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Google Scholar (intro) is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across publishing formats and disciplines. is a research  website open to the public that includes a variety of research topics that might eventually be published on, or are merely being used for background research. This article is about Google Scholar, PubMed and Research Citation, and is a pinned article located for convenient access at the top of the front page of

What is Snap, Inc.?

Snap Inc. is an American camera and social media company, founded on September 16, 2011, by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown based in Santa Monica, California. The company developed and maintains a number of technological products and services, namely Snapchat, Spectacles, and Bitmoji. Wikipedia

Why did we ask? Because of this article today on CNBC ... Snap says brand advertising coming back, hints that Facebook boycott helped Q3

How much do brakes cost?

On October 18, 2020, the first search result source published that brake pad replacement costs range from about $150 per axle to $300 per axle, or $600 to $1200 for all four wheels.

How long does it take for Covid symptoms to appear?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), on average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days, WHO adds. Following are the symptoms listed by WHO, and the top five search results on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Most common symptoms:
dry cough.

Less common symptoms:
aches and pains.
sore throat.
diarrhoea (diarrhea).
loss of taste or smell.
a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes.

Serious symptoms:
difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
chest pain or pressure.
loss of speech or movement.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms.  Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. 

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. 

Warning signs of narcissistic personality disorder

Is he or she a narcissist or just self-entitled? Apparently identifying a narcissist is just about half the battle. The other half of the battle is deciding whether you want to live with someone that has full-blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Malignant Narcissist) or whether the relationship is actually harming your own emotional well-being. An extra complication may be the co-occurrence of Borderline Personality Disorder, You might wonder how you attract people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder if you have been in a series of relationships with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Does red light therapy lower blood pressure?

A regular Google search showed mixed results, and no official science studies from the National Library of Medicine in the top nine results. A check directly on discovered an interesting study involving hypertensive rats. The scientists applied red light therapy (660 nm) and concluded that PhotoBioModulation Therapy (PBM) reduced Systolic Arterial Pressure (SAP) in hypertensive rats, but not in normotensive rats. The PBM application also induced an elevation of Nitric Oxide (NO) concentration in serum from hypertensive and normotensive rats. Nitric Oxide is known to cause vasodilation.

Oishi JC, De Moraes TF, Buzinari TC, Cárnio EC, Parizotto NA, Rodrigues GJ. Hypotensive acute effect of photobiomodulation therapy on hypertensive rats. Life Sci. 2017 Jun 1;178:56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2017.04.011. Epub 2017 Apr 14. PMID: 28414077.

Where does doorbell power come from?

Search results success, as doorbell power comes from standard house power, and is connected to a transformer. Caution against electric shock is advised when considering changing the transformer. Interest in this topic is increased with the availability of security camera doorbells from Nest, Ring and Arlo, etc. Some camera doorbells use batteries (which can be stolen), while other doorbell cameras use existing doorbell wires.  They usually require power delivering 16-24 VAC, and at least 10 VA.