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The automatic updates are beneficial for consumers because Microsoft will plug security

Microsoft Windows 10 Updates Will Be Mandatory For 10 Years

— The automatic updates are beneficial for consumers because Microsoft will plug security vulnerabilities as each one is found. The automatic updates …

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Stand With Nan-Hui organizers Full statement http standwithnanhui org nanhui release

BREAKING: NAN-HUI JO RELEASED FROM IMMIGRATION DETENTION!


Nan-Hui Jo, an undocumented survivor of domestic abuse, was released on bond from immigration detention on Friday, July 17. We celebrate her release and will continue to support Nan-Hui in her fight to be reunited with her daughter. After her release, Nan-Hui enjoyed a celebratory dinner of Korean food with friends, organizers and members of her legal team.

We celebrate Nan-Hui’s release from jail as an incredible, critical victory following nearly one year of incarceration. We know, however, that the struggle is not over. She still needs to rebuild her relationship with her daughter, who hasn’t seen her mother since July 29, 2014. Despite her release from detention, she is still fighting deportation in upcoming immigration hearings. She is still challenging her unjust criminal conviction for child abduction, which resulted from the actions she had taken to protect herself and her child.

Stand With Nan-Hui organizers

Full statement: http://standwithnanhui.org/nanhui_release/
Press release: http://standwithnanhui.org/press_breaking_nhjrelease/

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Just added this darling little book to the digital library This book will be featured

Just added this darling little book to the digital library. This book will be featured with a small exhibit on cookbooks (more info soon).

I’ve since learned there’s more than one way to cook a seal.

Sam

The hippocampus a region of the brain important for learning memory and mood contains a

Unleashing the Potential of Stem Cells

The hippocampus, a region of the brain important for learning, memory, and mood, contains a large number of stem cells. These cells are undifferentiated, meaning they have the potential to become different types of specialized cells. This image shows stems cells (cells with black dots) in the hippocampus of an adult mouse. While most of the stem cells are dormant, they can be activated to generate new neurons in a process called neurogenesis. Researchers have identified two distinct types of hippocampal stem cells, which they speculate may generate neurons that regulate learning and mood differently. In the future, scientists hope to learn more about these cells and the roles they may play in learning and mood disorders

Image credit:  Jhaveri, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2015.

Huffington Post editors stoutly defend Trump coverage decision We’re saying no you

Huffington Post editors stoutly defend Trump coverage decision. “We’re saying no, you don’t have to look at this car-wreck. And if you really must, you can find it under Entertainment.”


But they’re still covering him. A lot.

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers But what

We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. 

More: What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce | TED-Ed

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This could be very applicable for women suffering from hot flashes or depression for whom

A safer estrogen therapy for women?

Scientists have found a way to boost estrogen only in the brain, a success in rats that may translate to safer treatments for people.

“This could be very applicable for women suffering from hot flashes or depression for whom estrogen therapy is really counter-indicated,” says neuropharmacologist Roberta Brinton of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, who was not involved in the new work.

Researchers led by biochemist Laszlo Prokai of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth were studying the production of estrogen in the body when they realized that one estrogen-generating pathway was only active in the brain. A compound called 10β,17β-dihydroxyestra 1,4 dien-3-one (DHED), they found, relies on an enzyme in the brain to be converted from its “prodrug” form into the active form of estrogen; other organs in the body use different starting blocks to generate the hormone. That means that, theoretically, treating animals with DHED would only result in an estrogen increase in the brain, not in the heart, uterus, or breast tissue, where it can cause unwanted side effects.

And indeed, when the researchers gave rats doses of DHED, estrogen levels in their brains increased, whereas levels elsewhere in the body remained stable. What’s more, in female rats lacking ovaries—prone to hot flashes, depression, memory problems, and stroke—DHED reversed these nervous system–linked menopause symptoms without any detectable impacts on the rest of the body, the scientists report online today in Science Translational Medicine.

“Because this prodrug remains completely inactive everywhere else in the body, you can remedy the neurological and psychiatric symptoms associated with estrogen deficiency while avoiding side effects in the rest of the body,” Prokai says.

Science| DOI:  10.1126/science.aac8891

The Middle Fork Powder River is located about 20 miles southwest of Kaycee The Middle

Themypubliclandsroadtrip in Wyoming first heads to The Hole-in-the-Wall and Middle Fork for western legends and outlaws!

The Hole-in-the-Wall is a spectacularly scenic part of the Old West. A red sandstone escarpment dominates the area, which is rich in legend of outlaw activity in the late 1800s. It was a favorite hiding place for the infamous Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Gang. The “hole” is a gap in the Red Wall that, legend has it, was used secretly by outlaws to move horses and cattle from the area.  This remote area is located about 40 miles southwest of Kaycee.

The Middle Fork Powder River is located about 20 miles southwest of Kaycee. The Middle Fork Powder River Management Area contains such notable sites as Outlaw Cave, rumored to have been used as a hideout by various folks attempting to avoid the law, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The region contains diverse topography and vegetation, ranging in elevation from 5,000 to over 8,000 feet with numerous steep incised canyons. 

The Middle Fork of the Powder River lies at the bottom of a fairly steep canyon. But, if you can make your way down, the fishing at the bottom is excellent! This is a “blue ribbon” trout stream containing brown and rainbow trout. Only artificial flies and lures are allowed; no natural bait. 

The Hole-in-the-Wall and Middle Fork region together contain approximately 80,000 acres of public land, including lands managed by the BLM, the State of Wyoming and Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

London’s National Gallery is usually shrouded in a respectful hush as visitors quietly

Renowned composers add soundscapes to painted masterpieces

London’s National Gallery is usually shrouded in a respectful hush as visitors quietly contemplate the centuries old masterpieces on display. But a new exhibition called Soundscapes is set to change all that this summer: the show sees six contemporary composers recontextualizing six paintings through sound art and music installations. We recently wrote about an exhibition in Madrid, which shifted art lovers’ focus from sight to touch using 3D replicas of famous paintings. Soundscapes is another example of institutions encouraging visitors to reassess art from a different angle. READ MORE…

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The title F ouml r Att Inte Tala Om Alla Dessa Kvinnor literally translates as To say

För Att Inte Tala Om Alla Dessa Kvinnor (AKA All These Women) | Ingmar Bergman | 1964

The title “För Att Inte Tala Om Alla Dessa Kvinnor” literally translates as “To say nothing about All These Women”, so I expect the meaning is more like “Not To Mention All These Women”…