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Decoding Brain Function: Shedding Light On the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Its Ties to Learning

After four years of lab testing and complex neuro-decoding, a research team led by UNLV psychology professor James Hyman has struck a major breakthrough that could open the floodgates for research into the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC, and how human brains learn.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours Paperback | Kindle | Audiobook By David Mack Publisher: Gallery Books | Simon & Schuster Release date: September 26, 2017 With the premiere of an all-new Star Trek television series this week comes its first tie-in…

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Sun-Centered Galaxy

There's an interesting problem in astronomy. When we measure the motion of a star, it is relative to the motion of the Sun. We can't measure the motion of the star relative to something else, such as the center of our galaxy. So how do we know that stars in the Milky Way orbit the center of the galaxy?

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According to ESPN, who cited league sources, twelve-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade is nearing a commitment to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could finalize a decision by Wednesday.

Wade, who reached a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls, will clear waivers on Wednesday and will become an unrestricted free-agent, allowing the guard to sign with Cleveland for the NBA's $2.3 million veterans minimum. League sources told ESPN that Wade was considering the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and Miami Heat. However, Wade will instead rejoin his good friend LeBron James, whom he also won two championships with in Miami.

While Wade hasn't ruled out a future return to Miami, league sources informed ESPN that Wade's desire to join a contender outweighed the sentiment of a Miami reunion. Wade has also reconciled his Miami relationships after a difficult free-agent parting in 2016, sources told ESPN.

#NBA #Cavaliers

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A while back, Google clarified their update policy to state that Pixel and Nexus devices will receive at least two years of Android version updates and at least three years of security updates. Out of nowhere, Google has extended the security update period of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P to November 2018.

Both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were slated to receive security updates until September 2018, which would would have been three years since the phones were released. However, recently the Nexus update support page was altered and now indicates that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have a new cut off date of November 2018. The cutoff date for guaranteed telephone and online support has also been extended to November 2018. It's unclear the exact reason for the change. However, Android Police reached out to Google and a spokesperson said, "we don't have anything to add beyond what's on the page." 

#Android #Nexus

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Luke Walton's practice plan was entirely defense for the team's first session of training camp.

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Here’s our beautiful blue marble as seen by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 22, 2017 from a distance of 106,000 miles (170,000 km). It had just completed a gravity-assist flyby of Earth—a little 19,000 mph “once around the block” that gave the…

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New England players kneeling Sunday didn't make Willie McGinest "ashamed to be a Patriot."

https://nesn.com/2017/09/willie-mcginest-disagrees-with-matt-light-that-nfl-protest-is-disrespectful/

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Linux admin goes for speed dating :)

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Do you think there's any chance the Pixel 2 ends up being superior to this year's major flagships?

#android #opinion #pixel2 #google #smartphones

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Twitter expanding to 280 characters? I'm not sure how I feel about that...

#android #twitter

https://drd.life/2yFdmbo

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Michael Bennett said he'd like to discuss NFL players' protest against racial inequality with Donald Trump face-to-face.

https://nesn.com/2017/09/michael-bennett-wants-to-sit-down-with-donald-trump-about-nfl-protests/

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On this day in STAR WARS: Thu, September 26, 2002 - The words "Jedi," "dark side," and "the Force" find a place in the new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

#ram1 #robmosley #ram1Sept2017 #starwars #theforce #theempire

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The Senate Will Not Vote On Latest Obamacare Repeal Bill

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If the weather is clear in your area on Tuesday evening (Sept. 26), you’ll have an opportunity to see what probably are the two "most asked for" objects to look at through a telescope: the moon and Saturn. 

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Rickshaw driver
An interesting character I met while roaming in Lahore, Mall road.
(14th August 2017)

#pakistan #punjab #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #monochrome #monochromephotograph 
#hqspporaits #hqspmonochrome
+ShowYourBestWork +Britta Rogge
+Promote Photography #promotephotography +Edith Kukla
#hqspmonochrome for +HQSP Monochrome
#hqspStreetDoc for +HQSP Street & Documentary
#hqspportraits +HQSP Portraits curated by +Heiko Köster +Christian Madsen
#StreetPhotographySaturday
+Street Photography Saturday curated by +Sunny Wu
+BTP Editors' Choice (Top Photo page) +BTP Street PRO
+BTP Monochrome Pro +BTP Portrait Pro

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Some say I'm going the wrong way , when it's just a way of my own - away from the rest.

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"A solitary tree (blue ink version)"
By +Takashi LegendFuji www.takashi-legendfuji.com A solitary tree at the forest road in the deep mountains.
He was speaking to Mt Fuji floating on the sea of clouds.
I could never catch the voice.
But I felt certainly. - Takashi

#photography #landscape #japan #mountain

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If We Are To Remember -- Moab, Utah
"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it."

“We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm. Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.”

-- Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States

An autumn view up into the LaSal Mountains near Moab, Utah...

For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson, and #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin, and #hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape, and +Mountain Monday / #MountainMonday curated by +Michael Russell, and +Mountain Photos / #MountainPhotos curated by +Baki Karaçay...

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Rams Planet

Close enough to the highest point in mainland Oz i reckon.

Rams Head North 2190m, noting that Mount Kosciuszko is 2228m a grand total of 38m taller..:) Mount Kosciuszko is that sloping hill over there on the horizon. Fun fact for the day, Mount Everest is almost exactly 4 times taller than this peak, i guess technically I can say I have walked a quarter of the way to the highest point in the world. :)

Another fun fact, Norway has about 180 peaks over 2000 metres high but its tallest is only 2469m, just a smidge over our little hill over here.

#tinyplanet

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The OG “Duke” Xbox controller is coming to the Xbox One

The original Xbox came with a pretty huge controller. It turns out Seamus Blackley is working with Hyperkin to bring the OG Duke Xbox controller back.

#OGXbox #Xbox #Duke #XboxController #Hyperkin

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Siri will now give you search results from Google instead of Bing

The next time you ask Siri a question, Apple's AI will finally offer up search results to help you find an answer using Google, like the rest of the civilized world.

Apple is dumping Microsoft's Bing as the default search platform for Siri, Search inside iOS, and Spotlight on Macs in favor of Google, according to Tech Crunch.

The iPhone maker said that the switch is being made in order to create a more "consistent web search experience" for its users, since Google is currently the default search engine on its Safari browser thanks to a reported $3 billion annual deal between the two companies.

Google doesn't get the whole Apple search pie, however. Bing will still offer up image search results for queries through Siri.

See http://mashable.com/2017/09/25/apple-switch-bing-to-google-siri/

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Hunter vs Predator

Art by Matt Campbell (goo.gl/4YFo3v)
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More bounty hunter art: lightsabr.net/tag/bounty-hunter

#StarWars #BobaFett #Predator

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Back in July, Google took submissions for the best indie games of the year from US and Canadian developers. The company hosted a festival over the weekend in San Francisco where the public was able to play the games, as well as vote on finalists. Today,…

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Donald Trump Gets a Cameo in Jimmy Kimmel’s Latest “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” http://vntyfr.com/inXCq2O

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Use white to look modern, clean and classic – in your own personal style.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains All Your Burning ‘Game of Thrones’ Physics Questions. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw_6aqkDY. 🐲🐉

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As the hoopla surrounding the HTC partial R&D deal begins to settle, we take a look at what Google is likely up to and what it means for the wider industry. #Features #Google #HTC

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The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

READ: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44796-giacobbe-jake-lamotta-story-boxing-act

#boxing #boxeo

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A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to devices that match the brain’s energy-efficient computing prowess. Brains, beyond their signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency. The human brain’s power consumption resembles that of a 20-watt incandescent lightbulb. In contrast, one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers, the K computer in Kobe, Japan, consumes as much as 9.89 megawatts of energy — an amount roughly equivalent to the power usage of 10,000 households. Yet in 2013, even with that much power, it took the machine 40 minutes to simulate just a single second’s worth of 1 percent of human brain activity. Now engineering researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, are hoping to match some of the brain’s computational and energy efficiency with systems that mirror the brain’s structure. They are building a device, perhaps the first one, that is “inspired by the brain to generate the properties that enable the brain to do what it does,” according to Adam Stieg, a research scientist and associate director of the institute, who leads the project with Jim Gimzewski, a professor of chemistry at UCLA._

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Brain Guides Body Much Sooner Than Previously Believed

Scientists demonstrate, and then rescue, muscle and nerve defects caused by removing brains of day-old frog embryos; reveal earliest known example of brain-body interface.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

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come hear
+Joel Headley +Joy Hawkins +Darren Shaw +Ed Reese +Mike Ramsey +Aaron Weiche +Megan Hannay +Mary Bowling

Meet with Google's +Marissa Nordahl

Super Early Bird Pricing ending tomorrow

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#History has been suppressed in the biggest, long-term cover-up ever and the #Vatican knows all the secrets.

The Vatican is constantly monitoring the heavens with the L.U.C.I.F.E.R. telescope, whilst secretly preparing for the arrival of their alien Masters.

They seem to be intentionally creating something that is going to position the Roman Catholic Church at the forefront of an official E.T. disclosure: #UFO #Aliens #ForbiddenHistory http://humansarefree.com/2017/01/the-vatican-is-controlling-history.html
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