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The Hubble Space Telescope image of Ceres, taken at the close distance of about 4.5 million kilometers, is one of the highlights of the observatory’s thirty-year history of astronomy and planetary science. As one of the most enigmatic dwarf planets, Ceres has been the subject of many NASA planetary-science missions, including three that have finally settled on the surface of the enigmatic little world, to the relief of the public. In 2007 NASA selected The Planetary Society to carry out the next round of mission plans for the dwarf planet. This mission has just started receiving ground-based observations after its NASA announcement. In its earliest days, the surface features which make up Ceres were thought to be relatively simple (mostly craters), while the atmosphere has been thought to be largely composed of carbon monoxide, methane and sometimes other gases. By December 2014, scientists believe that Ceres’ atmosphere is mostly composed of water and that there is, on average, water in its upper atmosphere. Scientists have detected up to three distinct organic and inorganic compounds, the latter being the first type found in space, along with three different metals, each of which appear to have originated within Ceres’ atmosphere. The images in this calendar represent observations from Hubble for the past 35 years. This set contains images from nine NASA missions, or data collected by the space observatory since 1966. ( PDF ) ( Links below to pdf’s. )

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Practicality | New York Times The man who once fought tooth-and-nail to win a New York city bar is now fighting another battle to keep the bar he founded out of someplace untouched. In the 1990’s, Chris Kuebbels worked at the beloved Central Park Tavern as the bar’s manager, overseeing more than 60 bartenders. That night, at a friend’s request, he was having trouble paying off his mortgage. His wife, Angela, a successful financial analyst with a family of eight, was desperate for a change and wanted to move into the world of beer. One of the few jobs in town that he had, he figured, wasn’t going anywhere. But New York is known for its progressive attitudes about the law, and he might have been wrong. When Mr. Kuebbels was indicted on a fraud charge after he opened another, more upscale beer bar on Central Park South, his landlord, Richard Zoback, filed a $75,000-a-month lawsuit against the new one for not having a required liquor license, saying the brewpub was the biggest threat to the bar’s reputation. Mr. Kuebbels sued for $175,000 each in damages. The verdict is pending. And he doesn’t plan to stop fighting. “If people come on my doorstep complaining about one of those new places, I’ll shoot them,” he said. “They should stop living in a fairy tale.”

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The Beer Bar, from the New York Times | Beer | Beer Brewing The Beer Bar is an establishment where patrons can grab a drink, a t-shirt and a beer and wander the bar’s three levels all for around $6.00. This weekend at the bar, we took beer samples from a trio of new microbrew brews, tried a few of the cocktails and took away a few souvenirs. On the second floor you may find yourself more interested in the tap room. You are not going to find a full-service bar and a full restaurant at the Beer Bar. The bar offers a variety of food options, including a good burger and a steak. But the biggest draw on the Bar its main focus is the microbrew list of 6,000. The bars list starts with the top-selling American craft brands. An average night at the Beer Bar at The Union Club costs about $5 more than four times what it costs in bars in the city. “It keeps you on your toes,” said Richard Geller, a barman. “If you go too fast, you will get turned around.” “No one here is paid a $8 million salary just to drink beers,” said Chris Kuebbels, 23, a bartender at the Beer Bar in Central Park. “Even the bartenders don’t make it.” Last night’s drinks cost between $6 and $8.

The Beer Bar | New York Times | Beer | Beer Brewing Beer Bars are popping up around the country, with a focus on the trendy, trendy, trendy thing that’s been popular in bars since the beginning: cheap beer and a cheap place to sit. They’re often the place to go for fun and cheap-and-cheerful drinks after the bar’s already full, and with so many of them popping up, they seem more popular than ever with young people interested in a creative and high-quality night out. “The older crowd, the group of 30 and above, is becoming more and more open to the idea of a craft beer bar environment,” said Eric Miller, the owner of Brooklyn’s Stone Brewing Co. “These places want to cater to that and provide these spaces that allow people what they want, where they want, when they want to have fun.” The trend isn’t just a citywide thing: New York City is among the top beer cities in the country, with 32 microbreweries and breweries, making up nearly 10 percent of the local brew mix. The next closest metropolitan area is Boston with 12 craft breweries, according to the Brewers Association, and two years ago the beer category overtook the wine category in the U.S. craft rankings, according to the Brewers Association, the beer and wine trade association. But with a little help from the city’s zoning regulation, these bars aren’t just for the hipster set. They’re also a place where a lot of people come in for a great beer experience in a great place. “Some people say they don’t care about bars when they go to the beach, but in every city, there are bars of similar size and service levels,” said Jerry Greenman of the New York Tourism and Entertainment Corp. “That’s not going away, and in many ways it’s growing. You see beer bars in Paris, they have huge bistros.” When the New York Times reported last June on a new Brooklyn microbrewery, there was a lot of talk about making

What if you could see how your thoughts can affect your life, and how much impact your words can have on those around you? It seems a bit too easy, but you’ll be surprised at how easily your thoughts can negatively affect those around you. Remember, we are all connected to each other from our own thoughts. We are all just two minds. It’s been proven for over a century that positive thoughts cause your emotions to change. We have now found out how to see a change in your thoughts, and how we can influence our emotions and behaviour through positive thinking. Your thoughts are your thoughts; you can change your thoughts, your emotions and your behaviour by simply changing your thoughts! But if the thoughts don’t seem to be changing, then are you being affected by your thoughts?

The Mind In Depression

When we feel down, or depressed, we do a lot of emotional draining activities to cope with it. However, as we go on with our lives, we often find ourselves in situations that seem completely out of place, and that can make us feel hopeless and isolated. They usually tend to build in a pattern of thinking that makes our life feel ‘empty’ while we’re still feeling a sense of frustration and despair. These are the brain’s coping mechanisms being activated.

Our brains are naturally wired for survival, and we are all pretty much programmed that we will ‘catch up’ with what’s gone before us. But when our brains start to feel depressed, as you can see in the image below, our brains start to start questioning if this is the case.

This is evidence that our mind has taken control of our emotions, and that some of our negative feelings come from the mind itself. So how do you influence your emotions?

In order to have an impact on your mind, make some changes in your mind. Start by asking questions, using a technique such as this:

Think of something which makes you frustrated in your life. Maybe you feel that things are not going according to plan, or your life is not reaching its full potential. Maybe you feel that you’re never good enough, or aren’t being properly rewarded. You might even be frustrated that you cannot control yourself, or that you aren’t progressing at a pace that matches how you’re performing in your life.

Then ask yourself this: How am I getting frustrated? Or “Is this actually something I can change?”

Ask yourself the same questions that you wrote down, and note how your emotional state changes. This will help you identify if any of these feelings are actually related to the “myself” that you’ve been identifying. When you feel frustrated in your life, your emotion shifts from being “us” to “them”. This then makes a connection to how you are going about your business in your everyday life, how you are feeling about yourself and a feeling of desperation. As you start to see a connection between your “ self “ and your current life situation, it will start to take action to change that. So what do you think can make your mind happier and healthier?

There’s nothing that’s going to turn your stomach, or turn the “I am the cause” phrase on its head! By changing how you think, your emotions will change along with it. That’s exactly what I’m telling you, stop comparing yourself to others and trying to figure out how to do everything the way others do it! For those of you who get stuck on comparing yourself to other people or how you must be different than everyone else, I want to give you a little advice: Stop comparing yourself to the people you’re living with, because they’re different from you. There is no right way to be, there isn’t one. They’re as flawed, as flawed, as flawed as you are, and you are more free than they are. Think of yourself as you are. Now think of you as you want to be. In this way, you won’t be able to compare yourself to others, but instead, find ways to define your self in a way that lets you know that you don’t have to have a perfect life for the rest of your life.

I started this blog about a month ago. It’s a place where I share my thoughts, thoughts I try not to let myself get to. If you’re a student, if you live in a place remote, if your depression is affecting your schoolwork, if you’re busy and don’t get much downtime with your friends, you’ll find me on my blog. My name is Amy; I’m a PhD student in Cognitive Processing at university, and I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate at Imperial College London. Here at my blog, I share my thoughts and feelings - my anger, my love, my frustrations. A lot like my depression, my

Asteroid 2011 VG2 will be one half the size of the 20 foot (6.4 meter) wide asteroid Bennu that flew past Earth in 1992. Astronomers believe 2011 VG2 will fly past at a distance of some 400,000 miles (662,000 km) over the next ten months.

Scientists used NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft to discover the surface of the asteroid and predict what it might look like at the time of closest approach. NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

Scientists found evidence of a long trench with a diameter of 6.4 miles (12 km) in 2012 by analyzing radar data from the New Horizons spacecraft. The trench is thought to be made up of a mixture of soil and rock covered in large ice sheets that could absorb sunlight until they melt or are replaced by darker, denser material.

Asteroid 2012 FS9, also known as 2014 VP113, is part of an asteroid belt that includes 2006 RCV13 and 2012 FS9. (NASA/SDO/SwRI)

2014 VP113 is a close approach asteroid. The estimated separation from August 20th is 4.2 million miles (7.9 million km), but the asteroid will pass within 2.5 million miles (4.3 million km) of Earth at its closest approach on December 28th, 2015 at 13:58:44 UT. The asteroid was discovered when New Horizons passed near it.

2013 VP9 another close approach asteroid that is due to pass above Earth on December 21, 2015 will approach at a distance of 4.6 million miles (6.5 million km) on December 28th and on December 30th around 12:33:51 UT. This asteroid will fly within ~13 million miles (19.9 million km) of Earth at its closest before passing by us again on January 7, 2016. The asteroids 2014 HR 751, 2005 OS 11 and 2012 VP95 (known as 2014-14J) all have the potential to strike Earth in the near future. The close approaches of asteroids 2011 VG (Bennu) and 2014 VP are not expected to occur until in the next 100 years.

Asteroids will sometimes slow down enough to have “tilt” (distant objects appear to jump quickly in their orbits) and fly close to Earth before being swallowed. So far, all Earth objects from small, fast objects to massive asteroids have had to undergo at least one of these three conditions before making a close approach. As a result, it can take millennia before an object enters the atmosphere and causes a “tilt”.


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What is the similarity in thinking both ways?

Does this show that thinking to your feet, you start to make a plan and keep your feet moving as always.

My legs just don’t work that way and my mind is too stubborn. All of my movements I’m doing subconsciously. They almost seem like an action without a reason on my part or a purpose and I’m always trying to get rid of them without moving my legs.

I do it subconscious but subconscious is so much easier. And subconscious is so much easier than the conscious thing I’m doing. Like how you move your mouth you do it subconsciously but it’s a little easier when you’re trying to act it out.

When I’m having a bad day in my day to day I kind of need to think that I never should have gotten to this point in the day and that I was just in a bad place. And then I try everything, like when someone would call to me I would respond and do everything. I did a lot of things with each action. Like it was a plan.

That’s what I’m going to try every single day. I need to come back to those practices I’m doing.

“This is among the oldest evidence of grassland ever documented” noted lead researcher Adam Frank of the University of New England, who noted that it was much smaller than the grassland seen today and much more heavily wooded. The team, which included University of New Hampshire researcher Brian Schmidt and University of California, Riverside, and University of Tennessee, found extensive vegetation covering nearly 30 acres of the quarry, most of which was covered in green birches with the remaining forest having been cut by humans over an approximately 5-kilometer-long swath that is buried beneath the sand.

The ancient forest covered part of the quarry, which was covered in old, decaying tree branches that were covered in a variety of plant and animal remains. The remnants of old tree trunks can be seen in the image above, and indicate that at different times the forest was a dense forest. By taking samples from the area, Frank and other researchers were able to determine an age for the area with an accuracy of more than 19 million years. They found that there was a period in time when the soil near the area was too wet and the tree roots were wet, resulting in poor soil structure, the scientists said. “The soils were often too wet for growth to develop, which reduced the amount of trees and plants available to support the biomass present,” said Frank. “These are a lot of trees. This isn’t an isolated situation. We observe this at the top of the world,” he continued. “This shows the importance of maintaining good soil structure. We were struck by the size of this area, and we had a good feeling that it was probably very old; maybe well over 40 million years old.” Since the forest is so old, perhaps there are other ancient deposits of life that haven’t been discovered yet. The discovery of such a large forest was a major break with the study of global tree rings by researchers who found that modern tree rings date back only from about 11 million to 10 million years ago. That suggests the tree rings that are found today are actually more recent in time than the oldest forest in the area, as well as the oldest fossil plants found. The tree was “very likely mature” with the large size, said author Graham Hancock, of the Australian National University. “But there are many kinds of trees and many kinds of trees grown in this environment,” he said of the area. Fossil plant remains found more than 60 meters (200 feet) from the tree have not been found, he pointed out. Also unknown is when this forest was first planted, and how widespread it was. The largest known living trees came from the Great Smoky Mountains as far south as Tennessee. “There are a lot less large trees at this location than you would expect with such a large area,” he said. “This has implications for the evolutionary history and stability of the vegetation on this planet.” The researchers believe that the recent vegetation, which was a mixture of species that were alive during this past period, was probably a result of erosion.

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But it might as well be, because one of NASA’s latest data shows that snow can form at the bottom of the deepest of the seas. That tells us that the Earth is warming to a critical point, and the surface is shifting up or down due to melting ice caps… and where is that ice?

And there is more.

“The ocean core has a thick, oxygen-rich core which is thought to be very old,” said Dr. Marcia S. Shugart, professor of geology, Earth and planetary sciences at the University of Missouri and a reviewer on the report. “That ocean core contains substantial amounts of water and silicate rocks, which are key ingredients for the formation of glaciers.” “If there is enough ice in the ocean core, one could see the ice melting from the top of the ocean, to the bottom, and the layers of ice at different levels would all be in an ideal balance of being very cold and very warm. That would also be a signal of a catastrophic melting event.” Ice is a good thing, because it makes for good ice caps. But if it turns out that the whole earth is melting?

The world’s oceans contain enough ice that one could see the entire mass melt. Imagine that. Earth would not have enough cold water to hold back all that water, and it could start melting as it overflows the seas.

I’d love to hear any arguments in favor of some sort of cold super storm hitting the world, and if we have some other more exotic theories, I’m probably going to take a look into those.

But it doesn’t capture the full story of the work, not with our own eyes. This photograph reveals a story this little group of artists all playing off each other to take a few shots of every color in the rainbow. And it should be obvious: I was in the middle of a rainbow. I was on the bridge that was full of beautiful sunsets. I had my whole life to focus on this trip, just a few hours in any direction other than the north pole. I made a decision. I was going to be one of these creative people and come back to the North Pole to find out what I could see.

And what happened? We all got bored of the north pole. The northernmost point in the whole world? The last place we’d go on an extended cruise? I was bored of the north pole. We all got bored of our trip. Maybe I was more bored of myself than of our boat. Maybe I got back to the pole and started to have some fun with it. I started taking pictures. And I decided to take one that is in contrast to the day we were, trying to stay as low-key as possible on the trip. Something to remind me that I didn’t have to be so dour, and that I wasn’t alone. I was on the bridge, looking directly upon the Northern Lights, and I thought it would be a good idea to take multiple shots of what we saw. In these images, I put one of the colors at the top of the sky, the other at the top of the horizon. The colors were created by taking multiple exposures while we were at the north pole, taking different compositions and photographing the scene side-by-side. To further illustrate the different stages of getting a picture, I have set up a video in which you can click the individual photographs to see how the colors came together. These came together with the help of my buddy, Andy, who, much like myself, is fascinated with the color and its significance. His photography is more artistic than I ever was, and I love when he goes out of his comfort zone in places like this. Here are some of the best samples of his work.

Andy and I working on it. As with any image, the sky and light comes first. This image is taken at the same time as the previous in this series, but it was taken just minutes after the last image to give us an opportunity to enjoy the sun on this day, and to get a bit more time to sit back and enjoy the spectacle we had witnessed. In this image, I tried to create an interesting contrast between a bit of sun reflected on the water and a light orange-red reflection off of the ice. I thought that taking a sequence of images of the light reflecting off different objects was a great idea because it gave me the opportunity to do more than one shot of the same light. I loved how Andy brought a bit of excitement into the images and added something else to them.

Above, I see some clouds. Below, my photo of the ice. This image is a bit different from Andy’s and Andy’s works, because he decided to combine them with another light, and that of my friend, Andy. What we started combining was the natural color of the aurora, in this case purple, with a bit of blue to add an extra pop to it. This technique also has lots of potential as a background for other parts of the picture if need be to keep the colors from being overwhelming. I’m sure Andy will be taking a few more shots of these images to get a better balance in between the ice and the sky. I was so excited to find out what we saw that I had to take this picture as an instant gratification. I was on the bridge, looking directly upon the northern lights. I thought it was so cool that there was an entire group of people, all of them dressed similarly, and standing at the exact same location. As the northern lights began to appear in front of me, a feeling that I’d never felt before actually hit me. I knew, without a doubt, we’d seen the Northern Lights. But the feeling of excitement wasn’t entirely mine. It was mostly the emotions that came with it. “Hey,” I yelled in awe as the lighting on the horizon and down through the trees began to change colors. “It’s happening. We got the images. We got the shots. I can finally live it. “

I was blown away by the moment, and my excitement was not in itself overwhelming. I was just so excited to see what “real” auroras looked like! It wasn’t until later that day when I discovered that there were real auroras to be found, and it

__ Researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Imaging Science, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, recently developed a form of non-invasive skin imaging that uses lasers that can penetrate much deeper than standard CT techniques. Using X-ray lasers, the researchers were able demonstrate that their new MRI-free skin MRI technology can detect breast cancer cells more specifically and more reliably than traditional CT imaging devices, and that the method can be used to map the thickness of the surface of human skin with increasing resolution. They also demonstrated that the technique can be used to locate micro-trauma in the skin, a feature that would aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer. They presented their work today at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, and it is now being reviewed by other international scientists. “This approach offers tremendous potential to enable the visualization of these types of critical diseasesfrom tumors and cysts to traumatic microtraumasthrough novel imaging,” said Zhenyu Chen, PhD, a postdoc in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who led the study. “Non-invasive skin imaging can allow for targeted, non-invasive imaging tools to probe deeply into tissue for the very earliest stages of cancer diagnoses. There is still room for many improvements in cancer detection, and non-invasive skin testing has the potential to be an effective alternative.” Although more than 100,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in America alone, over 2 million women are living with the disease with the potential that it will be diagnosed and treated in the future. Because of this, it has been very difficult and expensive to distinguish a malignant lesion from a benign anomaly, and so skin biopsies have become the first line of diagnostic care. However, the accuracy of these biopsies remains questionable and so it is critical to use traditional imaging techniques to determine the tumor stage and prognosis of breast cancer, and then use targeted laser imaging to map the cancer site to the specific sites that will be most useful for treatment. In the past decade, a series of advances in non-invasive skin imaging from the Stanford team have produced an important step forward in the technology. But just a few years ago, the technology to map the surface of a patient’s skin was just a dream that could not be made a reality. The current incarnation of this non-invasive skin imaging, which was introduced at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in June, could soon be used for a wide range of non-invasive imaging applications. In an additional step towards its ultimate goal, the Stanford team has created an advanced skin interface that does not require any direct contact with the patient, allowing for the exploration of the full anatomy and pathology of an adult human, something that would not be possible if direct skin interfaces were adopted. While the technology is not novel, it has seen some initial success using X-ray lasers to probe deep into the tissue of a tissue sample at a very low level. When using this new non-invasive technology, it is possible to precisely map and explore the entire surface of a human skin and use the resulting information as a diagnostic tool in a manner that is completely safe and does not require physical intimacy. Most importantly, this work offers a significant step towards a future in which one may be able to perform a non-invasive skin MRI of any adult human body at any point of a patient’s life. The technology that would most like to see adapted for skin scanning for many different applications are the X-ray laser techniques that currently use standard CT (CT-scan) techniques. However, for the current generation of non-invasive medical procedures involving CT scans (such as PET scans and MRI scans), the use of X-ray lasers for MRIs is hampered by the high cost. As the current generation of new generation medical technology becomes more widely developed, it is important to see if such advanced non-invasive techniques could one day be adapted to use with MRI technology. Using lasers to explore the tissue at a very low level could allow for the exploration of diseases without the need for physical contact or surgical incisions. This may then open up the possibility for non-invasive MRIs to be used for diagnosis of other diseases as well, and thus, for other types of treatment, such as anti-cancer treatments. Other potential applications for X-ray skin research are to improve skin wound healing, and to find a way for better diagnostics using less invasive methods.

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_ The image above is actually showing the area of the brain where the fMRI was first performed on a mouse. The mouse was

The scientists named the ‘monkey’ S. grandis after the famous monkey hunter and conservationist Franz Xavier Siegel. It is believed to be the only surviving and individual specimen of this unique mammal. S. grandis was also named Fuscus grandis by later generations of scientists in 1947, but this version of the titi’s name was eventually dropped because of confusion with the real (but extinct) species, Fuscus grandis . The titi in the genus is now known to be genetically distinct to both human and primate populations, so the name ‘Parecis titi’ is now known to represent only one species. More on the titi here .

The first European fur seal was discovered by the British explorer Richard Coeur d’Alene in 1858, but the species’ scientific name was not given until 1874. Its fossils were first discovered by naturalist George Lomax in the late 1800s, and its scientific name was changed to Melanoplus lophoxylon , which translates to ‘white-footed seal’ and is based on a genus of seal found in Antarctica. The species was then named after the late 19th century American conservationist Thomas Melanoplus , from William Wallace Melanoplex , an Indian explorer who first brought the Indian seal to the United States and the first black fur seal to be filmed crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The name is an honorific as well as a reference to Melanoplex, though a few other sources use the term in the name. T. melanosporus is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘frost-eared’. In modern English ‘frost’ is a synonym for ‘ice’ or ‘ice age’. With only four species of animals that are left in existence, the fate of a species is, however, uncertain. This species remains only partially subspecies. Other extant species have probably gone extinct due to habitat degradation, inbreeding, as well as global warming and humans encroaching on their ecological niches. As a result, it’s rare that a newly discovered species can be found in natural habitats and is likely to be extinct shortly. It is also the rarest of all animal species. Only five subspecies exist. They range from the tiny Melanoplis jubatus, which is only found in a small area of the Brazilian Amazon, its closest living relative, to the more widespread Melanoplus gracilissima, which is found on the islands of South America. As the species is restricted to specific islands, the name ‘Gracilissima’ is not as apt of an honorific, and the species is still not well-defined.

The world’s longest-living dinosaur

Although a dinosaur remains the single only living vertebrate with a skeleton that was composed of only bone, the dinosaurs that had skeletal remains were more of a rarity as compared to the mammals and humans that lived in prehistoric times. We just don’t see fossils of any kind of dinosaur bones or limbs anywhere in the world today, but there have been plenty of discoveries of dinosaur eggs and shells in the last 50 years, several times since the first published reports of the animal, described as Cretaceous, in the early 1920s. All of these are dinosaur eggs, with the exception of the most famous one, Yutyrannus yutabega. It is the oldest one ever found. It was found in the Paluxy river delta of the Catskill Mountains in New York state about 50 years ago, and has since been studied extensively by scientists across the country. It is believed that it gave birth to its eggs during its visit to the site where the first dinosaurs were likely found. The fossil was collected from the sediments of the Catskill river in the early 1920s by Walter Johnson, who did a number of explorations into the local area. He and his team dug around in the bed using a hand-held pickax, after which workers removed a specimen of rock for review. While the rock had been there for some time, it had never been directly viewed or interacted with before, indicating the presence of a lot of sedimental material. The paleontologist, also called E. Johnson, first brought the rock to the attention of an observatory at Princeton University called the Bode Laboratory. Upon investigation, the scientists realised that the rock contained the fossil equivalent of the bones of a living dinosaur; eggs, which in turn contained fossilised shell material (hence the ‘yut’ in the name of the egg) . E. Johnson was a much renowned scientist at the time and he was able to take the fossil specimen back to New York (the specimen later found in the Paluxy River had lived in the area for about

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