Additional Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 Focus on Data Archives, Standards for Experiments, Data Integration and Analysis, and Large-Scale Recording and Modulation

BRAIN Update

NIH has issued new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative® that address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report including the development of new theoretical and data analysis tools, the establishment of platforms for sharing data, and continued support of early-stage research in large-scale recording and modulation.

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NSF Announces Data Resources for the BRAIN Initiative

BRAIN Update

In a recent Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-115), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced interest in novel approaches to manage, integrate, and analyze large and complex neuroscience data sets, as exemplified by data coming from the BRAIN Initiative. NSF has a number of standing core programs and solicitations that, with this announcement, encourage researchers with expertise in data science to partner with BRAIN Initiative or similar projects to enhance the dissemination and utilization of these data sets.

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The US military aid deal to Israel: Is it great or could it have been better? — Anne’s Opinions

Last week a massive 10 year, $38 billion military aid package to Israel was agreed between the US Administration and Israel: WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout eight fraught […]

via The US military aid deal to Israel: Is it great or could it have been better? — Anne’s Opinions

How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Addressed Chelsea Bomb — TIME

If you only read one thing: The issue of terrorism is once again taking center stage on the campaign trail following a trio of incidents this weekend in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Within minutes of the explosion in Chelsea—even before local officials confirmed it was a bomb—Donald Trump told supporters in Colorado it…

via How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Addressed Chelsea Bomb — TIME

BBC’s Gaza correspondent amplifies Hamas’ version of a story — BBC Watch

On September 9th a group of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip initiated a violent riot at the border fence east of al Bureij. The BBC did not report on the incident but later the same evening its Gaza correspondent Rushdi Abualouf sent the following Tweet: Around half an hour later, he sent a second Tweet […]

via BBC’s Gaza correspondent amplifies Hamas’ version of a story — BBC Watch

the world is comprised of multiple truths – every living thing is in its own reality – however there is one being endowed both with intellect and irrational instincts (hence thoughts, speech and action); and the entire world was made for this being – for the ultimate prize is the ability to grow and then grow… (for growth is the abandonment of foolishness, as we see in a child’s progression, and relative to infinite wisdom we are always…) —

via the world is comprised of multiple truths – every living thing is in its own reality – however there is one being endowed both with intellect and irrational instincts (hence thoughts, speech and action); and the entire world was made for this being – for the ultimate prize is the ability to grow and then grow… (for growth is the abandonment of foolishness, as we see in a child’s progression, and relative to infinite wisdom we are always…) —

International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN — CNN Press Room

CNN is expanding its presence in France with the hiring of Melissa Bell, who leaves France 24 to become the network’s Paris Correspondent. Bell will join CNN’s longtime Senior International Correspondent Jim Bittermann in early October, it was announced today by Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International. Bell most recently…

via International Correspondent Melissa Bell Joins CNN — CNN Press Room

Nearly 10,000 Montreal homes without power Sunday morning — Montreal Gazette

On the island of Montreal, 9,550 Hydro-Québec customers were without power at 11 a.m. Sunday. In the Montérégie, 13,088 customers were in the dark. According to Hydro-Québec’s website, most homes were expected to have power again between noon and 1 p.m.

via Nearly 10,000 Montreal homes without power Sunday morning — Montreal Gazette

Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown Want University to Fund $1 Billion Foundation — TIME

Descendants of slaves sold by Jesuit priests for the benefit of Georgetown University want the school to do more to atone for past sins. The group proposed that Georgetown fund a $1 billion charitable foundation and announced that they raised $115,000 in seed money to contribute, according to the Washington Post. The amount of initial…

via Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown Want University to Fund $1 Billion Foundation — TIME