarius.

The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and gas around a central white dwarf has long been considered an excellent example of a planetary nebula, representing the final stages in the evolution of a Sun-like star.

But the Spitzer data show the nebula's central star itself is immersed in a surprisingly bright infrared glow. Models suggest the glow is produced by a dust debris disk.

Even though the nebular material was ejected from the star many thousands of years ago, the close-in dust could have been generated by collisions in a reservoir of objects analogous to our own solar system's Kuiper Belt or cometary Oort cloud.

Had the comet-like bodies formed in the distant planetary system, they would have survived even the dramatic late stages of the star's evolution.

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Happy 24th Birthday to New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks!

Read more on: bit.ly/2jZh8t2

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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Vivo enters High-End market with the X20 and X20 Plus....

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Exactly how many times do the willfully cruel non-healthcare plans the GOP keeps putting forward have to collapse - with the help of decent Republicans like Susan Collins and John McCain - in order for Mitch McConnell et al. to get that the American people will not tolerate healthcare being ripped away from those in need? Yet one more issue about which to Take the Knee. #TaketheKneeAgainstRepealandReplace #TaketheKneeAgainstPoliceBrutality #TaketheKneeAgainstFascism #TaketheKneeAgainstXenophobia #TaketheKneeAgainstRacism #TaketheKneeAgainstDiscrimination

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The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy and healthy?

Here are 5 choices you can make today for better brain health.

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Time Stood Still


Stephen: "This was the first time I've captured a completely clear sky above Knowlton Church in north Dorset. Having bumped into a pair of deep sky astrophotographers just packing up when I arrived, I had the place to myself, and established a close enough alignment with Polaris to work with 4-minute sky exposures. The core of the Milky Way no longer appears above the horizon this late in the year, but I'm encouraged with the improvements in my equatorial mount alignment and sure that I'll get to work with even longer exposures early next year."

Credit: Stephen Banks
Location: Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Release Date: September 21, 2017

+DorsetScouser Photography
+Stephen Banks

#Earth #Astronomy #Science #Space #Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Panorama #Astrophotography #Art #STEM #Education #Dorset #England #UK #UnitedKingdom #LightPollution

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This will be our last close-up image of Saturn for a long time

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Saturn Close-up | NASA Cassini Mission

Assembled using RGB filtered images of Saturn taken by Cassini on June 21, 2004.

The Cassini mission was a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov and https://www.nasa.gov/cassini.
The Cassini imaging team homepage is at https://ciclops.org.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Kevin M. Gill
Image Date: June 21, 2004
Release Date: September 22, 2017

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
+European Space Agency, ESA
+NASA Solar System Exploration
+Carolyn Porco Fan Page

#NASA #Astronomy #Science #Space #Saturn #Planet #Rings #SolarSystem #Exploration #Cassini #Spacecraft #GrandFinale #JPL #Caltech #Pasadena #California #UnitedStates #ESA #ASI #STEM #Education

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Oh OK, +Samgar Huettner talked me into it, more cherry blossom :)

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Oblivious

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In the same test, the Galaxy Note 8 doesn't fare much better.

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Proud to be an American...
photography by Phil Koch on 500px.com/photo/229559935

#nature #landscape #field #clouds #sky #sun #sunburst #sunrays #sunlight #horizon #beautiful #amazing #outdoor #travel #adell #unitedstatesofamerica

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If Your Kidney Is In Danger, The Body Will Give You These 8 Signs

We know that we are surrounded with a lot of chemicals, we eat food which is contaminated, the air consists of a lot of hazardous chemicals, but still we are surviving fine. Do you know the secret behind it? You should say thank you to your kidney.

#kidneys #health #signs #explore #medicine #homeremedies #treatment #healthyliving #herbal #naturalremedies #healthcare #healthbenefits #disease #cure

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China's first resupply craft, Tianzhou-1, has been deorbited under orders from ground controllers.

Following a set of braking maneuvers, the robotic cargo ship plunged into Earth's atmosphere and burned up late Friday (Sept. 22) Beijing time, according to China's state-run Xinhua news agency.

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Xbox One Getting USB Webcam Support - Microsoft's Xbox One is confirmed to be getting USB webcam support. Here's everything you need to know about this upcoming feature. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

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Magic Johnson is confident in Lonzo's ability to compete with elite point guards and B.I.'s chances of leading the team in scoring.

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Man in Vegetative State for 15 Years Responds to Nerve Stimuation

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The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery are both basically Star Trek shows that started at around the same time. So far they're both really good, but in very different ways.

Discovery is a tense wartime drama set before the original series. The aesthetic feels more like a Hollywood take on Babylon 5 than Star Trek, but so far the writing and characters are great. It's looking to be the polar opposite of the episodic style of most past Star Trek series. I'm not sure I like the aesthetics of the Klingons in Discovery, but they're certainly compelling antagonists, a fractured empire groping towards unity and resenting the peaceful homogeneity of the Federation.

The Orville isn't nearly as much of a comedy as the commercials tried to make it out to be, but it captures the fun adventure side of Star Trek beautifully, and the comedy and pop culture awareness it brings help it deal with the human side of the characters (figuratively in many cases, but still). Alara, the Chief of Security, is super-strong because her species comes from a high-gravity planet, but when the captain and first officer are captured she gets so stressed over having to command a starship that she throws up.

So yeah. Just like when Deep Space 9 and Babylon 5 were both on the air, my reaction is basically "Hell yes, TWO awesome sci-fi series!"

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Just 3 Ingredients That Cure Clogged Arteries, Fat In The Blood, Infections And Cold

With all the above benefits, the preparation of this drink is very simple. The main ingredients of the recipe are garlic, ginger, lemon as well as water. The combination of the ingredients works well to fight the free radicals in the body and thus helps to prevent the blood circulation and heart-related diseases.

#cure #health #cold #explore #remedy #naturalremedies #treatment #healthy #infections #arteries #healthbenefits #herbal #remedy #blood #healing #disease #lemon

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Chrome OS Lock Screen Note Taking Coming Soon, First with Google Keep

According to a recent commit in the Chrome OS repository, lock screen note taking applications will soon be enabled by default on Chrome OS devices with stylus support. What’s more, it seems note taking apps such as Google Keep will be leading the charge. Looking at the actual code changes, Google Keep is specifically mentioned in several places.

So what does this mean exactly? Well on Chrome OS, there is a demo mode which can be used to launch some apps without unlocking the device. It may soon be possible that the user can take notes while the device is locked, without having to enter demo mode. This has been a long time coming, with a commit discovered back in July (via ChromeUnboxed) making reference to lock screen note taking. The only difference now is that now the feature appears to be making its way to live devices, as the option has now been enabled by default in Chrome OS’s preferences.

Only note-taking apps which use the new lock screen note taking method will work. This means you cannot use any alternatives until developers implement support in their applications. If you would rather use an application such as Evernote or Microsoft OneNote, that won’t be possible until those apps update to support this feature.

See http://bit.ly/2yC0bIb

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"It's getting hard to tell if a painting was made by a computer or a human." "The next step was obvious: a program that didn't copy old art, but rather actually created new compositions. Elgammal 'trained' his algorithm by feeding it over 80,000 digitized images of Western paintings culled from a timeline that stretched from the 15th to the 20th century. Using this immense corpus as the programming source material, he went about the task of creating a variation of the artificial intelligence system known as Generative Adversarial Networks. These so-called 'GANs' are great at generating images of handbags and shoes, but not so great at generating original visual art. So Elgammal came up with his own proprietary image-generating system: Creative Adversarial Networks (CANs)."

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50,000 Kilometers over the Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Pete Lawrence

Explanation: What's happening at the edge of the Sun? Although it may look like a monster is rampaging, what is pictured is actually only a monster prominence -- a sheath of thin gas held above the surface by the Sun's magnetic field.

The solar event was captured just this past weekend with a small telescope, with the resulting image then inverted and false-colored. As indicated with illustrative lines, the prominence rises over 50,000 kilometers above the Sun's surface, making even our 12,700-diameter Earth seem small by comparison.

Below the monster prominence is active region 12585, while light colored filaments can be seen hovering over a flowing solar carpet of fibrils. Filaments are actually prominences seen against the disk of the Sun, while similarly, fibrils are actually spicules seen against the disk.

Energetic events like this are becoming less common as the Sun evolves toward a minimum in its 11-year activity cycle.

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Microsoft Ignite: SQL Server 2017 for Linux goes live; or Windows, if you want.
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