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May 23, 2017    7:33 AM EDT


Children were among 22 people killed in a suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Britain's Manchester Arena. Officials said 59 other people were wounded, including some who suffered life-threatening injuries. Many others remained missing early Tuesday. The incident sparked a nightlong search for loved ones as frantic parents tried to locate their kids. One witness told NBC News that she saw "a red-orange-looking flash" and heard an "incredibly loud bang" which triggered chaos. Manchester Suicide Attack BBC



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Good-bye 007



Tuesday May 23, 2017


Lots of loss in the UK today from the Manchester terrorist attack to actor Roger Moore who died at age 89.


Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 BBC




Chaco Culture: Pueblo Builders of the Southwest


May 23, 2017    12:34 PM EDT


Chaco Culture National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park hosting the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest. The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States.


Anasazi Puebloans, Chaco Culture, Fremont People, Pueblo Builder



Happiness at Work


May 22, 2017    7:00 PM EDT


Happiness at work revolves around a person's ability to feel motivated and productive - often seeking to make a difference. Some people do best with their own business while others prefer the security that comes with doing their jobs, building future equity towards retirement, and walking away at the end of each day. An article published today states that most people are comfortable when left on their own to complete a job. Many do not function well with authority figures especially those who abuse their power, don't make room for change, or are often wrong (the idiot boss). Read More ...



Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa


May 22, 2017    3:33 PM EDT


Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years before venturing further afield. But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. The discovery of the creature, named Graecopithecus freybergi, and nicknamed ‘El Graeco' by scientists, proves our ancestors were already starting to evolve in Europe 200,000 years before the earliest African hominid. An international team of researchers say the findings entirely change the beginning of human history and place the last common ancestor of both chimpanzees and humans - the so-called Missing Link - in the Mediterranean region.

Evolution -- Early Humans.



Augmented Reality Viewership in the US Expected to Reach 40 Million in 2017


May 22, 2017    M5:13 P EDT


Virtual reality consumption is also expected to grow this year, but at a slower pace than augmented reality, according to new market research. Augmented reality is seeing strong gains among Americans thanks to social networks like Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. A new report by eMarketer said some 40 million Americans will engage with augmented reality monthly in 2017, up 30 percent over last year. Read More ...












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