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Rolling Greens Golf Club’s first match of the year at Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course

Rolling Greens Golf Club’s first match of the year at Manhattan Beach Marriott Golf Course. 

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Researchers combed 8 billion public tweets for users who shared their diagnoses of depression post-traumatic stres

Scientists Are Using Twitter Data To Track Depression

Carolyn Gregoire, huffingtonpost.com

Computer scientists at Johns Hopkins have built an algorithm that uses Twitter to gather information about mental illness trends.

Researchers combed 8 billion public tweets for users who shared their diagnoses of depression, post-traumatic stres…

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Japanese companies are developing robotic technologies that can help the elderly amid an aging population and concern over rising health costs People older than 65 will make up 40 percent of Japan’s population by 2060

Meet Smiby, the Robot Baby                                        

Technician Mamoru Kizawa assembles a Smile Baby care robot — Smiby for short — at the Togo Seisakusyo Corp. factory in Togo, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

The robot, jointly developed by Togo Seisakusyo and Chukyo University, is aimed at an elderly market, and went on sale on Jan. 21 priced at 6,8000 yen, or about $575.

Japanese companies are developing robotic technologies that can help the elderly amid an aging population and concern over rising health costs. People older than 65 will make up 40 percent of Japan’s population by 2060.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

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Bruce Springsteen is a Lab mix who was “Born in the U.S.A.” The 4-month old rock star is a sweetheart. And The Boss gets along great with other dogs. He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and is microchipped.

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There was no hesitation as they thundered across the ground It was as if they knew they were finally home

Tears of joy as bison return to a Saskatchewan First Nation

[PHOTO: Peepeekisis Nation, and CBC]

It was an emotional scene at Peepeekisis Cree Nation in Saskatchewan earlier this month when 20 bison emerged from trailers and bounded onto the snow-covered prairie.

There was no hesitation as they thundered across the ground. It was as if they knew they were finally home.

Peepeekisis First Nation is now home to 20 bison.

#indigenous #biodiversity #Canada

Domesticated over 4000 years ago ox plural oxen comes from from the Old English oxa oxen from the Proto-Indo-European -uks-en- male animal believed to derive from the root -uks meaning to sprinkle Literal interpretation of the animal name would therefore mean besprinkler Given the urine-based scent marking of most male mammals this makes sense

What’s an ox or oxen?

Domesticated over 4000 years ago, ox (plural oxen) comes from from the Old English oxa (“oxen”), from the Proto-Indo-European -uks-en- (“male animal”), believed to derive from the root -uks, meaning “to sprinkle”. Literal interpretation of the animal name would therefore mean “besprinkler”. Given the urine-based scent marking of most male mammals, this makes sense.

Oxen are not a specific species, but rather any bovine trained as a draft (hauling) animal. The majority of the animals used in this fashion are castrated males (steer or bullocks), though there were also many female oxen, especially those born as freemartins (the female in male/female dairy calf twins, almost always sterile due to testosterone exposure in utero). Non-castrated males (bulls) were also occasionally used, especially when the animal needed to play a duel role as draft animal and means of reproduction.

While the European domestic cattle (Bos taurus) has long been seen as the “standard” ox, zebu (Bos indicus), and water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) are commonly used in South-East Asia, India, and parts of Africa.

Images:

Siena. Chart and peasants.” Photographed by Paolo Lombardi, before 1890.

A Smith Shoeing an Ox.” Karel Dujardin, 1650s.

Etymology from Etyomonline.

Devin Flynn is an animator musician general art-doer He splits his time between Los Angeles and his wife’s hometown Tokyo He dropped us a line on some of his favorite yakitori and soba spots in Tokyo and we decided that rather than hoarding them like the subway rats we are the right thing to do was to share them

Devin Flynn is an animator/musician/general art-doer. He splits his time between Los Angeles and his wife’s hometown, Tokyo. He dropped us a line on some of his favorite yakitori and soba spots in Tokyo, and we decided that rather than hoarding them like the subway rats we are, the right thing to do was to share them.

Illustrations by Devin Flynn.

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We are remarkably dishonest when it comes to the sex industry And as much as conversational objections to nakedness-for-cash can blur into vague emotive statements with very little actual meaning so too does legislation

The Damaging Myths of the UK Sex Industry

We are remarkably dishonest when it comes to the sex industry. And as much as conversational objections to nakedness-for-cash can blur into vague, emotive statements with very little actual meaning, so too does legislation.

"Farcical" and "dangerous" are two of the words I heard used last week to describe the UK’s licensing of sexual entertainment, and those words are absolutely accurate: The situation is a mess.

The reason the issue has been hurled back into the spotlight is because Scotland have been holding parliamentary debates on whether to bring in a single policy to regulate sexual entertainment venues (SEVs). Currently, live sexual entertainment in Scotland isn’t licensed in its own category—instead, it falls under the Licensing Act 2005, which regulates alcohol licenses.

Now, it seems likely that strip clubs are going to be slapped with some new legislation. The question is, what form should this take?

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