Saturday, 15 December, 2018

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming, and without a compassionate heart, distressing news can appear to be just black and white. A few of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

Columbine

Columbine

Aquilegia (common names: granny’s bonnet or Columbine) is a genus of about 60–70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers. The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (Aquila), because of the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle’s

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Everything You Need To Know About Huawei Sanctions And Software

Everything You Need To Know About Huawei Sanctions And Software

Why is Huawei in the news? Its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested in Canada on 1 December and faces extradition to the US over allegations of helping evade sanctions against Iran. The Obama-era sanctions banned the sales of certain telephone-system equipment.

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Jerusalem & Tel Aviv: Where The Past, Present And Future Are Never Far Apart

Jerusalem & Tel Aviv: Where The Past, Present And Future Are Never Far Apart

In Israel, history and modernity swirl together in a place where all three major Abrahamic religions converge. To experience Israel today is to look back at its past, to witness its bright but sometimes chaotic and often conflicted present, and to ponder its future. There’s no more appropriate place to

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Working With People Who Aren't Self-Aware

Working With People Who Aren’t Self-Aware

Even though self-awareness— knowing who we are and how we’re seen — is important for job performance,  career success, and leadership effectiveness, it’s in remarkably short supply in today’s workplace. In our nearly five-year research programme on the subject, we’ve discovered that although 95% of people think they’re self-aware, only 10 to

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Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Scientists in Cambridge have completed the world’s largest gene sequencing project in healthcare – which brings the hope of better understanding of diseases and faster diagnosis. People with rare diseases, their family members and cancer patients took part. Genomics England described the project as “transformational in what it  means to society and

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Tardigrade

Tardigrade

Tardigrades, also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets are a phylum of water-dwelling,eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. They were first described by the German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773, who gave them the name of “little water bears.” The name Tardigrada (meaning”slow steppers”) was given three years later by the Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani. They

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The Pavo Constellation

The Pavo Constellation

Pavo is a constellation in the southern sky whose name is Latin for “peacock.” Pavo first appeared on a 35-cm (14 in) diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius and was depicted in Johann Bayer’s star atlas Uranometria of 1603 and was likely conceived by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. French explorer and astronomer Nicolas-Louis

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2018 Global Nutrition Report Reveals Malnutrition Is Unacceptably High

2018 Global Nutrition Report Reveals Malnutrition Is Unacceptably High

The world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition highlights the worrying prevalence and universality of malnutrition in all its forms. In its fifth edition, the Global Nutrition Report provides a concrete overview of progress made and highlights solutions from around the globe calling on all stakeholders to act now to address malnutrition.   The

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