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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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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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From inspiring viral challenges that took over the internet to his Bollywood connection, here are a few things you didn’t know about Drake.

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VIDEO: Jon Jones has 1st USADA test of 2018. Announcement soon?; Iaquinta wants Tony; Lee vs Danis

https://mmaprophet.com/2018/08/16/jon-jones-1st-usada-test-2018-announcement-soon-iaquinta-wants-tony-lee-vs-danis/

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Trump Has An Epic Meltdown Over Newspapers Defending The First Amendment: Trump responded to 350 newspapers publishing editorials denouncing his war on the press by having a total Twitter meltdown.

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NASA launched a bold mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere, with a spacecraft named the Parker Solar Probe, after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker.

#sun #solar #probe #MIT

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Did You Know That Scientists Can Reprogram Retina Cells?

#retina #blindness #eyes #health #ophtalmologist #Y4U #YES4UTOPIA

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#mma news Anderson Silva aims to finish career in UFC, but would fight elsewhere under right circumstances

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Justin Case you don't know about Acasta, get the Spanish translation:

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Not really ground-breaking news, but it's something to consider when thinking about a website redesign, CMS migration, or general url update. #seo #google #links #urlstructure #crawling

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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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A changing ESPN is working on bringing back Chris Berman https://nyp.st/2BifKKM

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Mothers' Pesticide Levels Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

Elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children.

The research is in American Journal of Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

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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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Oleg's Preparations for Station Spacewalk | Roscosmos
Sewing fastener for a GoPro Camera
Note: Turn on closed captioning
Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev sews a fastener for a GoPro camera ahead of his 7-hour spacewalk on August 15, 2018 with fellow flight engineer Sergey Prokopyev.

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos (Russian: Роскосмос), is a state corporation responsible for the space flight and cosmonautics program of the Russian Federation.

Credit: Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscomos
Duration: 1 minute, 30 seconds
Capture Date: August 11, 2018

+GoPro
+NASA

#NASA #Space #ISS #Science #Earth #EVA #EVA45 #Spacewalk #Cosmonaut #Cosmonauts #космонавт #OlegArtemyev #GoPro #Camera #SergeyProkopyev #Flight #Engineers #Roscosmos #Роскосмос #Russia #Россия #Expedition56 #Human #Spaceflight #Spacecraft #STEM #Education #International #Video

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"Presidents have achieved 'pretty amazing things' without 'any minorities at all'"

Asked by CNN anchor Erin Burnett as to why White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused on Wednesday to say how many black people are employed at the White House, Loudon responded by claiming that U.S. presidents have achieved "pretty amazing things" without "any minorities at all in their White Houses.

“You look back at our history, we have a pretty amazing history of overcoming slavery, of expanding civil rights, of women’s rights, and a lot of those things happened under American presidents who didn’t have any minorities at all in their White Houses," Loudon said.

#GOPFamilyValues #MAGA #winning

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How Fast Can The #Human #Brain Process #Images ? : http://sciabc.us/lz4A9 #science

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The Scourge of Socialism Strikes Fear In the Hearts of Mainstream Democrats

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President @RealDonaldTrump's military parade this fall is shaping up to cost $80 million more than initially estimated, source says: http://on.nbc10.com/kjltEnE

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Material Design 2 and dark mode!

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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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