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"What a View! Opportunity Rover Nears 11 Years on Mars" | NBC News-Science/Space | 01/12/15

"What a View! Opportunity Rover Nears 11 Years on Mars" |  NBC News-Science/Space | 01/12/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
NASA's Opportunity rover has captured a gorgeous view of the Martian landscape from a perch high on a crater rim.The Opportunity rover took the photo on Jan. 6 from atop Cape Tribulation on the western rim of Endeavour Crater....
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...."The view is one of the grandest in Opportunity's Martian career of nearly 11 years and more than 25.8 miles (41.6 kilometers)" of driving," NASA officials said in a statement.

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"Rural Medicine Hackathon & Ignite Rural Medicine" | HackingRuralMedicine.org | 01/12/15

"Rural Medicine Hackathon & Ignite Rural Medicine" | HackingRuralMedicine.org | 01/12/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

From Idea to Breakthrough Innovation in One Weekend! 

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....Have you ever come across a problem in healthcare and thought "there must be a better way to do this"? Do you have an idea but no time to build the solution? Come Help Us Work Together to Hack Rural Medicine!

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"Supreme Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare Law" Huff Post - Politics | 01/12/15

"Supreme Court Rejects New Challenge To Obamacare Law" Huff Post - Politics | 01/12/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up another broad challenge to President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The court rejected an appeal filed by...
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....it's settled once again!! Obamacare is Law of The Land!!!

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"Man exonerated after being framed by cop and spending 21 years in jail" | The Grio | 01/10/15

"Man exonerated after being framed by cop and spending 21 years in jail" | The Grio | 01/10/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Derrick Hamilton, 49, was convicted of the 1991 murder of Nathaniel Cash — even though he had nothing to do with it. Although Hamilton was paroled in 2011, he has only just now been exonerated of t...
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...the Cop and DA should both have to serve 21 years each in prison!!

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"100 Million Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2015/01/06

"100 Million Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2015/01/06 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
100 Million Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton, B. F. Williams, L. C. Johnson (U. Washington), PHAT team, R. Gendler

Explanation: What stars compose the Andromeda galaxy? To better understand, a group of researchers studied the nearby spiral by composing the largest image ever taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. The result, called the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT), involved thousands of observations, hundreds of fields, spanned about a third of the galaxy, and resolved over 100 million stars. In the featured composite image, the central part of the galaxy is seen on the far left, while a blue spiral arm is prominent on the right. The brightest stars, scattered over the frame, are actually Milky Way foreground stars. The PHAT data is being analyzed to better understand where and how stars have formed in M31 in contrast to our Milky Way Galaxy, and to identify and characterize Andromeda's stellar clusters and obscuring dust.

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.....Oh how insignificant we are in the scheme of things!!

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"Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead at 82" | ABC News | 01/01/15

"Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead at 82" | ABC News | 01/01/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died today at age 82, multiple sources confirmed to ABC News.
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.....We 'REAL' Democrat has departed our mist!! R.I.P. Governor Mario Cuomo   

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"Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees" | boredpanda | 12/30/14

"Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees" | boredpanda | 12/30/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself.
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.....Oh if these trees could talk!! What a story they would tell......

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"Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind" | Gawker | 12/28/14

"Police Chief's Perfect Response: Respect Protestors, Keep an Open Mind" | Gawker | 12/28/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
When a pro-cop citizen wrote the Nashville Police to express his "frustration and outrage" at the city's peaceful handling of recent Ferguson protests, Chief Steve Anderson reminded the letter-writer of a simple fact: "The police are merely a representative of a government formed by the people for the people—for all people."
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......Chief Steve Anderson for 'Police Chief Of The Years'!!

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▶ Dakota 38 + 2 (Full Movie) | I Love Ancestry YouTube Channel | 12/26/2014

Remembering & Honoring 38 + 2 Dakota Ancestors more than 150 years ago on December 26, 1862. In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator... As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of those dreams that bothers you night and day."

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......Please take an hour and watch this movie about my friend Jim Miller's dream seeing 38 of his ancestors being hung in 1862.  Embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution, December 26, 2014.

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"The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Began in Panama" | In These Times | 12/24/14

"The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Began in Panama" | In These Times | 12/24/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago this month, the U.S. invaded Panama. It became the blueprint for America's wars in the Middle East.
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.....A little Year-End History Lesson on America's two 'end-less wars'!!

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"Why we should all hack medicine" | Lina Colucci | TEDxBrussels - YouTube | 12/08/14

Published on Dec 8, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why we should all hack medicine

From giving birth, to running for a bus, from learning to dancing - if you haven't drunk enough water your body and brain will protest. Lina Colucci is a Doctoral researcher at MIT, she's working on the design, development, and deployment of a portable device that will measure people's hydration levels. Finding out whether we've got enough water on board using a simple and non-invasive technology would go a long way towards saving lives and improving health outcomes all over the world.

Her area is health sciences and technology - a field that integrates an intimidating range of different disciplines. In effect you've got to be outstanding in bio-medical engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, design, and bio-mechanics in order to get to where Lina is now. She spent a year working on tissue engineering in an orthopaedic bio-engineering lab and before that was working in India for four months doing research about the effects of internal migration on poverty in urban slums. While in Sweden she did research into touch experiences and how people associate the texture of a material with its properties and performance.

In between all this she found time to intern at Nike, using some inventive video analysis techniques to find out how men and women land differently when running - oh, and in her spare time there she developed a social media platform for them. Her time at Nike helped refine a long-cherished project; the redesign of the ballet pointe shoe. Colucci worked with folks from IDEO and Nike to come up with the DANZA shoe - the first update to the pointe shoe in 200 years. Of course she's a dancer and musician as well, working with the Harvard Ballet Company and the New England Conservatory. In essence, Lina has a broad range of accomplishments we thought TEDx Brussels would be incomplete without her.

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....the project that I consult with in Montana (fmbhp.org) is planning one of these M.I.T. Hacking Medicine Events in March 2015.  Check it out at this website -- http://hackingruralmedicine.org/.  See you in Montana in late March

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"There's something different about Tony Romo and the Cowboys" | MSN Sports | 12/17/14

"There's something different about Tony Romo and the Cowboys" | MSN Sports | 12/17/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA - A father placed his hands squarely on the cheeks of his son on Sunday night deep inside the tunnels of Lincoln Financial Field.
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......them be 'My Boys', a class act!!

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"Was Mars once habitable? Curiosity keeps finding evidence that it might..." | Vox | 12/16/14

"Was Mars once habitable? Curiosity keeps finding evidence that it might..." | Vox | 12/16/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The rover's latest discovery is another positive sign for our search for ancient life
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........I guess that the Martians did to Mars what the 'We Are Not Scientist GOP' want to do to Our Earth. Make it Uninhabitable!!

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"The Best Yogis To Follow on INSTAGRAM" | Harpers Bazaar - Diet, Fitness, Mind & Body | 01/11/15

"The Best Yogis To Follow on INSTAGRAM" | Harpers Bazaar - Diet, Fitness, Mind & Body | 01/11/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The most inspiring yoga accounts to follow on Instagram.
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....I got to get my friend Ariella Lindström Futral over at KARUNA YOGA in Sweden on INSTAGRAM - http://www.karunayoga.se/.  She should make the list this year.

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"Superb ice halo display in New Mexico | EarthSky.org | 01/12/15

"Superb ice halo display in New Mexico | EarthSky.org | 01/12/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Ice halo display captured by Joshua Thomas in Red River, New Mexico on the morning of January 9, 2015.
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.......Magnificent halo display, with and without labels!

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"Muslim Employee At Kosher Market Saved People During Hostage Situation" | Huff Post | 01/10/15

"Muslim Employee At Kosher Market Saved People During Hostage Situation" | Huff Post | 01/10/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Lassana Bathily, a Muslim employee at Paris Kosher grocery store Hyper Cacher, saved several people by hiding them in a walk-in freezer when a gunman laid siege to his workplace on Friday.

Amedy Coulibaly burst into the market and opened fire, kil...
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....this is the sort of thing that the "cable news 24/7 mouth pieces" are not talking about in covering this crisis.   Wake Up World!!

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"Neo-Nazis in American Politics: Follow the Money" | Lady Voters | 01/10/15

"Neo-Nazis in American Politics: Follow the Money" | Lady Voters | 01/10/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
According to public records, at least 58 U.S. politicians have
accepted campaign contributions from David Duke supporters. This
includes candidates for federal office, current and former Members of
Congress, and one former president. Oh, and one Democrat. 
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.......David Duke and his Right-Wing Followers have spent 15 years building "right-wing caucus" in the U. S. Congress...follow the MONEY!!


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"Three Kings' Day Celebration: History And Traditions" | Huff Post - Latino Voices | 01/06/15

"Three Kings' Day Celebration: History And Traditions" |  Huff Post - Latino Voices | 01/06/15 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Santa Claus may have gone back to the North Pole to rest, but it doesn’t mean the gift-giving (and receiving) is over -- at least not for the thousands of children in Latin America and Spain anxiously awaiting Sunday’s “El D&iac...
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.....As kids, we always waiting for Three Kings Day for those last gifts of the Holiday Season!!

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"Microsoft to kill off IE? Windows 10 to come with new browser" | Daily Mail | 12/31/14

"Microsoft to kill off IE? Windows 10 to come with new browser" | Daily Mail | 12/31/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Experts say the new browser, codenamed Spartan, will be unveiled on January 21st when Microsoft shows off Windows 10 for the first time.

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
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.....Can't wait to see what Microsoft will do to turn the heat up in the  'browser wars'!!

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"Observatory, Mountains, Universe" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014/12/30

"Observatory, Mountains, Universe" |  Astronomy Picture of the Day | 2014/12/30 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

Observatory, Mountains, Universe
Image Credit & Copyright: Boris Dmitriev (Night Scape)

Explanation: The awesomeness in this image comes in layers. The closest layer, in the foreground, contains the Peak Terskol Observatory located in the northern Caucasus Mountains of Russia. The white dome over the 2-meter telescope is clearly visible. The observatory is located on a shoulder of Mt. Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, with other peaks visible in a nearby background layer. Clouds are visible both in front of and behind the mountain peaks. The featured three-image composite panorama was taken in 2014 August. Far in the distance is the most distant layer: the stars and nebulas of the night sky, with the central band of the Milky Way rising on the image right.



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,,,,looks like a great place to spend the night watching the 'Universe Movie'!!

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"Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)" | I Love Ancestry | 12/26/14

"Largest Mass Hanging Execution in US History (1862)" | I Love Ancestry | 12/26/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Based on materials from usdakotawar.org. Remembering 38 + 2 Dakota Ancestors. Their trials were conducted unfairly in a variety of ways. They were executed at Mankato, Minnesota on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. This day after Christmas is somber for Dakota American Indians marking a travesty of justice over 150 years ago, when 38+2 of their ancestors were executed in the largest mass hanging execution in U.S. history....
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...watch the full movie about Jim Miller and his fellow riders riding back to the scene of the hanging this December 26th  ▶ Dakota 38 + 2 (Full Movie) | I Love Ancestry YouTube Channel | 12/26/2014  --- http://sco.lt/7cl1W5

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"Better relations with Cuba might help American diabetics" | CT Post | 12/18/14

"Better relations with Cuba might help American diabetics" | CT Post | 12/18/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it

HAVANA -- Every seven minutes, someone in the U.S. loses a limb to diabetes. Now, those likely to add to those horrifying statistics may be among the biggest beneficiaries of normalized relations with Cuba.

Entangled for years in the U.S. trade embargo has been a high-tech medicine, Heberprot, developed in 2006 by a Cuban research center.

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......I wonder what other medicines has the Cubans developed that's being kept from us Americans?? Politics, Politics, Politics......

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Astronaut's stunning timelapse shows gorgeous auroras over Earth | Mashable | 12/23/14

Astronaut's stunning timelapse shows gorgeous auroras over Earth | Mashable | 12/23/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
German astronaut Alexander Gerst has released a stunning six-minute timelapse showcasing 12,500 extraordinary images of Earth, including auroras, lightning, the Milky Way galaxy and other spacecrafts like the Soyuz.
Gerst captured the images over the course of six months while in Lower Earth Orbit aboard the International Space Station during what was called the Blue Dot Mission.
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....take me to the International Space Station!! I want to  see this live!! 

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"Obama's historic US-Cuba deal: what you need to know" | Vox Conversations | 12/18/14

"Obama's historic US-Cuba deal: what you need to know" | Vox Conversations | 12/18/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
The US has started normalizing diplomacy with Cuba, but it will take an act of congress to end the embargo. Here are seven reasons why it should..
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......We made amends with Communist China on the other side of the world. Why can't we make amends with Communist Cuba who's just 90 miles from us??

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"Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 12/17/14

"Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang" | Astronomy Picture of the Day | 12/17/14 | FDW's Daily Scoops | Scoop.it
Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang
Image Credit: Alvin Wu

Explanation: This was a sky to remember. While viewing the Geminids meteor shower a few days ago, a bright fireball was captured over Mt. Balang, China with particularly picturesque surroundings. In the foreground, a sea of light clouds slowly floated between dark mountain peaks. In the background, the constellation of Orion shone brightly, with the familiar three stars of Orion's belt visible near the image top right. Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, is visible near the image center. The bright fireball flashed for only a fraction of second on the lower right. The source of the fireball was a pebble that intersected the protective atmosphere of Earth, originally expelled by the Sun-orbiting asteroid-like object 3200 Phaethon.

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.....Oh What Wonders A Clear Night Sky Can Bring!!

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