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Trump And Sessions Unmask Historical Links Between The Drug War And White Supremacy

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"When love, meaning and joy crash headlong into worry and exhaustion."

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Genetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

"Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to be both safe and effective in the near future. Professor Stephen Hsu provides an analysis of the potential improvement from genetic editing compared to steroids..."

#future = #REALnews #health #medicine #medtech #wellness #tech #innovation #science #design #biotech #biology #singularity #engineering #ai #artificialintelligence #robots #automation #CRISPR
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/08/genetic-enhancement-will-be-many-times-more-powerful-than-steroids.html

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“Everyone is talking politics, not principles": 9 people at Boston's rally on their experiences

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A Total Solar Eclipse Revealed Solar Storms 100 Years Before Satellites 、。。
By NASA Goddard 、。。
Credits: NASA/ESA/SOHO/SDO/Joy Ng and MLSO/K-Cor 、。。

Eclipses set the stage for historic science. NASA is taking advantage of the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse by funding 11 ground-based scientific studies .. As our scientists prepare their experiments for next week, we're looking back to an historic 1860 total solar eclipse, which many think gave humanity our first glimpse of solar storms -- called coronal mass ejections -- 100 years before scientists first understood what they were 、。。

Scientists observed these eruptions in the 1970s during the beginning of the modern satellite era, when satellites in space were able to capture thousands of images of solar activity that had never been seen before .. But in hindsight, scientists realized their satellite images might not be the first record of these solar storms .. Hand-drawn records of an 1860 total solar eclipse bore surprising resemblance to these groundbreaking satellite images 、。。

Eclipse archive imagery from:- http://mlso.hao.ucar.edu/hao-eclipse-archive.php

A Total Solar Eclipse Revealed Solar Storms 100 Years Before Satellites 、。。

Just days from now, on Aug. 21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow down on Earth and giving all of North America the chance to see a solar eclipse .. Eclipses set the stage for historic science .. Past eclipses enabled scientists to study the Sun’s structure, find the first proof of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and discover the element helium — 30 years before it was found on Earth 、。。

We’re taking advantage of the Aug. 21 eclipse by funding 11 ground-based scientific studies .. As our scientists prepare their experiments for next week, we’re looking back to an historic 1860 total solar eclipse, which many think gave humanity our first glimpse of solar storms — called coronal mass ejections — 100 years before scientists first understood what they were 、。。

Coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, are massive eruptions made up of hot gas, plasma and magnetic fields .. Bursting from the Sun’s surface, these giant clouds of solar material speed into space up to a million miles per hour and carry enough energy to power the world for 10,000 years if we could harness it .. Sometimes, when they’re directed towards Earth, CMEs can affect Earth’s space environment, creating space weather: including triggering auroras, affecting satellites, and – in extreme cases – even straining power grids 、。。

Scientists observed these eruptions in the 1970s during the beginning of the modern satellite era, when satellites in space were able to capture thousands of images of solar activity that had never been seen before .. But in hindsight, scientists realized their satellite images might not be the first record of these solar storms. Hand-drawn records of an 1860 total solar eclipse bore surprising resemblance to these groundbreaking satellite images 、。。

On July 18, 1860, the Moon’s shadow swept across North America, Spain and North Africa .. Because it passed over so much populated land, this eclipse was particularly well-observed, resulting in a wealth of scientific observations .. Drawings from across the path of the 1860 eclipse show large, white finger-like projections in the Sun’s atmosphere—called the corona—as well as a distinctive, bubble-shaped structure. But the observations weren’t uniform – only about two-thirds of the 1860 eclipse sketches showed this bubble, setting off heated debate about what this feature could have been 、。。

One hundred years later, with the onset of space-based satellite imagery, scientists got another piece of the puzzle .. Those illustrations from the 1860 eclipse looked very similar to satellite imagery showing CMEs – meaning 1860 may have been humanity’s first glimpse at these solar storms, even though we didn’t understand what we were seeing .. While satellites provide most of the data for CME research, total solar eclipses seen from the ground still play an important role in understanding our star. During an eclipse, observers on the ground are treated to unique views of the innermost corona, the region of the solar atmosphere that triggers CMEs 、。。

This region of the Sun’s atmosphere can’t be measured at any other time, since human-made instruments that create artificial eclipses must block out much of the Sun’s atmosphere—as well as its bright face—in order to produce clear images .. Yet scientists think this important region is responsible for accelerating CMEs, as well as heating the entire corona to extraordinarily high temperatures 、。。

When the path of an eclipse falls on land, scientists take advantage of these rare chances to collect unique data .. With each new total solar eclipse, there’s the possibility of new information and research—and maybe, the chance to reveal something as astronomical as the first solar storm 、。。

Learn all about the Aug. 21 eclipse at eclipse2017.nasa.gov

For NASA’s live coverage of the eclipse go to www.nasa.gov/eclipselive

Solar System Documentary 、Collection 、。。
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/Aoo6FB

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The Los Angeles Clippers have added to their depth in the frontcourt by reportedly agreeing to a deal with free-agent center Marshall Plumlee.Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Plumlee agreed to a "partially guaranteed" contract with the Clippers. After going undrafted out of Duke last year, Plumlee signed a deal with the New York Knicks. He appeared in 21 games, averaging 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds.

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August 18, 2017 In a brief moment of sunshine we stepped out to enjoy the flowers . http://bit.ly/2itlrrZ #5minutesofmyday #photooftheday #photography #photojournal

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Further Research into Artificial Wombs Brings Us Closer to a Future Where Babies Grow Outside the Body

“Designing treatment strategies for extremely preterm infants is a challenge,” lead researcher Matt Kemp said in a press release. “At this gestational age the lungs are often too structurally and functionally under-developed for the baby to breathe easily.” Their work, published in The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, took a different approach. The key was treating the preterm infants not as babies, but as fetuses..."

#future = #REALnews #health #medicine #medtech #wellness #tech #innovation #science #design #biotech #biology #singularity #engineering #ai #artificialintelligence #robots #automation
https://futurism.com/further-research-into-artificial-wombs-brings-us-closer-to-a-future-where-babies-grow-outside-the-body/amp/

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Asteroid 3852 Glennford Closest Approach To Earth (1.707 AU) today (August 20).

Orbital period: 1,997 days
Discovered: February 24, 1987
Absolute magnitude: 12.1
Orbits: Sun
Discoverer: Henri Debehogne
Asteroid group: Asteroid belt
Discovery site: La Silla Observatory
(3852) Glennford = 1987 DR6

An icon from the golden days of cinema, Canadian-born actor Glenn Ford (1916-2006) appeared in more than 100 movies covering virtually every genre, from westerns (3:10 to Yuma, 1957) to science fiction (Virus, 1980), via comedy (The Gazebo, 1959) and romance (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1962).

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/db_search/show_object?object_id=3852

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Venezuelan congress rejects authority of Maduro's legislative superbody

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"It’s ‘open season’ on umpires, and that’s bad for the game."

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Potentially very #useful collection of articles on getting the 101 for Machine Learning. Worth a quick look if you are at all curious.

https://medium.com/machine-learning-for-humans/why-machine-learning-matters-6164faf1df12

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Each life creates endless ripples.

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Seattle 2017
© Karolina Trapp

#BreakfastArtClub #storyphoto
#hqspmonochrome +HQSP Monochrome
#HQSPUrbanStreetPhotos +HQSP Street & Documentary
#BTPStreetPro+BTP Street PRO . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Hans-Juergen Werner
#BTPMonochromePro+BTP Monochrome Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Jesse Martineau

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South Pasadena, CA

Just a little stop during a nice walk in this beautiful part of South Pasadena, CA.

At least this crossing, I know now "inside out".

ENJOY

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A Lush Afternoon

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FINAL: Tennessee Titans WIN! #CARvsTEN - NFL

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: NFL)

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August 20 - Cassini Distant Flyby of Pandora, Pan & Daphnis - Orbit 289

Distant flyby (altitude = 121 000 km) of moon Pandora

Distant flyby (altitude = 76 000 km) of moon Pan

Cassini passage through ring plane - North to South - (60 000 km wrt Saturn)

Closest distance (62 000 km) to Saturn on rev number 289

Distant flyby (altitude = 115 000 km) of moon Daphnis

Cassini views the Earth as it passes behind Saturn's Rings

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KJ McDaniels is moving to his fourth NBA team in as many seasons after agreeing to deal with the Toronto Raptors. ASM Sports, McDaniels' representatives, confirmed he and the Raptors reached a deal, and ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the contract will be for one year. A second-round pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, McDaniels struggled to contribute in a meaningful way for the Sixers and Houston Rockets over his first two-and-a-half years. After the Rockets traded him to the Brooklyn Nets in February, McDaniels played the best basketball of his pro career.

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Artist Father Turns Son's Original Character and Creature Drawings Into Anime Style Illustrations

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White supremacist rally fizzles, overtaken by massive anti-racism march

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Did you enjoy your summer? Do any of the activities on this list? What was the favorite thing you did as a family this summer? :-)

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Arizona Blue Hour - on the Sonoran desert with summer monsoon lightning storm. Always something to see and enjoy from a safe distance. Photo: © James "Bo" Insogna - #insognaGallery - iGallery - Click on image for gallery.

For more please like, subscribe, follow and share. Very much appreciated!

#arizona #weather #monsoon #lightning #nature #landscapes #ArizonaLandscapes #Photography #wallart

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Sir Fred Hoyle died on August 20, 2001 at age 86 (born 24 Jun 1915).

English astronomer and mathematician who is best known as the foremost proponent and defender of the steady-state theory of the universe. This theory holds both that the universe is expanding and that matter is being continuously created to keep the mean density of matter in space constant. He became Britain's best-known astronomer in 1950 with his broadcast lectures on The Nature of the Universe, and he recalled derisively coining the term “Big Bang” in the last of those talks. Although over time, belief in a “steady state” universe as Hoyle had proposed was shared by fewer and fewer scientists because of new discoveries, Hoyle never accepted the now most popular “Big Bang” theory for the origin of the universe. Via TiS.

PIC: Fred Hoyle with Chandra Wickramasinghe, one of his research students

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Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is nursing a knee injury and will not play for Greece in FIBA's EuroBasket tournament, which is slated to begin Aug. 31 and run through Sept. 17. In a statement released on Facebook (via Eurohoops.net), Antetokounmpo called his inability to suit up "by far the biggest disappointment that I have felt so far in my career."

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Best Cultural Destination's "Cultural Connections" video series shares imagery, impressions & interviews that offer a glimpse of a particular cultural landscape. We hope you enjoy this piece on Pico Island, part of the Azorean archipelago, and the sense of connection offered through its land- and seascapes, the annual Bom Jesus festival, and Santo Amaro Craft School. Do you enjoy video glimpses of potential destinations? Then do something nice for yourself--and us! Subscribe to BCD's Youtube channel here. Help us reach 100 subscribers--once we do, we can custom name our channel! https://youtu.be/VXPDlofS_E4

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Trump Describes Boston Protesters as “Anti-Police Agitators,” Misspells “Heal” Four Times

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Solar Actrive Region AR2671 taken by Mike Taormina on August 19, 2017 @ Malta, New York, USA.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=137739

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Haweswater: Summer 2017, No. 1

The 1st image from my Haweswater Summer 2017 set. https://goo.gl/dc44ye

Haweswater is a place I really do not visit enough, and I should rectify that. I found this glacial erratic that almost perfectly mirrored the Harter Fell massif. Enjoy!

#landscape #lakedistrict

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Waterfall at Englishman River Falls Provincial Park in Errington, British Columbia, Canada.

https://www.mrussellphotography.com/blog/englishman-river-falls-provincial-park-spring/

#waterfalls #vancouverisland #britishcolumbia

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A hint of approaching spring

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Indecision

Central Station, Sydney
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