Deeply Buried Memories

Deeply Buried Memories

Deeply Buried Memories. Rachel, a demure forty year-old lady, had checked-in because she had been having flashbacks of her abuse history which she had almost forgotten. She apologised profusely before we began the interview, prefacing it with some uncertainty in her memory recall of events during her childhood years. After[…]

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The Great Nutrient Collapse

The Great Nutrient Collapse

The Great Nutrient Collapse. This interesting article casts a warning shadow over the continual degradation of the nutritional value of our food supply given the current level of our enriched CO2 world. Mineral malnutrition stemming from undiversified plant-based diets is a top global challenge. In C3 plants (3 carbon atoms plant[…]

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Faith According To Paul

Faith According To Paul

Faith According To Paul. Romans 4; Galatians 3; Genesis 15. Faith’s nebulous other-worldly trajectory in any believer’s life, together with its enigmatic expressions, is a compelling issue in the differentiation of our identity in Christ to that of the world. Unquestionably, faith’s genesis is in Yahweh Himself, and its presence[…]

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The Constellations

The Constellations

The Constellations. Stars move across the sky on a regular schedule, much like the sun. At various times of year, different constellations appear at sunset. The rising constellations rotate based on the Earth’s path through space, and so can be used to mark the seasons in regions when moderate weather may[…]

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Photographs September 2017 2

Photographs September 2017 2. The Weather Photographer of the Year 2017 competition was organised by the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Photographic Society. This collage illustrates photographs that were submitted for this competition, with the exception of two. Credits: Agence France-Presse, International Business Times, The Royal Meteorological Society, The Royal Photographic Society.

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Maximising Children’s Resilience

Maximising Children’s Resilience

Maximising Children’s Resilience. Exposure to domestic violence can have lasting effects on children and teens. Not all young people are affected in the same way, and in fact many children are resilient, able to heal and go on to thrive. Various risk and protective factors among the child, family, and community[…]

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The Demand For Sand Is Killing Rivers

The Demand For Sand Is Killing Rivers

The Demand For Sand Is Killing Rivers. Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through an open pit. However, sand is also mined from beaches, inland dunes, and dredged from ocean beds and river beds. It is often used in manufacturing as an abrasive, for example, and it is used to make concrete. It is[…]

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Sea Salt Contaminated By Plastic

Sea Salt Contaminated By Plastic

Sea Salt Contaminated By Plastic. Sea salt is produced from the evaporation of seawater, rather than by being extracted from sedimentary deposits. It is also called bay salt or solar salt. Like mineral salt, production of sea salt has been dated to prehistoric times. The evaporation of seawater is the production method of choice in marine countries[…]

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Stick Insect

Stick Insect

Stick Insect. The Phasmatodea are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects in Europe and Australasia; stick-bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks in the United States and Canada; or as phasmids, ghost insects or leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae). The group’s name is derived from the Ancient Greek phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, referring to the resemblance of many species to sticks or leaves. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult for predators to detect, but[…]

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Interrogating Globalisation

Interrogating Globalisation

Interrogating Globalisation. On an article published in the 1 July 2016 issue of The Huffington Post, Vice Minister for Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, He Yafei predicted that Brexit might signal the ‘first wave of anti-globalisation and rising populism that washes over the world, in particular the[…]

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Massacre At Tula Toli

Massacre At Tula Toli

Massacre At Tula Toli. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for the Muslims of Rakhine state to be given either nationality or legal status, and voiced concern about violence that has since late August forced nearly 125,000 people to flee and risk destabilising the region. “I have condemned the recent attacks by[…]

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The Last Nazi Hunters

The Last Nazi Hunters

The Last Nazi Hunters. Before the start of World War II, around 9.5 million Jewish people lived in Europe. By the time the war ended, the Nazis had killed 6 million European Jews in concentration camps, pogroms, ghettos, or mass executions in what we refer to today as the Holocaust. The[…]

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Least Visited Gorgeous Country In Europe

Least Visited Gorgeous Country In Europe

Least Visited Gorgeous Country In Europe. San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi), with a population of 33,562. Its capital is the City of San Marino and its largest city is Serravalle. San Marino has[…]

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Antidepressants Found In Ten Fish Species

Antidepressants Found In Ten Fish Species

Antidepressants Found In Ten Fish Species. Antidepressants are increasingly building up in the brains of several species of fish in the Great Lakes region. A new study claims scientists detected traces of antidepressants in large clusters, according to research from the University of Buffalo (UB). Bass and walleye fish are among the 10[…]

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No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island. Romans 12. With daily indeterminate and unremitting distractions preoccupying us, it seems inevitable that the centrality of Jesus Christ applied in every circumstance in our modern lifestyles would continue to characteristically ebb and flow. This deleterious state was the Apostle Paul’s concern for the Roman[…]

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China’s Enforced Disappearances

China’s Enforced Disappearances

China’s Enforced Disappearances. Enforced disappearances by the Chinese government’s security agencies have soared as a means to silence perceived dissent, Human Rights Watch said. The government has failed to address the growing problem and is instead attempting to effectively legalize that unlawful practice through a revision to the country’s Criminal[…]

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Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia. Rudbeckia is a plant genus in the sunflower family, commonly called coneflowers and black-eyed-susans; all are native to North America and many species are cultivated in gardens for their showy yellow or gold flower heads. The name was given by Carolus Linnaeus in honour of his teacher at Uppsala University, Professor Olof Rudbeck the Younger (1660-1740), and his father[…]

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Aquaculture Causing Salmon’s Hearing Loss.

Aquaculture Causing Salmon’s Hearing Loss

Aquaculture Causing Salmon’s Hearing Loss. This rather interesting article about the salmon’s hearing impairment due to the methods of large-scale aquaculture of some of our farmed seafood deserves some attention. Interesting because the accelerated growing process for fish seems to have blighted some of their normal capacities, not unlike the[…]

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A Parade Square Collapse

A Parade Square Collapse

A Parade Square Collapse. Darrell was 19 years old when he presented for counselling, accompanied by his mother Grace. He seemed jittery and withdrawn, not making any eye contact, and remained silent throughout the initial interview. Grace did most of the talking, clarifying what transpired with Darrell during the last[…]

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Quest To Modernise Snakebite Medicine

Quest To Modernise Snakebite Medicine

Quest To Modernise Snakebite Medicine. John Heenan stepped over a fence while volunteering at an organic farm in Novato, Calif. earlier this month and felt a sharp burning pain. “I’ve been bitten by a rattlesnake!” the 68-year-old yelled to fellow volunteers nearby, after looking down to see that he had stepped[…]

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Lucky House, Hong Kong’s Coffin Homes

Lucky House, Hong Kong’s Coffin Homes

Lucky House, Hong Kong’s Coffin Homes. Hong Kong is brimming with neon-lit shopping strips that sell luxury brands, jewels, and technology to eager consumers; the skyscraper-filled skyline contains businesses that make the city one of the world’s major financial hubs. Yet behind the glamorous facade, approximately 200,000 people, including 40,000[…]

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In Search Of Vietnam’s Kidnapped Brides

In Search Of Vietnam’s Kidnapped Brides

In Search Of Vietnam’s Kidnapped Brides. Humanity United (HU), part of the Omidyar Group, works to protect some of the world’s most vulnerable populations from exploitation. In particular, it works in the areas of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. HU also supports global peace-building efforts and preventing mass atrocities. Established[…]

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The School Beneath The Wave

The School Beneath The Wave

The School Beneath The Wave. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami. The effects of the great earthquake were felt around the world, from Norway’s fjords to Antarctica’s ice sheet. Tsunami debris continues to wash up on North American beaches two years later. Radioactive water[…]

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