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Joy is a Spark, Literally, and Scientists Can Deliver it to You

PG Newser – If you want to be happy, if that’s all you want, and you don’t care why, and you don’t care how, try new spark joy, though it’s not been officially named spark joy, even though that would be a great name for it.  Researchers that haven’t  been identified in the Discover Magazine article have figured out how to make you happy with just a spark, and there’s video proof to boot.
Discover Magazine – Researchers say they’ve found a remarkably specific means of triggering the electrical fireworks that add up to happiness in our brains. By electrically stimulating a brain region known as the cingulum, scientists created spontaneous laughter and a sense of calm and joy in three different patients. | Get the Full Story

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RightZilla – OAC Pulls Boss Card in Epic Video Slapdown

The American Mirror – Talking about how she tried to overcome her insecurities, she said, “I’m at least trying, and they’re not. And so the power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success.“If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power, you’re driving the agenda, you’re doing all this stuff,” Ocasio-Cortez said. | Get the Full Story

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MicroPenis Trap Upsets New Bride, Who Spills the Sausage on Reddit.

PG Newser – One day you wake up to learn that your wife decided to share on the public internets a story about your micropenis.  The story goes like this, you have a micropenis.  This happened   Not only did it happen, but the wife, your new wife, was asking her Reddit friends for advice.  What do you do when your manz has a micropenis and he didn’t tell you ahead of time?  Is he a microtrap?
Mirror UK- She felt he had lied and tricked her, so decided to share the story on Reddit to get some advice.But her husband found the post and is now terrified somebody will work out it’s about him, so is threatening to divorce and sue her. | Get the Full Story

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Pentagon Not So Ready to Comply with Trump’s Wall Emergency

The Pentagon is signaling it might not so easily comply with President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration to garner alternative funding for the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.  The Pentagon is asking HHS to specifically identify how border wall construction will improve ‘effectiveness’ of military troops guarding the border | Get the Full Story

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Honest Abe Trends on Twitter, and He’s Giving the Ladies the Vapors

He freed the slaves and then he freed the nipple, his own, all two of his own, and he did it on Twitter.  No, were’ not talking about Weinergate 2.o, we’re talking about Abraham Lincoln, whose shirtless image was shared on Twitter by Zach Stentz, who just wanted to remind the world that in the Los Angeles Courthouse there exists a shirtless Abraham Lincoln, a young, sexy, shirtless Abraham Lincoln. | Get the Full Story

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No Brexit Deal in May-Tusk Desert Meeting

Embattled British PM Theresa May signals no deal will be worked out during her meeting with EU Leader Donald Tusk.
May to meet Tusk in Egypt, but no Brexit deal in the desert- France 24
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet EU leader Donald Tusk on Sunday ahead of a summit with Arab leaders, officials said, but should not expect a Brexit breakthrough. | Get the Full Story

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Alleged Terror Plotter Used Work Computer to Plan Attack on Dem Leaders

The Coast Guard Lt. who plotted to kill Democrat leaders apparently planned the bulk of his attack using coast guard computers at work.Coast Guard Lieutenant Used Work Computers in Alleged Planning of Widespread Domestic Terrorist Attack, Prosecutors Say- Small War JournalThe U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer on the job at headquarters to study the manifestos and heinous paths of mass shooters, prosecutors say. | Get the Full Story

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India Court Ruling Could Trigger Eviction of 8 Million

A ruling by India’s Supreme Court could lead to the eviction of millions of people who live in forests now deemed ‘protected.’  
‘Biggest mass eviction’ of tribespeople could see EIGHT MILLION booted out of their forest homes to ‘protect woodland’ after landmark court ruling in India- The Sun UK
MILLIONS of tribal forest dwellers in India are facing eviction after a ruling by the country’s supreme court. | Get the Full Story

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Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change

Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change  – Science Daily
“We have recently discovered that while (bacteria infected with viruses) are in the process of dying, microbes can produce new viruses that then go to attack their original invader. This is a form of resistance we had not observed before,” said Buchan.This type of competitive interaction, Buchan said, is important for stabilizing the size of microbial populations in marine systems. This balance may be crucial for biogeochemical processes, including many related to climate change. | Get the Full Story

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After More than 10 Years, The Quest for Room Temp Magnet Reversal is Over

Magnetization reversal achieved at room temperature using only an electric field- Phys.org
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have achieved magnetization reversal in cobalt-substituted bismuth ferrite by applying an electric field. Researchers have sought such a technique for over a decade in order to make new types of low-power-consumption magnetic memory devices. | Get the Full Story

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Decentralizing-Empowering Nebulas Could Save Blockchain

Nebulas could be the Future of Improving The Efficiency of Blockchain Upgrades  – the-blockchain
Pertaining to the issue of system upgrades, Nebulas believes that “the decision makers of a blockchain upgrade should not be centralized. It belongs to every participant in the community. Every token user of Nebulas has the right to participate in and choose the future direction of Nebulas.”
One of the many new features that Nebulas NOVA will include is the Nebulas Blockchain Runtime Environment (NBRE) and is the first version of Nebulas Force as stated in Nebulas’ whitepaper. NBRE is the execution environment for the Nebulas core protocols and algorithms; based on the JIT (Just In Time) LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine) compiler, making it possible to manage, execute and submit LLVM Intermediate Representation (IR) to the Nebulas blockchain. | Get the Full Story

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Quantum Leaping Your Way Thanks to Quantum of Light

In the blink of an eye: Team uses quantum of light to create new quantum simulator  – Science Daily
Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. How would you proceed? The answer is trial and error. This is how traditional computers with classical algorithms operate to find the solution to a complex problem. Now consider this: What if, by magic, you were able to clone yourself into multiple versions so that you were able to go through all the various paths at the same time? You’d find the exit almost instantly. | Get the Full Story

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Your Glowing Pea Could End Needle Biopsies

Fluorescing urine signals organ transplant rejection, could replace needle biopsies – Science Daily
A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could catch rejection much earlier, more comprehensively, and without a biopsy needle.
When the body’s immune system has just begun attacking cells of a transplanted organ, the new method’s particles send a fluorescent signal into the urine. In a new study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University validated the method in a mouse model, and they have engineered the sensor with highly biocompatible components, which could make the path to potential future trials easier. | Get the Full Story

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How You Smell Things Could Determine How Long You Live

The smelling of food controls cellular recycling and affects life expectancy – Science Daily
The smell of food induces a variety of physiological processes in our body. Thus, the production of saliva and digestive enzymes is stimulated before the actual food intake in order to prepare the gastrointestinal tract for the upcoming digestive process. In a healthy organism, this coordination depends on a dynamic balance between formation and degradation of proteins (proteostasis). This plays an important role for the recycling of cells and during the aging process. | Get the Full Story

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Solar Winds Teaching Scientists to Make New Chemical Factory

Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  – Science Daily
Using a computer program, scientists simulated the chemistry that unfolds when the solar wind pelts the Moon’s surface. As the Sun streams protons to the Moon, they found, those particles interact with electrons in the lunar surface, making hydrogen (H) atoms. These atoms then migrate through the surface and latch onto the abundant oxygen (O) atoms bound in the silica (SiO2) and other oxygen-bearing molecules that make up the lunar soil, or regolith. Together, hydrogen and oxygen make the molecule hydroxyl (OH), a component of water, or H2O | Get the Full Story

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American Pastor in Turkey Closer to Freedom

An American pastor being held in a Turkish prison is closer to freedom after the US and Turkey have come to an agreement to attempt to settle the dispute, and freeing the pastor.
US and Turkey Agree to Deal with American Pastor Imprisonment Diplomatically  – World Affairs Journal
The United States and Turkey have agreed to deal with the row over detained US pastor Andrew Brunson diplomatically. | Get the Full Story

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Iranian Footballer Gains Public Support for Protesting Economic Crisis

Iranians facing economic hardship have a new hero in the former of footballer Voria Ghafouri, who used his platform to draw attention to the struggles Iranians are facing under an increasingly struggling economy.
‘Bravo Voria!’ cheer Iranian football fans for defender who spoke out on economy  – France 24
Voria Ghafouri – already a star defender for Tehran’s Esteghlal FC – has become a hero in Iranian football for speaking out about an economic crisis that has led to soaring food prices. | Get the Full Story

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May Says No Deal Brexit Could Trigger Conservative Split

Theresa May is still pitching her Brexit deal, hoping for a little fear of Torie revolt to whip her party in shape before the final Brexit vote Brexit:
Theresa May warned dozens of Tories could rebel over no-deal – BBC News
Leaders of the Brexit Delivery group of MPs, comprising Leavers and Remainers, say up to 30 may back alternatives if the PM’s reworked deal isn’t voted on. | Get the Full Story

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New York Court Order Concludes Gun Permit Insufficient Cause for Car Search

A New York Court dealt gun owners a win when it struck down a police car search as being unconstitutional.  The car search was triggered by an out-of-state conceal-carry licence.  The court ruled the license did not justify the search for a gun.
New York Court Order Concludes Gun Permit Insufficient Cause for Car Search  – Ammoland
An out of state concealed carry permit does not establish sufficient cause to warrant a car search for firearms, | Get the Full Story

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Farmers Get $7.7 billion During Trade War….So Far

So far, US farmers have received more than $7 billion from the US Dept of Agriculture as part of a subsidy program designed to offset the effects of tariff war with China..
U.S. farmers receive $7.7 billion in trade aid to date: USDA  – Reuters
U.S. Department of Agriculture has paid out $7.7 billion so far to farmers, William Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, said on Friday, in aid designed to offset the negative impact of tariff imposition. | Get the Full Story

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Just Because Mueller is Done, Doesn’t Mean RussiaGate is Done – Leftzilla

Republicans may be celebrating the end of the Mueller investigation, but perhaps they shouldn’t celebrate too quickly.  The end of the Mueller probe might very well be the opening of the next chapter in the Russiagate saga.
Mueller Report Is Likely Just ‘End Of The Beginning’- Crooks and Liars
According to the MSM, Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Goat Rodeo, our great national psychotic break from reality that has roiled our country, our politics and our culture over the past two years, is coming to an end. | Get the Full Story

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China’s Social Credit System Begins to Take Effect

Millions of Chinese are just now learning that their social credit score is too low for them to be able to travel.
China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses  – Times of India
BEIJING: Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket. | Get the Full Story

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Saudis Lock Down Oil Deal with the Chinese

The Saudis are extending their arms..and their oil, to the cash-laden Chinese.
Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal – Times of India
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with China’s President Xi Jinping and bagged a $ 10 billion oil deal, | Get the Full Story

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Turkey Targets 300 More Officers for Arrest

The Turkish government is arresting 300 army officers who have been charged with having ties to the alleged attempted coup in 2016.  
Turkey seeks arrest of 300 army officers: Prosecutors  – Times of India
Turkey on Friday issued arrest warrants for almost 300 active military officers for alleged links to a failed 2016 coup aimed at unseating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, | Get the Full Story

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Israeli Mission to the Moon Fueled by Spacex

Spacex is on schedule to place an Israeli lander on the moon by mid April of 2019.
SpaceX Falcon Successful Launch of Israeli Moon Mission and Indonesia Satellite – Next Big Future
If there is a successful launch today it will take the small and weak rocket engine almost two months to get the Israeli lander to the moon. It will have to circle out in larger orbits to get captured by the moon’s gravity. Lunar landing would be April 11, 2019. | Get the Full Story

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The Virgin Birth of Mary the Fish’s Offspring

Mary the fish has apparently given birth to babies that were not fertilized by a male fish.  The birth would cost Mary her life.
Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary’s ‘virgin’ birth  – Science Daily
A female stickleback fish, nick-named ‘Mary’, has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.Mary’s unusual pr | Get the Full Story

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Hampshire College Faces Financial End After Trump Election Flag Fiasco

It looks like Hampshire College, the college that flew the flag at half-staff after Trump was elected in 2016, is now facing financial hardship, with the school hoping for last-minute investors to save it.
College that removed American flag after Trump’s election is on the brink of collapse – College Fix
Too few students interested in no majors, no grades, no standards | Get the Full Story

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Concept Modular House Hints at Integration of Vertical Farming with the Home

Two architects are joining forces to work on a concept project called The Farmhouse that seeks to show how vertical farming can be integrated into modular housing.
Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms – Dezeen
Precht – the architecture studio of Penda co-founder Chris Precht and his wife Fei – has developed a concept for modular housing where residents would produce their own food in vertical farms. | Get the Full Story

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Even Maduro Critics Are Concerned About US Regime-Change Plan

While Maduro decides to shut down the border with Columbia in an effort to cut off US aid to Venezuela, some are questioning the nature of this humanitarian aid, suggesting Maduro may have good reason to not allow what the United States is calling “aid.”
This Is Not Humanitarian Aid: A Maduro Critic in Venezuela Slams U.S. Plan to Push Regime Change – Democracy Now!
MEDEA BENJAMIN: Excuse me. Just as you are trying to take over the Venezuelan government, I want to say these people are a fraud. They don’t represent the Venezuelan people. | Get the Full Story

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Cows Need Love Too, and So there’s Tudder, Tinder for Cows

‘Tinder for cows’ matches livestock in the mood for love  – Reuters
A Tinder-inspired app is helping farmers match up potential partners for their cattle.
Called “Tudder” – a mix of dating app Tinder and udder – it lets farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of.
They are then directed to a page on the SellMyLivestock website where they can browse more pictures and data about the animals before deciding whether to buy. | Get the Full Story