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Millions of 'Silent Synapses' Could Be The Key to Lifelong Learning

Newborns need to store vast amounts of new information quickly as they learn to navigate the world. Silent synapses – the immature connections between neurons that have no neurotransmitter activity yet – are thought to be the hardware that allow this rapid information storage to occur early in life. First discovered decades ago in newborn mice, these potential neurological intersections were thought to disappear as the animals aged. A recent study by researchers from MIT in the US has found this vanishing act might not be as extreme as initially presumed. The team hadn't set out to look specifically at these potential...
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Five Brandon Seniors Sign to Play Softball in College

Five Brandon seniors have signed to play softball in college next year. This is all five seniors on the team this year. With one season still to play in high school, the girls say they’re ready for the next level of competition and are excited to bring they’re all for the Bulldogs this spring.
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South Korea vs Portugal Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

The Asian side need a win to keep alive their tournament hopes but the 2016 European champions are likely to be too strong for them. Cristiano Ronaldo and all of Portugal have already stamped their tickets to the Round of 16 for the second consecutive World Cup. A win or draw in this match would solidify Group H’s top spot.

Using SNAP Benefits to Purchase Holiday Meals on Amazon

Maya Feller, a registered dietitian, collaborated with Amazon to show families how to make their favourite holiday recipes with healthy, cheap goods from Amazon this season. Amazon accepts SNAP benefits on and Amazon Fresh to shop for shelf-stable pantry products, fresh foods, and ingredients, making groceries more accessible and assisting families in making healthier […] The post Using SNAP Benefits to Purchase Holiday Meals on Amazon appeared first on Food Contessa.

Below-.500 Bucs shoot to get moving against Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a losing record, but they still lead the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints have an even worse record, but are still in contention for the division title. Two teams will try and strengthen their playoff chances when they meet Monday night in Tampa, Fla.
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BREAKING NEWS: Dead body found in Chalan Kanoa

A man’s dead body was found today, Friday, in an advanced stage of decomposition in the vacant lot beside the Triple J Truckload Store in Chalan Kanoa. Department of Public Safety crime scene technicians are now combing the scene to look for clues into the man’s death. The...

Scoreboard–Thursday, December 1

Here is your Thursday scoreboard, presented by Rend Lake College. Benton 54, Hamilton Co. 35 (Ron Winemiller, Benton: 300th career win) Christopher 52, Goreville 34 (Amiah Hargrove, Christopher: 29 pts) Cahokia–Illinois. Okawville 69, Red Bud 19. Carlyle 65, Chester 37. Sparta 33, Wesclin 27. Cahokia–Kaskaskia. Steeleville 39, Lebanon...

Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...

Navy helicopter engineer dismantles car to rescue stray kitten trapped inside

A helicopter engineer who dismantled a car to rescue an injured eight-week-old kitten has said there was “no way” he could have left it behind.Adam Hughes, a Leonardo Helicopters engineer, was on his way home from work at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, in Cornwall, when he came across a kitten on the airfield.Mr Hughes, who had lost his family pet cat the day before, noticed the tiny stray was limping with a broken leg.“I was going home to comfort my family because we had lost our own cat Orlando to renal failure the day before,” he said.“He had...

Chimpanzee Lizzie celebrates milestone birthday at Belfast Zoo

One of the oldest residents at Belfast Zoo has celebrated her 50th birthday.Chimpanzee Lizzie was born at the zoo in 1972 to parents Josie and Tommy.She currently shares her home with six other chimpanzees, including her daughters Kim and Lucy, as well as granddaughters Phoebe and Pixie. Lovely Lizzie the chimp will be celebrating her 50th birthday on 10 August!🎉 Come celebrate Lizzie's birthday and p… — Belfast Zoo (@Belfast Zoo) 1659702671 Age-related health issues...

Onalaska Chick-fil-A to open Sept. 8

Chick-fil-A announced Friday its grand opening in Onalaska will be Sept. 8. The restaurant is located on Highway 16, across the road from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. It’s been nearly 2.5 years since Chick-Fil-A got approval from the Onalaska city council for the build site.

Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event

For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018. Gollwitzer, who was showing the car at Relay For Life’s Chicken Barbecue and Cruise Night, held Monday at Fuccillo Toyota of Grand Island, said Peter purchased the car brand-new. Cars became a big part of the brothers’ relationship.