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Amber Tinted Glasses May Provide Relief For Insomnia

How do you unwind before bedtime? If your answer involves Facebook and Netflix, you are actively reducing your chance of a good night’s sleep. And you are not alone: 90 percent of Americans use light-emitting electronic devices, such as smartphones and laptops, in the hour before bed, despite the fact that such behavior is associated with symptoms of insomnia. The obvious solution is to ditch the technology, but people rarely heed this advice.

The research is in Journal of Psychiatric Research. (full access paywall)

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The Last Jedi’s Best Creatures Are the Judgmental Fish-Nuns http://nym.ag/2BtvDNn

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Will they teach humanities?

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Graspable Objects Grab Attention More Than Images of Objects Do

Does having the potential to act upon an object have a unique influence on behavior and brain responses to the object? That is the question Jacqueline Snow, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, has set out to answer.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

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Little Understood Cells Helps Mice See Color

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that color vision in mice is far more complex than originally thought, opening the door to experiments that could potentially lead to new treatments for humans.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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Remember how a lot of people voted for Trump because they were just so tired of liberals and their trigger words and safe spaces? This is Orwellian, and far more so.

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The House and Senate are expected to vote on the $1.5 trillion tax legislation next week as GOP leaders push the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades.

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Because we're deep into December and there's a new Star Wars eating the box office...

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Interesting read

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Some politicians are on our side. Nevertheless, each one of us must fight for our right to privacy! Encrypt all your emails now: https://tutanota.com/

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Sometimes, raw videos just aren't good enough to upload to social media. Sometimes, you'll want to give them a little tune-up before they're ready to wow all of your followers.

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Ursid Meteor Shower 2017 - Eyes on the Skies for Shooting Star Show

The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December solstice, so, in 2017, look for some possible activity over the next several nights.

The forecast calls for the night of December 21-22 or December 22-23 to be the peak night. The meteor activity begins annually around December 17 and runs for a week plus, until the 25th or 26th.

The Ursids produce a handful of meteors or shooting stars every hour, usually in the range of five to 10 per hour. However, this shower has been known to produce short bursts of over 100 meteors per hour.

This meteor shower is named for its radiant point which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris in the constellation Ursa Minor. Meteors will appear to be streaming out from the radiant, but they can show up all across the sky.

The Ursids are associated with Comet 8P/Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790 and then re-discovered by Horace Tuttle in 1858. The comet has a period of 14 years. The Ursids occur when Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left along the comet's orbit.

The shower itself was first recorded in England in 1900, and also spotted in Germany in the decades following.

You need only your eyes to see meteor showers; in fact, binoculars and telescopes are a bad idea, because they narrow your field of view. Find a place as far away from lights as possible, especially since the Ursids are faint.
Prop yourself up so you are facing nearby Ursa Minor, and dress warmly if it's cold. You'll have best results after giving your eyes about 20-30 minutes to adjust to the darkness.

Shooting stars are more officially called meteors. Before they hit the Earth's atmosphere, they are called meteoroids. Meteors that reach the ground are called meteorites, although it's very uncommon for the debris that makes up meteor showers to make it down without totally burning up in the atmosphere, because these pieces are so small.

Clips, images credit: NASA/JPL, ESO, & ESA/HUBBLE

Music credit: YouTube Audio Library

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Comprehensive overview of the
Capabilities and goals of this
Incredible instrument. TNQ

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Kawhi Leonard's minutes restriction 'a pain' for Gregg Popovich: Leonard has played just 33 minutes in two games this season. http://dlvr.it/Q6GFBg

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Here's another batch of fresh Android apps! Get 'em while they're hot!

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Samsung may have its Galaxy S9 series of smartphones ready by March

Samsung's goal to get devices out into the competitive market quickly may show in February if it gets the Galaxy S9 series out to the market.
#Samsung #GalaxyS9 #smartphones #technews

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Who is the Hottest MMA Woman in Episode 46? Choose between Paige VanZant,  Lauren Monday,  Heather Shanholtz,  Kyra Gracie,  Arianny Celeste.

On this episode, you are voting for the Hottest MMA Woman of the week. We show the winner of each day for the past week and at the end of the post, you just have to cast your vote.

Cast your vote now https://goo.gl/aKsRcQ

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Small Talk

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The smooth lake
What a wonderful sunset over this lake. Staying there watching the sun going down the horizon always makes you feel better. It's an amazing experience to see everything so calm and peaceful compared with how I was half an hour early at work!
This amazing "effect" of the reflections on the lake was possible using only a Firecrest Ultra Neutral Density Filter, from Formatt-Hitech. Incredible products to achieve images like this directly on camera!
If you want to take pictures like this, check out their shop and use this special coupon "FREDY30" when you order to get a super special 30% off, only for this Christmas season!
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Winch - Sydney Harbour

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Fort Worth Japanese Garden

Autumn colors in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. A favorite local location for fall colors. I make regular visits in November and December to follow the changing colors and watch the maples turn red.

Sony A7S with adapted Nikon 100mm lens

#wildernessphotographer #texas #fortworth #japanesegarden #fallcolor #landscape

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In the garden today. The Calla Lilies are loving the hot weather and occasional rain.

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Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert:

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Now that we've seen #StarWars #TheLastJedi...It's time to start thinking about #StarWars9...

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There's no way the force won't be strong with you after doing these cool DIY projects!

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Australian schoolboy Denis Cox sent this urgent letter to the Royal Australian Air Force’s Rocket Range at Woomera, in an attempt to enter Australia into the Space Race. 52 long years later, in 2009, he finally got a wonderful reply from the Australian Department of Defence. Both letters can be read in this article:

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/09/to-top-scientist.html

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Did You Catch the Brazil Reference in Star Wars: The Last Jedi? http://nym.ag/2BtkwnD

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15 Quick Tips to Change Your Anxiety Forever

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If we want to find alien life, we shouldn't look for planets like our own.

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Geekscape of the Day: Interstellar Sunrise
Artist: Wimukthi Bandara Visit: http://bit.ly/2CxZhi2 .

Want more? Visit us over at http://geekscapes.com and see all of the archives and subscribe via RSS so you never miss an image!

Have a listen to our Geek Questioner Podcast!
Our latest episode: https://geekquestioner.com/current

#scifi #sunrise #alien #planet #sky #moon #mountains #clouds #gsotd #gsotd2017

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Being part of digitalization
gives rise to more and more questions.

It can be horrible to be represented by the wrong Bits in a world where everyone believes everything published on the Internet. The web is on the way to replace the reality.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 119-117 in a triple-overtime thriller!

The Oklahoma City Thunder would hold a 55-47 lead at halftime and then extend that lead to 71-60 on a Paul George dunk with 5:08 left in the third quarter. However, the Philadelphia 76ers would bounce back and cut the lead to 81-77 at the end of the third quarter. 76ers' center Joel Embiid would carry his team in the fourth quarter, with his dish to Ben Simmons for a two-handed dunk tying the game at 94 with 53 seconds left. The 76ers would finish the fourth quarter on an 11-0 run. Embiid did a little of everything in the first overtime, with an assist to Robert Covington giving his team an 100-96 lead with 1:48 remaining. The reigning league MVP — Russell Westbrook — wouldn't let his team go away. Westbrook would hit a shot with 36 seconds remaining in the first overtime to tie the game at 102 apiece and send the game to a second overtime.

In the second overtime, the game would stay close. Westbrook would hit a 19-foot pull-up jumper with 1:33 remaining to give his team the slight 111-109 edge, but Embiid would answer back with a finger roll layup to send the game into a third overtime. Westbrook and Embiid would go back and forth in the third overtime, but, in the end, a Westbrook dish to Andre Roberson with 9 seconds remaining would allow the Thunder to prevail and win the game.

Russell Westbrook had 27 points (10/33 FG), 15 assists, 18 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Carmelo Anthony had 24 points (11/17 FG) and 7 rebounds.
Paul George had 24 points (5/11 3PT), 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.

Joel Embiid had 34 points (11/20 FG), 6 assists, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
J.J. Reddick had 19 points (4/13 3PT), 6 assists, and 3 rebounds.
Dario Saric had 16 points (7/16 FG), 4 assists, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals.

#NBA #Thunder #76ers

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Our brilliant brains.

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Research reveals the scale at which Earth’s mantle composition varies | #Geology #GeologyPage

New research by Brown University geochemists provides new insights on the scale at which Earth’s mantle varies in chemical composition.

Read more : http://www.geologypage.com/2017/11/research-reveals-scale-earths-mantle-composition-varies.html
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