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.

Pyrix Constellation

The Pyxis Constellation

Pyxis is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. Abbreviated from Pyxis Nautica, its name is Latin for a mariner’s compass (contrasting with Circinus, which represents a draftsman’s compasses). Pyxis was introduced by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century, and it is located close to the stars that formed the old constellation Argo Navis, the ship of Jason and the Argonauts. Parts of

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Facebook To Combat 2019 Political Interference

Facebook To Combat 2019 Political Interference

Facebook Inc. plans to make more information available world-wide about political ads purchased on its services, expanding the social-media giant’s effort to defend against politically motivated interference in elections from India to the European Union. The company said Monday that it will take steps to guard against the spread of fake

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Dahlia Dreams At Gardens By The Bay

Dahlia Dreams At Gardens By The Bay

Stroll through a Chinese garden blooming with colourful dahlias as the popular “Dahlia Dreams” floral display at Gardens by the Bay returns once again to usher in a brand new year. Amidst a scenic landscape dotted with elegant pavilions, rotating water wheels, and a majestic 35-metre-long archway of red lanterns, take time to

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Europe’s Ten Best Value For Money City Breaks

Europe’s Ten Best Value For Money City Breaks

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as

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2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

The United Nations designated January 27—the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as a day for member states to honour the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide

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The Puppis Constellation

The Puppis Constellation

Puppis is a constellation in the southern sky. Puppis, the Poop Deck, was originally part of an over-large constellation, the ship of “Jason and the Argonauts,” Argo Navis, which centuries after its initial description was divided into three parts, the other two being Carina (the keel and hull), and Vela (the sails of the ship). Argo Navis was first

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Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

Do You Need Blood Pressure Drugs?

A little more than a year ago, the blood pressure guidelines were updated. This meant that 31.3 million more Americans were newly considered to have high blood pressure. The problem, say experts, is that a lot of those consumers—and their healthcare providers—weren’t sure whether they were supposed to start taking blood-pressure-lowering drugs. “Whenever

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A Local's Guide To Palermo, Sicily

A Local’s Guide To Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in

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Sturgeon

Sturgeon

Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae. Their evolution dates back to the Triassic some 245 to 208 million years ago. The family is grouped into four genera: Acipenser, Hugo, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. Four species may now be extinct. Two closely related species, Polyodon spathula (American paddlefish) and Psephurus gladius (Chinese

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